2:43 pm

the crew

07/11/2011, rag & bone, tokyo, topshop

photos by Bryanboy

(Topshop sweater, Zara trousers, Rag & Bone Durham boots)

When Bryanboy flew in to Tokyo Friday afternoon, we played in my room for a while at the Cerulean/caught up on the past month we hadn’t seen each other until he screeched in sudden realization, “we’re missing the golden hour!”. So we ran outside and shot each other on the bridge right outside that leads to the train station. It’s a nice one, they made the surface slightly bouncy which I find amusing even though I walk the thing a thousand times a day when I’m in Tokyo. After the light died at good ol’ 4 o’clock we walked over towards the center of Shibuya to find a place to eat. We spotted a restaurant a few floors above street level (a huge percentage of eateries are entirely glass walled to better entice you but the good ones are like..down tunnels and alleys) and spent about 45 minutes trying to penetrate the building properly to access it. It was clearly a mirage because we never succeeded after hurling ourselves against the exterior in multiple ways, and ended up drinking crappy iced tea with an herbal taste I choked on at an Option B. But the whole thing was so funny I really didn’t care.

I’m wearing a crewneck I picked up at Topshop the week prior with plain trousers and my new addiction, the Durham boots. One of the outfits I’ve had on repeat the past week.

Categories: rag & bone, tokyo, topshop
5:38 am

fno japan, first round

07/11/2011, tokyo

photos by Fenton Bailey

1. hanging out at the Dior store
2. Fendi’s beautiful Chameleon heels (I love these..) next to a new rendition of their Silvana bag
3. leaving the Costume National Aoyama complex (maybe palace is a more appropriate word), wearing Rag & Bone’s Pinfold top and Dolgan wedge boots with a Claudie Pierlot pleated skirt
4. the mesmerizing Ai Tominaga on stage looking all perfect as she does..I got to meet her the day before with her lookalike son, so cute
5. the ideal men’s wardrobe at Dior Homme
6. with some readers at the Rag & Bone store
7. the living space adjacent to the Costume National Aoyama complex..utter lifestyle inspiration, I’ll post more on this..
8. cotton candy research..just making sure I still hate the stuff
9. wearing FW Marc Jacobs layered tops with the same handy skirt
10. tape cutting at Louis Vuitton with Ai and Anna

I’m still processing the huge scale of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Japan on Saturday. The energy in the streets was palpable, future wardrobe inspiration was at an all time high, every store was packed with shoppers/revelers, and I met a massive amount of readers everywhere I went. My manager even suggested I put on a hygiene mask to avoid recognition when we were trying to get places in a hurry but I was having too much fun freaking them out by speaking back to them in Japanese. Thank you guys for saying hi and being so pumped on life. Here is a quite randomly chosen first selection from the different events I attended.

Categories: tokyo
3:03 am

rag & bone for fno

04/11/2011, tokyo

Fashion’s Night Out Japan lost the ‘night’ aspect in translation – tomorrow is going to be a noon to after party stretch of Omotesando store hopping and general merriment. I have ten stops total that I’ll keep mysterious, mostly because I think I’m supposed to, but I can tell you I’ll be at the Rag & Bone store at 3 o’clock. Come by to say hi if you’re in Tokyo. And happy birthday to Anna!

Categories: tokyo
5:48 am

shibuya chill

03/11/2011, actually wearing jeans, ankle boots, brr dude, tokyo

(Rag & Bone Kola vest, Zara jacket, BDG jeans, Fiorentini & Baker boots, Chloé Paraty bag, Céline Audrey sunglasses)

Outside the Shibuya station on a cold morning, capitalizing on the opportunity to wear this beautiful shearling vest that was sent to my hotel. Not only is Rag & Bone one of my favorite brands (love that they make clothes so applicable to life’s most casual moments..that’s really most of what I care about)  but this was the piece I was fixated on from their FW collection.  You can imagine the delirious glee that accompanied the ripping apart of that particular cardboard box. I wore it with the ratty jeans I was going on about a few days ago, a pair of Fiorentini + Baker boots I bought last summer at a Barney’s sale in Philadelphia, Chloé’s python Paraty bag, and a side braid kind of loosely hanging in there .

Categories: actually wearing jeans, ankle boots, brr dude, tokyo
2:38 pm

vogue fashion’s night out tokyo

30/10/2011, rag & bone, tokyo
Categories: rag & bone, tokyo