I've been looking at a lot of mori girl magazines for inspiration for the coming Spring-Summer seasons. This particular issue of 森ガール ノート came out a couple of years ago, but I still very much like it. Can't believe I'm doing a post on it just now.
Cover girl is Kanjiya Shihori. I remember her as Shiomi from Hôtai Club. So, so pretty! I envy her perfect V-line face ; w ;
First part of the magazine is a feature on boyish mori looks. I think this is really nice especially since I know a lot of people who want to try mori but aren't comfortable with wearing dresses or skirts. Even though the look is boyish, it's still very feminine. (Am I making any sense?)
Coords featuring pieces from some well-known mori clothing brands. My favorites are the ones from Carolina Glaser (modeled by the designer MEG herself), cuccia, ikkuna/suzuki takayuki, and Made in COLKINIKHA.
Also: Chelsea Maika is f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s.
I can't read Kanji, so all I could read from this part was "Volume". So I'm guessing that this section is all about layering? Anyway, it shows the different ways that you can add layers to your outfit, so I guess that would be it?
The layering here is pretty subtle, too.
One of my favorite parts of the magazine. Mori girl meets outdoor! (The Japanese and their Engrish, haha.) The coords here are very casual and laid-back, unlike what a lot of people perceive mori girl to be. I admit, I personally like the fluttery, jellyfish-princess type of mori girl clothing but I do believe that the real essence of mori girl isn't just about these clothes. There's much more to that. It's being able to do a lot of things. Enjoying life. And I do think going out on camping trips are something that mori girls would very much like. These clothes are perfect for that.
Other features in this magazine include different styles of mori (fairy, nuance, outdoor), mori girl master item list (pieces that every mori girl must have), hair tutorials, street snaps (of course), how to wear socks + shoes, and some food recipes and music, movie and book reviews.
For those interested in getting a copy, you can only get this from Japanese sites like Rakuten, so you might have to look for shopping services to get this magazine. For issues of other Japanese magazines though, I suggest giving YesAsia a try. :)