DO I LIKE GYARU SO MUCH?السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
I honestly don't know why =A=; I'm just fascinated for some reason. I think some of the models are sooo~ pretty and I guess it just goes along with myself liking Japanese things since I was 13. The artistic quality and cuteness in Japanese things really helped me discover a feminine identity (Hello Kitty). I adore the Gal fashion too. I know it's 'Western' inspired but the way Gals put things together just looks so fantastic. I know the reality of it but I'm still entranced. Grrr~~~ It's frustrating! I don't see any harm in liking it, really. The only thing is that Gal, being a 'real Gal' goes against almost everything I believe in social wise (wearing a lot of make-up, confidence issues, partying, wasting money, materialism, gossip, jealousy). I guess it's the same everywhere else in society, not just in Gal sub-culture. I just wonder if it's possible to be involved without really being involved (negatively). Or would Gal pressure me, like it pressures so many other girls, to be involved with the negative aspects of the culture. Does it depend on the individual?
Do you think a Muslim who wants to be modest can find a balance and be able to incorporate some Gal into herself without it being haram? Also, do you ladies have anything you like and just don't really know why?