Isn’t a wonderful thing to have people to look up to, style wise? I’ve never had a thing for movie stars’ style as I find them to be oh so blase, so I tend to lean towards fashion people instead. Daphne Guinness, Isabella Blow and Michelle Harper are the biggies, with ELLE China’s Leaf Greener high up there too. Locally, I find Mika Nakashima’s elegant gothicism often inspirational, and so cool is our fav-o sock girl Momo from Avantgarde, too. But I have found a new girl that totally blows the style off the pants of anyone around her, in Asia or otherwise. Time to get to know a new true style maven, Judy Chou from Taiwan.
Photo: Leslie Kee
Learning about who she is was a lot of fun– she hosts a TV Show broadcast on HK’s most popular channel called “Cool Taiwan”, runs a popular fashion blog and is a stylist who also runs an online shop “Re:Style”. Gezus, it’s kinda like I’m talking about myself! Judy also has her own distinct taste, which is rooted in monotone, geometric tendencies. Lots of sleek black paired with exaggerated shapes and heavy duty high-fashion “mode” style that has disappeared from the Tokyo streets nowadays. I think it’s ready for a comeback now, though. Maybe that’s why I`m over the moon to meet Judy?!
Balmung shirt! トップスはバルムーン！
HOW many girls would dare to pull off a Balmung shirt and look SO good in it?! I just adore her eye for quality designers who are on the Fringe, rather than choosing the usual suspects to style
I love Niels Peeraer too♥ 私もニールスピイラエールのファンだもん♥
Above, she is with her stylist partner Joyce, who is a bad-ass stylefucka herself. I met Judy while she was on a trip to Tokyo during Fashion Week, thanks to stylist Kosei Matsuda who introduced us over drinks at CLASKA. She was wearing an impossibly skinny black column dress that had puffy geometric shapes emerging from the sleeves. So mucho tres chic
Misha and Judy, Black and white twins at Tokyo Fashion Week. So I’ve been following her instagram for a month now and enjoying it immensely. Add her to your list of cool girls to check out and be inspired by!
I have this “mame” necklace too :) 私も、このマメのネックレスを持ってるわ★