Category Archives: Fashion Inferno

July 18

Princess Kimono, Animal Style

Obscure seasonal references to geese and crows? So tenth century! Leaf viewing and strolling beneath the cherry blossoms? Been there, called it a cab. Let’s strap on our princess kimonos and hit the animal cafés instead! Thanks to Kimono Hime magazine (#10 & #12) for the gorgeous new style kimono photos. • When not admiring amazing princess kimono, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo […]

March 25

New Type Kimono: Maximum Princess

Your typical Japanese gyaru might be happy to see kimono-wearing go the way of ballroom dancing and tea ceremony, but a growing number of hip young women are adopting the techniques of alt fashion subcultures to breathe new life into old-skool clothes. Kimono hime lovers flaunt convention with a mash-up of vintage patterns, non-trad color combos and Western accessories to spawn a style that is utterly new, yet still utterly […]

December 13

Buttondown Socks

Now that I’ve seen socks with collars, all other socks seem so Casual Friday. • Read a novel set in Tokyo  

December 03

More Christmas Hats From Hell

  From the Tokyu Hands buyers who brought you the original Christmas Hats From Hell, behold the latest ways to say “Ho ho ho, suckers!” Available at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya, of course! If you’d like to visit a Tokyu Hands store the next time you’re in Tokyo, maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. • Read a novel […]

October 28

Fake Eyelashes For The Halloween Win

Whether you’re batting them at that cute guy from Accounting, or giving the stinkeye to your rival from Marketing, these Halloween-themed lashes will boost your superpowers 1000%. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…

September 24

See-Thru Sportcoat

If this isn’t the best men’s clothing invention I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is: a business-safe sportcoat that looks like your standard-issue black suit, but is actually made of unlined linen so the wearer doesn’t have to roast in the wilting summertime heat! • Read a novel set in Tokyo…

June 13

Love, Peace, Death &…

Nicotine! Neither skulls nor snakes nor screaming eagles will deter the proud owner of this Black Flame jacket from consuming his daily pack of smokes. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…