Month: July 2012

Harajuku Girl’s Black Lace Robe w/ Glad News Skull & Safety Pin Top

Harajuku Girl’s Black Lace Robe w/ Glad News Skull & Safety Pin Top

Posted on July 24, 2012 in

This Japanese gothic-inspired girl with two long ponytails is Madonna, an 18-year old student. Her outfit consists of a graphic t-shirt with a skull and safety pin print from Glad News, a ruffled chiffon skirt from One Spo and a

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Avantgarde Harajuku – A Peek Inside the Uber-Popular Tokyo Legwear Boutique

Avantgarde Harajuku – A Peek Inside the Uber-Popular Tokyo Legwear Boutique

Posted on July 23, 2012 in

Avantgarde Harajuku is the most influential legwear boutique in the Tokyo street fashion scene today. You can't walk down the street in Harajuku, attend a youth-centric Tokyo fashion party, or browse a Japanese street fashion magazine or snap website without

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Basic Black Style from American Apparel & Tokyo Bopper

Basic Black Style from American Apparel & Tokyo Bopper

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Seki, a 20-year-old student, is making a basic black fashion statement in a t-shirt dress from American Apparel, black stockings and buckled suede shoes from Tokyo Bopper. Her bobbed hair complements her simple style. Accessories include a canvas tote bag

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Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara Harajuku Street Snaps

Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara Harajuku Street Snaps

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Here's someone that most of you will recognize instantly - it's Yone! Yasumasa Yonehara is one of Japan's most famous fashion photographers. This Harajuku street snap is over a month old (which is why Yone is wearing long sleeves), but

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Loco Mack – J-Pop Group Harajuku Street Snaps

Loco Mack – J-Pop Group Harajuku Street Snaps

Posted on July 21, 2012 in

Here are a group of Japanese friends who we photographed on the street in Harajuku. All three of them - Apollo, Uno, and KEY - are in the indie J-Pop band Loco Mack. Their somewhat theatrical outfits caught our attention

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Ayaka’s Forever 21 Print Romper & Converse Sneakers

Ayaka’s Forever 21 Print Romper & Converse Sneakers

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This cute girl with a blonde bob is Ayaka, a 21-year-old beautician. She's wearing a peach jacket and a short print romper, both from Forever 21. She's carrying a denim Ralph Lauren bag and wearing black Converse sneakers. Ayaka's accessories

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Moshi Moshi Kawaii Harajuku – Cute Souvenirs, Japanese Fashion & Characters Goods

Moshi Moshi Kawaii Harajuku – Cute Souvenirs, Japanese Fashion & Characters Goods

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Yasumasa "Yone" Yonehara is one of the most well-known fashion photographers in all of Japan. Over the last two decades, he has also served as the editor for several influential Japanese fashion magazines. Recently, Yone added a new title to

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Loves Top & Adam et Rope Shorts vs. Lily Brown Shell & H&M Miniskirt

Loves Top & Adam et Rope Shorts vs. Lily Brown Shell & H&M Miniskirt

Posted on July 20, 2012 in

Here are two friendly girls that we photographed in Harajuku. The blonde girl on the right is Nanako, a 28-year-old beautician. She's wearing an off-the-shoulder Loves top with shorts from Adam et Rope. Her studded leather platform shoes are from

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Horimyo – Traditional Japanese Tebori Tattoo Artist Interview

Horimyo – Traditional Japanese Tebori Tattoo Artist Interview

Posted on July 19, 2012 in

Tattoos have been part of the culture of Japan for thousands of years. Japanese society's relationship with the tattoo - and the tattooed - has evolved throughout history. In recent years, many younger Japanese people have begun embracing tattoos as

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Heavy Pop Summer 2012 – Japanese Fashion, Music & Fun Party Pictures

Heavy Pop Summer 2012 – Japanese Fashion, Music & Fun Party Pictures

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"Heavy Pop" is the name given to a series of parties in Tokyo that focus on kawaii Japanese fashion, music, art, performance, and fun. The core of the Heavy Pop parties is the DJ booth, where personalities from the Harajuku

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