It’s no secret, I love wearing lacy layers in my everyday outfits. Lingerie as fashion was once just a runway trend, but now it’s such a common sight that it has become cannon. Why is it so popular? Likely because 1. Lace and silk is elegant and 2. Lace and silk is sexy. Basically, it is femininity in its most delicate and most powerful forms. But how does one pull off this look with the 2018 trends? It isn’t as hard as you would think; it is very easy to turn heads in both daytime and nighttime looks, as well as some ideas even for workplaces.
Here, I was allowed free reign of the 2018 SS collection by Studio Five, which is a high-end brand by Japanese lingerie maker Wacoal. So here I get to show you 7 ways to wear lingerie fashion so it perfectly matches your 2018 SS wardrobe.
There are several great thought questions about perception. i.e. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” “If there is no one to observe it, does the moon exist?”And my favorite, “Is a blogger who doesn’t blog still a blogger?”
I have been trying to get to writing this article for what seems like a lifetime in the digital era. A few days turned into weeks and weeks into months. Of course, I will make many excuses for the absence, because truthfully, there were many; an evolution of career, a reevaluation of lifestyle and health, changes in the fashion industry as well as changes in what it means to be a blogger.
In terms of fashion styles, the current trend of lace-y things has been super hot for the past few years. But as for delicate things adorned with lace and embroidery and sparkles, well, that kind of fashion has been around for hundreds of years. And each icon or era brings its own style of “lingerie looks” to the table. It goes to show that in fashion, there really aren’t any rules, and we are free to wear our clothing in any way we please. That goes for wearing lingerie layered with other clothing, too.
One of the biggest icons for wearing lingerie as outerwear that sticks out in my mind is Madonna. When she burst on stage wearing corsets as tops, both intricate and simple, it became a huge trend for the modern day. A corset had for long been nothing more than a bridal thing, but now people wear bustiers and corsets as an accessory or design fashion pieces to look as if they are laced up.
Is it possible to wear lingerie as clothing, and why would you do it?
In the last article, I wrote about how the idea of wearing lingerie as fashion is something that is already going from strong to stronger in the trend department. It’s on the streets, the catwalks and now it is very normal to see lingerie details in all kinds of fashion.
But this time, I want to get to the real point; WHY would you wear actual lingerie as fashion instead of the other way around?
You know how they say that the best camera is the one you’ve got on you? I say the best clothes are the ones you’ve got in your lingerie drawer. Right? Lingerie is actually AWESOME as clothing. And if you see it too, then your wardrobe is about to grow by 2…
For the past year, I have partnered with Japanese lingerie-maker Wacoal and their high-end lines to promote the idea that lingerie like camisoles, slips, petticoats can be worn as fashion on the outside as well.. And no one would be the wiser!
This season, I teamed up specifically with the Trefle brand, one which has been in Japanese girls’ drawers since 1977. Since this year then marks the 40th anniversary of the brand, and that late 70s clothing is making a killing in the trends nowadays, I took major inspiration from it created some retro-modern looks all using pieces of lingerie as fashion (oh and I even transformed *myself* into a retro donna with the power of a lot of makeup and wigs!).
I feel like it has been so long since my last update that I almost need to reintroduce myself. My name is Misha and I live in Tokyo. I graduated from Bunka Fashion College and I work in the fashion industry. Well…technically, if we were to go by statistics, then I should say I work in the beauty industry now….Yes, I feel like it is finally time where I can be confident to announce that I started my own consulting company Totteoki Co. late last year, and for the past 7 months I have been working head deep with the amazing team at the Shu Uemura International offices in Tokyo as a creative director.
There are many influencers, bloggers, and other professionals who “consult” for brands, offering their name-power and a few meetings each year to lend their opinion, offer expertise or bring in other influential resources that the brand wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
It’s usually more of a “floating” position that one piles on top of other day-jobs.
This isn’t that.
When I work on a project I get really invested in it, wanting to do the absolute best, and doing something that is new and different. I also challenge myself a lot to do things that I have never done before, which always takes more time, effort, and concentration.
My position with Shu has been something that takes EVERYTHING I have ever experienced before and puts it to the test. Connections, creativity, organization, spontaneity, flexibility, and a rolodex of ideas. I am obsessed with perfection and that has made me put aside my blog for just a little while. (and on top of that I am moving and it took up every extra minute I had!)
But I am happy to say that I am BACK and I am so excited to blog regularly again! I have so many things to say and write about and the fashion world keeps turning. But first, I am SO excited about what is happening at Shu Uemura.
It comes with heavy connotations as “foreigner” is a touchy and even taboo subject. And “ihoujin” literally means “not japanese”. Oy. But it is often found in the Bible and comes with a spiritual nuance, one that I liken more to meaning “a stranger, but someone I want to know more about.” And that is how I feel about the character dressed in mame for her 2017 collection.
One of the most important skills to have as a leader in a creative industry is the ability to create and cultivate a signature style. Whether a person is an author, music producer, graphic designer, painter or stylist, the people with a recognizable style gains them more attention and notoriety. It’s especially true of fashion, the most visual medium of all. From Steve Jobs’ black turtlenecks to Anna Wintour’s bob, these people had unwavering style and will go down in history with it.
But what about the rest of us? Finding one’s own distinct personal style is already incredibly hard. Not everyone has the eye to find the type of clothing that will speak for them so they don’t have to. Personal style can become a comfort in an uncomfortable world, a billboard for your creativity, an armor for your own insecurity, and sometimes it’s an unrelenting captor (stockholm syndrome, for real). I struggled with the fear of changing my personal style, and it was an ongoing battle within myself for the past year or so. I’d like to talk here about what personal style is, how to find it, and the trauma & breakthrough that comes with tearing off the skin of “personal style”.