|Posted on February 25, 2010 at 12:16 PM||comments (11)|
Once upon a time, three years ago in Japan two friends were hanging out dressing in a fairytale layered DIY style when one said to the other "You look like you belong in a forest." (My friend told me the same thing!) Thus, the Mori Girl movement in Japan was started...They say all ideas stem for a collective unconsciousness at the same time in many places across the universe. If that's true, I am so trippin right now! As many readers of this blog may recall, three years ago I went on a vision quest where I saw The Forest and started to eat, breathe, live and dress accordingly.
Mori translates to Forest in japanese, and many of these girls spend their time knitting, journaling, haunting secondhand book stores and walking through the woods. Here in America, I spend my time making hemp jewelry, writing in my witch's notebook, and haunting thrift stores! The Mori style is based on delicate laces, frills, layers, antique and DIY elements. Girls in the subculture often make a forest in cyberspace with blogs and online profiles dedicated to their relaxed lifestyles.
While my interpretation of Forest Fashion is all about artifice meeting the natural, bringing fantasy to reality, and sometimes surreal and bright; The Japanese counterpart is much more natural and true to the Forest. I for one, am soo inspired! How to dress with the magic of Mori? Add brown leather, vintage and lots of layers!