- This was my first trip to Asia
- It was the longest direct flight I have ever taken
- I was able to reunite with my high school friend Shavonne
I have been missing the cultured people, the subdued subway and the flirty spring weather. I am also sad to have missed cherry blossom season .
This outfit is ode to my time in Japan.
I made this skirt to wear in Japan, took it to Japan but never wore it. The fabric costs about $25 per yard. Once again above my $5-$10 per yard budget but it was important that a red skirt was made for this trip even if I didn’t get to wear it. My 10-day stay in Japan was very busy with meetings and enjoying the country. I hardly dressed up and rather emerged myself in Japanese culture and lifestyle. So this gorgeous red skirt was not worn but it had to make the trip… just in case.
Even though the fabric of the skirt has flecks of silver, I love taking the risk of mixing metallics. Adding my gold Gucci slippers seemed like a good option to reflect the silver highlights in my skirt. I went a bit matchy-matchy with the gold belt but for some
reason they felt like the perfect combo. Gold belt. Gold shoes. And oh yeah, my gold vintage pin and my Harajuku heart pin that I picked up in Japan. While walking through the winding roads of Harajuku in Japan, I spotted this pin and I knew that it would be a great trinket to take back to Toronto as a keepsake of the district that Gwen Stefani made even more popular in the early 2000s.
My make-up was a nod to Japanese colours and style as well. I used Mac Ruby Woo on my lips mixed with MAC Lady Danger. On my eyes I used a NYX Orange Eyeliner to create a distinct neon cateye.
Even though I am missing Japan, the power of fashion can take me back to a place that I loved, simply using colour, style and design.
Japan, my memories of you are dear to my heart.