I love articles of clothing that are the Japanese equivalent of Western kanji tattoos that supposedly mean “Strong Warrior” but actually say “Wednesday.” Here, a slightly mannish Our Lady has … Continue Reading Our Lady Of Rude Kustoms
I saw this display at Matsuya Ginza and found myself wondering just what sort of occasion calls for the kimono equivalent of faded True Religions? Ultimate frisbee with the empress? Kabuki live … Continue Reading Acid Washed…Kimono?
The next time I want to rob a bank (or stay out a little past the advisable bedtime and wake up with dark circles no coverup can hide and hair … Continue Reading Superhero Hats For Bank Robbers
I’m not sure how I’ve lived this long without this fashion forward accessory. Seems like it would go with pretty much everything. And if I hadn’t consulted Kera magazine, I … Continue Reading Lavender Leopard Fur Mantilla
On Tuesday this lovely maiden in traditional dress undoubtedly went back to looking like the girl in the beanie, but Monday was Coming-Of-Age Day here in Japan, and even though … Continue Reading Coming-Of-Age in the New Age
My all-time favorite magazine Men’s Knuckle sent an intrepid team of stylists to Kabuki-chō to perform makeovers on young men they thought could use some help achieving that irresistible host … Continue Reading Look Like a Host In One Easy Makeover!
It’s the time of year when young Japanese women are shopping for their Christmas Eve outfits, and nothing says “romantic holiday” more eloquently than a bright red, fake fur miniskirt. … Continue Reading Fake Fur Santa Miniskirts
Can’t find that perfect pair of electric blue briefs with a bear bandit pocket in back? Fortunately, all is not lost! You can mix and match your own at the … Continue Reading The Design-Your-Own Underwear Store
This week my friend Tomoko and I searched out a tiny vintage kimono shop in Shimo-kitazawa that was featured in Yamato Kimono-hime, the magazine from which I scanned the fabulously styled photo on the left. That article made … Continue Reading More Alike Than You Might Think
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 … Continue Reading Geek is the New Blonde
Walked into one of the Issey Miyake shops on Omotesando yesterday afternoon and walked out with a piece of origami. The 1325 Collection is kind of boggling, because all the … Continue Reading Origami/Skirt
There’s nothing that screams “traditional summertime festival” like a yukata printed with chains and camouflage, accessorized with a pink obi and porkpie hat. • Read a novel set in Tokyo … Continue Reading Say It With Camouflage
You too can look like Shō from Alice Nine in this handsome ¥109,200 crucifix motif shorts suit. Don’t forget to accessorize with purple leopard leggings. • Read a mystery set in … Continue Reading For only $1400…