Thursday, January 26, 2012

Theme Thursday: Mori Girls

Hello and welcome to Theme Thursday! I thought it would be fun to have a "theme post" every week on this blog. Since I love alliterations, I've settled on making theme posts every Thursday!

This week's theme is Mori Girls. Like I have mentioned in previous posts, I am completely enamored by the lifestyle and fashion of this Japanese subculture. The lightness and free-spiritedness they embody really speak to me, and the juxtaposition of the softness of the colors and floral motifs to the ruggedness of layering and tattered fabrics in their fashions tickle my fancy. I also find it interesting and relatable that mori girls are commonly pictured as geeks and artists, often with a book or camera in hand.

What draws me to this subculture the most is how they embrace nature. In a time where everything is gray, full of steel, concrete and all things synthetic, it is very refreshing to see people turning back to Mother Earth.

1. Sunshine on my Mind 2. untitled 3. Silent Rose
4. Deer! 5. garden... 6. The Location of Norwegian Wood #6
7. Mori girl, u are not alone! 8. untitled 9. untitled

I try to incorporate mori girl motifs in my own wardrobe, but alas, I live in a tropical country. It's really hard to layer clothes and wear scarves, stockings and boots at the same time without getting sweaty! I guess I'll just have to settle with having Blair wear those kinds of clothes for me.


  1. Arvie1:25 PM

    Ohhhh...Mori fashion!  --Arvie

  2. Lovely! I especially liked #4. Thank you for sharing!

    And oh, #9 is actually a friend of mine from Malaysia. Her blog is here: :)

  3. catchingfirefliesblog11:57 AM

    LOL sweet sister (:P) thanks. xD

  4. catchingfirefliesblog11:57 AM

    It's totally not me right? =)) love ya Arvie.

  5. catchingfirefliesblog11:58 AM

    Thanks Chai. :) Oooh thanks for sharing the source! I've edited the post now. ^_^

  6. Guest8:58 PM

    I've also been trying to incorporate mori into my dolls' wardrobes. I think Blaire is doing it very prettily indeed, but her heavy wing-tipped eyeliner doesn't seem to suit the natural style of morigirl.

  7. Haha I'm aware of that. The eyeliner is my way of giving her more spunk. ^_^


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