Fashion is a complete combination of the way a person dresses, talks, moves their body or does anything for that matter. Just like a piece of art, it evokes other people’s thoughts, opinions, emotions, interests, values, etc. Everything on the outside is a simple reflection of who and what a person is on the inside, like Momoko, who is the main focus of the movie in Kamikaze Girls. Momoko is just like any other ordinary girl; trying to find herself through fashion. The movie begins with a flash-forward of Momoko getting hit by a car while driving her moped. Flying through the air, she reflects on her past and introduces her background and earlier life. As the movie flashes back, she takes us to the Rococo era in France which is the time and place of where Momoko wishes she had lived. Soon after, the movie is back into the recent times where Momoko lives in the country, dresses in the girly Lolita style clothes and obsesses over her favorite store Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, in Tokyo. The reason Momoko would love to live in the Rococo era is because the style and fashion back then fit her best, whereas the style she is surrounded by at home disgusts her because, to her, everyone is unfashionable and buy all their clothes from the local superstore. While trying to raise money to support her expensive taste in style, she comes across Ichigo, a “Yanki” biker gang member who basically expresses herself through spitting and violence. Momoko is disgusted at first, naturally, but the two girls eventually become friends. Through their discoveries about themselves as they traveled Tokyo for new fashions, they become wealthy. Similar to Momoko, I have also discovered myself through fashion. Most of my fashion changes where when I was in middle school. I think the reason my style changed so much during that time was because that was when not only my body was going through changes, but I was constantly switching the groups of friends I was hanging...
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