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Thursday October 4, 2012

Mami (Apollo)

harajuku, tokyo
AUTUMN 2012, girls
Kjeld Duits

STUDENT, 20

Cardigan – Disney
Dress – RePlus
Shoes – TOKYO BOPPER

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Hair – N/A – JPY 10,000

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Cardigan – Disney – JPY 2,000 | Dress – RePlus – JPY 6,000 | Necklace – (self) – JPY 4,000

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Cardigan – Disney – JPY 2,000 | Dress – RePlus – JPY 6,000 | Bag – Bunkaya Zakkaten – JPY 500

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Detail of Dress – RePlus – JPY 6,000 | Necklace – (self) – JPY 4,000

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Detail of Dress – RePlus – JPY 6,000

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Shoes – TOKYO BOPPERJPY 30,000

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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.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

She looks like a cute character from a children storybook <3
So envious! She is my age but she looks 4 years younger TT__TT

Maria
Oct 5, 2012 (2426 days ago)

That skirt is cute. I know an easy way to make such a skirt. Just use an old mens shirt, cut it right under the sleeves so that you get a tube. And than just shirr some rows around the skirt. Tada, you have a skirt like cute Mami. I have to laugh about her funny rosette. I like the unity of colors in her outfit.

nora
Oct 5, 2012 (2425 days ago)

@nora: Excellent advice, Nora. Thank you! Only one problem, Mami is not wearing a skirt, but a dress…

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Oct 5, 2012 (2425 days ago)

@ Kjeld: Paired with a t- shirt we could pretend to wear such dress. :)

nora
Oct 6, 2012 (2424 days ago)

@Nora: And if you sew them together you have what Mami is wearing. RePlus is one of the many vintage clothing shops that remakes used clothing into new creations, like this one. These remade shops are extremely popular here.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Oct 6, 2012 (2424 days ago)

Nice and legere look. The red is really eyecatching and blue parts of her skirt and the strands of her hair complement the outfit very well. Especially loving her accesoires like the giant, simple watch, the self made necklace and the bells on the pocket of her sweater. Somehow, I’m reminded of shintoistic shrines. Red toori, ropes and bells.

Dörrie Banana
Nov 4, 2012 (2396 days ago)

@Dörrie Banana: It looks like a skirt, but it is actually a dress made of a skirt and a t-shirt. There are lots of shops in Japan that create new clothing out of used ones. Mami bought her dress at one of these remade shops.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Nov 6, 2012 (2394 days ago)

oh my, I really didn’t notice it was a dress! Now I checked the other comments, should have done that beforehand. So this is a dress made of used clothes, awesome! I really like that. One summer, my father cut off the legs of his Jeans because it was so hot and I used the remains to sew myself a west. Incredibly, it even was wearable even though I had (and still have) no idea about sewing and sewing cloth. I wouldn’t know if there are any shops like that in germany. If they exist, they are surely run by some artist or young designer in one of the big cities. But I think this would be a good idea for a big fashion chain.

Dörrie Banana
Nov 7, 2012 (2393 days ago)

@Dörrie Banana: Such shops are very common and extremely popular in Japan.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Nov 7, 2012 (2393 days ago)

@ Kjeld: Really? Darn, another thing I’m jealous of! Well, I can still shop used clothes at the flea market :-)

Dörrie Banana
Nov 9, 2012 (2391 days ago)

@Dörrie Banana: Time to visit Japan, perhaps and discover these shops for yourself?

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Nov 9, 2012 (2390 days ago)

I love the colour combination she used! And it also suits her so well, though there aren’t many that can pull it off as well as mami-san.
Well done!

Nyurah
Dec 30, 2012 (2339 days ago)

@Nyurah: Yes, this takes quite some courage and playfulness to do well. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Dec 31, 2012 (2339 days ago)

@Kjeld: Yes, you’re right. But if it’s done like Mami-san did, the results are great! :)

Nyurah
Dec 31, 2012 (2339 days ago)

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