Nothing too fancy here today, but I thought I’d include it as a bit of a tribute to Sesame Street’s recent 40th anniversary. Check out this Sesame Street t-shirt seen on the streets here in Japan. It’s a little hardcore, no? Poor Big Bird…
Well, while I’m at it I guess I should wish our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving as well! (Please go easy on the turkey)
This looks like a bit of an oldie, but after hearing about it on NPR I just had to look it up.
Apparently this skirt is a safety device, in case you are ever being pursued or attacked. It allows you to transform into a vending machine, while your attacker is left wondering where you could have possibly disappeared to. This is pretty damn weird if you ask me, but pretty fun all the same.
Looking for a special gift for the lady in your life this Christmas? Check out this ever-so-sparkly Hello Kitty music player, a collaboration between iRiver, Swarovski, and the makers of Hello Kitty. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a great post from Tokyo Fashion on the Top Ten places in Tokyo to get tattoos. While I’m not inclined to get any tattoos myself, I figure that there’s more than enough people coming to Japan looking to get cliched asian character tattoos that they don’t understand the meanings of.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, head on over to HanziSmatter to see the best of the worst of asian-character tattoos.
What do you think of kanji/hanzi tattoos?
Awful or awesome?
New from Japan’s Harayuma Trading Company comes this sharp men’s suit that (besides just looking sharp) fights H1N1 virus. Yes, you heard correct. THE SUIT FIGHTS SWINE FLU!
According to Junko Hirohata, “The suit is coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts to light to break down and kill the virus when it comes into contact with it.”
The suit will soon go on sale for about £365. For those of you on a tighter budget, you’ll be pleased to know that titanium dioxide is quite a common chemical, often found in toothpaste and costmetics. So if you’d like to improvise your own swine-flu-proof clothing, you can do so with a thin coat of toothpaste.
I am going to stop complaining about the current fashion and focus on what I can pick out that’s good about it. These dresses are one of the prettiest I have seen in a while. Whether you’re all about cosplay, gothic lolita, ganguro or whatever, i am sure you’ll find some of these dresses to your fancy.
The world is going 360 on me. First we saw fashion brought back from the 20’s with lacy dresses in drab colors of beige, yellowed cloth and gold. Then we saw the 70’s came back with bell-bottoms and big hair wigs. And now, we are experiencing the 80’s with really striking, albeit clashing, colors, shoulder pads, big hair, blue eyeshadow, and that awful carrot cut jeans to which they called it skinny jeans. The skinny about that jeans is that it’s ugly.
You may not share the same sentiments as I do but fashion these days have been awful. Nothing on the racks of daily-wear names like Zara, TopShop, MNG, or even …I can’t name names anymore…clothes these days are just awful. :( Those sack like tops and non-figure-flattering dresses are driving me insane. I maybe a child of the 80’s but i was not impress with what I wore as a child, let me tell you that!
Any quirk and criticism, love and adoration about the current fashion, let’s hear it from you!
And here’s proof that the 80’s back, a remake of kylie minogue’s “I should be so lucky” is selling like hotcakes in the Japanese charts.