Monday, June 7, 2010

On the Street….Color Study, Tokyo


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  1. psforal

    June 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

    The first outfit I don't like, ever since I'm following The Sartorialist.

  2. Maria Evans

    June 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I do like the style.


  3. Creme de la Femme

    June 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Cute socks! Love the shawl.

  4. Emom

    June 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I have felt like that before……smiles.

  5. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 8:50 am

    PERFECT except for the cigarette. ruins everything.

  6. Café Naïveté

    June 7, 2010 at 8:52 am

    ohh I like this fluo-colour thing a lot.. just great:) (chekc the nail polish!)

  7. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 8:57 am

    great colour flow!

  8. Oscar Devonian

    June 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The cigarette makes it.

  9. Evelyn

    June 7, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Lovely colors! Even her fingernails match.

  10. Bob Cavezza

    June 7, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I love the socks/shoes combo!

  11. The Photodiarist

    June 7, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Eclectic. That's what I love about Japanese style.

  12. Lydia

    June 7, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Love the skirt and shawl. Not too sure about the shoes, perhaps with different colour socks.

  13. Ivan

    June 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

    simple and chic..

  14. Dana

    June 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I may just have to come up with my own version of this outfit. I love it.

  15. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

    i think her bob suits her round face

  16. Jacqueline

    June 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I like her haircut, but that's it. Sorry.

  17. Nadine2point0

    June 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Kinda cute – Like the skirt. Too bad about the tag on the scarf….that's just a thing with me ;)

  18. Hiroaki Nagahata

    June 7, 2010 at 9:24 am

    what a beautiful style!

  19. SarahPeslar

    June 7, 2010 at 9:26 am

    The color's of fashion come in many different fabulous shapes and sizes- this outfit is no exception =)

  20. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Don't like it..

  21. Dancing Branflake

    June 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I love that shawl. Tokyo has got to be one of my favorite cities in terms of fashion. Everything is so eye catching.

  22. Valentine

    June 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Nice pict…! I like the look on her face… very peaceful.
    -belgian fashionista-

  23. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Those socks! Those shoes!

    And a cigarette to top off the blase look.

  24. karnit

    June 7, 2010 at 9:38 am

    there are so many blogs nowdays but I really like yours the best. No frills, just observing very artistic and inspiring.

  25. KC

    June 7, 2010 at 9:39 am

    how does she pull it off? so cute..


    June 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I'm an American who lived in Japan for three years in the early 2000s. Although I turned 40 while I was there and thought my personal style was well developed by that time, I must say that I came back with a very different color sense and still see it reflected in how I dress now. In fact, I wore a turquoise t-shirt and red sandals with jeans yesterday – though I'm still too American to put that together with light green and pink patterns as this charming young woman does! My personal theory is her combination is a logical extension of the traditional kimono and obi combinations that Westerners would not think to put together.

    • Agata

      August 25, 2013 at 6:48 am

      Wow, this is a great comment! Very interesting.

  27. Elena Vasilieva

    June 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

    this is a very cute picture and the cat pumps are seriously cute


    June 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

    fabulous style…the colour inside

  29. deb

    June 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Wow, it takes a couple of looks before you even notice the shoes, which in any normal outfit would be going MEOWOWOWOWWWW in your face.

  30. Melinda Josie

    June 7, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Those shoes are incredible. Do you know if they're Tsumori Chisato?

  31. M

    June 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    the shawl is really adorable,
    and I kinda like her attitude :)

  32. Ola

    June 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Lovely scarf

  33. Allie

    June 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Socks with cute shoes.. I don't like the style, but she can rock it.

  34. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

    love the kitty shoes

  35. Elaine

    June 7, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Love the color combination of the shawl and skirt, and her hair color. Her nail polish matches the socks. Dislike the shoes and socks (together, and with the shawl & skirt) and dislike the cigarette.

  36. Molly Rainbox

    June 7, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Why does fluoroscent colour looks so nice on Japanese people?

    And they are master of colour!

  37. FashionLifeCoach

    June 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I like the color dip dye on the shawl.On trend are the open shoes with socks.Formerly it was a fashion faux-pas, but nowerdays it is a strong fashion trend.Although I dont like her combination of shoes and the kitsch socks.

  38. ilovefashion

    June 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Likin it!! I love her scarf the colours are great :D

  39. Miszelka

    June 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Love the socks!!! And the connection of socks + shoes.

  40. Shonwer

    June 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Strong color matched together, but The Sartorialist takes always wonderful photos of amazing people.

  41. DWood51321

    June 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I love how the shawl fades from turquoise to white.

  42. Sarahhh.Fashion

    June 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Love the socks, the shoes are very cute, love the colours of the pieces :)

  43. mabelmabel

    June 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Sweet colors and color combination, like a watercolor painting of the seaside. The shoes are also cute, but let me betray my age if not wisdom: they provide no arch support. She cannot walk far in these shoes….

  44. elisabetta

    June 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    amazing shoes!!!!

  45. Peach City Style

    June 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I like the current trend combination of socks with sandals; especially if they are knee-high.

  46. Gary MAEL

    June 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Oh, it seems she chooses her clothes like a painter chooses his colors. Very nice color combination. And I love her thin articulations with thoses tiny cat shoes.


    June 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

    she's my friend OMG !!

    and love her style so much XDXD

  48. Kaila

    June 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

  49. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I like the shoes socks combination, the rest is not very notable!

  50. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

    really cute shaw. I love the whole look!

  51. Dina-Dyorre

    June 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    CAT SHOES? Insanely cute :D

  52. ladiga

    June 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    cery relaxed..very Japanese…

  53. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Who said Blue and Green should never be seen? Love how all the colours work together.

  54. the nickel fit

    June 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    just waking up, and too fabulous to try. great shot.

  55. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I'm not sure if people can layer colours like they do layers, but this sure seems like it.

  56. Lovely B.

    June 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Interesting cat face on the shoes.

    Lovely B.

  57. TheFashionAddict

    June 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    nice color combo, and those shoes are so cuute

  58. Nina

    June 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    The shoes have whiskers! I love the shawl and all the colors are beautiful.

  59. Oliver Davies

    June 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    The shoes are uber-cute. There are far too few shoes on the market with whiskers!

  60. Carolina Krews

    June 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Don't like the outfit, socks are terrible, but I love your blog ;)


  61. kelly frances

    June 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    im not so sure about the socks but the little kitten flats are adorable and i like the green and blue together!!


  62. Kitschissime

    June 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I love shoes & socks together!

  63. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm


    p.s. only just discovered this blog… what a treat!


  64. MarcoBerlin

    June 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    wow. you would rarely see this kind of outfit in europe or lets say berlin where I am from.
    Time for me to go to tokyo to broaden the horizon!

  65. Melissa Blake

    June 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm


  66. Prutha

    June 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    i like the scarf…but it outfit is not impressive i feel

  67. Philip Seyfi

    June 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Don't like the shoes & the socks… The rest looks fantastic!

  68. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    June 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    love the fabric!~


  69. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Help me here. I don't see "style". It's just a crazy mish-mosh to me.

    The woman has a gorgeous face and if you look at her face with shoulders with the shawl – I can see something, but as I scrolled down, I just saw a dis-jointed outfit. The socks and shoes are the worst part for me.

    Not trying to be negative, but as an outfit or as a color study, it just doesn't work…….

  70. atlee ronald

    June 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love the simple soft flow of color. Especially the way the teal emerges from the white.

  71. Sydney

    June 7, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    It's more about the photograph than the style. I love the picture itself.

  72. Christina

    June 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Her sandals are hysterical…too cute.

  73. Interior Monkey

    June 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I totally want those cat shoes!!! I'm not as daring as she is, but I would wear them with basic jeans and a t-shirt.

  74. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    To be honest I do not understand most comments as I find them pretty judgemental. Style is subjective and these beautiful people, having a good day or a bad one, on their way to work, school run, they're happy, sad, big, small, they smoke or they don't. whatever, they just came across someone who took their picture and published it.
    They're no models nor did they chose their outfits regarding you lot taking it apart imposing your own also very personal and subjective sense of style. " she should be wearing boots.. chucks are this and that…the cigarette ruins everything… me, myself and i…" pretentious at times..tut tut. think outside the box, be tolerant, enjoy accumulated style and color and beauty as the opportunities are rare these days….

  75. Adelaide

    June 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I don't get it, I don't like it.

  76. Anna

    June 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Love colour of scarves

  77. liv

    June 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    What I love with Japan is that anything goes, it can be crazy or classic, can't think of any place that is better for inspiration than Tokyo. And I love watery colours!

  78. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I would sleep in that outfit. The shoes I would wear! And ditch the cig.

  79. Blanchine.

    June 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I like the photo and I think your shot adds value to the outfit itself… I like her socks though!

  80. ChloeMillaCwy

    June 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    love the color of the scarf.

  81. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    adore it, although with not-patterned socks I'd adore it more. I love wearing socks this length with shoes though!

  82. T. Muffin

    June 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Aw I can't see the magic in this outfit either, but I can definetly see the confy feeling!


    June 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Is there a cat face on her shoes?

    xoxo Sandra

  84. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Great colors…I don't like the cigarette…and her face is sublime to me!

  85. Erik Hoff

    June 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I'm always amazed at the endless combinations of colors that exist in clothing and how human characteristics factor in, like hair color.

  86. diploma of management

    June 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I like her outfit. I like the shoes and the socks so much. I think they are very cool.

  87. Briar

    June 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    To my eyes it looks like a modern take on a kimono. The shawl is beautiful, I will be in Tokyo in a week and I would love to pick up some items like this.

  88. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I LOVE THE SHOES! they are adorable! :)

  89. katie stone

    June 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    wow japanese people have such insane style. those shoes are one of a kind.

  90. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I LOVE The Sartorialist and this is the first time I don't like an outfit. The shot, as usual, is great.

  91. pika

    June 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I've seen those shoes at Divia, a store in Buenos Aires.
    Far away from Tokyo!

  92. Ale Santos ♄

    June 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring!
    I loved the shoes!

    Kisses from Rio de Janeiro!
    Twitter: @alessantos

  93. Kate Rose

    June 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

    owhh. I daresay, the color in this photo is quite intriguing. Simple waterfall on top, part on the bottom! amazing shoes. I quite like the contrasts here.

  94. Tiffany

    June 8, 2010 at 2:14 am

    this is very beautiful..I love that scarf

  95. Karn

    June 8, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Love she match the pastel tone looks so fabulous …. love it

  96. MELISSA Z.

    June 8, 2010 at 4:42 am

    a lot of color but they match perfectly! great pic!

  97. Valentine

    June 8, 2010 at 5:21 am

    it's just a little bit bit weird, but nice, I love her hair cut

  98. My Republic of Fashion

    June 8, 2010 at 6:34 am

    I like this picture. The woman looks comfortable with her surroundings.SarahD

  99. pixie

    June 8, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Just silly to me.

  100. Joanna Roman

    June 8, 2010 at 8:25 am

    The outfit is neuter… nothing less and nothing more
    BUT the colours palette is just gorgeus!!!
    And I am completely crazy about the shoes: cat's alike shoes, even with the pair of moustache each!!!
    I love them, o my God, I love them

  101. Magsli

    June 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

    These shoes remind me of the Marc Jacobs mouse flats that I regretted buying the second I put my card in my purse!

    She's such a gorgeous girl but this is not doing it for me at all. Each to their own, I guess. Her haircut frames her face exquisitely though.

  102. vera

    June 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

    the outfit would be dull without the socks? the shoes and the cigarette that draws attention to her fingernails)

  103. medya

    June 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I do like the style.

  104. WinterMaharani

    June 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I think this look is very unique n I love it. What I like the most is her expression that makes a nice contrast, different impression, from all those cheerful colors.. And it makes this look IMO, uber cool.

  105. Larsup

    June 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I like it so much!

  106. inclassy

    June 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    love her shoes!
    new fashion pictures on

  107. femmefraiche

    June 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    To me, this looks like the Tokyo version of leaving your house in PJ pants which I find to be quite distasteful! It's an interesting color study but overall I do not like this look even though those cat shoes are super fun!

  108. Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Those socks and shoes are just plain WRONG.

  109. Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love the mice faces on the shoes, very quirky and unique. I find the scarf does take away from the outfit overall though, the sheer size overpowers the dainty qualities of the skirt, shoes and socks.

  110. Buddy

    June 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I don't like it at all..ironic in a very immature way.

  111. Lee Oliveira

    June 9, 2010 at 2:17 am

    She looks so fresh…. except for the smoking….. ha ha


  112. cinnamobus

    June 9, 2010 at 3:40 am

    If you take away any of the colours the outfit won't work. It looks great because the colours complement each other.

  113. Joey

    June 9, 2010 at 4:29 am

    so fresh!:)

  114. laura_t11

    June 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

    oh i adore the kitten shoes!!!
    i would give anything to go to tokyo and witness this amazing fashion!

  115. The Clever Pup

    June 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Did anyone else notice that until you scroll below her waist it looks as if she's wearing a Kimono. I think it's a cool photo.

  116. lovefool

    June 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    what an adorable pair of sandals and socks. Über cute!!!

  117. VintageTribe

    June 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    cat shoes?! ridiculously cute!

  118. martha sweden

    June 10, 2010 at 2:00 am

    it's different – it's cute

  119. mens designer t-shirts

    June 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Love this photo!

  120. Brian Cliff Olguin

    June 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I like the colours used, but I am having problems with the shoes. It's really disturbing, I think. Otherwise, nice poncho or what you like to call it.

  121. Anonymous

    June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I like the style and I am totally digging the colors!

  122. JSF13

    June 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    AMAZING mix of colors! :D

  123. Anonymous

    June 11, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I like that you labeled this colour study as it is very much one, and very interesting. imo the sock could be a bit more elegant but still interesting colors here.

  124. Anonymous

    June 12, 2010 at 3:59 am

    it seems like a modernized kimono. im digging it :)

  125. i'am.altaModa

    June 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    All these pastels reminds me of easter…

  126. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The guy with the yellow hair looks like Tarzan escaped from an Andy Warhol-painting …

  127. J.Ro

    June 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Love the socks; The cat shoes are adorable as well. Meow!

  128. Lanie

    June 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I love this look. It's very "i don't care" thrown together. the cat shoes top it off. The cigarette adds to the ensemble completing the nonchalance about her.

  129. Roberto Pires

    June 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I love the shoes!!! The cat shoes…

  130. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Without the clashing socks I would love this. It's sort of natural looking.

  131. kristine

    June 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    love the socks!

  132. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    i love asian styles. how they mix and match colors, paterns ,a nd textures. and it looks a different way on them them=n it does anyine else, it just fits.

  133. CoursesOnline

    November 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

    The girl with the shawl is a citizen of the 21st century. What is her future? Will she experience the same living standards as her parents, or is it likely that as the planet continues to grow in population she will experience under-employment and reductions in living standards as she competes withe billions of others for the meagre resources of the planet.

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