How cute is this? Bright colors, disheveled curls, and that adorable mustache pin acting as a focal point. The skirt is obviously a recycled, edited version of something else (maybe a dress), but I love how the frayed edge gives the outfit some extra rumply-ness that just makes it even more adorable.
Occupation: Corporate Employee
Favorite Shop: Santa Monica
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Gotta say, I'm not a big fan of Yui's latest single. I want to like all of Yui's songs, but this one is pretty "meh" and sounds like every other single she's put out in the last two years. It peaked at #1, but this is only its third week on the countdown and it's already fallen into the lower 20s.
Some singles with staying power include Jounetsu no Mariachi, which, as you may have guessed, has a mariachi band in it (and cracks me up every time I see Hikawa Kiyoshi cheesing in that ridiculous sombrero)and Maru Maru Mori Mori which has been on the countdown for 22 weeks. Maru Maru Mori Mori will never leave the countdown. In Maru Maru Mori Mori we trust.
This month's list of things to lust over from Japanese market site Rakuten includes tons of comfy knits, a dash of plaid, and some bright oranges to tie it all together.
blue & green plaid pants with winky pockets
persimmon knit dress with faux fur collar
black & white one piece
eggplant cape overcoat
"brick" colored chiffon skirt
"nativE" print leggings
tweed roll cuffed shorts
navy & grey striped "cutsewn" skirt
beige satin pleated skirt
grey cable knit capelet
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I love this guy's multi-tonal gold look. I don't think you need blonde hair to pull it off either.
名前 (name): kat
場所 (place): 渋谷 (Shibuya)
年齢 (age): 24
職業 (occupation): 販売 (sales)
ヘアサロン (Salon): Vetica
よく行くショップ (Favorite Shop): Time is on
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Kimura Kaela - 8EIGHT8 Listen if you like: Katy Perry, Katrina & the Diamonds, Metric
This week, I'm excited to finally get my hands on 木村カエラ / Kimura Kaela's new album 8EIGHT8. (I have no idea how you're supposed to pronounce the title.) I say "finally" but it was released on October 12th.
Some featured tracks include Ring a Ding Dong, Chocolate, and A Winter Fairy is Melting a Snowman-- the insanely repetitive but catchy song that's been stuck in my head ever since I saw that DoCoMo commercial above.
One OK Rock - Zankyo Reference Listen if you like: Paramore, Fallout Boy
I'm also picking up One OK Rock's album Zankyo Reference which has their songs アインサイズニア(Answer is Near), Re:Make, No Scared, and C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h. (a song title that has more periods than the freshman class at an all-girl's high school). If you've never checked out One OK Rock, don't feel bad. I recently discovered them myself (late to the bandwagon on this one) and really enjoy their pop punky sound.
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So maybe the sock monkey isn't the focal point of this room, but I feel like it was its inspiration. The cross bright stitch pillow and doilies (yes, doilies can be cool!) draped on the furniture make the room feel homey and cozy, even though the furnishings are sparse and fairly utilitarian. Making things feel homey means you can mix and match different colors of wood an metal (thrift store shopping, anyone?) and still tie it all together with neutrals like the rug and futon cover to make it feel "eclectic" rather than mis-matched.
I've always loved the idea of raising a bed and putting a desk / study area underneath (it's a very efficient use of space and it just looks neat) but I don't know if I'd trust myself on that bed-- its supports look too thin for my fat American ass.
I love this cute, casual updo. It looks like they made a loose french braid down the side, secured with an elastic, and loosened some sections. Another french braid running from the opposite side down towards the base of the neck is gathered with the rest of the hair into a low bun. Strands of the bun are pulled out to make it loose and sloppy. So cute!
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep...
The wallpaper collection for November has a fall feeling: deep, dark woods, gray rainy days, blazing golden leaves and burnt orange patterns.
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This adorable shoulder-length haircut would look cute on anyone. Hopefully that includes me, because I plan to get my hair cut like this next time I visit the salon.
Naturally wavy or curly hair is a good fit for this cut that looks best with a bit of curl at the bottom. It's versatile enough to work with any face shape, and is recommended for all hair types except very thick hair. If your hair is very thick, you could probably still pull it off; your stylist would just want to do some thinning layers underneath to keep it from getting bushy and sticking out at the ends instead of curling under.
Her bag is adorable and hilarious and paired with the bright, bold print on her tights makes this look colorful and fun. Pairing those with lots of neutral grey & beige pieces keeps it classy.
名前 (name): 細野 百華
場所 (location): 原宿 (Harajuku)
年齢 (Age): 18
職業 (Occupation): 学生 (College Student)
服のサイズ (Size): S
シューズのサイズ (Shoe size): 24.5cm (why do they ask these things??)
ヘアサロン (Hair Salon): LIMCODE
好きな雑誌 (Favorite Magazine): FUDGE
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