Stylin’ @ Safeway. Met Gala. Tokyo Style.

Maka. San Rafael, California. April 2017.

I approached Maka in the check out line at Safeway. I was late, as usual and already had the store manager helping me find random ingredients to make a Greek soda for a school pot luck – What’s lime grind?

This jacket, denim, blinged out, made me have to ask this mom to take her photo. She asked to see some proof of an actual website, and that maybe I do have kids. During this photo shoot, we were getting a lot of attention from the population of homeless who hang out at this particular Safeway. It’s not funny at all, it’s sad – but what I learned is these people, were quite helpful in calling out photographic directions.

Maka moved here from Tokyo recently. We became fast friends, as she worked in fashion and wants to go vintage shopping with me. It’s hard adjusting to a new culture, so I immediately connected Maka with my friend Yuriko, who is another Japanese transplant. I admit it makes me feel good to bring people together. Having kids can be lonely – you need support, especially when you are so far from home.

REI KAWAKUBO: But let’s talk Japanese fashion.  The 2017 theme of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition and Met Gala is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. Opening on May 4, the show will be the first monograph exhibition at the museum featuring a living designer since its Yves Saint Laurent exhibit in 1983.

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: In June, I’ll be at The Met, checking out the exhibit. But most of all it’s the people viewing the exhibit that will be most fascinating. The style at fashion exhibits in NYC, or any major city is so stimulating, I just people watch for hours- and hope that I’m cool enough to be style checked as well.

So we can’t all go to the Met Gala, but thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, some of us can have a little peak into the world of high style/art/celebrity/design….For more information, http://www.metmuseum.org

YUP. 1980’s perfection. and it was only $35 – my kinda woman.

Just remember even if you are shorter, you can pull off long jackets – with NO HEELS!

Shoulder pad action.

 

It’s Raining Style….

DSC_0034DSC_0032DSC_0035Yuriko. San Rafael, California. November 2014.

Fashion Notes: Denim Skirt with leggings, Boots: Hunter, Jacket: Uniqlo

Yuriko always looks cool, even while running around with four kids under age nine.  She’s Japanese raised, and knows good style.  I love this Uniqlo jacket, I have one similar – but this cool hood makes it so chic.  The amazing thing about Uniqlo is you can buy a jacket for under $100.00 and feel as if you are a stylin’ person in Tokyo.

I love Hunter rain boots, even if they are popular.  Especially worn with skirts – Yuriko’s leggings keep her legs warm, while allowing for a British Country side look. I wear my boots with skirts and dresses – or with leggings – even if it’s a clear day, why not?

Haute Spring. Tokyo Drop-Off. Style even in Uggs!

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Tokyo, Japan. March 2014.

Fashion Shot: Barbara Furman

It’s a Spring explosion, with winter boots for good measure…I get Uggs and the comfort factor, I do..and they can look cool, but when something becomes so main stream, the appeal dwindles.  But this mom looks great… and I need to get to Japan immediately!

A great tip friends, small floral patterns are a great distraction from body parts you may want to, well distract from the eye..bikinis with tiny flowers are flattering!! ask the Brazilians

Haute Weekend. Tokyo Style. Weekend Soccer Drop-Off.

Yoshiko

Yoshiko. Fairfax, California. October 2013.

Yoshiko lives between the Bay Area and Tokyo. Japanese women are ahead of the trends.. basket weave bags are really big again.. the chic sun umbrella to block out the sun and save her pretty skin from damage.  What a great way to protect your skin while looking like a fashion plate.  Yoshiko is dressed really casually, but so put together.  Take note.

Weekend Drop-Off.