Then you realize you style up for yourself, no one else, although some audience would certainly be motivating.The Other Side of Oneself.
It has been a half way “lockdown” in Tokyo for more than one month. Coming from a highly disciplined family background, I myself, however, have been practicing social distance since I got back here in early March. And as you can imagine, because you have probably been there as well, more than two months of solitude is not easy for a camera girl (or wannabe, for accuracy).
In a peaceful afternoon, I finally gave in to my inner urge, and started to try out my new spring/summer collections even I don’t have plans to go out at all. It was amazingly satisfying – not that the staring from the opposite building was nice as I was shooting on the balcony, but that I could be even more audacious about what to wear, what to go with that little black lace camisole… oh well.
Mastering the Tank Top
I like tank tops. They are flattering when you have nice and firm arms and shoulders. It is, however, difficult to appeal to the feminine side of oneself, which is why I tend to wear it with skirts.
Playing with Color – Green
Green is in the spotlight this year. Or even it is not, it is just such a warm color for an effortless look that is refreshing, feminine, and a little French with an Asian accent when paired right.
Playing with Color – Black
Black has always been the color that I like the most. Not that I am a dark person, but from a young age I found myself most attractive to the mysterious atmosphere created by different layers of this color. It is a little tricky to wear it, though, as my natural hair color is also black, and that could bring out too much heaviness. My trick is to use another accent color.
Playing with Color – Blue
It is not that I am going through all the colors we know. I used to buy my clothes in the blue palette a lot, as it is safe and it goes well with everything. The downside of that would be it is sort of a boring color series. Certainly, some blues have more characters, but I say use its versatility and go match-up.
So, this is what I have been playing around during this difficult time period. I hope I don’t have to have #2, and even worse, #3 coming up, as I really hope things can get back to normal soon… but none the less, I found staying home becomes more entertaining with such experiments, and taking notes of it.
I am not a stylist at all, but I enjoyed coordinating my imaginary outfits going out, and I hope you enjoyed it as well! 🙂