nautili asked: Hi, I was wondering if you knew of any places to find mori-looking winter/snow boots, more practical+sturdy than the average leather ankle booties I see getting associated with mori. I know cute snow boots are almost impossible to come by, but I figure mori girls must do *something* when it snows hard, right? c:
Hi! I’m from California so I’m not all too familiar with snowy weather and its footwear requirements but I hope you’ll like some of these finds or use them as inspiration.
Top row: 1, 2
Middle Row: 1, 2, 3
Sierra Trading Post has a ton (11 pages!!) of winter and snow boots for women, so definitely take a look.
Hope this helped! -Leslie
I was wondering where I could buy shoes similar to these media, tumblr,com/tumblr_lvv6mbdb8g1r4nxsgo1_500,jpg ? googling lace oxfords doesn't seem to work very well for me...
Here’s the picture of the shoes for followers’ viewing convenience.
These were the closest I could find.
Some other similar picks I found were: 1, 2
Hope this helped, and good luck on your search! -Leslie
Anonymous asked: Hi! i’ve been a fan of your blog for a long time and especially love the clothing posts showing mori pieces from Modcloth, River Island, etc. The problem is I love colors and patterns too haha and I always see an emphasize on whites/neutral colors. Do you have any suggestions on colorful mori clothing pieces?
Hi! I’m glad you like the photosets, they’re fun to put together.
Mori girl is traditionally comprised of neutral earthy tones, but I think it would be interesting to see a very vibrant take on it. I think of brands like Free People, Anthropologie, and Dear Li on Taobao for colorful pieces. Patchwork skirts are abundant from all mori brands and can add little splashes of color, too.
Here are some very vivid pieces that I found from Anthropologie and Free People: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Hope this helped! -Leslie
I know the ideas of mori girl & spring formal/prom may kinda clash, but I was wondering if there's any way to incorporate mori into prom?
Hi ^^ I am from Australia, so I’m not 100% on what is acceptable for prom but here are some ideas:
I think if you are going to try a formal mori-girl style, you should definitely stick to a long skirt. I think something like one of these could work well paired with a cute flower crown and matching shoes ^^ if you go for a white dress, make sure your accessories are colourful (eg. pink or dark brown) so that it doesn’t look too bride-ish.
Or then you could go for a much more traditional mori-girl style like these:
or something more gyaru-ish:
or something more lolita-ish
hope you find what you’re looking for xoxo
It's there any possible way to mix mori and steampunk? Somehow this styles seem like opposites, but yet a very uncommon and interesting blend
I have never seen this done personally and I don’t know a lot about steampunk… ^^;;;
I imagine if you wanted to do it, you could focus on using leather in your outfit since it’s a material that’s OK in both styles. Also maybe making a cute flower crown that included some flowers made from brass or something? I guess if someone said to me - imagine mori-steampunk, I would think of a clockwork forest haha. Though the ideas behind each of the styles seem somewhat in contrast, I think the aesthetics could work together if you were careful ^^;;;
I imagine something like this would go well in such an outfit:
Do you have any suggestions for more elegant mori clothing? Not necessarily formal wear, but something just a little dressed up that can still be worn casually. I know it is a strange question.... I love your blog!
Hmm Pink House has some things like that for example:
You can also find some longer dresses that are suitable for mori-kei on places like modcloth:
or Ruis Collection on taobao has some great mori-gyaru style colthing that is quite elegant.
Also coconuts on taobao does nice mori-gyaru stuff too
I hope this is what you were looking for ^^;; xo
Two questions, one suggestion: 1) I apologize in advance if this was already asked. Are there any examples of what to wear with long skirts? 2) What is your opinion on Wonder Rocket? 3) I think tagging posts with 'dresses'/'short skirts'/'sweaters'/etc would be helpful
#3 first - I have actually been meaning to go through the blog and do some mass-tagging of posts so everything is more organized, I just have to find the time ^^;;;
#2 - I love wonder rocket! I think they are great and the quality is reasonable :)
#1 - You can wear almost anything with a long skirt. Here are some examples:
Hello! I'm a BJD collector and I want to create a character who dress with mori style. I read that "mori gyaru" existed, and I want to know if you can share a few photos to know how it looks and if you can tell me in what consists this style >_< Thank you!
I'm trying to start a mori wardrobe, what do you think would be a good starting point? (I.E, x shirts, x skirts/bottoms, x outerwear...) Sorry if this is a stupid question!
I would say decide on the colour palette you want first (say you want all creams and beige or you like green a lot etc.) Once you’ve chosen your focus colour, I would work on getting the basic components of a couple of outfits and choose things that can be layered, mixed and matched and used in multiple ways.
Ideally, I think you should aim to start with:
3 x dresses, 2 x skirts, 3 x blouses, 2 x t-shirts or tops, at least 2 x outwear + a coat if where you live is cold, 2 x shoes and 1 x bag. You should also try to get a lot of different socks and leg-wear plus an assortment of accessories :) Also, if you want to go for a more boy-ish look, you can swap out the skirts and dresses for more tops, a pair of shorts and some pants.
Are short skirts or dresses ok in mori girls? Except for mori gyaru, it seems that mori girls only wear long skirts or mid-length dresses!
Traditionally, mori-girl skirts are knee-length or longer. Because the aesthetic relies heavily on layering and creating a loose silhouette it’s hard to achieve without a longer skirt. Mori-girl is also a very modest style, so showing a lot of skin or leg doesn’t really fit in with it. That said, it can be done if you do it carefully.
Here’s some examples of a mori-kei look with a short skirt (you will not find photos of mori girls in short skirts without some kind of stockings or pants underneath though).
Oops! ><;; Sorry for not being specific! (Same anon as previously, by the way!) I was thinking something unnatural! Is my best bet going for a pastel hair colour?
I think yes, something pastel or subdue. There are lots of great examples on Shima Hair
My answer: cyanknights
For unnatural hair colors, I think that the ones that work better with mori are the ones found in nature: deep, forest green (from grass and leaves), and light shades of pink and lilac, from petals. Or something deep red and coppery, if you like colors that are more related to autumn.
Hey! I'm in love with mori girl fashion and looking to get a new mori-inspired haircut for the spring! I'm aiming for something mid-length that's easy to keep up with. Friends suggested a long bob, but do you have any suggestions?
Please have a look in our hair tag.
And here are some ideas for you:
I want to dye my hair, but I'm scared dyed hair isn't all that 'mori'. Any suggestions on a hair colour that won't take away from my mori girl vibes?
Any natural colours will work well with mori girl (brunette, blond, red, black) . If you’re thinking of an unnatural colour, it may be possible to work it into the style, but to give better advice I’d need to know which colour ^^;;;
Also, I wouldn’t say that dying your hair is un-mori, a lot of mori models have dyed hair and perms.
My answer: petrichormaiden
Where can I find mori-girl style lace up ankle boots?
Truthfully, the answer is…anywhere, really!
Lace up boots are very popular right now. You can find them at any mainstream store. Urban Outfitters has a nice selection, while UrbanOG carries similar styles for a portion of the price. If you’re looking for floral prints, Dr. Martens are the way to go. You can find a second-hand/vintage pair for a steal on Etsy and eBay with searches like ‘granny boots’ and ‘lace up boots’. To get a more mori flair, you can add search terms like ‘floral’ and ‘crochet’/’lace’.
Hope this helped! -Leslie
P.S. There’s quite a big backlog of questions. We’ve both been fairly busy irl lately but I’ll try to get around to answering more this week! Thanks for the support and patience.