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August 22, 2006 at 9:01 am
She may be a Japanese tourist or a recent transplant. If you ever go to Tokyo and walk down Harajuku or Omotesando on a weekend you’ll be bombarded with chic girls and boys who dress like her. Mixing prints and proportions is the norm there. Almost everyone has a ‘look’. I swear you would go nuts. I sat in a cafe’ for an hour and couldn’t believe this live ‘full frontal fashion’ show right before my very eyes. Love her look too. It’s kinda sweet but not prissy.
August 22, 2006 at 9:41 am
Japanese babes have such an eye for subtle, hip-style. I live in an area of Bangkok, known as Little Tokyo (read;high-dollar end of town)and I’m amazed at how they “indeed” have a look. They’re masters at taking a few (ordinary)pieces and creating a “wow” factor. I agree with anonymous, I’ve hung-out in the Ginza in Tokyo…fashion style heaven. Girls and guys both have a strong sense of how to get a “look”. It doesn’t have to be some ridiculously priced designer piece…give your eye and brain a chance to pull your look together.
August 22, 2006 at 10:15 am
Una gonna stupenda:)
August 22, 2006 at 10:52 am
She is adorable! And I agree with the above commenters– I love people watching in Asia– they pull off blending things that would ordinarily seem risky (or at least to me) and make it perfection.
August 22, 2006 at 11:24 am
i agree with everyone else here that asian girl have really good style. i saw some influences of marni though in the shape adn proportios in this outfit. i liked the juxtaposition of the free use of prints/color.
August 22, 2006 at 3:31 pm
haha..i am an asian gal ( from HK)
i do kinda agree dat asain style, esp tokyo is kinda adorable in their ways. Um…in HK, they hv their own style n generally ppl do care about wt they wear i would say. But sometimes, they care more about brands then the clothes itself, so thats not too good.
But being an chinese, actually i think no matter how an chinese gals dress nicely, seems like they cant pull off the clothes as good as europeans. I wish i hv their faces as well as tall long bodies!!its just look so different for a nice piece of item on european.
well..anyway,this gal is amazing!
August 22, 2006 at 6:54 pm
Let’s face it: At it’s very best, Japan is the Asian aesthetic artistic equivalent of Italy.
Wow, that’s some alliteration! :-)
Beauty and taste can often be so infused in the Japanese culture. Think of what artistic care and subtlety comes to the beholder of a beautiful presentation of sushi. Could that possibly be the most artistic presentation of food? (Okay, top ten, then.) Think ikeban. Haiku. The Zen garden. The silk kimono. A whole world in miniature in a bonzai. The Zen tea ceremony.
I enjoy visiting and contributing my two cents to your site, Sart! Kudos.
August 22, 2006 at 7:25 pm
I can’t see the tee very well but agree with Elessa – it’s a beautiful skirt, so dainty. Almost apron-like! I like the soft dirndl effect, too. Her waist is so tiny, it’s perfect for the dimensions of that skirt.
August 23, 2006 at 12:33 am
I love how this is trendy without being…well, ‘trendy’. I mean, this could have been disasterous with a superwide belt and a metallic bag. She kept things simple and clean, which is why this works so well.
August 23, 2006 at 2:18 am
What’s with the automatic assumption that this woman is from Japan or Asia and not an American of Asian descent? For all you know this woman could be born and bred in Queens.
There are plenty of Asian Americans in New York with style. In fact, the Japanese aesthetic has as much influence on them as it does on any other group. So enough with the silly generalizations and waxing poetic on all things Japanese, because in this particular post it’s irrevelant.
August 23, 2006 at 10:16 am
I’m sure the shirt has the same print as the skirt. The tanktop is a nice touch.
But I really don’t like that bag!
August 23, 2006 at 6:15 pm
to anonymous: having lived in asia too, i would say she is from asia and not asian american. there is just a difference in dressing that one can notice. some things just are harder to explain unless you’ve experienced them..
August 24, 2006 at 6:26 am
“But being an chinese, actually i think no matter how an chinese gals dress nicely, seems like they cant pull off the clothes as good as europeans. I wish i hv their faces as well as tall long bodies!”
I think Karl Lagerfeld said a couple of months ago that he believes Chanel is tailored to fit a smaller, more compact body and also, that the ideal body type for his clothes is the Asian one. It was somewhat disheartening to read the above comment.
August 24, 2006 at 9:44 pm
Another call to stop essentializing here. Sheesh, and New York is supposed to be “cosmopolitan.”
August 25, 2006 at 6:27 am
Not all Europeans have “tall long bodies”, and not all Asians have small, compact bodies. I’m eurasian and I got my “tall long” body and broad shoulders from my mum (who’s Chinese), my dad is British and he’s small and compact.
By the way, this girl looks great!
January 24, 2007 at 11:04 am
I do not like very much her style, but I love the skirt she is wearing! This is because I love flowers and is so pretty!
December 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm
I like the neutral accessories. I remember those jellies shoes. She looks very charming and carefree. I always love that carefree thrift store/summertime thing.