Monday, 24 October 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS 2017 STREET STYLE PART 3



Here’s a popular UK media favourite. Lingerie model Abbey Clancy 
arriving at a Julien MacDonald fashion show, naturally like many, 
dressed in one of his super sexy figure enhancing dresses.
 Here's favourite of everyone. Elite fashion blogger, style icon and journalist 
Susanna Lau or Susie Bubble, multitasking with her unique style.
Congratulations to Susie by the way, as you cannot see from our street snap 
image here, but she is carrying her very first onboard mini style icon. 
Check out her blog and Instagram for her updates.
 Woman of the moment. The one everyone is talking about and we all love. 
The Queen of Prints, fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, who we spotted 
after her successful show, seen here having a rare, quick five seconds 
free to catch up with that all important social media stuff. 
 Devoted Mary Katrantzou fans
 
Like model Jessica Hart
 This is Valeria Bravo who we spotted just after a fashion show. 
We love her individual style. She wears Armani shoes, a top from H&M, 
Zara trousers and blouse, a vintage jacket by Jean Paul Gaultier and 
a vintage bag from her grandmother.
 A close up more detailed look at her super cool Armani sandals.


All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE

Thursday, 29 September 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS 2017 STREET STYLE PART 2

Hi All.
Here's a continuation of the visual delights we captured on the street,
during the recent spring summer 2017 offerings of London Fashion Week
 We don't usually run celebrity images here with this blog, but occasionally
we do make exceptions as you are aware. One of those times is now,
as this is the lovely Hofit Golan seen here wearing a colourful dress 
by Elisabetta Franchi and heels by Racine Carrée, after attending 
the Julien MacDonald show
This is Nicky from MyWIshStyle
We instantly fell in love with her Flamingo heels from Sophia Webster
 Seeing Double? No trouble.
 Here's Luana Cudreanu, Editor of fashion blog and Instagram  
LastMinuteCouture. She wears a buckled green leather strapped 
skirt with a silver jacket, both by Concepto, with Zara boots and 
Philip Lim sunglasses.


All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE


Thursday, 22 September 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS 2017 STREET STYLE PART 1

It is the Fashion Week season. That time of year when we all scramble 
to pay attention to the ones in the know, the ones who’s designs or clothing 
we crave and have our own designs on.
Indeed it that time when London’s streets are full of excitement and promotions. 
Fashion has come to town. The world’s eyes but for a few days only all 
pay attention to the most creative and fashionable sights and delights 
of the heart of London with London fashion Week.

So camera in hand we took to the hear of the action. To the centre of town. 
Soho in London’s West End. On it’s tiny narrow streets scrambled heaps 
of fashionable people dashing to their shows, heaps more people watching 
and others recording all that was there, the looks, the street style, the trends, 
so they can be delivered and shared out to the rest of the world, for all those 
keen to know.

Here are some of those images, brought to you by JSTREETSTYLE
Street Style with a difference.

We’ll be serving you more images each week as there are a lot to keep 
you going for a while, so stay right here and get ready for some major 
street style action.
This is Kenny Cheng  
She wears a shirt by Recto with trousers by Pinghe with vintage glasses.
Here's Kenny again. This time we see her wearing an ensemble that is all 
by Pinghe with a Bessie bag and vintage mules. 
Here's a pretty young thing. She wears a camisole top with a pleated 
skirt and silver platform sandals by Gucci.
This is Rena who wears an appliqué floral mini dress 
We're a huge fan of these "Amazing"Yasmina pom pom sandals by 
the equally amazing Sophia Webster. You'll see these beauties again.
 Talking about amazing, let's introduce you to Fengna from China. 
 She wears a pair of embellished high heel Mary Jane’s by Dolce & Gabbana
a top and skirt from Chinese designer Yang Juan from her "I LOVE PRETTY
"Noble Sexy" 2016 collection, with a DeManta bag by Alexander McQueen.
 Like we said. Amazing. Oh, did we mention heels by Dolce & Gabbana? 
 Some seriously exciting foot candy found right here. Aren't they fun? 
From the 2016 collection. The best.


All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE


Sunday, 17 July 2016

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME

O Hisashi buri desu ne  おひさしぶりですね

It’s been long time since we’ve seen each other and we’ve dearly
 missed you. Things have just got crazy. Events, curveballs 
and spanners have been thrown into the the path of ones life.
But it all still goes on as do we all. We’re still here, and we still 
intend to share with you what we find and see on the streets.

We’ve not been able to bring to you the incredible, the fantastic 
and the amazing representations and interpretations of individuality 
in style from Japan for some time now, and we can only express 
our apologies for that. Something we will rectify and are working on.
Until then as said, we intend to continue to share what we see.

With that in mind, this July has been a most interesting one as 
here in the UK, the sun paid us a most pleasant visit. Will it stay? 
Who knows. Not even our finest meteorologists know that,
but with the face of the sun upon us here in London, the influence 
of Japanese fashion and style has been most strong of recent.

Maybe with the events of Hyper Japan and time capsule project 
of Sebastian Masuda, have prompted interest, or maybe it’s the 
awareness of the mainstream populous, a final global recognition 
of the impact of Japanese popular street and subculture style 
and fashion, being readily available and targeted to the west 
especially to the USA, France and of course the UK.

Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE, has been documenting 
street style from Japan and it’s influence on the west, since 1997, 
just under 20 years.
Way back then, it was a rare thing outside of Japan to see the 
impact Japanese street style had, but today it’s everywhere. 
Cosplay is probably the greatest exponent of it, and the growth of 
Lolita style is undeniable, but Harajuku style and Kawaii style 
has been around for decades and it is now a global phenomena. 
One that can be witnessed on the streets of 
Paris, LA, New York or here in London.

These images are brought to you through the happenings of the 
second week of July 2018.

Enjoy.
 
 Teenagers and young women of London spotted in Camden at the 
Time After Time Capsual Workshop hosted by Sebastian Masuda 
of Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and 6% Doki Doki style. The girls in the 
above image all dressed in the famed Harajuku Kawaii Style, 
many if not most wearing items from the amazing 6%Doki Doki store.
 olita style. One in Sweet (left) the other (right) in Gothic.
  Sweet Lolita style, with a hint of Decora.
 A teenage girl posing for a picture dressed in Harajuku Kawaii style
 Here's a young woman spotted  in polca dots, a biker jacket, 
cool platform sandals and a Japanese school backpack or Randoseru.
The ランドセル is a very cool item to have in the west and can now 
be bought at many online stores. Traditionally red, it now comes in 
many colours and even customised patterns.
 Here's a woman wearing a style influenced by the Sumurai Hakama
This is Jessica Ogdon from Newcastle in a Lolita style dress by 
Diamond Honey with Angel & Devil Cat prints, her shoes by Bodyline.
 Finally, above James from Feltham with Joshie. Both have created their
 Decora looks totally from vintage and thrift shop items.
 
All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE

 

Friday, 3 June 2016

GUCCI CRUISE 2017


It is a cold Thursday afternoon in London. We're in the West End. 
It's windy and dark. June 2nd. A typical summer day in London. 
The location is Westminster Abbey. The grand place of state worship, 
home to many an event of pomp and pageantry, as well as resting place 
for many an historical figure of importance or of notability.

The why is for a fashion show. The Gucci Cruise 2017 show held for the first 
time in the heart of London. A host of stars and celebrities from around the world 
have flown into town to witness this very special show, from the new creative 
director to Gucci, Alessandro Michele.

It's 8.30am and the shows models start to turn up, in coached shipments.
Slim nerdy geek chic young 20 something’s step off to brave and face 
the elements. Weather so blustery it may well be cause for concern, 
or at least caution, as models stand and shiver exposed, hair blowing.

No matter. One can shiver as one chats surly.

Backpacks, bomber jackets, the cigarette and skinny jeans, the perfect combo. 
Soon a sea of chatty giggling models greets the eyes as they play the classic 
game of queuing in London. They may well be for one day the most elite and 
desirable in the world of fashion, but for now they're at the mercy of your typical 
Mr security guard. Will they get in? Like Paul Simon says, 'Wristband, my man,
 you've got to have a wristband'. Fortunately for brand Gucci, all are welcomed.
A steady flow of make up artist, stylist and hair quaffers arrive wheelie cases in tow.

2pm. The first of the celebrity guests and attendees start to arrive.

International actresses, models, singers. Super stylish Li Yuchun or Chris Lee 
in the west, with her famed androgyny fuelled beauty and elegance. 
Next up Japanese model and actress Rila Fukushima, Tiny in stature, 
nothing diminutive however about her visual impact and presence. 
Next up, Rolaローラ
Another Japanese model more new gen with blond hair.

Other celebs, beauties, people of notability and accomplishments included 
photographer Margaret Zhang, South Korean actress Kong Hyo Jin
music producer Will.I.am elite style and fashion bloggers Shini Park and 
Susannah Lau. Also stylist TinaLeung, footwear designer Amina Muaddi
US actress Elle Fanning and Italian actress Valeria Golino.

 The editor of Vogue China, Angelica Chung 
who I think was absolutely rockin’ her look in a pair of skinny jeans and
 a 60s style multi colour eel jacket from Gucci with a pair of heels. 
Angelica with her trademark fringed Bob hairstyle is a woman that is most kind 
to ones eyes. She is normally seen in feminine dresses or empowering 
skirt top combos, but this look was hers. Possibly the best we’ve seen her. 
Properly owned and we’ll have no one taking away from her moment.


3.10 for a 3pm start. 
Fashion shows rarely if ever start on time. The last of the guests arrives. 
The show starts. The grand wait. 15 minutes later people start to vacate 
the premises.  Smiles are on faces. The verdict seems good. People are pleased 
with what they saw, but they all seem to have green seat cushions attached 
to them or pinned under their arms. What’s going on?

The answer is that all invited were seated on them, with lush woven embroidery 
and offered as a parting gift. That should bolster ones memories and 
opinion of a grand but brief moment in Italian style influenced and touched 
by British culture.
 

Well done Alessandro.
 
 Japanese fashion models Rola ローラ (left) and Rila Fukushima (right).
 Stylist and photographer Margaret Zhang
 The editor of Vogue China, Angelica Chung looking great in skinny jeans 
heels and a multi coloured eel jacket by Gucci
Stylist Tina Leung catching some selfie love
  Major visual excitment from Gucci. OK maybe a little help from Tina
 Arabian beauty from footwear designer Amina Muaddi wearing a dress 
by Gucci with ankle boots designed by herself.
The Asra Bootie from Oscar Tiye
 Fashion buyer Tiffany Hsu in her cute socks and Nicholas Kirkwood 
for Roksanda Illincic Mary Jane bow heels



All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE