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Sunday August 29, 2010

Toko

amerika mura, osaka
SUMMER 2010, girls
Kjeld Duits

STUDENT, 18

Dress – Sayaka
Shoes – Penna
Bag – BALENCIAGA

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Dress – Sayaka – JPY 5,000 | Shoes – Penna – JPY 7,000

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Hair – Yumeya (Osaka) – JPY 10,000

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Bag – BALENCIAGAJPY 3,500

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Dress – Sayaka – JPY 5,000

Kjeld Duits About the Photographer

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

Love the contrast between her headband and the dress. It’s very understated, but the angles on her collar and pockets give a slight twist. Too cute.

petitesam
Aug 29, 2010 (2399 days ago)

toko’s style is cool- simple and nice :) Love the vintage dress!

lmg
Aug 29, 2010 (2399 days ago)

Reminds me of little red riding hood, and I love it. Also, I think she has pretty eyes, so it’s great that she has a fringe to frame her face more, and draw more attention to them. Love her look.
LIA

Lia
Aug 29, 2010 (2399 days ago)

it’s very cute and simple

Dominique
Aug 29, 2010 (2399 days ago)

I am beyond in love with her whole outfit!

Emily
Sep 2, 2010 (2395 days ago)

Thanks for the many great comments. The almost 50s/60s like simplicity of Toko’s ensemble immediately attracted my attention. I think her style really stands out among the fashion that we usually shoot.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Sep 3, 2010 (2394 days ago)

おっ、久しぶり~!ヾ(^∇^)

When I first saw her picture, I immediately thought of the 50’s/60’s too! I love everything about her, except the bag. She is way too young to carry around such a grandma-style stuff if you’re asking me. Even though it’s Balenciaga, I would never buy it. But I still wonder where could she get it for ¥3500 only… Used clothes shop maybe?

gionbaby
Sep 6, 2010 (2391 days ago)

@gionbaby: Haha, “grandma-style stuff“ made me laugh. Thanks. Many of the people we shoot buy their stuff at used clothing stores or flea markets. They are everywhere!

Years ago we used to always mention that behind the brand, but it is so common these days, we often rarely bother. I am pretty sure Toko does her shopping at such stores, too.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Sep 6, 2010 (2391 days ago)

@Kjeld Duits: I’m happy to hear that. You’re welcome. :DD

Yeah, I’ve heard of really great used clothing stores and markets in Tokyo. I think I will visit them frequently, once I’m in Japan. :D To tell the truth, many of the design goods people wear on the photos you and your co-editors shoot were bought at such a low price, that even without you mentioning it, I was sure they were bought at second-hand shops. But this Balenciaga bag was just so ridiculously cheap, that I needed some sort of confirmation from you to believe it. :D

gionbaby
Sep 6, 2010 (2391 days ago)

Hi !! I’m Toko,taken these photos:) I love 50~60’s fashion ! I’m very happy that left many comments,thank you;9 @gionbaby: Thank you for comment:)This bag was sold in used clothing shop in Kyoto. When I asked the price,I was surprised too !! I’m not sure why storeowner put a low price on that..But I did not buy because a bag was Balenciaga.This bag’s form,color,and size was perfect for me;))I fell in love with this bag.haha
My English is not good(bad//),but I would like to talk about fashion,make up,arts,ballet(I will go to UK on 9th SEP,and attend ballet school),and so on ! please talk to me;9

toko
Sep 7, 2010 (2391 days ago)

@Toko: Hi~~~! Nice to meet you. Thank you for your comment, too.\(^ ^)/ I hope you are not angry at me because of my comment on your bag. Sometimes I’m a bit too honest, I’m afraid.(゜ε゜ ) But it’s really a great thing that you could find a bag what you love so much for such a great price. You are very lucky! I’m still searching for the perfect type of bag for myself. (^ o ^;) I hope it won’t be too expensive when I finally find it.(o´∀`o) You are so lovely, Toko. Your English is not bad at all. I could understand everything you wrote. Ballet school in the UK? Really? That is so awesome! How long are you going to stay there? I hope you will comment a lot on this website.(* ・▽・ *)♪

gionbaby
Sep 7, 2010 (2390 days ago)

@toko: Hi Toko, wonderful to hear from you! And your English is great; like gionbaby I also have no problem understanding it at all.

So you are leaving for the UK in two days already! You must be very busy with last minute preparations, and probably very excited and a bit nervous, too. Keep us updated about your stay in the UK, and I hope you will comment a lot on JAPANESE STREETS!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Sep 7, 2010 (2390 days ago)

Wow! This dress is adorable! I love it!

Joeyoeyannanna
Sep 7, 2010 (2390 days ago)

hello toko! ur bag’s cool..i have something like that too :) In fact, these bags are quite the rage now in asia..u can find it easily in singapore..and just few days ago i saw them on some taiwanese online blogshops.

Enjoy ur time in the U.K and all the best to u <3

lmg
Sep 8, 2010 (2389 days ago)

@Toko
You are such a pretty girl! I like this look. It’s really like the 60s of America. You got it so right! Gosh, I’d really like to see some of your other clothes.

Etsune
Sep 10, 2010 (2387 days ago)

かわえーやん

bakudandan
Oct 23, 2010 (2344 days ago)

The dress is BEE-U-TEE-FUL!!!

Glenda
Jun 3, 2011 (2121 days ago)

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