Yes, I know. I'm a bit late posting this. Fashion Week Tokyo was a few weeks ago, in October. But I've been busy. Finally had a free moment to put this up.
I was invited to several designers' runway shows, including one I was REALLY hoping to get into... Alice Auaa -- a Japanese haute goth label. I knew that the people attending this show would be dressed appropriately, so I tried to combine looking professional (because I was there for professional reasons as a journalist), but enough avant-garde flair to fit in.
The waistcoat is Regency era-inspired, and was custom-made for me by a tailor in Hong Kong, based on pictures I showed him. The outside is a cream-baby-blue paisley brocade and the inside is "chinoiserie-inspired" black on black dragon design inlaid silk.
I used a tangerine-colored silk scarf inlaid with golden thread as an rusche-style necktie, and added tangerine cufflinks and "Deutsche You Want Me, Baby" tangerine colored polish from OPI's Germany collection. (Tangerine is the Pantone color of the year)!
Finally, yes... I'm wearing 5" stilettos. Why? They're fun... I like questioning the "gender" of inanimate objects like shoes and clothes. Plus, they really help when you have a large crowd of people and you're trying to see over their heads.