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Gilfy and Sports Gyaru

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The all-conquering red Gilfy bowler hat.

Seriously, when I put on this hat I feel like I can shoot fireballs from the palms of my hands.

Gilfy's Autumn/Winter collection 2010 contains some of the best stuff they've put out in a long time.

It's very Mode though and I'm not really in to that this season.

But the red bowler and the patterned cardigans were playing on my mind so on Sunday I popped in to the shop on the way to meet a friend.

I used to think that many hats in Japan didn't fit me right but now I think it's more to do with styling.

Rather than shoving your head into the hat, you place it on top of your mountain of gal-curls.

Or maybe I just have a giant head.

Anyway, I thought "what the heck" and took it to the cash register.

The staff-chan started congratulating me on my choice because it was the last one they had. Yay!

And just because it's Gilfy and a bowler doesn't mean it has to be Mode...


Hat: Gilfy
Shirt/Dickie bow set: Sally's Eponym
Suspender short pants: Recycle shop

On Monday evening, my friend had a "suspenders and hat" themed birthday party.

Unfortunately I didn't have much time in between getting home from work and going to the party so I couldn't do lashes and curls ToT

But I thought the outfit was pretty good, retro and boyish...if a little clownish!


"Costume version" - suspenders up and shirt tucked in

Anyway, the party was at a bowling alley and was a lot of fun.

I'm not very good at bowling, but I did enough so as not to embarrass myself!

My Jamaican friends had never been bowling before, they said there is no place to do it in Jamaica.

I was really surprised!

The best thing about this bowling alley was the random cosplay.

I used one of their free costumes to practice my posing technique.

I call it "Sports Gyaru":



Getting ready...


Casual pose


The Komori Jun


Ooopps...


My friend's instructions "you're enjoying a shower!"


"You're on the beach and lots of hot guys come!"


Love the wall


Four top models


Learning to love camwhore

Well, that was fun ;)

Let's round off with some pimping.

If you like soft and sweet clothes like this:


Then I suggest you check out the Supreme LaLa Autumn/Winter collection which I uploaded to my Tumblr

Also, Hana at Finding Tokyo interviewed my boyfriend and I for her series on international relationships,
If you ever wondered what it's like to date a Japanese guy, now's your chance to find out!

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47 comments

  1. The Gilfy bowler looks so good on you~! ♥ I love how you coordinated it too, & I especially like how your outfit looks with the suspenders up, haha!
    Bowling pics are so cute too ♥ I lol'ed at 'the Komori Jun' XD

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  2. lol the bowling pictures are sooo funny! Kinda love em~♥

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  3. Hey, I missed you!! :-)) I'm glad you're back to posting! :-))

    The outfit is just too cute!! And the bowling pictures, lol! So funny.

    I read the interview, it was great!

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  4. hahahahaha the bowling costumes made me laugh sooo much XD

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  5. Suteisi ♥ ステイスィーAugust 26, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    Cute hat!! And all the bowling cosplay! Hahahah! Looks like you guys had fun :) I like bowling, it's fun and is good with a group of friends, everyone can mingle in~

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  6. I love your outfit! and your bowling cosplay, so cool and funny =D

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  7. Love the look! mod charlie chaplin <3

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  8. I think the hat would look really nice on a mound of curls. Maybe if you do really fabulous, extreme eyemake one day, you can pull your bangs back under the hat to showcase the makeup ^^

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  9. Omg, we need those costumes in our bowling alleys here...lol! Love it ;)

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  10. Cute outfit! It suits you well!
    And LOL to that bowling cosplay! I've done that before at Round One!! Is it at Round One?

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  11. i love your outfit ^^ especially the red hat ^^

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  12. HAHAHHAHAHA omg the bowling pin outfits!!! That is so amazing! I would so bowl in those ♥♥♥ OMG Japan why I love you so lol

    The Gilfy red bowler really suits you! You look so stylish in it ♥

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  13. hahahahaha i love the cosplay!! i wanna attempt to bowl in that XD

    i love your hat too! cant wait to go shopping with you~ :D

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  14. LOL SPORTS GYARU IS THE BEST! You're so funny :D

    I love your coordinate, definately something i would wear!! Infact, I already have a dickie shirt with bow tie, and a bowler hat myself...I'm thinking..TWIN COORDS!! Let me know if your in :D

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  15. I think that style really suits you! You look so cute in the red bowler and red bow-tie, it's perfect^^/

    Why did they have those costumes at the bowling alley...?

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  16. Hahaha!! Those bowling pin outfits are hilarious.

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  17. those bowling pink outfits are so funny! The bowler hat reminds me of something I saw on Girl's Generation...I think it was their "Gee" music video, but I can't remember...

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  18. Oh you look amazing in that red bowler! So so cute. The bowling outfits are hilarious too, looks like it was an awesome night out!

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  19. Cute! I love to bowl but I'm not too good either. I can manage not to get THAT many gutters, but ah well, that's about it. XD

    Also, that cosplay is total win. I wish they would do that in NY.

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  20. Linked this in my Weekly Wrapup! Love the hat pretty lady!

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  21. Thanks for the link, it's always the highlight of my week if I make it in to the wrap-up, haha!

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  22. I bet you can find it somewhere in a city that big! Or maybe you could find cheap costumes online and chip in with your friends for one!

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  23. Thank you! Yeah, it was so much fun....because most people weren't very good at bowling!

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  24. I WISH I looked like SNSD! I should be so lucky!

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  25. I know, right? Can't say that they improved my game though! ><

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  26. Thank you! I'm not usually a hat person so it was fun to try out. As for the costumes....I have no idea why! Maybe because it's Japan, isn't that reason enough?!?!

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  27. Absolutely, we should do it! But I'd be even more impressed if you wanted to do twin sports gyaru!

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  28. It's going to be fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!

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  29. The bowling suits are great and the perfect excuse for a bad game!

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  30. Thanks you! I was shy to wear it at first but now I love it! ^^

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  31. I have no idea what the name of the bowling place is. I'll check the next time!

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  32. I think it could catch on everywhere! The way of the future!

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  33. That sounds like a good idea, it nees dramatic eyes for sure!

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  34. I love that, such a random description but it works!

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  35. It was a first for me but I'd definitely do it again! ^^

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  36. Exactly! And there's lots of space for people to chill out in between turns, so much fuuuun!

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  37. Laugh? LAUGH??? But it's deadly serious yo!!! XD

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  38. The interview was so much fun to do! But so hard to get my bf to take it seriously, lol!

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  39. You should try it next time you come to Japan!

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  40. Love the red bowler on you, and the 'bowling pin' shots made me laugh. *-D

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  41. Hello girl, you have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award, please come and claim it.

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  42. Sorry, I saw your comment very late >< Thanks for the love!

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  43. Oh, I looove the hat, both yours and in the scan! <33
    And the costume is just LOL!! XD

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  44. Thank you! Even though you posted this so long ago!

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  45. Costume? What costume? That what I wear every day! :)

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