I am happy to bring you a guest post by the wonderfully awesome Violet of Violet LeBeaux - Tales of an Ingénue. This is an essential read for someone interested in Hime Grayu or princess girl style. Thanks Violet for this cute and super-girly post! I feel like bedazzling everything I own now, even my sewing machine!
1. Big hair
Voluminous hair is a staple of Hime style fashion. Though fashions lately have been slightly more varied, you just can't go past the big standard pouf with lots of bouncy curls. To achieve this you need a great hair spray as well!
2. Big Eyes
Whether achieved with make up, circle lenses or you're just naturally gifted, the big beautiful doll eyed look is the perfect match for a Hime style look. As well as just looking cute big eyes really help to make sure that your face isn't lots amongst all of the hair and other bling!
3. A pastel colour dress with beautiful detailing
While rose prints are always fantastic for hime gyaru the latest trends seem to be more towards plain colours with smaller details eg. rose laces, ruffles and pearl detailing. Leave behind that pink leopard print (for the love of god!) and go for something more elegant!
4. A great make up routine
If you're just starting in hime styles you should spend time making sure you have a good routine. This is especially true if you want to wear the style every single day, practice makes perfect! If you have been wearing the style for quite a while, be critical of your make up. Changing things up slightly in the make up department can be a fantastic way to keep your look fresh and prevent yourself from getting bored.
5. Big shoes
Big shoes are important, not meaning big in size but big in impact. Hime style is about the details and shoes are no exception. Shoes should have a point of interest like a big flower, lace details or bows. Heels are much more flattering to this style than flats as they really elongate the legs.
6. A good grasp on budgeting
Dressing in this style is awesome but if you're not careful spending can really run away from you! One of the most important abilities of a clever princess is the ability to budget and diy the things she can't afford ^_^
7. A cute (but sturdy) handbag
Girls tend to carry a lot around and with the added weight of things like hairspray, the latest copy of Ageha and the deco cell phone that weighs the same as a brick... you really need something that is as functional as it is cute. When buying an every day bag make sure to check the size compared to what you normally carry, there's not point buying that adorable little bow shaped clutch if you need to carry a laptop in it!