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20 June 2009 @ 06:19 pm
001 - Koi no ABO CD  
Inaugural first post here on je_stylista  at last! <3 And for our first post, it's the CD jacket of NEWS's "Koi no ABO"!

Warnings: may include sparkles, vinyl, fur and/or sequins, as well as fangirling and unprofessional views on fashion. Rose tends to be too technical, Lizzie is a spaz. Proceed with caution.


Rose: All black, formal, which is usually a nice choice. The stylists did good on this one, pairing the black suit and shirt with a hint of shine in the red scarf and added a white formal shoe, which draws less attention to the sparkles on the scarf. But Yamapi, your hair. I don't think orange-red suits you, nor does the perm. Really.
Lizzie:  Well, for one thing I ah-doorre this outfit on him : D. It's totally all fancy besides the shoes, which I don't think should be white because it's too distracting to me, but maybe that's because I'm weird like that at look too much at people's shoes.....Anywho, you can't deny he stays true to NewS because look at that fabulous SPARKLY scarf! I must agree with Rose, the hair makes me cringe.

Rose: To kick things off, I want to say that THIS SHIRT SUCKS. The blue splots clash a little with the jacket and the way the shirt stretches makes unnecessary lines that make Yamapi's chest look large and feminine. The neckline paired with the necklace and sunglasses is a good choice, as it draws more attention to his neck. The jacket's a good cut for his shoulders too, and the belt pulls the entire outfit together.
Lizzie:  Let's start from the top then make our way down. Hair: GAAHHHH! Jacket: thumbs up, Pi. Necklace plus sunglasses: I myself are not a fan of that particular necklace but at least he has one and it matches. I love those sunglasses! Shirt: Wanted to make a joke about a smurf throwing up on him, but realized that smurfs stand a very good chance of having normal colored throw up. Anyway, I can't help but think, the splotch on his tummy looks like either a fish or a dove. And it looks like the fish/dove is fighting the splotch next to him. Or maybe they are kissing? Um, all in all I dislike the dove/fish shirt as it may have violence/romance on it. Bracelets and belt: Yamapi, you know how to accessorize. Er, your stylist does. Pants: blue jeans never fail.


The white shirt and black suit always make a nice contrast in the picture. The grey tie and handkerchief in the breast pocket softens the blow on the eyes. Ryo also poses well. <3
Lizzie:  Ryo!  Why so grumpy? I guess that is just the way he is. He looks good grumpy, oddly enough.  We'll figure that out later. Ryo, over-all you look fabulous. 'Nuff said. By the way, I really love that couch he is sitting on.

Well, the pose doesn't do the boy justice. I think that the cardigan should have been a little looser and longer in order to create a bit more length to his torse since the shirt's cut oddly and the jeans ride low. I'm loving the look of the jeans though. Looking at this now, I'm glad he cut his hair for Orthos no Inu. *relief*
Lizzie: The boy looks happy now! This makes Lizzie happy. I dislike the sweater. It's too.....for once I'm out of references. It's just too bleh. I love jeans but where the shirt ends is really really odd and paired with those jeans, it's emphasized even more. Ryo, if you wanted people to look at your stomach, go topless, jeeze. Good point of the photo? His necklace. Hands down the hair is great. Well, not really but it's a relief from Yamapi's.


KOYAMA, BUTTON ONE MORE BUTTON ON YOUR SHIRT. Koyama already has a really long, lean type of body, so the way the shirt is open is kind of unflattering, especially with the cord around his neck. It's a nicely cut suit though.
Lizzie: Ooh, me likey. First thought when seeing this: RINGS! Yes, I hav an obsession with guys wearing rings. I like his shoes, they're very shiny. The necklace looks odd though, and makes me question if someone is behind him, trying to strangle him. I have a very wild imagination, okay? Other than that I really do love this. Hair gets five stars!

Well, um, the plaid shirt around the waist is kind of unnecessary, but I'm not going to complain too much about it. I think Koyama needs more closed V-necks and deeper scoop-necks. Also, the white cord should probably have been a more muted grey, as it draws too much attention to his skin.
Lizzie: Um. His hair! I like his hair. And the gold chain necklace. The top is do-able, I think. The pants are cute. The white cord is just kind of weird. I have a strict the-only-situation-when-you-can-wear-a-shirt-around-your-waist-is-when-you-go-camping policy. Put all those things together and what do you get? Lizzie slightly twitching when she sees this.


Shige's outfit is probably my favorite. It's simple and enough buttons are closed to elongate his neck without going too far. There's nothing unnecessary here to distract attention from him. Also, I like his hair like this. (someone's been looking at the SEMINAR pamphlet too much...)
Lizzie: *Drools* Shige...I love you! His facial expression is kind of weird, but it's SHIGE so that's only to be expected. I'll agree with Rose that this is also my favorite outfit, but that's probably more because of the man in the clothes than because of the clothes themselves. The outfit is very very good though! I miss the faux-hawk dreadfully, but that probably would have ruined the feel of the outfit. His hair looks good, even if it isn't a faux anything... What's hanging over his left shoulder?

Well, first off THE PANTS. If his hands weren't shoved into the pockets, it'd probably look a little more flattering on him, but right now they just kind of... get narrow at a bad place. His shirt though, is a good color and cut on him, and the bolo tie-thing is cute. :D
Lizzie: What's with the cord? Did he steal that from Koyama? Oh well, it works a tad better in this outfit than it did in Koyama's, although it saddens me that my love is a thief. So as I am scrolling down to this picture while adding my comments, I see his hair and I think "oh! Fabulous!" and then I see the top half of his shirt and I think "oh, this is going to be a good outfit!" and then his sleeves make me smile and then...I see where the pants and shirt meet. And I lean away from the computer screen. I'm sorry, it's just odd in that area.


Okay, Tegoshi, that red, frilly scarf thing plus the tie is not a good idea. Too much. I think, minus the tie, it'd be fine. But the white shoes are just kind of like "BAM HAY GUYZ". I think they need some sort of a black detail to them. >.> Not a big fan of Tegoshi's perm, either.
Lizzie: Ok, usually when I see Tegoshi with a perm, I gag, but in this picture the lighting is perfect so even I don't really notice it. So, the hair looks really good in the one. Of course, I saw the ring and flipped out because, yay, rings! The scarf is odd and confuses me. They should have gone for a solid color on that thing, maybe. The shoes blind me. His necklace makes me curious.

The sweater's not as bad once you look at it more closely. Really. But it could always be a little longer. I think the jeans need a little more wear to them though, to pull everything together. His stylists should have given him a better belt buckle. I like his ring. A lot.
Lizzie: I loath when men tuck their shirts in (unless they're cowboys : D) so this is not my favorite picture. Also, his perm is more obvious in this one so I don't really like his hair. Now I know what the necklave looks like, because I'm pretty sure that's the same one from the other picture! I love it when my questions get answered. I am also morally opposed to men in pink, so makes me flinch. The shirt! The shirt is good! Also the belt is cool, but looks like he has it one notch too tight.


Massu needs a little bit of decor on his suit. It's too black. A dull red tie or handkerchief would do the job, as would some white/grey detailing on his shoes. I don't like his hair like this, either. -.-;
Lizzie: Haha, Massu has like a mushroom head thing going on in this. I like this outfit, because the all black thing is a great contrast to the background. Ew, I'm getting technical. I like the picture. There, that's all I'm saying. Also, SHIGE IS IN THE RIGHT CORNER! : D

I love this outfit so much. Black, white and grey just kind of always make my day. The scarf is arranged nicely, and the sleeves cut off at a good place for his arms. My only thing is that the crotch on pants are always too low on Massu. (I want that T-shirt.)
Lizzie: Oh I love this! Like I seriously love it! If this outfit were on Shige, I would actually consider learning to cook. Pants are odd though...

Final comments:
R: Okay, so I got tired halfway through and started cutting down on words and comments. But this photoshoot is really nice. Aesthetically pleasing, I mean. <3
L: Well, I was tired when I started and still am, but I'm such a blabber mouth no matter how tired I am I must write a sizable amount. All in all, this photoshoot was pretty damn good. It makes me very very happy^^ I mean there was absolutely NO fur! That, my friends, is a cause for celebration.

credits: pictures found on news_jpop  and edited by Rose.
comments? questions? requests? leave us a message!   ♥

dogangel22dogangel22 on June 21st, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
wow that was really good. joinin!! i cant wait for ur future posts. also i def loved massu's casual outfit...weird pants length like wtf.... but still great overall
Desire Joycekore_dake on June 21st, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
AHAH!!! i loved this! :D
may i add you?

this was just hilarious.
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
adding would be loved <3
ketsumeboyketsumeboy on June 21st, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
loved your fashion critiques!!! johnny's are filled with so many 'what was he thinking?' fashion mishaps.
i also agree that yamapi and tegoshi need to seriously reconsider their hair styles. i see that permy look getting more and more popular in japan and i'm glad you guys are doing your part in stopping the insanity. :P
seneca_nyaseneca_nya on June 21st, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Very nice analysis. I agreed with everything you guys said...even though I know nothing of fashion aside from what looks good generally.

And I feel the same, I miss Shiges faux-hawk HORRIBLY! He better get it back one of these days!
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
lol Lizzie is jsut like you! this is her btw^^ i turly know nothing about real fashion like rose does which is why I mostly jsut spazz instead of getting all technical....long live the faux hawk in my head!
xxxjeh: cute*massuxxxjeh on June 21st, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
poor Shige... HIS PANTS LOL XD

agreed about Koyama's shirt! one more button, please.
kamishasama: champikamishasama on June 21st, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
LOL JE Fashion Police 8D

I like it xD ( god! you guys are gonna have some funny outfits to comment on xD)

I'll be following your posts ^_^
zuttonatsuzuttonatsu on June 21st, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
uwa~~ im excited to read your fashion reviews and critiques. and yeah, i think it's time to have an LJ that do this for JE's style.. im joining in!

cant wait for your next post!
c_shayne: smack thatc_shayne on June 21st, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
hageshii_amehageshii_ame on June 21st, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I agree, I nearly cried when Ryo cut his hair~
And he always looks good grumpy + tie

Yeah, Tegoshi's shoes are like- "what? Are those boots? why white?" The questions mount... and then his hair, straight in the front, permed in the back?

But I think Yamapi's hair is probably most displeasing DDD :

Shige's first outfit reminds me of a doctor outfit. Probably the green...

Massu NEEDED some contrast, at least a little. Something grey, white, or red.

Koyama... button up your shirt...

So yeah, this was REALLY good, it totally hit everything I would have talked about, I'm totally looking forward for more!
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| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
XD Never Ending Wonderful Story con is next. Rose is capping and is already cackling in joy.
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Lizzie is definetly alread yplotting for that^^
Otatanmayonaka_otaku on June 21st, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
This is excellent!
I'm definitely following now.
lucky_starluckystar_chan on June 21st, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Ah.. You have a reaaly good idea!!...

I think like you in almost all.. and definitely Shige is the best dressed in the first picture.. well suits are perfect on him *Hokaben->nosebleeding* ... but yeah.. his pants in the second one are like WTH...

I really hate Pi hairstyle.. I had the hope that with the new dorama he change it.. but the new hairstyle is awful too... Black and straight suit s so much better on him
Mailihuen on June 21st, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
It was really good ^^
I will add you for next entries :)
Micchan: Teshi Chumicchan on June 21st, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
OMG, please do some more ROFL.

I'll join XD
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh, we're doing a lot more. XD
Micchan: Pi Peacemicchan on June 21st, 2009 09:05 am (UTC)
Looking forward to it ^___^
Fuyumi Kôtani (冬美 凍谷)marilena_r on June 21st, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
I have so little fashion sense! But I do like to make nice color combinations and find what is elegant.
Are you girls professional stylists? The guys need you!
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
We only wish we could help them out. ^-^
sha_24sha_24 on June 21st, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
wow! loved your fashion critics!! you even pointed out the details!! =)
namihiro: news lovelovenamihiro on June 21st, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
at last,there's fashion police for je fashion!
llllllooooooovvvvvvvveeeee your critics!!

jackie_animejackie_anime on June 21st, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
LOL I absolutely agree with Lizzie about Shige's second outfit. It's like *scrolls down* ooooo hot *scrolls down* *drools* *scrolls down* niceeeeeeee *scrolls down* ermmmmmmmmmm.............

But for the casual outfits, I have to say Massu's was the best. He looked real nice ^^

BTW I think you guys did a great job. You guys managed to actually make constructive comments while remaining fun. Yayzzz for fun!!

And Imma gonna add you guys. 8DD
lonelyxlovers on June 21st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
-brb, adding-

YOU GUYS ARE MY HEROES. seriously, i wish JE's stylists could see this.
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
if we're going to be heroes, we need a theme song. :D
lonelyxlovers on June 21st, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
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<a href"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL-ygwzAm3c">HERE YOU GO!</a>
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 21st, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
*dies laughing* ah, I loved that show when I was little...

(...Rose is probably going to end up writing lyrics to an actual original theme song. sparkles and snark about fur will abound. :D)
lonelyxlovers on June 21st, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
ahh, i screwed up the html. eh, whatever.

an original theme song would be amazing.
kimmyxfleurkimmyxfleur on June 23rd, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
i absolutely love this idea!
i adore critiquing the outfits of johnny's also, so its so fun reading through your critiques.

looking forward to your future posts!
nikiichanfaizah_renji on June 24th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
i personally like shige's shirt. the way he complements a dark short sleeve button-up shirt with light elbow length under-shirt. really casual and looks good on him

oh, and love ur reviews on the boys outfit. looking forward ur next post!
| leopard print is a crime against humanity |je_stylista on June 24th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
we both love Shige's shirt. we just hated the pants. ^^;

thanks~ <3
omahilomahil on June 27th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I seriously loved this! And I agree, at least they didn't wear fur on this one! :D

may I add you?