On this most recent Tokyo trip, I discovered a new gyaru store in Studio Alta on the 5th floor, called Fernopaa. How exciting!
It stood out to me immediately, amidst other retro/bland stores, on account of its rock/glam look – very much like tutuHa. There were lots of spikes and skulls, crosses, metallics, leopard print, stripes, black, splashes of red and fuschia, cool hats..all the things I love I really like that there are totally wearable items in there, alongside over-the-top, costumey, for clubs and parties type wear. For my money, there is more here for the average girl to wear than in tutuHa. But enough babbling, see the store:
This one is not my pic…it shows the store’s layout quite nicely.
The glamorous girls in the store looked familiar…and it turns out they’re ex-tutuHa themselves! Unlike some stores, the girls not only welcome photos, but they take pics of you for their microblog Fernopaasnaap! I went there in the first few days of my trip, and returned on my very last day to get some more goodies The day I last shopped, unfortunately I had no make-up, lenses or lashes on and looked disgusting, but agreed to pics (oh, I could DIE!). But it was so cool that they recognised me when I returned and made a big fuss. Anyway, here’s the link to when I was in the Fernopaa store on November 21st. And here are my photos:
Ami, Morimayu and Yanitan (??) The 2 on the left are so doll-like! The third is very streetwear rock. Ami always wears the pirate hat and Morimayu the tall marching band hat.
I bought some fab wristlets in the shape of spines, and a new eyeball ring (also just seen on the khaki-clad mannequin)…but I’ll show you these in an upcoming outfit post!
All in all, Fernopaa is a real addition to the gyaru fashion scene. If non-gyaru girls like me love it, I can only imagine that gals will flip! Hopefully a webstore will be coming soon…and maybe a shop in 109 one day? Who knows?