My Visual Kei Era

August 15, 2013

Frankly speaking, I wasn't interested with girly gal style until the past few years
I found that sweet, girly, or feminine look, didn't really suit me. Instead, I went crazy with Harajuku Style

My friends that love Japan back then were also loving this style. And we kinda became close bcos of it. Up till now, they're still going out with me ^.^ 
And even 4 of them, are having holiday in Japan now so I'm going to catch up with them sooner because my flight is tonight


Why 'Loved' ?
Because I grew tired of it after 3-4 years? A lot of bands that I loved back then became mainstream or went for major debut, so they had to follow their agency, so their songs kinda 'changed' in my opinion
I loved Alice Nine, Miyavi, Malize Mizer, Vidoll, Versailles, D, Gazette, Nightmare, and so on

I listened to them every single days and followed their latest article and PV's

Obviously because I loved them, so I wanted to do my style like them as well lol

And if you dunno what and how Visual Kei looks like, you can google about it ok :3 

I never hide the truth that I had.. really weird hair style, back then lol
Even for now, looking back at it I feel ashamed hahaha

But yesterday I was looking at my old PC and found these pictures so I think to let you guys know 'how I looked like years ago' so I'll upload it here hahaha

yes, that's my pink lens o___o and I shaved my eyebrow, so it's half bald so I can create that thin eyebrow lol

Blonde has always been my favorite color
Anyway, I had crazy affection toward Miyavi's Hair style as it had weird cut!

Basically the cut is very tapered and creates pointy hair. The bang is shaped like messy cut, with short long short long type @.@ I dont know how to explain. But you can see from the picture right lol 
This is very common bangs for V-Kei bands that I liked back then

Then the side of my hair is like framing my cheeks but diagonally become shorter with 45' degree toward the ear. So it totally shows up the ear because it's so short, and it became long again behind it! 
Hair was layered to make it easier for combing and creating high and voluminous hair effect
I only had around shoulder-length hair back then 

Back then, M-shape bangs felt kinda cool haha

There was time I had 4 hair colors at once. Half blonde, half black, pink highlights + some brown on hair ends

I am the left side.. 

Sometimes I had black hair, since I was still at school and I wasn't allowed to dye hair. I always dyed my hair whenever holiday started, and dyed it again the day before class started lol

And usually one eye was covered to give mysterious cool look
Which I think of myself now as LAME cos it failed on myself LOL
I thought I looked cool back then, heyyyy XDDD

I wanted to look manly sh*tty one back then lol
I was frustrated to try to look Kakkoii! 

In fact, compared to my blonde hair right now, I attracted more attention years ago. Since the style was crazier and the colour is shittier lol
There weren't many people who got hair blonde back then either. Right now, I think it's becoming more and more so it's a good sign ^_^

My friends who just knew me were always surprised that I looked kinda badass when I was teen hahahahahha
But, that's why I am not very trying to achieve cute bubbly look even till now
I want to be pretty or mature instead hahaha

I think my background of visual kei era kinda created that influence

These pictures were from 5-6 years ago? LOL

Are you guys surprised that I looked like this back then? hahaha

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  1. Stellaaaaa... keren!!! ayo sekarang kayak gitu lagi, sekali-sekali deh buat nostalgia :D

  2. Hehe,, phases in life.. mine was,, alternative 90's, punk, goth, clubbers & now wearing hijab with more mature & anime eyes make up.. :D :D :D :D

  3. OMG!!! cakeppppnyooohh!!! pacaran sama tante yuk dek wkwkwkwkwk

  4. huahahhaha foto pertama yg pink lens aku ga bs kenalin XDDDD

  5. I'm very surprised Stella! I also admire the fact that from a young age you had the confidence to try outrageous fashion. I wonder how your style will evolve in the future. ..

  6. Aku juga aneh2 dulu -_-
    Tomboy, anti makeup, trus nyoba banyak hairstyle aneh khas anime & cosplay. Pernah pingin hairstyle nya Hinata Naruto, trus pingin hairstylenya Sasuke Naruto yg belakangnya bisa jabrik gitu. Pernah pingin hairstylenya Younha waktu PV Houki Boshi. Pernah pingin hairstylenya Agnesmo yg jabrik2 atasnya tapi semua gagal hahaha gara2nya yang motong mami sendiri... Hairstylenya di kamu beberapa bagus lho...
    Sekarang kalo ketemu temen SMP SMA ya kebanyakan agak kaget2 krn gak seperti yg mereka kenal dulu lagi... Hahaha.
    Yah, kita semua punya jaman alay2nya masing2 Stel...
    Tapi dari jiwa kejepangan gue, ini tetep keren Stel, you roooock!!!

  7. kakkoi XD wkwk jd ganteng klo gini stel hahaha

  8. yang atas-atas umm it's so shocking >_<
    tapi yang 2 paling bawah... OMG KAKOIIIIIIIIIIII!!! keren gimana gitu pingin fangirling liatnya XD you could totally pass an audition at a butler cafe or something hahaha seriously

    agree with the comment below, maybe you should try making a tutorial of masculine look (albeit a more "modern" one) someday ahaha

  9. hahaha no it's just an angle la.. aslinya itu gak sganteng itu lol
    and im not an expert of masculine look T3T well, ill try to get nice wig first D8

  10. hahaha itu yang dipengenin dulu XD

  11. iya entah kenapa masa itu kelam sekali =.= skarang jadi begini, beda banget wkwk

  12. hahaha i wonder too. i just play around 8D

  13. hahaha ayuk tante, tapi mau ferrari yakkk *pasang muka host*

  14. so different! hehe.. but still we can see how you really love styling your hair and makeup... its in you! we all get bored with the same styles...

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  15. hahaha finally become a little normal, at least? XD
    i think im becoming more decent than before lol

  16. hahaha nanti yaa kalo nemu wig yang cocok
    wig yang skarang itu buat gyaru-an smua

  17. hahaha thank you for liking it! im happy to know that >.< <3

  18. wahh nge cross jugaa//// cakep XD suki suki <3

  19. So different! But I liked your half-black, half-blonde a lot! Haha :)

  20. haha, I had to bring many pictures of j-rockers so the hair stylist will do it exactly the same way T___T

  21. OMG, it's so different, but not bad! You looked awesome! *-*

  22. OMG! I know the picture with gazette hoodie! So it was you, I think we were friends on friendster!!

    I also have a lot of visual kei photos but I forgot to backups the pictures while upgrading my laptop T.T

  23. Wow,really impressive!
    And you actually remind of Nightmare and Alice Nine *_*

  24. Haha I was into J-rock like 4 years ago as well. And I looked terrible haha.

  25. Hahaha.. masanya demen gothic lolita kalo gw dulu.. visual key demen juga (but I can't pull it off) so yea T_T~

    dari jaman demen maen pupe ngeliatin doang angelic pretty..
    sirik sama yang punya banyak T_T~

    rinrin T_T~

  26. trololol really
    cos back then a few people stole my pics too and faked myself.. -.- happened a lot in vkei comm
    yeah i lost a lot of mine too :'(

  27. aduh lolita itu terlalu mahal makanya dari dulu aku gak pernah nyoba T_T wkwkwk

  28. hahaha im embarrassed to show it tbh

  29. Oh my god Stella! I had no idea you were ever into Visual Kei or dressed in it as well! What a surprise, haha :D It makes me feel better that there are more people out there who have/do dress in the Visual Kei style as well as Gyaru : )

    By the way, congratulations on being invited back to Japan by NHK, that's fantastic! I'm so happy for you that you're achieving your goals <3 I'm moving to Japan in November for at least a year, so hopefully we can hang out in Japan again soon and I can show you some cool places if you want ^.^

  30. I used to be into Vkei when I was younger too! Actually I was into it from middle school until college! Such a long time.. I also dyed my hair crazy colors and really liked Miyavi, lulzzzz looking back I'm always can't believe that was within the same lifetime as now! You look kind of familiar though.. hmmmmmm

  31. Oh my god.
    Im really shocked. But you look awesome.
    I also fans of vkei when i was in middle school (now im on 2nd grade of SHS). And i even cut my hair to be really short. But i didn't take photo of myself and having vkei hairstyle