"In order to be irreplaceaple one must always be different."

Coco Chanel

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Vavavoom in Harajuku

I captured this girl on a street corner in Harajuku, Tokyo. I was only one of many bloggers out and about that day.  The streets were actually lined with fashion bloggers - their cameras and release forms in hand, scouting the streets for photo ops. While I was style spotting in London, I'd come across the odd blogger but it really was a rarity... however, here in Harajuku there were almost more bloggers than passer-bys. Crazy.

Look beyond the legs, if you can, and you will see an outfit that is actually really really cool. This girl has nailed a look that will appeal to girls and guys alike. The seventies inspired fur trim, the horn rimmed glasses that take you back to the sixties when  television's greatest star was a puppet from the Thunder Birds and the suede shoes coupled with socks, all display an edge that cares more about trend than sex appeal.

Socks seem to be an essential for wearing boots in Tokyo this winter - it goes really well with the nerdy glasses. Not always the most flattering look if you have short legs but there's a range of ways to rock socks, from over the knee socks layered over top of sheer stockings to shin high socks with ankle boots - it's definitely a quick cheap way to update your wardrobe.
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