As promised, here is the 411 on Himegyaru (姫ギャル), a part of the Gyaru subculture that originated in Japan. Enjoy =)
Hime basically means “princess” in Japanese and their biggest difference between Himegyarus and other Gyarus is their princessy manner, which is manifested through their clothes, hair, jewelry, accessories etc.
Mei and Crisania! Congratulations ladies! I will be in touch with you shortly!
For those who did not win, you can still get advance tickets at www.themakeupshow.com until May 14. Advance tickets are $45 and $70 for 1-day and 2-day passes, respectively. Tickets will also be available at the door at $65 for 1-day and $85 for both days.
Starting in May, I will be writing a beauty column for a new, Chicago-based magazine, Me: in focus.
The magazine strives to help all you young, independent women out there to empower yourself through focusing on yourself – getting to know and taking good care of your image, mind, body, style, surroundings and sense of purpose. It also showcases Chicago women from all walks of life doing great things, advice and various topics from local experts, as well as small businesses and up-and-coming talents.
Now you can check out their first issue (and my article on the latest S/S 2009 beauty trends, pages 14-15) in the digital version for free at http://www.meinfocusmag.com/.
The print version will be made available shortly at various distribution sites throughout Chicago and mailed to all monthly print subscribers.