Blessed with fine weather today, our boys flags flying proudly atop Kokuritsu National Stadium.
"In every Japanese convenience store are special sections devoted to men’s cosmetics, eyebrow shapers, packets of disposable wipes for dealing with sweat and body odor, skin whitener. The herbivores may not buy beer and cars but they spend on keeping themselves odourless, hairless and pale. Their clothes come from cheap, fashionable chains such as Uniqlo. This week, Shinya Yamaguchi, 23, a fashion designer, launches his latest collection of skirts and lacy tops — all aimed at men. Many of Japan’s younger male celebrities, bands such as Arashi and actors like Eita, Teppei Koike and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, project an effeminate, herbivorous look."
-- hey they forgot to mention Okada Masaki, Tamaki Hiroshi and Miura Haruma! What an oversight!
And I beg to differ on "cheap clothes" coz our boys' clothes may look cheap but they definitely arent!
Mm I've known about the girlie-man and the androgynous look phenomenon for awhile now but skirts and lacy tops are going abit far isnt it...and I hope our boys have better fashion sense than to go down that route!!
Surprised does not begin to describe how I felt when I spied Arashi on friend's copy of our local entertainent mag i-weekly.
Since I am not in Japan, they obviously dont know the JE protocol huh? Johnny-san would have a fit if he were to see his bands being sidelined by K/T bands...More pics and a simple translation on my LJ.
Please note I have included Arashi / JE bits only.
Do yourself a favor if you'd like to read the complete article.
Buy the mag at a mere fraction of the prices of those Japanese mags we love so much!
Note: brackets refer to my comments.
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At any one time 30% of JE's talent are involed in variety shows, as well as CMs, and 1 in 3 drama every season would indubitably ( More pics and trans ^^Collapse )( More pics and trans ^^Collapse )SM Entertainment and JYP are deemed to be their equivalent in South Korea. SM, which stands for Star Musuem, has rolled out such acts as BoA, Super Junior, DBSK (THSK), Shinhwa etc. Whilst ( More pics and trans ^^Collapse )Their setups are similar to JE in that they groom their talent from avery tender age. [am skipping the rest due to time ( More pics and trans ^^Collapse )3. Hairstyles not flowing enough? Sorry Sorry!
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