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Thursday November 15, 2012

Natsumi (Kurau)

setagaya, tokyo
Gothic Lolita
AUTUMN 2012,
Kjeld Duits


Blouse – N/A (bought at Kinji)
Bustier – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand)
Skirt – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand)
Shoes – KERA Shoes

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Hair – N/A – JPY 0



Blouse – N/A (bought at Kinji) – JPY 2,000 – Bustier – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand) – N/A
Detail of Skirt – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand) – N/A


Skirt – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand) – N/A


Detail of Skirt – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand) – N/A


Shoes – KERA Shoes – JPY 5,000


Blouse – N/A (bought at Kinji) – JPY 2,000 – Bustier – weiβ&schwarz KURAU (own brand) – N/A

Listening to ALI PROJECT: Narcisse Noir (ナルシス・ノワール, Black Narcissus)

At the Heavy Pop Belated Halloween Party 2012

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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.

Recent photos by Kjeld Duits:

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Comment (日本語もOK)

its scream

Nov 15, 2012 (1059 days ago)

My absolute favorite part of this is the headpiece!!!!

Nov 15, 2012 (1058 days ago)

@Alexandra: There is something devilish about it that contrasts beautifully with the image of the Virgin Mary, don’t you think?

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Nov 15, 2012 (1058 days ago)

@Kjeld Yes; it’s a very neat placement. :) Almost makes me think of a ‘fallen angel’ concept.

Nov 18, 2012 (1055 days ago)

It´s not the virgin Mary…. it´s the virgin of Guadalupe… a mexican virgin and actually named ``Queen of Mexico´´… I find weird to see someone on the other side of the world wearing something sooo mexican. (It´s a simbol of the the indians christian conversion) I wonder if she knows what she´s wearing….. it´s like occidentals with t-shirts full of kanjis that they don´t know. (Ohhh! greetings from Mexico, love your work!)

Eli D.
Nov 21, 2012 (1052 days ago)

@Eli D.: Thank you very much. Both for your kind words about my work, and for identifying the image. I would never have guessed; I really need to learn more about Mexico!

I quickly did a search and found the following information:

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. (Wikipedia)

My dear little son, I love you. I desire you to know who I am. I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence. Attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe (Catholic Online)

She identified herself as the ever virgin Holy Mary. (Our Lady of Guadalupe)

It appears the Virgin of Guadalupe is indeed the Virgin Mary. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Nov 21, 2012 (1052 days ago)

@Alexandra: I like your description!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Nov 21, 2012 (1052 days ago)

It’s not the Queen of Mexico. It’s the “Mother of Mexico” (La madresita de México. I have a silkscreen printing factory….

Nov 25, 2012 (1049 days ago)

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