Happy New Year, loves! I wanted to share a few photos from my biggest highlight of my 2016… I went to motherflippin’ TOKYO.
Depending on how long you’ve known me, you may or may not know that in my very early teens I became obsessed with Japanese music and fashion. Because of that, it has been a dream for the longest time that I would get to see it with my own eyes!
So off the back of going to China, I was pretty excited when I got to go to Tokyo for a week with work! I was there to present our show on the Japan Shop Channel, which was terrifying and exhilarating!
This is an actual screen grab of me being cheesy on actual TV. I’ve never done TV work before, so firstly having to pay attention to which cameras to look/talk at was confusing. Secondly, paying attention to a translator and responding is not an easy job!
However, I got to talk about the products I love and enjoy the experience!
The infamous Takeshita Street! This is the main Harajuku shopping street – where all the lolita and visual kei shops originated. I’ve spent so many years loving these fashions and brands that it was so strange to see them in person.
Lolita brands in LaForet in Harajuku.
Cute things in Tokyo Station’s ‘Character Street’.
Votives, Sake barrels and a traditional wedding at Meiji Jingu! This was a beautiful day.
General Tokyo goodness!
Have you ever been? Tell me your favourite places!