The title says it all. You all know how I love Japanese Vogue but its not the only Japanese magazine that I love so today i’m going to introduce you to 3 other Japanese magazines that I love – Kera, Blenda and Ageha.
Kera is less mainstream and more of an alternative type magazine which includes quite a lot of lolita fashion and visual kei. It also features hairstyles, makeup and streetstyle photos.
Blenda is a magazine more aimed at oneegyaru or older sister gal. Its well liked by women in their twenties as the fashion is a bit more sophisicated and grown up. It also features hair and makeup tips.
Lastly we have Ageha which as you can tell by the sparkly girly cover it has a younger audience than Blenda. Hime Gyarus (princess gal) love this magazine and it too has a lot of makeup and hair tutorials too. That’s a common theme in Japanese mags aimed at young women. The thing i love about their hair and makeup tutorials are that they are very clearly illustrated so even If you can’t read Japanese you’ll be able to follow them.
So there you have it 3 of my favorite Japanese mags. But there is one thing I despise about Japanese mags and its this :
Japanese magazines are obsessed with weight. As you can see from the before pictures the girls were already slim but now they look anorexic. Every Japanese mag i’ve read has a feature like this and its rather sickening. If you thought western magazines were size focused that’s nothing compared to Japanese magazines. For more info on Japanese womens obsession with skinnyness read here.