This January 18th - 19th I attended the North American Gyaru Summit hosted by the Black Out gyarusa in Chicago. Gyaru summits are held all over the world but I’ve never been to one so when I heard there was to be a summit right here in Chicago I had to go! Even though my jfashion focus is on decora and fairy kei I’ve had a long time goal of getting into gyaru fashion. There’s a lot of culture intertwined with this style that I felt I could get immersed in during this event. I had so much fun and I took from it a few a ideas of how we could create more community in other jfashion events.