är du också en skogsflicka?

Min förmåga att bli distraherad är enorm, ungefär som en skata - varje gång den ser något blänka till, så glömmer den bort allt annat. Det är förmodligen därför som jag hoppar mellan olika intressen, det som blänker mest fångar mitt intresse för stunden. I morse hittade jag en (i mina ögon) intressant blogg, som länkades från pinterest. Anslagstavlan jag pinnade ifrån heter Mori - Girls of the forest, och det säger på en gång, att det här kommer att handla om mori girls. en stil som härstammar från Japan. Jag har skrivit om den förut, men har nog inte nämnt den sedan dess. Det finns ingen möjlighet att ni har missat min förtjusning i vintage och retro, men min livsstil kan också kallas mori girl, och min klädstil är en färggladare variant av deras naturnyanserade kläder. Den typiska Gudrun Sjödén-tanten är egentligen en mori girl som har blivit lite äldre, med lager på lager, blommönster, etnisk inspiration... Gudrun Sjödéns skor tex bara skriker mori girl. Mori girls som företeelse och som stil är väldigt okänt i Sverige fortfarande, men jag misstänker att det är bra många fler än mig som känner igen sig i beskrivningen. Och det är just det jag hittade fram till på Pinterest, ett blogginlägg med en lista på vad som kännetecknar en mori girl. Jag tänker dela med mig av den listan (eller snarare listan som listan inspirerades av), och markera sånt jag känner igen mig i (den är på engelska, men det vet jag inte är någor problem för er ^_^). Lyssna på lite musik, och checka av du med, kanske du också är en mori girl innerst inne?
Hedgefairy Tales mori kei-lista, alltså:
  1. loves to be outside
  2. natural, dusty colours with lower saturation for basics, like ash hues, beiges, browns or greens
  3. accents in colours like rowan berry red, sea green, cornflower blue and goldenrod yellow
  4. round-toe shoes
  5. shoes have to be somewhat sensible, as in that one should be able to walk a while, run or climb in them
  6. doesn’t care too much about their clothes and if they get stained or ripped. Things like these happen and cloth can be mended and washed.
  7. which doesn’t mean they are unwashed or messy in a bad style
  8. natural hair, colour and form don’t matter as long as the person feels and looks natural with it (there are people considering pink their natural hair colour, after all, and surely sausage curls can look natural on some people)
  9. relentlessly mixes gold and silver jewelery and simply pulls it off
  10. metal jewelery often has an antique finish or patina
  11. always carries a notebook and a pen for sketches and ideas
  12. prefers bags that hold at least said notebook and pen, a small bottle of water, a snack and some trinkets that might prove useful during their adventures plus some extra space for finds and souvenirs.
  13. prefers bags with straps long enough to fit over at least one shoulder comfortably, or rucksacks
  14. wears only organic/natural fibers and real leather and wool (if any) as far as possible
  15. is inspired by historical fashion and children’s books as well as more dystopic/post-apocalyptic visions of the future
  16. loves mismatched everyday items such as furniture, dishes and socks
  17. enamel dishes and enamel in general are a favourite
  18. layers!
  19. enjoys making their own clothes, accessories and/or everyday items
  20. has or wishes for an animal companion
  21. floral, herbal or arboreal crowns, with or without antlers
  22. loves old scientific illustrations, such as botany or zoology ones
  23. has a kitchen garden to work in or at least grows edible things on their windowsill
  24. loves mountains and the sea, probably has a favourite (but rugged, rocky coastlines are the best of both worlds)
  25. prefers swimming in ponds, rivers and the sea to chlorine-infused swimming pools
  26. cares about where their food comes from, especially with animal produce
  27. recycles and reuses as much as possible
  28. isn’t artificial, but true to their own self
  29. prefers trains, bikes and their feet to cars, planes and busses
  30. has a weak spot for old-fashioned things
  31. thrifting or handing-down is preferred to new items, and more fun, too
  32. loves worn-out, shiny leather items
  33. has a few favourite cultures to draw inspiration from
  34. might be interested in spirituality and esotericism, featuring symbols and crystals in their style
  35. brooches and badges are great temporary add-ons to an outfit
  36. make-up isn’t necessary, but a signature look can be nice
  37. keeps their dry food in jars rather than plastic wrappings
  38. practises some sort of art, like playing an instrument, pottery, or painting
  39. thinks that Dickon from The Secret Garden is an archetypical Mori person
  40. witches, fairies, elves, gnomes and other fores dwellers are style inspirations
  41. loves camping with a bit of comfort
  42. would love to keep bees
  43. loves small imperfections in the material they wear
  44. loves fairy tales, legends and folklore in general or of a certain culture
  45. would love the smell of old books, earth after rain or bonfires as perfume
  46. loves wooden items, polished with beeswax/oil or rough
  47. patchwork is wonderful
  48. knows how to love and strives to make the best of every weather
  49. rain, wind or snow are no reasons not to go outside
  50. but curling up inside on an armchair or comfy rug is great, too
  51. loves to have adventures, on their own or with friends
  52. probably has a blog, tumblr or instagram to document their everyday adventures
  53. likes compasses and pocket watches
  54. clothes with pockets are preferred
  55. unashamedly uses filters on their photographs it they think it looks nice and fits the purpose
  56. fingerless gloves or overly long sleeves to hide their hands in
  57. can be quiet and still of a while, for example when watching animals without startling them
  58. thick knits like big socks and overly long scarves, maybe with intricate patterns
  59. thinks that old skeleton keys, pretty pebbles, beach glass and claws or small animal skulls or bones make great jewelery
  60. mostly wears solids, stripes and check patterns, but animal motives and florals are great, too

Det är nästan så att jag skulle ha markerat det jag inte känner igen mig i... Dom fetstilta punkterna är alltså dom jag har markerat. Jag försökte göra det tjusigt och flådigt i färg, men html ville inte samarbeta. Alltså blev det bara gamla vanliga feta bokstäver istället.
ETA: Jag hittade en till lista när jag fortsatte att läsa, och att klicka länkar. Det här är tydligen den "ursprungliga" listan, som beskriver en mori girl's kännetecken. Jag har ju väldigt svårt för måsten och borden, men jag gillar listor, så ja - markerar helt enkelt det jag känner igen mig i här också.
   * Loves loose fitting, one-piece dresses.
   * Wears one piece dresses and skirts as everyday dresses.
   * Prefers somewhat quirky clothing over simple ones (but doesn’t really like out
and out flashy ones)
   * Similar to Natural-kei fashion but with a little quirk.
   * Loves to be particular about materials.
   * Loves to wear ethnic clothes.
   * Dresses in A line clothes.
   * Loves one-piece dresses similar to what little girls would wear.
   * Loves smock-like one piece dresses and blouses.
  * Doesn’t like super sweet fashion.
   * Loves deep earthy colors like Bordeaux (burgundy), dark green, dark blue, and       brown.
   * Looks good in warm colors.
   * Is more comfortable with short nails, rather than long.
* Loves soft, cushy knits or fur caps.
   * Loves ear muffs.
   * Loves ponchos and boleros.
   * Likes to use leather bags.
* Uses pochettes at every chance.
   * Prefers gold accessories to silver ones.
   * Finds old/vintage items charming.
   * Loves pocket watches.
   * Loves necklaces with large motifs, like loupes.
* Loves animal motifs.
   * Loves candy and sweets motifs.
   * Loves checks and polka-dots.
* Loves retro flower prints.
   * Loves lace.
   * Loves tights and leggings.
   * Wears flat soled shoes as default foot-wear
* Loves round-toed shoes.
   * If wearing sneakers, they must be slip-ons that are loose fitting and cute.
   * Prefers cloth buttons to ordinary buttons
   * Loves to wrap scarves and stoles all the way around the neck.
   * Their default winter wear is turtlenecks.
   * Loves to wear layers.
   * Likes clothes with puffed sleeves.
   * Loves fairy tales.
   * Has a light complexion.
* Soft curled hair.
   * Bob cut with short bangs.
   * Short bangs, long hair with curls.
   * Girlie-girlie.
   * Loves Felissimo.
   * Especially loves Syrup and Snow Fellisimo
   * Loves the vibe of Q-pot candy-shaped accessories.
   * Loves to hang loose/chill at cafes.
   * Loves to take a walk with a camera in a hand.
   * When walking, before they know they start going from one small shop to the next, shopping.
   * A collector;  has a habit of collecting things they love.
   * Feel happy when the find cute books at bookstores.
   * They get exited when they shop at furniture stores.
   * Loves hand-made stuff.
   * Loves winter and autumn as far as the seasons go.
   * Wants to travel to northern Europe someday.
* Likes to put round make-up on cheeks.
   * If you are going to use any perfumes, it should be faint flower scents.
   * A girl with soft air about her (or longs to be one)
   * A girl with pure and clear air (or longs to be one.)
   * You were told you permeate a laid-back aura at all time.
   * You consider Hagu from “Honey and Clover” a Mori Girl.
   * Shizuru Satonaka from “Tada, kimi wo aishiteru (I simply love you)” is also       Mori Girl
   * A friend told you that you look like you belong in a forest
Jag har gått och funderat lite på om det inte är dags för en tjusiga tisdag, jag är sugen på att plocka ihop en höstig outfit. Jag tror det blir en sån på tisdag, med mori girl-tema, mori girl och höst passar ihop som handen i handsken - koftor och halsdukar och vantar och lager på lager... Jag får kika runt och se vad jag hittar, etsy brukar ju kunna bidra med mycket fint. Jag törs nog lova att det blir ett par Gudrun Sjödén- skor i alla fall...