Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I'm Turning Japanese, Or a Part of Me Would Like To Think So
I've always had a slight fascination for Japanese culture & fashion. I devoured the 'Fruits' books when they came out & harboured a secret desire to become a 'Harujuku' girl, or perhaps a 'Harujuku' Elderly Woman. That won't happen until I completely lose all my Inhibitions, which is unlikely unless I get Tourettes. But maybe that'd just mean that I'd inappropriately swear a lot. But in the meantime, I'll try & emulate stylish Women of a Certain Age featured in The Sartorialist like this wonderful, perhaps Japanese lady photographed selling clothes in the street.
I'm standing outside an exhibition my friend Deb & I attended last night at the New South Wales Art Gallery. 'Taisho Chic' showcased wonderful art & houshold items from the Art Deco period in Japan. I didn't really think that Japan did Art Deco. But they did. As part of my bid to become Japanese, I'm wearing a mini-Obi made from Authentic Kimono Fabric.