Princess Girls

The latest weird Japanese fad: hime gyaru, or princess girls. They're grown women (in their 20s and 30s) who spend lots of money trying to look like fairytale princesses. They speak in soft chirpy voices, apply mascara on top of fake eyelashes, strive for "supervolume hair," and decorate their bedrooms with rococo furniture. One 36-year-old princess-girl housewife estimates she spends between $2000 to $3000 a month on dresses, which doesn't leave a lot of money for groceries. Luckily her parents help support her princess habit by sending food to her and her husband. Link: Wall Street Journal.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 22, 2008
     Category: Fads | Fashion | Asia

It says "High Maintenance".
Posted by John in O-high-O on 11/22/08 at 03:40 PM
I watched the video and thought about the reporter: emote, girl, emote! It almost took all the fun out of watching a video about women with more money than brains throwing it away to look like a kid's doll.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/23/08 at 01:58 PM
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