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Horror-Kei

12:50 AM


Horror onna.

Recently, a drama called Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge was popular here in Japan.

I liked the main female character because she always dressed in strange, creepy clothes.

She was no goth-loli-wannabe-Halloween-queen, she was a "horror onna" - horror woman.

The recurrence of skull motifs in the drama had a strange effect on me.

My previous cute, feminine style has been eroded by a new-found desire for skulls!



This ring is a handmade original, or so I was told.

I got it in the shop I recommended before, Bunkaya Zakkaten.

It's big and pretty heavy, so not something you could wear easily.

However, it's a nice statement piece that adds a bit of jazz to a simple outfit.



That's a lot to put on one tiny ring.

Currently, I like to wear this with gold high-tops, black wet-look leggings from River Island and a white Zara t-shirt with a big diamante skull on the front.

Is there a horror trend? I don't think so.

Maybe I can start it.



I still can't work out what the things on the sides are.

Is anyone else wearing a horror style right now?

I find it quite refreshing to go against the florals and denims.

Horror-kei power!

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16 comments

  1. "I find it quite refreshing to go against the florals and denims."

    I AGREE SO MUCH!
    I'm already bored of florals and denims. Every store I get in feels like my sister's closet and I DO NOT WANT to dress like my sister!
    *sigh*
    Let's start an Horror-Kei together! (or plain rockish style will be fine too! hahaha)

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  2. love those rings! i just discovered your blog, I'm so into all things jap! :D

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  3. Wow, cool jewerly! I watched Yamande, but still couldn't finish it! I really must do that!

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  4. I watched YNSH the anime... I find the drama waaaaaaaaay different but it's still a good watch. The ring does look fancy it will definitely grab attentionwhat would you wear it with?

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  5. There is a horror trend, it's called Guro! Check for it! there is also Eroguro ~ ♥♥♥ I think you might enjoy it! I sure do!

    And I love love the ring ♥♥

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  6. I think its a great idea to mix hard and soft accessories (hard=horror in this case^^)

    My friend Sakie Gantz just made me a bracelet with beautiful stone and a skull, I like the mix of girly and scary personally^^

    Statement jewelry is so awesome, this ring is just great and so cute!

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  7. Tiramisu - vive la revolution! But we should establish some guidelines, right? We need to distinguish ourselves from the Goth look. I consider Goth to have it's own labels and trends. Horror should be about corrupting the trends of other styles!

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  8. Saving Capulet - Welcome to my blog! It's still a new blog, but I'm glad you like it. If there is anything from Japan that you want to see on here, don't hesitate to let me know!

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  9. Thanh Thao - Well, like every drama it has its ups and downs. I really liked it though. Sunako was so refreshing!

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  10. Rayelle - Ooh, I must check out the anime. I guess it must have a lighter tone? My favourite way to wear this ring is with gold high-tops, black wet-look leggings from River Island and a white Zara t-shirt with a big diamante skull on the front. But sometimes I wear it with anything!

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  11. Sandra - If it comes in pink - thank you! Embrace the horror!

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  12. Emmelie ♥ - but guro seems very lolita orientated, no? I see horror-kei as being more mainstream, like gal fashion. Just with a crazy twist! That's just my interpretation though ;)

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  13. Shop N' Chomp - Thank you, I love it!

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  14. さらまり - Wow, that bracelet is amazing! It's exactly the kind of idea I had in mind for horror-kei. Yay!

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