Like I somewhat mentioned at the end of my first First inspirations post (Popteen January 2009), these posts/mags/scans don't necessarily reflect my current style, but were huge factors in developing my interest in Japanese fashion.
I had these issues back when I was in high school, and I absolutely loved the sexy, confident look these models had. I don't really have any outfit photos from that time, but I definitely wore a lot more black and darker colors and imo, there was a clear JELLY influence on my personal style. I wasn't trying to completely copy the looks in this magazine but I did think about how these gals were dressed when I went shopping at American stores.
(Scans are for personal use!)
JELLY February 2008
Super love this boots spread
JELLY August 2009
This Mama Jelly insert featuring Tsubasa was also including in the August 2009 issue!
Nice two-page Liz Lisa ad spread right at the inside cover of the insert
Btw the make up scans are more for readers who are interested in that! I included them because I wanted to show what was suggested for make up at the time, but I do not personally (attempt to) do "gyaru" make up now nor have I ever lol.
Anyway, this is the second in what I hope to be a four or five-part blog topic show-and-tell! I personally find the old jmags to be really interesting and also how different my style used to be lol. I don't really have a lot of commentary to go with these, but I do just love looking at what was popular at the time and how the spreads were organized, and thought that it might be interesting to share with you all as well.
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