I love the whimsical quirkiness of a Japanese woman’s style! I find the first look nothing special but I like the 2nd look. The third is cute, especially the bow-ribbon titghts, though the outfit is far too big. Really gapes in the sleeve hole area.
I’d love to feed her a big steak to put some blush in her cheeks!
When I see a fit like the second photo, I think to myself “this person is hiding behind their clothes.” But that’s not at all the case here, is it? Love how a mismatch of clothing and attitude can make a look even more memorable.
She is the cutest person I have ever seen. just adorable! And what a great body she has! her legs are so pretty. She just has this innocence and fun that other girls don’t have. her fashion is so imaginative.
Am I the only one that thinks the exaggerated sleeve holes in the third picture are very sexy? Its certainly being done more and more, and I think its a great way to show some unexpected skin. the third outfit is the best.
Sartorialist, Sartorialist, I love you, I love you…BUT bring on a few girls every now and then who have a little meat on their bones! Of course all the women you post are beautiful, but I live in NYC, and I know for a fact there are some well-dressed fuller-sized women. Give me a 12 even, and I’d be thrilled… You help democratize style, and you represent different populations so well…except for us chunksters! <3
I love people so diverse that appear on this blog. This teaches us that there are different ways of looking at fashion. We should not ignore these proposals so interesting. Congratulations to The Sartorialist.
I like the nautical edge, but I agree her thinness is distracting…the style just doesn’t look that good on a body that lacks vitality and health (e.g. the requisite athleticism to sail a boat or do anything besides take snaps and stand on the sidewalk). I like to see people and clothing that are self-possessed and functional. To me these photos show a sallow delicacy.
I don’t really see how this girl is “too thin”… she’s no thinner than many of the women on this site. I think it’s rude and presumptive to say that due to her size she lacks health or strength. Plenty of thin people are also quite strong.
I think she’s a great size.
Way too many comments using the word ‘cute’ – not a good sign when discussing an adult! Personally, I just can’t really cope with this whole baby doll thing! On the upside it’s not a regular look for this blog for which I am eternally grateful.
Japanese women age extremely well; as a fellow Asian, I would venture to say that she’s someone already in her 30s.
Yet, she rocks it.
Many have been bemoaning the “fact” that women featured on this blog are too young, too pretty, too thin. And that’s why they look great in their clothes. Not true. Anyone can look great with the right attitude. At any age.
“Cute” is a wonderful compliment in my opinion. I would rather someone thought I was cute then thought I was sophisticated or powerful looking any day. For one thing it implies a happy and pleasant aura, which the other two do not. But Rei doesn’t dress like a child or doll. She simply has a haunting, youthful quality of her own. Its lovely.