I found this description of a style unofficially named black forest mori girl floating around online and thought I would share it with you. I know that several of my readers are into the Japanese fashion mori girl, also known as forest girl, wherein the basic style concept is 'a girl who looks as though she lives in a forest'. Needless to say the look is natural, vintage-esque, romantic and somewhat ethereal, which probably explains its appeal to many Goths.
A long time ago, a reader commented somewhere on this blog that their personal style was something they had nicknamed 'mori Goth', which if I remember rightly consisted of the romantic, predominantly cream and white layers of mori girl-style clothing (preferably in natural fabrics, so I am told) with Gothy touches such as chunky cross necklaces, boots and black lace gloves! I think this sounds gorgeous!
It was also the first thing I thought of when I stumbled across black forest mori girl, triggering this entire post.
In her blog post about black forest mori, ShadyOaks wrote, "If a mori girl is a sheep, the black forest girl is the wolf. She and the romantic goth have many interests in common, the metaphysical and the macabre are as fascinating and beautiful a facet of nature as life and light. Rather than letting the “memento mori” idea get them down in the dumps, they allow it to let them appreciate living while respecting death. Humor about both is essential to them and the classic gothic motifs like bats, spiders, spiderwebs and crosses are cute and charming to them.
The black forest girl wears lots of black, dark blue, blood red and gray."