Christmas doesn’t need to be just about red velvet and white fur….even Santa Claus thinks that’s all played out by now. And with these (un)seasonably warm temps we have to be opportunistic by going more lightweight on the body.
Perhaps this is why I am slow to move to a “winter wardrobe”. It’s all there, ready to be plucked out of my closet, but I just can’t do it. Instead, I`m stuck on this lingerie fashion style, which just seems more fitting for the holiday season. But in an elegant way, not a crude one…
It was a race to beat the sun before the “super moon” took over at the day’s yawn. Cuteness needs the daylight! …It was a lapse in calculation, an unfair prejudice against the sparkle and pink veneer of the clothes. No, these constellation prints, boudoir vetements and bejeweled baubles deserved something… darker. In a sneaky pinch, we ventured into the urban heart, to embrace the pallid streets and black curtain of night…
UPDATE: Lingerie-Look Fashion Show at Hankyu Umeda FNO!
Come visit the 3rd floor lingerie section on Saturday the 19th where I’ll be talking about some of the styling points, while floor models show off the goods. There will be two shows, one at 2pm and 4pm. Im looking forward to seeing everyone!
In fashion, it’s not unusual to see clothing with lace, satin, ribbons, and other details that point directly to lingerie. But it’s almost never actual lingerie. In fact, the most recent lingerie revolution happened in the 80s when Madonna broke on the scene with her cone bras and corsets on top of her clothes instead of under.
In fact, lingerie can look really really stylish when worn with normal clothing. In America, many girls will wear their satin slips as dresses to a party. In Japan, girls wear bralettes over vintage T-shirts. But the fact of the matter is that we spend a lot of money on bras and bustiers, slips and robes, and they never get seen. Nowadays, lingerie is just as stylish or even more stylish than what we wear on the outside. Lingerie can be worn with something conservative and comfortable to give it an edge. And conversely, it can make something really dark or hard look more feminine and soft. It’s my opinion that it is within our right of fashion freedom to play around with everything we’ve got in our closet to make an outfit look great.
And so I`ve teamed up with Wacoal to create Lingerie Looks. The challenge: to style pieces from 5 of their most prestigious brands with clothing already in my closet to make total outfits. Wacoal is a Kyoto-based family company that is now the number 3 largest inner wear company in the world. When it comes to their high-design, high-fashion lingerie, there are no less than 5 lines to choose from. Wacoal DIA, Studio 5, Trefle, Hanro and Simone Perle.
And so here, I offer 10 different ideas for styling real lingerie with fashion. Whether it’s colorful and loud or more demure, daytime, office, or party style, there should be a scene that fits your lifestyle.
So let’s see how Japan get’s it Lingerie Looks on.
Today’s shoot came out of a two divinities: the outfits I ordered from Shopbop all arrived in well-fitting ready to rock condition, and there was no typhoon or rainstorm to flood us out. The mercury wasn’t as forgiving, but we can’t have it all. Traipsing around the new massive Shinjuku south terminal with its breezy wooden deck and endless choice of cafes in my fashiony duds, I wondered: is Shinjuku on the precipice of being a place that people can actually admit to going to hang out at?
On the surface, Tokyo and Berlin couldn’t be two worlds further apart; Berlin is gritty and tough while Tokyo is all buzzy neon and sterile as a hospital room. But it was my challenge to somehow find a connection between them, and although these two might not eat lunch at the same table, they are probably sitting back-to-back eating the same food because the parallels were so striking.
In fact, I might say that the fashion scene in Berlin is the most like Tokyo than anywhere else in the world. How so?