Circle Lenses are cosmetic colored contact lenses that give the eye an enlarging “doll-like” effect. They are the same size in diameter as regular contact lenses produced in the U.S. (14mm-16mm) but the difference is that the color extends all the way to the outer edges of the lenses, making the iris appear extra-large. Originating in Korea, circle lenses have become a mainstream fashion statement throughout Asia, particularly China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
A must for my kawaii fashion has got to be circle lenses. I currently own two pairs in purple and pink. I have been wearing contact lenses since I was 10 years old (I have horrible vision), so it’s awesome that most places sell these with a prescription! For me, it’s fun to let my outfits and makeup play off my eye color and also see the reactions from people. Top those off with some false eyelashes and these really make a statement! There are tons of websites to get circle lenses, but my favorite iswww.pinkyparadise.com, which ships from Malaysia and all contacts come with a cute animal lens case!
2.Furry Fox/Faux Tails
When I was in Tokyo, particularly Harajuku, street shops were filled with these colorful furry tails. Upon returning to the U.S, and of course after some intensive online shopping, I have seen these things blowing up everywhere! Miley Cyrus and Victoria Beckham are among gaijin celebrities seen sporting this trend. Furry tails come with a keychain clip and can be attachted to pants, or my personal favorite-handbags!
There are a lot of websites you can order furry tails on, butwww.Etsy.com is my first choice! If you are in the Philadelphia area, many of the small boutiques on South Street carry these cute accessories!
3. Platform “Converse”
These shoes are not actually owned by the Converse brand, but they resemble the style and people tend to be calling them by the name. This trend is super new, super cute, and perfect for spring! Pastel colored platform sneakers with ruffled lace socks and an oversized sweater or band tee shirt is the kind of look I want to rock this Spring!
These shoes are bit tricky to track down, in the U.S.A at least. I’ve mostly just seen fashion photographs of them on blogs, but you can purchase them by doing some careful searched on www.ebay.com!
4. Princess Cam プリンセス カメラ iPhone App
If you own an iPhone, Princess Cam is a must-have kawaii app! I have to say this is one of the best プリクラ apps out there. Rapper Kreayshawn tweeted about Princess Cam a few weeks ago, which prompted me to check it out. Total win! It cost $2.99 but allows you to do major cute editing to your photos, just as you can in Japanese photobooths. Add makeup, writing, photos, and colors to your photos before you share them with your friends. If you want to upgrade photos and stand out, download Princess Cam app fromwww.itunes.com‘s app store!
5. Odango お団子hair bun
My last must have is not something you need to buy, but rather a quick, easy and cute hairstyle. The hair bun got its name from a Japanese dumpling for which the hairstyle resembles. Double buns, made popular in the 1990s by anime Sailor Moon as well as a single bun are a good way to look cute when having a bad hair day or if you just want to get your hair off your neck!