JELLY Mode Style

This months issue of JELLY featured Ayumi Hamasaki on the cover, and was also shortly featured on the front of 109. It also came with a free ‘Dazzlin’ phone case, which Mitsu had said was pretty good quality so I rushed out to get my copy.
A couple of things I have been really pleased with in the latest issues of JELLY are the increasing amount of hair tutorials and their features on Mode fashion. Everyone knows that Mode is big in Gal right now, but I am still pleased to see it in magazines as I really love it. Therefore I wanted to give you a peek from the latest issue of the key items in Mode right now.
I have also translated parts of the text, and then worded it in English so it made more sense. It may not be correct each time but I tried my best as I am not used to the kind of Japanese they use in Gal magazines – haha it’s quite different, so I will have to study it XD
Sorry about the quality of the pictures – I don’t have access to a scanner so I am doing things old school and using a camera.

– See Through –
“If you wear a black coord, it’s easy to get a sexy see-through look”

– High Waist –
“Always trending in Mode. With a tight coord you can add volume to your feet”
I went for ‘you can add volume to your feet‘ as in, you can wear fur boots etc.

– Napoleon Jacket –

“Napoleon jackets add presence and the outfit comes together with leggings or tights.”

– Scarf Pattern –

“For this design, a black base is perfect to create a retro Mode feel.”
Note: Scarf patterns are really in right now. I’ve seen lots of Gals workin’ the trousers, especially.

– Sarrouel Pants –
“For a slender silhouette coordinate with a slightly loose top”

– Bandage Skirt –
“For emphasis, choose a skirt with a fairly tight line”

JELLY also featured a few pages on how to get the Mode look this season.
I thought some of them were a little bland so I picked a couple of coords that I have seen worn the most by Gals right now.

Poncho x Black Leggings
So popular right now. I’ve also seen a lot of non-Gals wearing Ponchos too.
A few Gals are also pairing a Poncho with tight black jeans.

Shirt Onepiece x Leggings
Whether it’s with tights, leggings or skinny jeans,
the oversized shirt onepiece is massive in Mode right now.
I have been searching high and low for the perfect one, and I think I have finally found one in 109’s ‘muse muse by ROYAL PARTY‘.
What items grab your attention?
– AND Would you like to see hair tutorial ‘scans’ next time?

Hautekeikk was my saviour and uploaded proper scans of the above pages for you guys to check out.
If you’re interested you can view them here.

Model update; Mori Maya pregnant & married…

I haven’t done a model update for a while, but as this concerns one of my favourites I’ll let it slide ;D
Yesterday I was looking at the latest magazines in my local bookstore when the new issue of JELLY caught my eye. Not only because it is much bigger than usual, but because of the cover. Mori Maya & Yamamoto Yuuki (who recently blogged about her pregnancy and up-coming marriage) grace the cover, which made me a little nervous as it had a ‘wedding-y’ vibe to it…that and the fact that is says ‘We will get married’ on the cover haha XD
So I leafed through and it turns out that Mori Maya got married recently…and is pregnant!! She is marrying a non-celebrity – I always find it funny that they mention this – and looks very happy. In case you didn’t know Yuuki is marrying actor Miura Riki
Maya & Yuuki at a recent runway show.
Maya is my favourite JELLY model and has been for a while. I always enjoy seeing her coords on her blog, and her advertisements in stores etc.
I’m very happy for her, I’m just a little sad as this means she will probably disappear for a while – and very soon at that, she is due in December – and who’s to say whether she’ll come back or not. She doesn’t exactly have the same following as Tsubasa did when she fell pregnant and left Popteen, so a big comeback like Tsu-chans seems unlikely.
But Maya is arguably of marrying age (in Japanese terms) and I wish her, her husband and her little baby the best and I hope to see her gracing covers/products soon.
Maya showing off her baby bump.
The latest issue of JELLY features photos from the ceremony and talks about her dresses (some of which I think she designed herself) and what the other JELLY girls were wearing.
Next months issue will feature Yuuki’s ceremony.
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Item post…

I’m afraid it’s a short but sweet update today, so here are a few items that have caught my eye recently.
Ever wondered what would happen if Dazzlin’ and Jelly’s Maichi collaborated?
Well here is your answer; Lace rompers. In pink and white with matching scruncies, these pieces are oh-so-cute. These have been in store since mid-January, and it’s likely they’ve already sold out but if anyone can get/has their hands on one, then you are a lucky Gal.
WC are putting out pieces from their Spring collection like there’s no tomorrow; Tshirts, blazers, skirts, shoes and even more. Every piece is as gorgeous as the next. My current favourites (still in stock, buy them now!!) are the new logo tee’s and the hot red skirt, which would look great paired with their new heels.
NOTE: A lot of their new items are working alongside the current ‘doubles’ trend by featuring t-shirts, skirts and more in different colours. So if you and your Gal pal’s like to coordinate together, W♥C is definitely your friend.
A special item for all you Gal’s in the UK. I popped into New Look yesterday and found this gorgeously Delyle inspired (even if they don’t know it ;D) t-shirt. I was even more surprised to see the Ji.Maxx style ribbon’s on the back. I snapped it up straight away and I’m pleased because it looks great paired with skinny jeans, lace shorts/skirt or just worn as an oversized t-shirt dress.
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