September 13

Geek is the New Blonde

I wish I could sell you the phone app that magically removes glasses glare from photos, but alas, the reason this girl’s aren’t lighting up like a full moon under the glaring subway lights is…they have no lenses.

I was walking down the street in Harajuku when I first spotted a girl wearing a pair of fake glasses, but I couldn’t quite believe it was a fashion trend until I saw that every other store on Takeshita-dori has a rack of black hornrims for sale. Go figure.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with a pair of strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more