Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wearing H&M tortiseshell framed sunglasses, Topshop rope necklaces, ShopAkira contrast lining blazer, Zara neon asymmetrical shirt, vintage denim shorts, Shashi rhinestone bracelets & handmade Nepal friendship bands
When I saw this highlighter neon shirt from Zara on sale, I just couldn't resist snapping it up. The color is just subtly florescent and not very attention grabbing so it's easy to be paired with other colors without screaming that it's over the top. This shirt is versatile enough to be worn casual or slightly more dressed up since it is slightly loose fitting with a asymmetrical round hemline. I paired it with many colorful friendship bands that my boyfriend brought back from his "soul-searching" solo Nepal trip. All of their merchandise are carefully handmade. He also brought back a cloth thread backpack that was 100% handmade as well - it's a really neat piece of work featuring ethnic elements.
And here's my friend's Ryutaro's outfit! He had on a lovely gauze loose fitting shirt over a plain white shirt, together with oversized worker's denim overalls that he wore as pants here. I love the way he adds interesting accessories to his outfit such as a ring of keys, a Bic pen brooch and such. Sometimes he shows up during our language exchange wearing vintage gold frame spectacles that he bought from London's flea market and other brooches on his pants! He told me that these accessories he had on in this outfit were handcrafted by a pretty old Japanese designer that uses simple materials to create interesting accessories.
I feel that the Japanese has already reached a higher level and appreciation for aesthetics and a much more refined manner of dressing compared to Singaporeans. They have several movements such as the Harajuku way of dressing over the top, Lolita, gothic, and of course more avant garde styles such as those from Comme des Garcons and Junya Wanatabe... Can't wait to visit Japan one day! I have so much like for its rich culture.