ViVi magazine took me to the new Topshop in Shinjuku to style a look to shoot in store…I had about 15 minutes to go through the racks and pick something out. Ended up going with the chunky sweater, pony skirt, and red suede platform sandals, though that nude sequin tunic was tempting too. I used the dressing rooms set aside for their personal shopping service, so cute! With chocolates, Evian, huge rooms, and a gridded rack on the wall to be able to get a better look at your options, you couldn’t really ask for much more. Sort of wondering how hard it would be to dedicate a wall or two of my own to this floor-to-ceiling display idea. Might save a few things from being perpetually draped on the couch.
Borrowed some pieces from Mercury Duo’s new collection to shoot a couple spring looks for Sweet magazine yesterday at the cutest studio ever. Decaying velvet couch and wooden antler chandelier have been added to my wishlist along with the tiny crochet shorts and tawny cropped sweater. The skirt I got at the new Topshop in Shinjuku last week..I love the simple cut and hairiness, which is weird because I haven’t been attracted to miniskirts for a while now. Sometimes it’s just time. Sorry for lame mirror pic overdose but the EP-2 almost makes it seem ok? Almost.
Today’s makeup and sunset in Tokyo (with a just barely visible Mt. Fuji in the distance)..actually didn’t step outside once today because I was working all day at an event in the hotel but it looked nice. The hotel is so magical and easy to get lost in that it’s a good one to camp out in. Maybe it was freezing? Blandly temperate? Tomorrow I will venture forth for the opening of the Marc Jacobs store in Aoyama but for now it’s off to sleep.
The shoot I did with the adorable Japanese label Mercury Duo for their AW collection is now out – loving the ’70s vibe of the clothes. Shot by Kazutaka Nakamura over two days, one at a beautiful house an hour outside the city that I wanted to move into until weird bug bites started to become an issue, and one at a studio in Tokyo. My favorites are the tiny little paisley dress and that ribbed sleeve leather jacket. Yeah Japan!
Thank you and hiiii to Haruka, Yuka, and Kenji (who hunted all over Tokyo to find Colin’s favorite flavor of Pretz after I mentioned how hard it is to find and finally stumbled into a 7-11 “one rainy night” to buy an umbrella and saw them out of the corner of his eye glimmering from a shelf)…see you guys soon!