ok, who else loved playing games on their DS back in the day? i used 2 own a black one & it was my favourite thing in the whole world;
( until my little brother broke it (੭ ˃̣̣̥ ω˂̣̣̥)੭ु⁾⁾ )
so in the months leading up to xmas 2009 i was sat with grandparents looking thru the argos catalogue (my uk peeps kno whatsup ^^) 4 smth they could get me that xmas. ofc i went straight 2 the video games section 2 look @ the selection of new DS games the store carried & this is when i laid my eyes on a game called Style Boutique !!
i had no idea what the game was about yet but my little gay self saw the red stiletto heel on the cover & knew i had to have it. o(*>ω<*)o
basically: in this game u work as a sales assistant a boutique & eventually get the chance 2 open & manage ur own boutique, take part in fashion competitions & be in fashion magazines !!
the game originated in Japan w/ the name Girls Mode & was also released in the USA as Style Savvy & in Korea as Girls Style !
bc the game was made in Japan the character design is sooo cute & anime style && the different in-game brands are all in different styles like bold, chic, rock, gothic, babydoll, lively etc.
i love the style in this game bc its all different styles found within the Japanese fashion sub culture of GYARU^^ ( which btw was an influence on myspace scene fashions ).
my fav in-game brand is called AZ*USA & it mainly caters 2 the kuro-gyaru style of gyaru which features big bleached hair, tanned skin, heavy makeup, lots of bling, fur & animal prints!!
plus: the game was made in 2008 so the fashions are from that era & sososo cute!!!
there are 3 sequels to this game available for the 3DS, & ofc i luv those but nothing beats the OG DS game 4 me…
i don’t have a DS anymore & i am trying 2 find 1 online since Nintendo doesn’t make them anymore </3 but i want one in pink or black !! i want to decorate it with big gems and bling.
at the moment i play Style Boutique on a ds emulator on my computer & its just as fun (ﾉ^ヮ^)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
u guys srsly need 2 try this game if ur into fashion & styling & the gyaru culture. i promise u will luv it 2
xoxo, ethan <3