Finding The Feu

This seems to be the season for me to find new blogs from Japan - though in this case, it's the identity of the blogger, as much as her style, that's making me go starstruck thinking "Holy *swearwords*!". The girl in the mirror, you see, happens to be none other than Limi Yamamoto, the brains behind Limi Feu, blogging- blogging! here. Love the classic fashion-blogger face-out-of-picture pose, and the polaroid-ish presentation of the other pictures on the blog. It's not just clothes, though- koi fish and what looks like Limi's desk, also get the treatment. Go have a look, already- here's the link.
photograph from limifeu.weblogs.jp

Maya's Agenda

The subject of today's post isn't exactly an unknown, given that she's been featured in Jalouse years ago*. But I'm really thankful that Maya of Maya's Agenda (pics above and below) decided to leave me a comment on one of my previous posts- without it, I would never have found her blog. Which would have been sad, because she started it early this month, and I love it.
Maya lives in Tokyo, Paris and New York (currently in the former), works in fashion (she's done shoots for Marie Claire and Elle Girl Japon), and has an amazing wardrobe. One of the things I love most about her outfit-sharing is that she photographs herself out and about in Tokyo, instead of just against the bedroom wall like most girls do- though I like that too! And she seems as comfortable in a feather coat at the supermarket as most people would be in jeans and a t-shirt.
It isn't all personal style though: Maya also shares snippets of Tokyo experiences, editorials and images she likes, images from her sister Luiko's sketchbook and (my favourite) sometimes ends her outfit posts with cute little cartoons like the one below.

*November 2006, to be exact.

All photographs from mayasagenda.blogspot.com


Under-exposure, by Corinne Day featuring Kate Moss- Vogue UK June 1993

Consider this the followup to Libertylondongirl posting that Corinne Day/Kate Moss 1990 editorial for The Face after finding the magazine in her house. Given that this editorial for Vogue UK's June 1993 issue (photographer: Corinne Day, fashion editor: Cathy Kasterine) is almost as famous, and that most people (as in the case of The Face photoshoot) don't know it in its entirety, I thought it was well worth posting especially considering how the images transcend the trends they were meant to be showcasing.
It's also interesting to observe the early-90s influence starting to creep into mainstream fashion: the cover of this issue, shot by Sante d'Orazio, featured a wet-haired Claudia Mason (here) looking fresh-faced in a way that no self-respecting 80s fashion publication would ever have allowed. But of course, the editorial below pretty much overshadowed everything else inside in terms of influence.
Corinne Day later said that she took the shot below on a day when Kate had been crying after a fight with her then-boyfriend, resulting in the vulnerability that turned this into one of the most iconic and controversial images produced in the 90s (on, of course, the charge that Kate was too thin, heroin chic,etc). It's the most reproduced image of the entire editorial, but the clothes (pink Liza Bruce vest and Hennes- now known as H&M- chiffon knickers) are rarely remembered, or credited.
pics from TFS

About Me

My photo
Fondest of upbeat music and brightly coloured sweets.