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Saturday May 1, 2010

Natsumi (Kurau)

harajuku, tokyo
Gothic Lolita
SPRING 2010, girls
Emi Kusano

STUDENT, 18

Blouse – N/A
Skirt – (self-made)
Umbrella – N/A

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Blouse – N/A – (mother’s) | Cardigan – Black Peace Now – JPY 5,000 | Skirt – (self-made) – JPY N/A

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Hair – (self) – JPY 0 | Make-Up – N/A – JPY N/A

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Hat – (handmade) – N/A

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Umbrella – N/A – JPY N/A

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Umbrella – N/A – JPY N/A

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Bag – N/A – JPY N/A

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Shoes – N/A – JPY N/A

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Phone – DoCoMo – JPY N/A | Gloves – N/A – JPY N/A

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Make-up – N/A – JPY N/A

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Emi Kusano About the Photographer

Emi Kusano spends most of her free time in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku. Both to hang out with friends and to shoot the latest trends. She also enjoys discovering small independent boutiques, vintage clothing shops and nicknack stores. Emi has just started as a photographer, but her work has already been published in Cosmopolitan.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

I love that outfit! I’m watching you blog every day! Greets from Germany

Rosenrot
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

@Rosenrot: Your name matches this photo, I think. Thanks for the nice words. I love Germany; spent lots of time in Hamburg, the neighborhood of Stuttgart and Nürnberg!

Kjeld Duits
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

Wow, I’m stunned! Simply beautiful.
@ Kjeld Duits: Hamburg is wonderful, isn’t it? :D

Berry
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

@Berry: Glad to read that you like this. Yes, Hamburg is really wonderful. Great memories!

Kjeld Duits
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

Wow! Great/unique/interesting twist on gothic lolita! The skirt is different than I have seen on a lot of goth loli’s…And the feather headpiece too! This is great!

Lactose Intoler-Art
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

@Lactose Intoler-Art: Kurau actually made her skirt herself.

Kjeld Duits
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

the tear is fantastic.

Yah Rah
May 1, 2010 (2581 days ago)

@Yah Rah: I love that enormous attention to detail in Japanese street fashion.

Kjeld Duits
May 2, 2010 (2581 days ago)

@Rosenrot: Thanks for the nice comment! Please keep checking it and we are always looking forward to see you comment.

@Berry: Yes She wear Gothic Lolita beautifully!

@Lactose Intoler-Art: I know! she told me she always make something that she wants to wear. I love her style!

@Yah Rah: Yes! I love it too!

Emi Kusano
May 2, 2010 (2580 days ago)

Mademoiselle Kurau avançait de nuit vêtu,sa lourde ombrelle avait peine à dissimuler une larme d‘ébène pendu à son sourire de marbre.

sandy
May 3, 2010 (2580 days ago)

TRANSLATION: Miss Kurau advanced dressed as the night, her heavy umbrella could barely conceal a teardrop of ebony hanging from her marble smile.

I love Sandy’s poetic comments and occasionally translate them into English. I found this one very difficult, though. I am not sure if I translated Mademoiselle Kurau avançait de nuit vêtu correctly. Please let me know if you feel it should be changed.

Kjeld Duits
May 3, 2010 (2580 days ago)

Goth loli, is always be a unique and AWESOME fashion~

but, is it natural to walk on streets dressing like that on japan? because in my country, it seems not natural, except if there’s fashion or cosplay competition~

nanaa
May 3, 2010 (2579 days ago)

Goth Loli is a fashion theme that never die. and Goth Loli is really unique and awesome, too.

By the way, is it normal to wear tears and dresses like that in japan? because in my country, wearing dresses, gloves, hat, tears, and umbrella like that will make people thought that we went to a cosplay competition~

nanaa
May 3, 2010 (2579 days ago)

@nanaa: It is a small minority of people who are really into Goth Loli, but when you go to Harajuku in Tokyo is not rare to see people dressed in this way. That is why we are able to take these photographs. We actually find these people on the street.

Kjeld Duits
May 3, 2010 (2579 days ago)

beautifull dark lolita

Tofu
May 4, 2010 (2579 days ago)

@Kjeld Duits:Merci beaucoup, mais une traduction n’est elle déjà pas une interprétation mon ami?

sandy
May 4, 2010 (2578 days ago)

@sandy: Tout à fait. Un traducteur doit interpréter le sens, pas les mots. Donc, c’est toujours une interprétation. Mais j’aime vos commentaires poétiques. Je tiens à les présenter à des gens qui ne comprennent pas le français.

Kjeld Duits
May 4, 2010 (2578 days ago)

@Kjeld Duits:sMerci encore de l’intérêt que vous portez à mes “annotations” et de l’effort de traduction que vous effectuez pour les rendre plus accessibles.
Pour le cas de “Mademoiselle Kurau”, j’imaginais une jeune fille qui aurait cousu elle-même des étoffes dont la matière maitresse serait la nuit…totalement onirique, n’est-ce pas? Donc il fallait comprendre “de” ou “à base”,plutôt que “comme”(“as”), voilà pour le petit éclaircissement si je peux me permettre.
A bientôt!

sandy
May 5, 2010 (2578 days ago)

@sandy: Merci bien! Ma connaissance du français est très limité, et la traduction est difficile pour moi. Mais peut-être ce qui suit est une meilleure traduction?

Miss Kurau emerged dressed for the night, her heavy umbrella barely concealed a teardrop of ebony hanging from her marble smile.

Kjeld Duits
May 5, 2010 (2578 days ago)

All I complain about is her shoes and the Mexican-like design at the hem of her dress.

NucleolusEgoist
May 11, 2010 (2572 days ago)

is that his real hair??? is amazing,,,, i love it!!!,, btw… greetings from Mexico, I’m in love with Japan Style,, here is imposible to wear like that, people here is so mean.. :(

Bahoban Lawless
Dec 21, 2010 (2348 days ago)

@Bahoban Lawless: Yes, that’s Kura’s real hair. Sorry to hear that you can’t wear what you want.

Kjeld Duits
Dec 21, 2010 (2348 days ago)

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