I have missed writing my L’Arc~en~Ciel monthly post for 2 straight months, as their biggest fan I regret this unnecessary hiatus. I promise NOT to let that happen ever again.
I have been planning to write this post since last month but Time was against me. This month, followed with the next three months,I am going to start a new monthly series. Laruku has been around for 20 years now, quite a long history of music and style. I want to share some of their styles in this past 20 years.
Let’s begin with Hyde.
To know more about Hyde, you can read it in The Most Handsome One : Hyde.
One post CANNOT cover all his ever changing styles, I am merely covering the outline or the surface of his style. His style will be based upon Laruku’s album period/era.
In the early 90s, Hyde often dressed like a female…and he is much prettier than I will ever be
There were 2 styles of female with long hair in album period of Dune, Tierra and early Heavenly. He had long wavy hair with with renaissance kind of dress in Dune and Tierra and then started having long straight hair in late Tierra and early Heavenly.
However, during Heavenly concert, he cut his hair short and look like a kawai teenage girl. The live performance was great but it was too girly for my taste. I am forever grateful that I have fallen in love with their songs before seeing him looking like this 😉
This short hair continued till True…but it became a bit man-like tho not 100% man-like.
Hyde is pretty not because he puts make up to make him look like a female (like other Japanese Visual bands), all he needs to is let his hair long…he is pretty by nature!!
He then changed his style again, which is still not my favorite style of his. He cut his hair very short in the back and a bit long in front, it made him look like a elementary boy.
This style was used during Heart album period. The funny thing is, he met his future wife while he was looking like that 😉
In Ray and Ark era, Hyde had totally turned into male style…much much better looking than his female look and childish look. I really like his style in this period but still not my most favorite yet…my most favorite one comes right after this period.
Sometimes he went blonde….totally not my favorite as I rarely like blonde men.
And then come Real and Smile…from this on, he appeared at his best!! I always like men with shoulder length hair (but the hair style has to fit perfectly on him). It was (and still is) my time to drool. This is when I started falling in love with Hyde physically, not just his amazing voice and his talent to write beautiful songs.
It continued to Awake and Kiss, he basically stayed in his shoulder-length hair style and look so handsome and beautiful. He changed his hair cut and but still in a manly manner…tho he couldn’t escape his pretty face.
He sometimes did an extended hair style with clothes that seems impossible to be wore by normal people 😉
I’m going to close this post (before this post turned into something like my tumblr) with his latest style from 20th L’Anniversary, the concert was a huge success and was broadcast to some countries across the world…to bad it wasn’t broadcasted here in Indonesia 😦
For me, he is the most handsomest singer alive…but his appearance is not the reason that make crazy with L’Arc~en~Ciel…the songs and the voice are still the reason why this band is my number one band in my heart for the past 10 years and it still going strong day by day.
For your information…Hyde is already over 40 years old and yet he still looks like early 30 😉
Here is one of Laruku’s early video where they still acted as visual band
Here is one of their latest singles, Bless.
Next month will be Yuki-nichan’s turn 🙂