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Friday August 3, 2012

Rio

harajuku, tokyo
Girly Rock
SUMMER 2012,
Kjeld Duits

STUDENT, 18

T-Shirt – jina
Skirt – N/A
Shoes – LDS

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Hair – (self) – JPY 0

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Hair – (self) – JPY 0

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T-Shirt – jina – JPY 3,000

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Bag – Murua – JPY 4,000

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Skirt – N/A – JPY 2,000

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Shoes – LDSJPY 16,000

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)

wooow, i love her hair! the color is amazing!

yuuki
Aug 3, 2012 (759 days ago)

She looks like a doll! I love the mix of girly with rock, very cool, also her shoes are the most amazing shoes I’ve ever seen! >_<

SHOGOxo
Aug 4, 2012 (758 days ago)

I’m very curious about “Rio“s t shirt: what exactly does it say (the close-up picture, its bunched-up)? and, does it have any personal meaning for her???

Jeannee
Aug 4, 2012 (758 days ago)

@SHOGOxo: I have seen Hirari Ikeda wear shoes like this, although I haven’t shot her yet in them. Cool, eh!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Aug 4, 2012 (757 days ago)

@Jeannee: I’m afraid that I didn’t pay attention to the text, and I’m quite sure that Rio didn’t either. It’s my experience that Japanese people rarely know the meaning of the foreign text on their t-shirts and bags. So, I don’t think it’s personal. After all, only 1% of Japanese are Christians, and most of them are elderly.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Aug 4, 2012 (757 days ago)

@KD: If she doesn’t know the meaning then she bought the shirt because of the sleeves, they are pretty ^^ The bag is really cool too!
I love the second shot, she looks like a red haired angel :3

Maria
Aug 4, 2012 (757 days ago)

I’m almost sure the shoes are the Litas by Jeffery Campbell. The brand isn’t too old and they’re pretty popular here in the U.S.

Linda
Aug 5, 2012 (756 days ago)

I met Rio again and asked if she knew the meaning of the text on her t-shirt, and whether she was Christian. The answers to both questions were “no.”

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Aug 7, 2012 (754 days ago)

The necklace she is wearing seems to be quite popular too in Japan..
I think thats quite funny because 10 years ago everyone here had one like that too. But now you rarely see someone with one. Although I kept mine. :)

Nyurah
Aug 17, 2012 (745 days ago)

@Nyurah: Necklace? Do you mean bracelet?

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Aug 17, 2012 (744 days ago)

@Kjeld: Well the black thing she’s wearing around her neck. Is it called a bracelet?

Nyurah
Aug 18, 2012 (744 days ago)

@Nyurah: Oh, I missed that completely. Didn’t even take a close-up of it…

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Aug 18, 2012 (743 days ago)

@Kjeld: Don’t bother it’s still well visible. Rio is wearing the same kind of necklace as aoi. Except that rio added a cross. :)

Nyurah
Aug 19, 2012 (743 days ago)

@Nyurah; Yes, I have seen a few of these already. Also used as bracelets or anklets.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Aug 19, 2012 (742 days ago)

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