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Tokyo Fashion Week - Day 7

by Jim D., Magazine Editor-in-Chief from Victoria, BC, Canada

6 comments · November 6, 2012


Jim Dunlop - Lewis & Clerk Kimono Inlay Dress Shirt, Thrifted Gold Pinstriped Dress Pants, Bespoke Paisley Brocade Waistcoat, Silk Scarf, Opi Deutsch You Want Me, Baby, Pleaser Seduce 460 Stilettos - Tokyo Fashion Week - Day 7
  1. Kimono inlay dress shirt

    Lewis & Clerk

    , in Shirts
  2. Gold pinstriped dress pants


    , in Striped Dress Pants
  3. Paisley brocade waistcoat


    Hong Kong

    , in Vests
  4. Silk scarf

    , in Scarves
  5. Deutsch You Want Me, Baby


    , in Make-up
  6. Seduce 460 stilettos


    , in Stilettos

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.

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Nicola Hogg
Really cool! Hyped and followed you! :) Would love if you could follow me back!
Mariel B
Thoses shoes! I love it!
Jim Dunlop
Thank you! They're really fun. On the streets of Tokyo, no one even seemed to think it was odd though. But then again, the Shibuya area of Tokyo can be a pretty wild place.
Amanda Assunção
love this shoes!
Jim Dunlop
Thanks! I have no idea how you gals do it. It's not that I can't walk in heels -- I can and I do. But I'm glad I only do it rarely. After that day I couldn't feel my toes for 2 days. Lol!
Nathalie F
Haha, I love your reasoning. Yes, they can definitely help you see over other people's heads. Especially when you're 5'1" like me!

These heels are great. I have two similar pairs. One in gray, the other in brown. I applaud your courage in questioning the "gender" of inanimate objects.
Jim Dunlop
Thanks for the nice comments, Nathalie! :-) Fortunately, courage is a lot easier to come by in a city of 11 million people. Don't know if I'd have the chuzpah to try this in a small town or rural area. ;-)


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