So I thought, why not do a "picks" post again, and show off some of my favorite and the most inspiring shots in the magazine. It's a shame that Larme is not scanned in by one of the Chinese website things, as it offers such a lovely and unique style, but I really enjoy having it in hand and being able to stare in close at the outfits haha. I didn't want to break the binding on my copy so these aren't real scans but I think I got some pretty decent pics of the pages.
|Beautiful cover of Larme 012|
|Autumn's must have new trend items - pom poms, fur, pointed toe pumps etc|
|A fave Risa outfit featuring Kriss Soonik and Milk|
|A cute and budget friendly setup from Gal Star|
I am also extremely inspired and a fan girl of Risa Nakamura, she has such an amazing personal style and she looks so pretty in every sort of outfit Larme puts her in. So naturally most of my picks feature her haha! She looks really great as the cover model for this issue too, though the makeup they put on her wasn't the most flattering, it is one of my favorite Larme magazine covers so far.
|A spread featuring red items|
After reading this issue (reading should be in quotation marks as I can only read a handful of kanji...) I have gotten a long list of items I'd like to purchase. Luckily I'm too tall for a lot of the dresses or skirts so that pares down the wishlist. Of course Larme is showing lots of midi length and pencil skirts which can work on my height anyhow :D I just wonder if midi skirts are found in the magazines more than they actually are seen on the streets.
It's honestly hard to find western brands that have the right kind of cut, design and details to match Larme-kei, but having the magazine on hand makes it easier to weed out what can work in the stores over here. So I hope these pics can be useful for you as well. In my case, I buy Japanese brand as I can afford, then make and DIY that which I can't. Adding some cute ribbons or trims to western clothing can really go a long way in making them cuter and more Larme-kei.
|A spread on hair arrangements done by Shima hair salons|
|The Risa Nakamura x Swankiss collab - the plaid one sold out quickly online|
|Mon Lily is a Yumetenbo brand that often collaborates with Larme|
|Risa being perfect, The choker she is wearing is from Bubbles and the black version sells out quickly|
|I love this Verybrain skirt so much, byt the time I can afford it I'm sure it will be sold out online :D|