Thoughts on white tights/black dress? You can't tell, but they're thigh-length socks. And 6/10 girls in Harajuku had these straw fedoras. Note the ubiquitous scrunchy- even Marc Jacobs had them. I think they were called "chou chous"
There were literally red velvet ropes for crowd control outside the Forever 21. Evidently, there was a sale.
This girl was waiting. She told me I could take her picture, so I think this is her attempt at a Tyra face. Yours is better.
Scarf with shiny, shiny top (from Forever 21- you should try to pick it up, it's v. you) and shiny, shiny leggings, with D&G belt over little khaki shorts and hot pink clutch (that here, somehow looks orange...).
Kyoto has a lot of places where women can go and be dressed up in kimono (the summer ones are called yukata), and sometimes even have their makeup and hair done like geisha. It's a big tourist thing, and not just for Westerners: Japanese ladies do it all the time. Plus, a lot of people like to wear kimono anyway-- Kyoto is a more traditional city with a lot of history, so it's not uncommon to see women wearing them.
So, you have to be able to tell who are the actual geisha, and who are just pretty girls playing dress up.
Not geisha again (these women looked kinda uncomfy in theirs, so I figure they're rentals.)
AND THEN: We were on this street where a lot of geisha live and entertain, and all of a sudden see a bunch of people crowded around a taxi. I'm assuming they're all waiting to see a famous athlete or something. So, I ask this woman (Angie from Sydney who is wearing a WOLLONGONG polo!) what the fuss is. She said she didn't know, she just was curious.
REAL geisha. Who were treated like rockstars.
You is proud of big sister? Advantage of being tall in Japan #4.
Was trying to be sneaky and take this one, then realized there was no flash. Sorry it's so blurry-- just think of it as my digital impression of Mary Cassatt (that's what I'm doing, anyway). The colors are kind of nice, though, right?
Hm. Description is clearly necessary: black peep toe slingbacks, tiered white skirt, hot pink belt, black blouse, and black headband with a bow on the side. Best part is definitely the heart-shaped patent purse. She's was, like, a Japanese Blair Waldorf, and I know you would have approved.
These two women were about mutti's age.
Do you think she'd dress like this if she lived in Japan? Or, for that matter, join a fan club devoted to a male impersonator in an all-female revue, and crouch outside the theatre waiting for her to appear, wearing a scarf that matched the rest of the fan girls'?
Alright. Starting with the most expensive (about $70). Orangey-red, nice-sized ear parts (what are they called? Mind blank.) and they're square. Gold plated input plug. I thought they were very comfortable, though Tom's ears were bigger, so he had doubts.
This pair I quite liked, because of the shininess. Also had a gold input. But I don't know how much you'll dig the skull thing. $63, and they also come in a silver and pink, silver and green, silver and red, silver and lilac, and an all grey.
A different set. The version I like better is below this one. It's bright pink, and they fold up really conveniently... I just took this shot to show you another option, and how they look when compact.
$50. I had Tom try them on so you can see general size, etc. Sound quality wasn't bad.
My faves are these below. They had a tan headband-part, which was kind of unusual. But you know me. I like my beige. The colors on the ear were what got me, too. They had a really cool lime green (though I think you said to avoid that), as well as this teal, and hot pink below. These were also the cheapest, at $40.
Good size, though I couldn't listen through them, so not sure on that front.
I guess the Japanese really like making "girl" things that are really shiny and cute, and no guy would be caught dead in. Seriously, there were earbuds made of jewels, and with horoscope signs, and glitter... it just went on.
Anyway. I also thought you should see these. They're much smaller than all the ones you showed me, but I was kind of fascinated by them. They're buttons!! And only $20-ish.
The singer's costume change #2. Can you see the copious amounts of silvery jewelry (earrings, cocktail ring, giant bracelet), paired with silver sparkly top and vaguely bondage-y belt with chains? Unfortunately, I only thought to take this picture after she'd already taken off the shiny leather jacket.
Waiting for our train to Kyoto- I had to pretend to be very interested in taking a photo of the train timetable. Black leggings, platform gladiators, pleated shorts, pink tee, purple plaid jacket. But I think you'd like these the most:
(She was moving, so that actually looks a lot cooler blown up...)