Thursday, 4 August 2011

Kawaii.i Contest Obakawa-inspired style


Beautiful people, I need a favour from all of you. I participated in this Kawaii Fashion Coordinate Contest by Kawaii.i and I would really appreciate it if you could vote for me. If you've a minute, click on this link*click* and when the page opens, click the Vote Now button.


Please vote for me, I'll be eternally grateful. I promise I will return the favour if you ever need me to vote for something. On top of that, you'll receive tons of flying e-kisses and e-hugs from me haha

Thank youuuuuuu


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Preppy spectacles: DIY-ed from 3D glasses
Cardigan: Primark
Polka-dotted vintage style dress: Asia Fashion Wholesale
Alexa-inspired satchel: Blogshop
Lace socks: eBay
Loafer platforms: ASOS.com

I'm sure you would like to know what you're voting for, so here is an entire post dedicated to my submitted style coordinate.

Today, I'm going to introduce to you a fashion trend called Ojikawa/Obakawa style. According to Cheesie at Cheeserland.com, Ojikawa and Obakawa literally translates to "Grandpa cute" and "Grandma cute". How cute, right?


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[Pic credit: Cheeserland.com]

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[Pic credit: Cheeserland.com]

The magazine scans above were from the January 2011 issue of Popsister, an extremely popular magazine in Japan (and Asia). It showcases some Ojikawa and Obakawa style inspirations and from what I gathered, there's a hint of old English and a bit of vintage touch in this trend. However, the Japanese have taken that and given it their famous cutesy or kawaii twist.

It is not strictly vintage fashion as we know it because trust me, there are a lot of vintage lovers in my Uni and I've noticed their fashion is not quite like the Ojikawa/Obakawa style. The trend is much more quirky and even when dressed like an old Grandpa, one should still manage to look cute.

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Here are some of the key items needed for this trend:
Knit wear (preferably oversized)? Check
Pussy bow? Check
Retro bag/satchel? Check
Socks? Check
Loafer pumps/platforms? Check
Nerd specs? Check

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45 comments:

  1. strawberry freckleface21 November 2012 at 14:54

    Super love those glasses, lady.









    strawberry freckleface

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  2. looove this dress! Gorgeous :)

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  3. I love your bag and shoes! :)
    P.s. U are Welcome to check out my fashion blog! www.thecabinetoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Ahaha, it's super cute~! and I voted ^^ 

    Your red polka dot dress and big sweater cardigan is perfect for the 'grandma' look. I never knew about this trend! It would've just looked vintage to me XD

    In reply to your comment: Eek! no! I didn't see your reply T_T I always make a mental note to myself that I should go back to check my comments but I always forget and have no subscription it seems to replies to my comments (is there such thing?). I wish there were a more universal system for comments, but thank you for always writing me back on my blog so I can see! I will do the same for you too XD

    I thought about getting some Dolly Wink lashes before because they were so popular, but when I had found out the price, I quickly decided not to. I wear lashes for blog shoots cuz it looks better on camera, but I actually can't stand the way lashes feel and look so fake in real life T_T lol. 

    What eyelash glue do you use? After some research, I bought DUO a long time ago cuz everyone says its good and it's what's sold at Mac as well, I think. However, I don't really like it! It never sticks for more than an hour on the edges, no matter how much glue I make sure is on the lash T_T

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  5. a lovely outfit! I like your bag ^^.

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  6. You're welcome love <3
    thanks for stopping by to read my post.
    I hope the Cure Gel works out for you <3
    I just voted for you. ^__^
    Hope you win!
    & the Ojikawa/Obakawa style looks really cute!
    I wish I can pull something like that off.

    XOXO, MSodapop

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  7. voteeeddd :D
    lol, you lookk soo lovely! <3

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  8. I'd love to live in Japan for a year or two someday and just immerse myself in the culture and style. How  cute is the style of the Harajuku girls? :) X

    http://www.mademoiselle-lala.com/

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  9. so cute!!! you pull off the socks w heels look rather well hehehehe good luck hun!! i voted =D ♥

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  10. This really looks lovely. Of course I voted for you, it is interesting how many diffrent styles you can find in Japan alone. 

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  11. Such a cute outfit! I love your oversized cardigan!

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  12. wow, love it :)Love, Juls xx
    (check me out at http://bonchicbongenrej.blogspot.com)

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  13. Joey, I already voted for you! I hope you win the contest.
    Always looking forward for your comment because when you are doing blogwalking, you really read the post not only make some random comments.
    I believe when we have a faith we will be success even it's impossible,hehe. Keep fighting, I know you will get your dream job after finishing your master :)

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  14. I love this and I voted for you x)

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  15. Im voting for you since  I need some hugs ;) 

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  16. Good luck!!! I can't vote b/c I hate having third party apps on my facebook cuz they spam my wall and such, but I really do hope you win!!!

    Love,
    mimi

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  17. haha, I saw your entry when I was submitting mines. At first I was like "Don't I know her from somewhere....wait I think it's Joey because I remember she bought that dress." 

    Good luck, I even voted for you. ^  ^

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  18. Voted!! and also friend requested Joey! :D xo

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  19. the top is soo cute, I love the red dots! and lol love the first pic of the girls in plaid, they're all so cutely cordinated

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  20. I've voted for you dear. At least I think I did. It showed as a tick after I clicked on it. All the best!

    I was reading cheeserland for a period of time some time back. I love her "cheat wan" phrase. I've stopped reading now. I dunno why I stopped.

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  21. Really nice shoes !

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  22. Aw, aren't you just adorable! Your bag is entirely too cute :) I voted for you!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  23.  such a cute outfit! i love the loafer heels and socks combo. are the heels comfy?

    lisadrivesavan.blogspot

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  24. Ooo what a cute style >.< 

    Heading to the site now!

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  25. Zabrinah's Love Blog21 November 2012 at 15:29

    Oh man! I love your entry! So cute!

    :)Best wishes from one blogger to another,~Zabrinah

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  26. What a cute style! I've seen this before but didn't think there was a name for it. I just thought it was the same as vintage style, with a kind of preppy look. So cute! I should try this some time. XD Voted for you btw! Good luck! :D

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  27. so much love for your dress! i'll go over and vote now (:

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  28. Oh I've heard about this competition ;)!You'll get my vote =) , good luck dear!
    Lovely outfit btw ^^

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  29. Done! Voted for you. Very cute outfit btw, I love the dress. Good Luck!

    xx Dagmara
    http://skippedbreakfast.blogspot.com

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  30. That photography policy must be one of the annoying things ever. They
    did not have any at the Victoria and Albert Museum I went to but most of
    the shops had it. So annoying indeed! And your welcome for your vote,
    that outfit did really look nice on you!

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  31. Your blog is great

    Visit: http://trendybutterfly.blogspot.com/

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  32. The Japanese think of the cutest trends! Grandpa/Grandma cute?!....how cute is that!? Love it! I remember when I was shopping in Asia my bf said I kept looking and wanted to buy Grandma clothes LOL I told him he was dating one then -.- I hope you win this contest with your cute outfit!

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  33. Voted, and girl this look is too cute, and that brand how adorable! They really are bring back the looks of old into trendy!


    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

    Wrinkle
    In Time Vintage Giveaway

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  34. bangbangsheshoots21 November 2012 at 15:30

    aww you look very cute there! voted ^___^ good luck!

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  35. Leave it to the Japanese to make old people clothing look cute. haha! You definitely achieved grandma cute! voting for you now! :)

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  36. Lovely outfit! I like all the colours C: 

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  37. Love your shoes^^

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