Archive for the ‘bqb’ Category


S Cawaii (the cuter, sassier version of rundown Cawaii) has jumped upon the BQB movement. Like you I was like…BBQ? Yum!

But there’s great info from TheStar last year about the BQB movement.

All over Japan, retailers are scrambling to keep up with a new look known as “bon-kyu-bon.” It means “big-small-big” and it signals a change in the way Japanese women look: they’re getting curvier.

In 2001, Kito founded Egoist, a trendy purveyor of slinky clothing designed to highlight the busty look, figuring that the curvier bodies would make women want to wear less-modest outfits. His fashion industry friends scoffed at the idea. Back then, micro-mini skirts were in style but women, for the most part, kept their chests covered. Yet Egoist, whose wares include see-through sweaters made to show off decorative bras or skinny tube tops, became a huge hit and a catalyst for other skimpy-clothing brands.

In the beginning of Fall 2008, many pronounced the beginning of a new era of BodyCon. BodyCon kept showing up in gal magazines as we see in a lot of figure hugging short dresses and the belt explosion. However, BodyCon (body conscious) clothing in the 1990s was about office workers shedding their image for racy spandex tight dresses to go clubbing. Not gyaru!

BQB is the new curvy. HURRAH! Does the mean the end of the painfully skinny girls? NOPE! Sadly Japan isn’t going to allow for hips or more boobs really, it’s just the APPEARANCE of big-skinny-big~

Say no to super skinny (she needs some BBQ), yes to tight, busty and sexy (BQB, yes!)!

Instead of waxing poetic about how this season’s looks are affected by this, let’s just look at S Cawaii…

Notice the belt love? The vests, corsets and onesies are also there. BQB is in so many trends. As you can tell, they’re working to accentuate or lie that they have busts, a nipped in waist and hips. Well guess what? So can you~! Belts, colorblock dresses, and shaping underwear all help. Or better yet get a onesie and flaunt what yah mama gave yah~!

How to be BQB?

Follow the trends, use shaping underwear to push your body further (Spanx and push-up bras!).

Most importantly if you’ve got some extra to hide, work out… shake yah pom pom like Rino Nakasone!

Or tick it like the amazing Junko.

Skills… serious skills.