Saturday, 25 October 2014

LONDON FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE SS 2015 - PART 5





This is designer Cynthia Mak from Hong Kong spotted on day 2 of London Fashion 
Week SS 2015. She models a top and skirt of her own design with Nike trainers.

This is Zara from Canon Couture spotted on day 2 of London Fashion Week 
SS 2015 wearing a top, bag and shoes by Zara with trousers by Topshop 
and Ray Bans.

This is Alicia from Portugal spotted on day 2 of London Fashion Week SS 2015. 
She wears a colour block outfit, jacket by River Island, Zara trousaers, statement 
necklace from Debenhams and bag by Versace.



This is Yoyo from Taiwan spotted on day 2 of London Fashion Week SS 2015. 
She wears a white lace blouse and print trousers plus bag, all vintage with 
shoes by Absense.


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Sunday, 19 October 2014

TOKYO STREET STYLE PART 11


 This is the lovely Yuka. She has possibly one of the largest international 
fan bases globally and for good reason. Yuka is one of the amazing shop girls 
from Kawaii style Mecca 6% DokiDoki. In Japan shop girls are a big deal. 
They can and do represent a point of focus for the brand identity of the 
shop and individual brands. Yuka is a true superstar and never lets the 
character she portrays slip.

Looking for a candy coloured super cute fun shopping experience in Tokyo?
Check out the amazing brand 6% DokiDoki and their shop. Walk up the 
steps surrounded by pink walls and you enter a land like no other. The most 
unusually cute yet strange grooves emanating from the premises. Chances 
are the girls will be dancing should it be one of their favourite tracks. Can one 
overdose on colours? Possibly, but if it were, it would be a good experience 
and not a bad one like the word's usual connotation and this would be the 
place to have that experience. Colour in life and the lack of fear of it is one 
of our mantra's here at JSTREETSTYLE. There should always be more colour
in life. A sad truth is that too many people fear colour and that stems from a 
misunderstanding of it based on misinformation like so many things in life.

Colour adds to life in a positive way, wrapping its arms around you like in 
an embracing manner usually resulting in a smile or a strange feeling of 
elation internally but pure and simply, you just feel good with colour. 

Yuka and the rest of the shop girls make you feel good. Here we see Yuka 
dressed in her usual style which is Fairy Kei. Always delicate, cute and feminine.

 
This is Nonoko from Tokyo. A florist and shop girl at Funktique spotted in 
Harajuku in July 2014. She wears a black sheer vintage dress with a white crop 
top by H&M. Her shoes are by Puma with leggings by Disney.



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Thursday, 16 October 2014

STREET STYLE JAPAN 2014 PART 10



Three young women spotted on Takeshita Dori in Harajuku, Tokyo pose for a picture. 
All are dressed in Lolita style. Yoshiko (centre) Ilis (right) from Columbia 
wears a dress by Bodyline. Gloria (left) from Mexico wears a skirt by Angelic Pretty
all other items are off brand.

This is Yoshiko Sakurai spotted on Takeshita Dori in Harajuku, Tokyo in July  
2014 posing for a picture. We've brought you images of the lovely hafu 
model and Lolita fashion designer before on JSTREETSTYLE. Here we see 
Yoshiko dressed in her favorite Lolita style as she wears a dress by
 Baby The Stars Shine Bright with cardigan by Access with off brand shoes
 and socks.

This is Mariko spotted in Harajuku, Tokyo in July 2014. She wears a colourful 
vintage dress with tights by Avantgarde the coolest place to get them and 
shoes by Anna Sui.




Pretty heels from Anna Sui


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Thursday, 9 October 2014

STREET STYLE JAPAN 2014 PART 9



A group of fun teenagers spotted in Harajuku Tokyo posing for a picture. 
On the left is Ayuka from Tojikiken wears a top by We Go, with harness 
by Meed and shorts by Glad news and platform shoes by Hew and Viper.
In the centre is Amily  who wears all used clothing. On the right the young 
teenager is dressed in Cult Party Kei style.

Life for many teenagers in and around the Harajuku area of Tokyo for the
most part is a good one. Dressing up and fashion is a vital part of any
teenager's life, here you see that possibly more focussed and targeted
than anywhere in the world. Consumption is strong but unlike the west, many
teenagers that may not be able to afford designer of key brand items will
with some notable skill construct, fashion and tailor their own versions.

Remember the movie Shimotsuma monogatari or Kamikaze Girls in the west?
Momoko played by Kyoko Fukada who lives up north near Sendai, can't afford
big name brands but she admires them, her leaning being towards the Lolita
fashion trend, that thanks to the movie, put her nearest big town Sendai, on
the map as a Mecca for Lolita pilgrimage. Momoco admired possibly the most
well known Lolita brand known as Baby, shortened from Baby The Stars
Shine Bright. She was skilled and simply made her own versions of the branded
items she desired. Japanese teenagers seem to have an inbuilt ability to be
academic and creative at will. So no studying seems required it would often seem.
They just say I'll just make that myself and do so with frequently the most 
skilled precision.

Used clothing or second hand as it is commonly known of in the west is very
much liked by teenagers into fashion. Not to be confused with vintage fashion
 which is on the increase in Japan and more so with older teenagers and
women. Many Japanese teens don't understand the point of vintage or think 
it is the same as used clothing. However we know that the two are not the 
same.  For the most part, teenagers just want the item and they want it 
cheaply so they scour the many specialist shops packed full of used clothing
 normally imported from American. 
The above images will encompass some of these trends and mentioned items.
Take a visit when you can to Japan to see these many fashion wonders.

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

STREET STYLE JAPAN 2014 PART 8


This is Akai from Shibuya, Tokyo spotted in Harajuku on July 15th 2014 






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Thursday, 2 October 2014

LONDON FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE SS 2015 - PART 4

 Like I said, they're only threads. But he shure does wear them well.

This fine and dapper looking gent is Toni Tran of Fashitects who we spotted on day 3
of London Fashion Week in September 2014. If ever you were into menswear or of
the thinking that it's boring and lacks the excitement womenswear has, this young
man will easily help persuade you otherwise. Tony makes everyday life for a man,
normally something for so many, a tedious catchup, seam so exciting and fun.
Each day is an adventure and it starts off with some style excursion or exploration.
 
He's only young. What would he know. He can't cut it. I hear those dark thoughts
a few of you out there may have. Well he does cut it and frequently. If he feels the
need for a suit and what he sees doesn't cut it, Tony gets out the sketch pad, pens
his thoughts, purchases the desired fabrics and cuts it his very self, and puts it all
together thus creating desired look he wanted. Something we believe he does 
rather well.

Tony loves both architecture and fashion and its a harmony and symmetry that
works perfectly in his life hence the name of his website and blog. After all,
good clothing does just grow on trees. The finest of items are just that for good
reason. They are designed. Given life, crafted using the finest of materials,
pushing the boundaries of technique and the manufacturing process itself,
even if done the good old fashion way with needle, thread and scissors.
The end game is to aid self expression of how one feels and yes it can if lucky
be a masterpiece. We've seen Tony wearing a few of those from time to time.

Here, we see Tony wearing a tailored 3 piece Prince of Whales suit with a shirt 
by those two Italian gentlemen known as Dolce & Gabbana.



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Sunday, 28 September 2014

LONDON FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE SS 2015 - PART 3

Colour and individuality from London Fashion Week

This is a dear friend of mine. The lovely and we I believe most beautiful Holly Rivers.
An actress, TV presenter, Teacher and fan of uniqueness and individuality.
Holly doesn't shy away from expressing herself especially with the use of colours.
Colour is an amazing thing. It can be ones voice, a tool to do incredible things with.
It can show you a detailed description of how you feel spiritually, physically or emotionally.

We love colours and all that feel the same way, are most welcome here to play with us
here at JSTREETSTYLE



This is Crystabel Armson from Lucy Choice Shoes spotted on day 3 of LFW SS 2015. 
She wears a dress by Self Portrait and a coat by Hobbs with blue sued heels.

 

 


 This is teenage blogger Ellie Connor Phillips of Rose and Vintage
Ellie loves vintage fashion and style and is always seen wearing it. 
Moody teenagers with nothing to say! Not Ellie. The reverse is true with this 
young woman and her cute  sense of style. Her blog is always ram packed with 
musings and detailed thoughts of her experiences. Check it out.


This is the super energy fun charged fashion blogger Aminta Paiz from Spain.
She is wearing with her super smile a flower jacket designed by herself. 
A We Love Colours fishnet dress with Weekday graphic printed trousers 
and Nike Sneakers. Spot the bindi on her forehead. A growing trend.
Another woman with a true love of colours and has no fear with her expression 
of how shoe feels which os is rather obvious. Rather excitably happy. 
Check out her musings and more images of what she's been up to on her blog.


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