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Fur Fur‘s Spring 2011 Collection was a plethora of BOWS!!!! You may already know that the world and time stops infinitely for me when I see a Bow on a head or dress because I just love them so! It’s like when Mr. Marmar hears the shake of the snackums bag. He freezes and then pitter patters towards the snack like he’s denying he’s been OWNED by a lousy snack bag. Then he gobbles everything up in 10 seconds.Cat snacks aside, Fur Fur has introduced an adorable collection of Snoopy (or Snooby!), BOWS and that hairdo from the 1960s that you can recreate on Yearbook Yourself. I love love love this collection! Check out Japan Streets for cool photos from the Japanese streets and local fashion shows.

photos : fashion 156

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I discovered works by Onch Movement at Los Angeles cosplay/art cafe, Royal T. Jewelry with a small slab of meat inspired by Lady Gaga’s meat dress at the MTV Music Awards are available as a bracelet or necklace. I personally wouldn’t wear this just because I think it’s sort of gross, but if you like the meat look, but don’t want to reek of rotten flesh, then this is for YOU! But if I had to wear it, I would wear it to a zoo, naturally. The crocodiles would shoot me  a “bitch, please” look. The California condors would be all like, “guuurrrl, did you NOT see ‘The Birds’?”. And the lions would be like, “Mmm, appetizer” (because I’m small and petite).

Anyway, I’d advise you not to wear this around a pitbull. Check out Onch Movement and their other stuff. I threw in a whipped cream and cherry ring for dessert.

photos: Onch Movement

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Heavens!! The Hello Kitty Carnival came to town (Santa Monica, CA) and naturally, I dropped everything and went. Seriously, I was turning Japanese by taking photos of every single detail. Here are a sliver of all the photos I took. It was like Sanrio exploded and each glitter turned into a damn carnival game. It was like the smoke became artwork with it’s own booth. It’s was like Twin Little Stars fluttered from the heavens and said, “Make mine a 99”. It was like…  I’ll stop there. But you get what I mean.

Anyway, there was a mini-golf, ferris wheel, carnival booths, artwork from famous artists, like Joe Ledbetter, a Hello Kitty pop-up shop (with a 2 hour wait to get in) and loads of food trucks, and yummy desserts. Pretty much what I expect in heaven when I kick the bucket. I hope God is taking notes.

Anywho, I wore a vintage mohair cape from Scotland, powder blue Hunter boots, Vivienne Westwood handbag, Benetton argyle knit skirt, and house ring by We Wear. My hair was an unfortunate experiment with my hot curlers- never again.

photos: Moi

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This is definitely on my Christmas list! It’s an iPod/ iPhone dock speaker system in a steroid-size Be@rbrick. It comes in white or black  (no Pink?) and retails for about $180. If I get one, I will certainly bedazzle the hell out of it- like make it look all diamante and stuff.

Also, to get into the holiday spirit, check out these 400% Nutcracker Be@rbrick by Dr. Romanelli x Medicom Toy. This retails for about $88, which is sort of a bargain seeing it’s very large one. Brilliant work, I say!

photos: Hypebeast

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Fashion students from over 61 different countries competed during Tokyo Fashion Week at New Designer Fashion Grand Prix. Yuya Miura was awarded the Grand Prix prize (her looks are the top two photos).

I have to say these fashion students are sometimes better than the top designers only because they can really design what they want and not feel constrained by financiers and the pressure to sell that collection afterwards. Yay for students who don’t give an eff!

By the way, that “hat on a hood” look in the 3rd photo is the bizarro version of something I do when I roll out of bed and drop off my kid off at school.

photos: fashion 156

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Why do I get a feeling this lady burns patrouli incense all day, doesn’t shave her pits and makes life decisions based on the Psychic Cat on the 3rd Street Promenade? Artist Laura Jacobs dug deep and designed these wacky bras while on a pot high… No…. kidding… she was just under the influence of high quantities of  Progesterone. Anywho, let’s start with the “Bras that pinch”…. it’s more like, “crabs that migrated to the chest”. Ha. Ha. (I think I just dodged a cane.) I think my favorites are the ‘Peekaboo’ and ‘Pink Palisades’. Anything with trompe l’oiel nipples is A-OK in my book. Actually trompe l’oiel anything- including butts are A -Okay. (Those are a hit in Japan, by the way)

But Seriously, the ‘bombe recherche’ is something I would wear….like, in public. Check out Laura’s site for more strange booby-traps.

photos: Laura Jacobs

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9 h (Nainawasu) is a new capsule hotel in Kyoto, Japan that claims to be luxurious for a mouse. So, here’s the rundown:

– you get a one hour shower (uh, that’s what you call a Nazi shower! I take 2 hours eeeeaaasy! Those legs don’t shave themselves.)

-You have 7 hours to sleep ( um, cruel! Everybody needs 12-13 hours- everybody knows that, even cats.)

-One hour to get ready in the morning ( no time to hit the snooze button again and again… and again!)

And then, they boot your ass out. All for about $50- ish.

So there’s no TV, no radio, no companion, no mirror.- just you, yourself and you. This sounds like a warm mortuary for the undead.

Would you stay in a hotel like this? I think I’d have more fun sleeping at the Port Authority. Although, if I was freezing, then yes.

Photos: DesignBoom

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