Sunday, 7 December 2014

TOKYO STREET STYLE PART 13



 This is Natsuki Watanabe spotted in Harajuku, Tokyo on July 15th 2014. 
She wears a black dress and shoes both by Comme de Garcons with a 
white bolero she made herself, with glasses and bag to match.
 







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Friday, 31 October 2014

TOKYO STREET STYLE PART 12



A teenage girl spotted on Takeshita Dori in Harajuku Tokyo poses for a picture 
dressed as model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.





 

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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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