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Wednesday February 9, 2011

Matsuri

harajuku, tokyo
WINTER 2011, girls
Kjeld Duits

STUDENT, 22

Cardigan – American Apparel
Skirt – N/A
Boots – Geewawa

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Skirt – N/A – JPY 500

Matsuri's Colors

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Cardigan – American Apparel – JPY 8,000

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Hair – BOYJPY 12,000 | Glasses – NIKITAJPY 35,000

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Bag – N/A – N/A

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Earrings – N/A – JPY 2,000

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Necklace – N/A – (present) | Boots – Geewawa – JPY 30,000

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Belt – N/A – N/A

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Phone – iPhone – N/A

I photographed Matsuri in August 2010 and September 2010
Notice how her phone metamorphoses!

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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)

I love her! Her style is always truly her own, and she has great poses! haha

Lactose Intoler-Art
Feb 26, 2011 (2256 days ago)

♥ her outfit!

annee fields
Feb 26, 2011 (2256 days ago)

great outfit, so jealous of the amazing belt. she’s one of the few who could pull off gray hair. awesome layering too. want to reblog this.

Melina Bee
Feb 26, 2011 (2256 days ago)

@Lactose Intoler-Art & annee fields: Yes, Matsuri has great style and poses, and a matching personality. Have you met her already, Lactose? (I am not sure if you want your real name used here…)

@Melina Bee: Hi Melina, sure feel free, but please make sure that it is properly credited and linked. Love your bangs, by the way!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Feb 26, 2011 (2256 days ago)

Helloooooo, Matsuri! Lovely to see you again, as always! She always just rocks so hard.

Leah B.
Mar 1, 2011 (2253 days ago)

@Kjeld-I don’t mind you mentioning my first name, I’m not super secretive, but I do like people to notice my art/design before they try to know about my personal life, haha, thanks for respecting that! Just call me Brandon here though, that’s fine.

And no, I actually have not MET her, however, I was at the crossing I think by where the GAP used to be, kind of watching people go by, and I suddenly spotted her stomping the streets (probably headed towards Lawson on Omotesando-dori) wearing super high platform Tokyo bopper shoes that has circular pieces attached to the back, and she simply commanded attention. She was so unique. I would LOVE to meet her.

Lactose Intoler-Art
Mar 4, 2011 (2250 days ago)

@Lactose Intoler-Art: Cool. When the need arises, I will use Brandon. But I shall do it sparingly! ^_-

Matsuri does indeed command attention. I will introduce you to her next time you’re in Japan. She is fun!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 4, 2011 (2250 days ago)

Wow, I sure bet she DOES command a lot of attention, being able to pull off that incredible long cheetah print skirt without looking trashy. Anyways, earlier, i saw your comment on Sayako in response to my desire to design my phone cover about loving matsuri’s phone covers and how they evolve…i also think that applies to her fashion in general. And honestly, i think that’s what makes one such an icon- the ability to evolve your fashion and wear new trends in a way that look unique on you and that you can pull off.

Etsune
Mar 5, 2011 (2249 days ago)

@Melina Bee: I looked at your blog, and I love your “certificate of pedigree” outfit….it’s like mod vintage, with a cute and quirky twist! Love it! Very inspirational….
(sorry, kd, maybe i shouldn’t have posted this cuz its not relevant, but i had to comment…i just love fashion so much! :D i understand if you have to remove the post.)

Etsune
Mar 5, 2011 (2249 days ago)

@Etsune: No removal necessary. I actually like and encourage commenters talking to each other. That is what community is all about! If some people become good friends through JS, I feel I have accomplished something useful in this life.

Love your comment on Matsuri.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 5, 2011 (2249 days ago)

Yay! I’m very happy that you don’t mind! I really like looking at some of the other who post on here..unfortunately, I don’t have my own blogging site, so I can’t show them a piece of me…but when I have time, I’ll establish one….
Anyway, thank you…I feel like its the truth…there are some elements of fashion that stay the same, but the people who can change and be a couple of steps ahead of the trends are the most iconic, in my opinion. In example, Blake Lively, an American actress, is what many consider a “trendsetter”. It also helps that she’s tall and has that model-like physique that enables her to pull of physically anything. But she also has the confidence to do so, and I think that confidence is what makes even people who aren’t model-like have the ability to pull of unique ensembles.

Etsune
Mar 5, 2011 (2249 days ago)

@Etsune: Yes, stage presence and attitude counts for a lot. Sadly, these days attitude is often believed to mean that you have to act and talk tough. That’s not at al what attitude is about.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 5, 2011 (2249 days ago)

Honestly, I agree. No offense to anyone, but I absolutely HATE HATE HATE seeing people who smoke just cuz they think it makes them look cool/tough. I think its a very, VERY dumb reason to smoke. Cuz no one looks tough lying in the hospital getting chemotheraphy for cancer… Reality of it all just sucks, no?

Etsune
Mar 6, 2011 (2248 days ago)

@Etsune: You have to suck to smoke, right? ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 6, 2011 (2248 days ago)

Well said :D
Because its true, literally and figuratively.
I just got that pun hahah!

Etsune
Mar 6, 2011 (2248 days ago)

Grey hair, my dream

Maria
Apr 21, 2012 (1836 days ago)

@Maria: Just you wait and it will come to you naturally. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 21, 2012 (1836 days ago)

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