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The Evolution of a Harajuku Fashionista

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Today I posted some images of Kurebayashi again, one of my favorite people to run into and shoot in Harajuku. I have shot her many times. See how she has changed

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I first met Kurebayashi in Autumn of 2010. She had a great personal style, but it was still a bit subdued and shy. At the time she was working as a maid in a maid cafe as well being an illustrator. Since then I have met Kurebayashi lots of times and photographed her four times.

Each time I meet her, she has a new look and a new job: a maid at a maid cafe, an illustrator, a painter, a designer, and now she is a model. Sometimes the jobs overlap. Each time I ask her what her job is, she always has to think for a while before she answers.

This must be very interesting to herself, I am sure, but poor employers! They never get her for long. I am curious what she’ll be doing next time I meet her.

See the evolution of Kurebayashi for yourself.

NOVEMBER 2010

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DECEMBER 2010

101024-6038: Street fashion in Harajuku, Tokyo (Jam Pixy, Candys)

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OCTOBER 2011

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JANUARY 2012

120101-2157: Japanese street fashion in Harajuku, Tokyo (Bunkaya, Girl Connection, Wasabi & Ginger, Swimmer, Candy's, 6%DOKI DOKI, Vivienne Westwood)

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FEBRUARY 2012

120204-5388: Japanese street fashion in Harajuku, Tokyo (Clip Joint God, B Be Bee, 6%DOKIDOKI, Swimmer, Warner Bros)

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Kjeld Duits About the Author

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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I love seeing the changes on a girl whose fashion is as fun as hers :D

Chilakkuma
Feb 7, 2012 (2086 days ago)

I love this! My favorite are her Eyelash Laboratory bottom lashes.

Chaudie
Feb 8, 2012 (2085 days ago)

@Chilakkuma: I find it really interesting how Kurebayashi is developing her style; looking forward to the next stage.
@Chaudie: Those eyelashes really change her face, don’t they!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Feb 10, 2012 (2083 days ago)

Beautiful ! Creativity is so exciting ! I can look completely different just from changing my eyebrow color[s]. And that’s JUST eyebrows ! It’s so fun. Beautiful.

Rachel
Feb 10, 2012 (2083 days ago)

@Rachel: Yes, awesome isn’t it! Just make sure you don’t go overboard, or your boyfriend will have a shock when he wakes up next to you in the morning—“I don’t remember going to bed with THIS woman…” ^_- LOL

Kjeld Duits (author)
Feb 10, 2012 (2083 days ago)

Lol ! I’ve seen some fashionistas who really look COMPLETELY different every time, and I think, “Hey, wait, that’s her ? [or him] .. Wait .. No .. Huh ?” It’s cool, lol, but I’m alright ! It’ll help that my hair is always red, red, red, red =].

Rachel
Feb 11, 2012 (2082 days ago)

She awesome in more than 1000 ways!

Maria
Feb 12, 2012 (2081 days ago)

I wish there was a picture of her hair without the BugsBunny earmuffs! Her hair caught my eye instantly and I absolutely love it!

If you bump into her in the near future, could you get more pictures of her colorful hair please?

Thank you love you!

<3 M.May

M.May
Mar 7, 2012 (2057 days ago)

@M.May: Thank you so much, but I think that Kurebayashi’s hair has already changed again… Great hairdo, though, eh!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Mar 8, 2012 (2056 days ago)

Funny, it’s like watching a cute kid grow up into an awesome coloreful buterfly :)
I WANT her cardi from november 2010. And her last look us absolutly gorgeous, the hair is so so cool!

KSENiA
Mar 19, 2012 (2045 days ago)

@KSENiA: Cool, eh! I am really curious about the next few years. ^^

Kjeld Duits (author)
Mar 19, 2012 (2045 days ago)

wow. Haha, the evolution of Kurebayashi is amazing :D

Martin
Feb 2, 2013 (1725 days ago)

@Martin: Thank you, Martin!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Feb 3, 2013 (1725 days ago)

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