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Tuesday April 17, 2012


harajuku, tokyo
SPRING 2012,
Kjeld Duits


Dress – (self-made)
Shoes – Bodyline

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Occasionally—it actually rarely happens—someone’s occupation throws me off.
That happened with Rei.
I had never imagined to see a security guard wearing lolita fashion.
Of course, that was my mistake.
All the preconceptions we unknowingly carry!


Hair – (self) – JPY 0 |Headdress – Bodyline – N/A


Parasol – Baby, the stars shine bright – JPY 5,000 | Backpack – Baby, the stars shine bright – JPY 6,000
Necklace – (sister) – JPY 500


Dress – (self-made) – JPY 0 | Bag – Angelic Pretty – N/A



Backpack – Baby, the stars shine bright – JPY 6,000 | Socks – Bodyline – JPY 500 | Shoes – Bodyline – JPY 3,000

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.

Recent photos by Kjeld Duits:

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Comment (日本語もOK)

She is very cute with the Lolita-look and sharp black hair. And I LOVE the purse with the little teddybear! – She has a nice eyemake-up too, it fits the look well.

Apr 17, 2012 (4472 days ago)

Totally kawaiii!! But knowing her job makes it even ultra-mega-kawaiii ___

Apr 17, 2012 (4472 days ago)

@Louise & Martin: Glad you like Rei’s look. I don’t shoot Lolita fashion very often, but Rei seemed to have something special. Perhaps because she created her own dress. It shows how much she loves this style.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 17, 2012 (4472 days ago)

The ribbon concept, love it! :3
A cute security gard…and at 18, cool! :D

Apr 17, 2012 (4472 days ago)

Wow. Didn’t expect her to be a security guard. :O
I love her eye make-up, it really suits her.
Trying to imagine her doing some martial art moves while wearing lolita. ^^

Apr 17, 2012 (4472 days ago)

@Maria & Farah: Amazing job for a girl of her age and fashion interests, eh! Farah, you made me laugh; I want to see Rei do some martial art moves, too. ^^

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 17, 2012 (4472 days ago)

This is amazing!! I love that she’s a security guard. SHE MADE THAT DRESS HERSELF?!? jealous

Apr 18, 2012 (4471 days ago)

@Kjeld: You’re right, she somehow gives off a different feeling from the other lolita-styled girls you shot. Perhaps, as you said, because it is self-made that it suits her so well. And her outfit doesn’t look as overloaded as lolitas sometimes do, although it’s full of cute details.

Apr 18, 2012 (4471 days ago)

@Safiya: Yes, she made the dress herself. Looks professional to me. ^_-
@Nyurah: I think you may have hit the nail on its head. The dress perfectly fits her style now.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 18, 2012 (4471 days ago)

Teensy adorable loli security guard?! Color me impressed.
I really need to find some Japanese shoe websites that ship to the states! Their footwear is so fun!

Apr 18, 2012 (4471 days ago)

Not only she’s cute by nature, she’s also very talented since she could create such beautiful dress. she really should launch her own brand. sorry for my awkward English

Apr 18, 2012 (4471 days ago)

@Alexandra: Yes, japanese footwear rocks. And I am very picky about how I shoot shoes. A Japanese TV program recently even introduced me on TV because of that. ^^
@shazz: Your English is fine!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 18, 2012 (4471 days ago)

Thank you very much for your comments! I am really glad to get such an opportunity in Harajuku this time! [ happy ]

Apr 25, 2012 (4464 days ago)

@Reiさん:コメントありがとう!日本語のコメントでもOKですよ^^ Glad to hear from you, Rei!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 25, 2012 (4464 days ago)

She’s so cute! I love the details in her outfit, and I love that she has a Duffy Bear with her!

May 29, 2012 (4430 days ago)

@Mirry: It is actually very common for young women to carry around stuffed animals here. I have shot lots of photographs of women with furry friends.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
May 30, 2012 (4429 days ago)

She’s soooo cute! And I want the bunny _

Jun 3, 2012 (4426 days ago)

@Cindy~: I don’t think Rei will part with that bunny. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Jun 3, 2012 (4425 days ago)

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