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Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Mori Style

The mori girls (森ガール) belong to a Japanese subculture. 'Mori' means forest in Japanese, and mori girls look like fairytale forest wanderers in their loose dresses, vintage prints and quaint accessories. Mori girls choose to live their lives on their own terms, stopping to appreciate the little things that others overlook amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. This blog hopes to give you a little slice of mori girl life.

Mori girls are often seen in loose dresses or smocks, vintage blouses, puffed sleeves, A-line skirts, tights and leggings and many-layered ensembles. They delight in beautiful fabrics and textures, preferring natural to synthetic materials, and are impartial to autumnal shades reminiscent of forest glades such as deep reds, greens, blues and browns. They keep warm with knits and furs in winter, and ponchos and leather boleros in the fall.

The childlike nature of mori girls sets them apart from the more aggressive and carnivorous women in the city. They shun stiletto heels for flat shoes and prefer to keep their fingernails short and skin fair. Mori girls are also drawn to animal, candy, checked, floral, vintage or polka-dotted prints. However, they avoid looking overly cute. They wear little makeup, but when they do use it some like to draw pick circles in the centre of their cheeks as a homage to the dolls they played with when they were younger. While every mori girl is a child at heart, they are endlessly fascinated by objects with a history. Vintage items such as pocket watches, small gold pendants and analogue cameras captivate mori girls.

Mori girls are also characterised by certain attitudes to life. While most mori girls really live in the city, they maintain a pace of life that may be considered slow by others, preferring to stop and savour the tiny delights that many deem insignificant. Mori girls like to explore old neighborhoods, discover hole-in-the-wall shops and read in cafes. Many mori girls enjoy expressing their creativity, never mind if nobody will see or applaud their efforts, for instance through photography or journalling. Scandinavia is for many mori girls a dream destination, and Scandinavian design influences often appear in mori girls' style.

In her own quiet way, the mori girl is an individualist. She does not care that the world may live differently from her. She lives consciously and chooses her own lifestyle. The mori girl often looks whimsical or quirky. When she shops, she buys something based on how it makes her feel, rather than on how fashionable or expensive it will appear to others. While she may enjoy the company of others, the mori girl loves her own company and indeed has embarked on many of her most memorable adventures alone.

Mori Girl Style


How to be Mori Girl

Mori Girl intakes the world by their hands as they enjoy drink tea and exchanging clothing with friends. Traveling by Plane,Bicycle, or just walking. Having an eye for European culture like in Ireland, France, And Germany. Mori Girls are also Fascinated with taking pictures. Although shy, they are sweet young lady with proper manners and lovely style.

Mori Girl Hair could be airy or straight ,so just keep it natural.

Make Up.
Natural, is always the best way to go, Soft Pastel Pink Lips with brown eyeliner! It really Brings out the eyes no matter what eye color you have. Mascara Playing black. that's all you really need...or just no make up at all! *Smile*

Nails.If you like to get the faux nails done, french tips or a light pastel color.

Do not make a cake out of your face with make up!!!
Washing your face in every morning should do wonders as well as night time arrives. Dove body wash is very good for the skin for it is a white soap and has good lipids ("note: that are not the fat ones") That Form in the skin to create a soft texture to the skin. And also natural oil shampoos are great if you are in to that type of thing.

Wear the right type of Clothing.
Browns, Whites, Pastel Pinks, Reds, Creams, and Grays are the best colors. wearing about five layering of clothing with long dresses, scarfs, beanies, 1920's styled shoes. Good places to buy things Urban Outfitters, vintage stores. and if you are lucky maybe grandma has something beautiful and special in her attic to give to you!

Listen to alternative Music.
Alternative. or what is called "Shoe Gaze" is a music movement in London very popular in japan also.

^ The Mori Girl Bible ^
Spoon Magazine at Jmagazinescans.lj

Read Magazines.
Spoon is like the bible for Mori Girls!!! SPOON is a Japanese photo book/ magazine showing the latest trends in Mori Girl fashions.

Enjoy Life Itself.
It can be beautiful all they time!!!! if you take love and care for this little world that you live in. then you will find even just the tiniest thing to enjoy with. that is what a Mori girl is all about!!! so enjoy make being a Mori girl and tune it into your own style, do not be afraid to be who your mother and father raise you to be. just...enjoy life to the fullest.


Hagumi Hanamoto
Usually called "Hagu" by her friends, she is an 18-year-old first-year art student.Portrayed by: Yū Aoi (movie), Riko Narumi(Japanese TV drama)

Another Mori Girl inspired character is

Shizuru Shitonaka.
Heavenly Forest, a film that has received attention from the mori girl community for its protagonist, Shizuru Shitonaka(Aoi Miyazaki).


How to 森ガールMorigirl Hair Style

森ガール Braided Bun for Long Hair

HairTutorial How to make a Big bun ふんわりお団子編

Sources: wiki , Google , jmagazinescans , morigirl.blogspot , morigirl.tumblr

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