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Yu Aoi, a Mori Girl?

September 2, 2009 — 20 Comments

I think Kawaii Joyuu will explain it better,

Do you know the latest buzzword “Mori Girl”? It’s a term that got created in the mixi community, a huge social networking system and one of the most visited Japanese sites in the Internet. The general definition would be a “a girl who seems to be/live in a forest”, describing a girl who would fit more into a forest rather than into a city.

“She has to like fashion that’s natural, but also a bit quirky” or “She wears a lot of dresses that have a loose or comfortable feeling to them”, to name a few of the opinions. The difficulty is that the girl should like “natural clothes”

They did a ranking, in which Yu had nearly 50% of all the votes, pulling a head (for the first time?) of Aoi Miyazaki and Juri Ueno. Also on the list, Mikako Ichikawa – who I think looks amazing with hair pulled up *points to Atsu-hime* And YAY! for the Top 3~~~ xD

Anyway, spoon magazine did a whole issue on it on March. =D

spoon magazine - mori girl

I should use the cover, but this is my favorite shot. xD

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Yu in Drag!?

September 1, 2009 — 11 Comments

Finally time~~~

This post is dedicated to Julz, who always mentions that Yu-chan looks like a very cute boy. Now, the newest issue of So-En magazine has given me the chance to search online for photos of Yu in drag. Why? Well, as the title on the magazine suggests… “Aoi Yu no BO~IZU SUTAIRU!” or “Yu Aoi’s Boy Style!”

Yu Aoi - So-En - Boy Style

I haven’t found great big scans of this, just a photo of a photo. But the rest of “Boyish Yu” from other shoots make up for it, I think…

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where did this come from?
and when did it happen?

About “A day in the life of…”
In the limited edition series A day in the life of… photographers are portraying a day in their lives, fiction as non-fiction. The fourth publication in this monthly series is completed by Stockholm based artist Jenny Källman where she assembled pictures of young peoples everyday lives. She blends documentary shots of the social games of the street with more or less pre-arranged scenes. – from Libraryman Co., Ltd.

A Day in the Life of... Yu Aoi

Found out about it here. You can get the book here. Roughly $15-ish USD.
Maybe Julyssa can scan bookstores in Sweden for it…

Yu just updated her site with a whole magazine batch, which seems the only thing she updates now… which is kinda boring. BUT… they also announce she’ll be on Vogue Japan on December (dunno if on the cover, or just a feature article…) – which leads me to post a great scan of her cover on Vogue Taiwan from last Oct.

There weren’t good scans that I’m aware of, so I was surprised to find these.

Yu Aoi - Vogue Taiwan - Cover

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Juri Ueno WOWOW Marathon!

August 29, 2009 — 5 Comments

While we wait for Juri’s WOWOW project (please, please! Someone sub this!!! And please, please WOWOW release this with subs), the programming  (non-coding) people have decided to do a Juri Marathon with 6 films! (Sounds like Comfy Monki to me xD) starting on September 7th (That’s a Monday, just so you know~)

  • Sept. 7th – Jozze to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish)
    with Satoshi Tsumabuki and Chizuru Ikewaki
  • Sept. 8th – Kame wa Igai to Hayaku Oyogu (Turtles Swim Faster than Expected)
    with Yu Aoi (!!! xD)
  • Sept. 9th – Naoko
  • Sept. 10th – Swing Girls (!!!!)
  • Sept. 10th – Warau Mikaeru (Arch Angels)
  • Sept. 11th – GuGu Datte Neko de Aru (Gu Gu the Cat)
    with Kyoko Koizumi~~~

Why they chose Josee instead of Rainbow Song makes me wonder… after all she was barely in Josee xD – Anyway, if you get WOWOW, don’t miss the chance to watch these six Juri films!

Kame wa igai to hayaku oyogu