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Tokyo, Japan: Interview of Tomoko Inuzuka


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– I think Japanese girls are all the same now.

Tomoko Inuza has a unique look for sure. Made up of Minnie‘s détails (yep Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend) and the creative outfits of the Indian fashion designer Manish Arora.

Tomoko is certainly his biggest fan. Humoursly, she said: “I want marry him“, a quick look at her Mickey watch. Tomoko and her husband Katsuhiro are the managers of Vermeerist Beams shop in Harajuku.

A kind of boudoir presenting a colorful outfits and accessoiries selection of Japanese and overseas fashion designers, like the great Manish Arora of course. Funny, Tomoko and I were at one of the shows of Manish at Cique d‘Hiver, without knowing each other! Small fashion world!

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– I was at Manish first show in the London Fashion Week, four years ago. Very Bright colors: I’ve bought few pieces very difficult to sell in Tokyo. 

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Tomoko regrets:

– Here young people have no energy and originality to get dressed. Three reasons: the parents buy their clothes. Magazines are bad: same styling, not interesting. Except the Nihon Vogue. And they spend all their money in mobile phones.

The grim reality? We laugh.

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– The hype Aoyama is the trendiest area in town to me,

says Tomoko. Where bash shops have incredible architectures. Her choice: Comme des Garçons, Corso Como and Loveless. And serious, Tomoko concludes with:

– Fashion is my life.

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés. 

Domo arigato Tomoko.  

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Tokyo, Japan: A walk and Shopping in Harajuku


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the pedestrianized famous street of Harajuku, I‘m not a big fan for shopping. Cheap bazaar for teenagers and teens alduts. Each tribe has its own shop.

There are also H&M and cie… near the super famous La Forêt building: metro station, Meiji-Jingumae or Harajuku. Let’s go “crazy” and jump in this streets maze, to discover some interesting shops.  

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I liked Jack‘s Vintage Clothing

for some 50-60’s Rock‘n Roll vintage outfits, accessories and shoes for women and men. Really cool owner , also the leader of a Punk Rock band.

Have you ever tried a Japanese Punk Rock Karaoke? I DID! Kind of a blaze for my ears! But it was really fun too, Lol! For the complete adress of the shop: heatwave@mbm.ocn.ne.jp

Stop at the next door in the very inspiring Nihon Manga Fetichist Shop: so what do you do after school or job? (pictures below).

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Myself and I become a Manga babe.

A trashy suga babe inspired by Japanse cartoons, with fluorescent pink and green lens. It started here in Tokyo years ago, as a Pokemon acid princess. “Oups!” : metallic eyelash fluttering, I stood on my 50 cm lemon platform shoes.

When I got in the shop, they  were shooting a flyer. Domo arigato gosaimasu to Aya, Coco and all the team. And if you are really sweet, maybe I will post a picture of me dressed up like a Manga doll, surrounded by all my supa supa cool Pokemon friends : )

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Then let’s cross Meji Street

to reach the underground fashion designers side and head at my Beams favourite concept store (which is more a gallery and bookshop): TOKYO CULTuART by BEAMS

Thank you Katsuhiro for the Beams shops guided tour! The toys for willing grown-up are extremely tempting!

I’m still a huge fan of the Transformer “Cyubu 01″ of Moderhythm (picture below) and colourful plastic mini bike monsters (pictures above), so great!

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés.


This post is not a shopping list, it is more to give you the different vibes of Harajuku. Metro sations: Meiji-Jingumae or Harajuku. 

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Visiting The Showroom of The Designer Christian Wijnants in Antwerp

If you followed my previous posts about my rush on high heels through Antwerp (Belgium) during the press days, here is my final stop at the fashion designer’s showroom and workshop, Christian Wijnants (picture 3). Last but not least! It is 8 p.m. something when I finally arrive at the showroom, during the walk my feet were so painful, I had to swap my sexy shoes for a pair of Converse! I really enjoy dicovering designer workshops. On the picture above: the mood board of the Spring-Summer 2013 collection, inspired by Aung Sun Suu Kyi and an imaginary journey in Asia and also a movie with Tom Hanks about the end of childhood and the beginning of the teenage years, projected on a wall of the showroom … Oops sorry I lost the title! Some prints of the collection were carried out in collaboration with a photographer. The materials are light and really soft: I really like several items like tank tops, “sarong” skirts and baggy pants! I will post soon a look book of Christian’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection (picture 2). L’invitation au voyage …

Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2012, tous droits réservés. 

Thank you Christian Wijnants.

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