FASHION, HOLIDAYS, Japan, Uncategorized JAPAN: THE CLOTHING 3 March 2010

Bought a bunch of clothes whilst in Japan, but I haven’t photographed it all, ‘cos too lazy and it’s not that interesting anyway 😛 But here’s some, because it’s quite typical of Japanese fashion (which, really, is just super-short skirts to show off your legs).. I bought the stuff below ‘cos it was all just so cute, and very reasonably priced!

And… well, I also bought ’em because I felt so horrendously daggy and ginormous amongst the hot little Japanese girls everywhere. So I felt compelled to buy their cute clothes – to try and tap their awesome fashion energy 😛


A shimmery soft dress in mint-green and white. Baggy, so very comfortable!

Closer-up pic

LOVE this military-style winter jacket. It’s super thick and warm.

A super-thin and soft dress

Floaty Alannah-Hill-style patchwork dress


62 Comments

  • pebzz posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

    All screams NICEE! My personal fav-patchwork dress!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

      I just HAD to get that cos it was so Alannah Hill.. heh!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I think you look beautiful! And those are great dresses. Honestly, I can’t see how “ginormous” you are–when you write things like that, I end up feeling terrible about MYself, because I’m nowhere near as svelte as you! But I guess everyone’s self-perception is different. Anyway, your adventures in Japan have been really fun to follow–I hope to be able to go there someday!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:27 am

      Compared to the gorgeous and *tiny* Japanese girls, I think everyone feels pretty giant sized! They definitely do eat, so I reckon they just have amazing genes or something, lucky ducks 🙂

      Reply
  • sydneyfoodie posted on March 3, 2010 at 2:25 am

    They are all very nice but with your figure everything looks nice on you. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:14 am

      Aww thanks! But you should’ve seen the petite Japanese girls dress like that.. very impressive 🙂

      Reply
  • jaidjo posted on March 3, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Very cute (and sexy at the same time)!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

      Haha true, the fashion there is a lot like that!

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Really nice! I love the striped dress; I have something similar but black, with a v-neck and is tighter at the bottom (yeah so maybe a little different hehe).

    Btw, I think Japanese girls really just have the most amazing makeup and they’re exceptionally good at applying makeup. They’re very particular!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:16 am

      Your black one sounds so chic, bet it looks awesome on 🙂

      I do like the very thin look that many Japanese girls have.. partly cos they’re all so pretty with nice hair/makeup too, hehe!

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Oh yeah, I also wanted to say I think you’re the perfect size already. The trend of being super skinny in Asia is frankly not that attractive nor womanly. Sometimes, they look emaciated and that’s really not good looking. Some meat is much sexier and healthy looking!

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Really cute clothes. I like the military jacket and the green floral dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:16 am

      The jacket has come in VERY handy since it’s just freezing here at the moment.. so it was a v justified purchase 😉

      Reply
  • tinytear23 posted on March 3, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I love your black boots! Are they also from Japan?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

      They’re Italian calfskin leather boots.. so nah, not from Japan. None of the shoes are, actually! 🙂

      Reply
  • ima_global_gal posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Hi from new reader

    Wow! Cute clothes! But when I go to Japan (unknown when, but I’m desperate to go) I’m sure I will feel like a giant cow, especially since I already feel that way in China. (I’m a petite, smaller than average American girl, but still huge compared to chic Asians…) This is my first comment on your blog although I have been reading it for a few days now. I’ve been stuck up in Shandong Province for 3 years in a terribly unfashionable small city and hoping and praying that my husband gets a job in Shanghai, which is why I started reading your blog! I love Japanese Fashion and religiously browse through Japanese fashion magazines, many of which are available at the LJ community jmagazinescans: http://community.livejournal.com/jmagazinescans/

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

      Re: Hi from new reader

      Hi hon, how fun that you’re in China too! Hope you come to live in Shanghai soon.. hehe.. it’s a lot more fun 😛

      Man those Japanese magazines make me depressed.. I reckon they photoshop less than Western mags too!

      Reply
      • ima_global_gal posted on March 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

        Re: Hi from new reader

        My least favorite part of Japanese magazines are the diet and weight loss sections at the back – all these photos of girls who have lost weight. They are so tiny! But I do love the food pictures, especially the Bento box examples. So cute!
        This is weird, but the reason I like many of the Japanese fashion magazines is because the models are all the same height as or shorter than me. For some reason the perspective appeals to me. I can’t relate to clothing modeled on the Amazonian models in Vogue, Elle, etc. because I am so much shorter! Weird, I know, cuz my body really is nothing like a Japanese model’s either!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

          Re: Hi from new reader

          Cripes, I don’t want to see those before/after weight loss pics.. way too depressing 😛

          I love pics of bento boxes too, they take so much effort!

          Reply
  • pebzz posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

    All screams NICEE! My personal fav-patchwork dress!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

      I just HAD to get that cos it was so Alannah Hill.. heh!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I think you look beautiful! And those are great dresses. Honestly, I can’t see how “ginormous” you are–when you write things like that, I end up feeling terrible about MYself, because I’m nowhere near as svelte as you! But I guess everyone’s self-perception is different. Anyway, your adventures in Japan have been really fun to follow–I hope to be able to go there someday!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:27 am

      Compared to the gorgeous and *tiny* Japanese girls, I think everyone feels pretty giant sized! They definitely do eat, so I reckon they just have amazing genes or something, lucky ducks 🙂

      Reply
  • sydneyfoodie posted on March 3, 2010 at 2:25 am

    They are all very nice but with your figure everything looks nice on you. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:14 am

      Aww thanks! But you should’ve seen the petite Japanese girls dress like that.. very impressive 🙂

      Reply
  • jaidjo posted on March 3, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Very cute (and sexy at the same time)!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

      Haha true, the fashion there is a lot like that!

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Really nice! I love the striped dress; I have something similar but black, with a v-neck and is tighter at the bottom (yeah so maybe a little different hehe).

    Btw, I think Japanese girls really just have the most amazing makeup and they’re exceptionally good at applying makeup. They’re very particular!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:16 am

      Your black one sounds so chic, bet it looks awesome on 🙂

      I do like the very thin look that many Japanese girls have.. partly cos they’re all so pretty with nice hair/makeup too, hehe!

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Oh yeah, I also wanted to say I think you’re the perfect size already. The trend of being super skinny in Asia is frankly not that attractive nor womanly. Sometimes, they look emaciated and that’s really not good looking. Some meat is much sexier and healthy looking!

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Really cute clothes. I like the military jacket and the green floral dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:16 am

      The jacket has come in VERY handy since it’s just freezing here at the moment.. so it was a v justified purchase 😉

      Reply
  • drshree posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    ooooooo so short! but you carry it off well, so that’s cool 🙂 I love the way the white dress fall on you….nice 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

      Oh thank ya! But yeah, the Japanese girls are famous for super short skirts.. 😛

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    It’s not fair 🙁 You eat a tonne but you’re still sooooooo SLIM! *wails*

    😛

    The dresses do look so pretty on you but they are indeed very short!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      Not as slim as the little Japanese girls tho! They are so tiny it’s just incredible.. inspiring too, now I feel like going exercising 😛

      Reply
  • tinytear23 posted on March 3, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I love your black boots! Are they also from Japan?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

      They’re Italian calfskin leather boots.. so nah, not from Japan. None of the shoes are, actually! 🙂

      Reply
  • ima_global_gal posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Hi from new reader

    Wow! Cute clothes! But when I go to Japan (unknown when, but I’m desperate to go) I’m sure I will feel like a giant cow, especially since I already feel that way in China. (I’m a petite, smaller than average American girl, but still huge compared to chic Asians…) This is my first comment on your blog although I have been reading it for a few days now. I’ve been stuck up in Shandong Province for 3 years in a terribly unfashionable small city and hoping and praying that my husband gets a job in Shanghai, which is why I started reading your blog! I love Japanese Fashion and religiously browse through Japanese fashion magazines, many of which are available at the LJ community jmagazinescans: http://community.livejournal.com/jmagazinescans/

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

      Re: Hi from new reader

      Hi hon, how fun that you’re in China too! Hope you come to live in Shanghai soon.. hehe.. it’s a lot more fun 😛

      Man those Japanese magazines make me depressed.. I reckon they photoshop less than Western mags too!

      Reply
      • ima_global_gal posted on March 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

        Re: Hi from new reader

        My least favorite part of Japanese magazines are the diet and weight loss sections at the back – all these photos of girls who have lost weight. They are so tiny! But I do love the food pictures, especially the Bento box examples. So cute!
        This is weird, but the reason I like many of the Japanese fashion magazines is because the models are all the same height as or shorter than me. For some reason the perspective appeals to me. I can’t relate to clothing modeled on the Amazonian models in Vogue, Elle, etc. because I am so much shorter! Weird, I know, cuz my body really is nothing like a Japanese model’s either!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

          Re: Hi from new reader

          Cripes, I don’t want to see those before/after weight loss pics.. way too depressing 😛

          I love pics of bento boxes too, they take so much effort!

          Reply
  • drshree posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    ooooooo so short! but you carry it off well, so that’s cool 🙂 I love the way the white dress fall on you….nice 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

      Oh thank ya! But yeah, the Japanese girls are famous for super short skirts.. 😛

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    It’s not fair 🙁 You eat a tonne but you’re still sooooooo SLIM! *wails*

    😛

    The dresses do look so pretty on you but they are indeed very short!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      Not as slim as the little Japanese girls tho! They are so tiny it’s just incredible.. inspiring too, now I feel like going exercising 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Hi, a bit random kinda comment. What is the Panasonic camera model you are using? It looks good plus the shots you took look great!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      Lumix LX3 🙂

      Reply
      • Anonymous posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:24 am

        Oh they have it in white?

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:30 am

          no idea..

          Reply
  • blairwitch posted on March 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous dresses!!!! I love mini dresses too, always so cute and look best on shorties like us 😛 (Not that you are as short as me…) I especially love the mint green number, I would totally wear it!

    Anyway, if it makes you feel better, the reason why the Japanese girls you saw were so hot can all be attributed to their totally amazing makeup/hairdo skills!!! I look at a lot of Japanese magazines, and they always do ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of girls before makeup. And yes, they always look like a completely transformed person with makeup and were never that good looking without! (Which is why I guess Japanese makeup is so fantastic and natural looking, since they all need so much of it :P) But you’re different because you still look like you with or without makeup, and so you are NATURALLY gorgeous and don’t need any help to look as good as you do 🙂

    Also, the hot/good makeup girls are generally all in Tokyo. When you travel further out or to smaller towns, you’ll notice that girls are not as meticulously made up/dressed up, and hence they don’t look that great 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      YES I hear ya! I look better in short dresses/skirts cos it doesn’t make me look as woefully short, hee.

      And you’re right.. they have some amazing skills with hair and makeup, we have a lot to learn from them. THanks for your nice words though, hehe!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Hi, a bit random kinda comment. What is the Panasonic camera model you are using? It looks good plus the shots you took look great!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      Lumix LX3 🙂

      Reply
      • Anonymous posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:24 am

        Oh they have it in white?

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:30 am

          no idea..

          Reply
  • blairwitch posted on March 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous dresses!!!! I love mini dresses too, always so cute and look best on shorties like us 😛 (Not that you are as short as me…) I especially love the mint green number, I would totally wear it!

    Anyway, if it makes you feel better, the reason why the Japanese girls you saw were so hot can all be attributed to their totally amazing makeup/hairdo skills!!! I look at a lot of Japanese magazines, and they always do ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of girls before makeup. And yes, they always look like a completely transformed person with makeup and were never that good looking without! (Which is why I guess Japanese makeup is so fantastic and natural looking, since they all need so much of it :P) But you’re different because you still look like you with or without makeup, and so you are NATURALLY gorgeous and don’t need any help to look as good as you do 🙂

    Also, the hot/good makeup girls are generally all in Tokyo. When you travel further out or to smaller towns, you’ll notice that girls are not as meticulously made up/dressed up, and hence they don’t look that great 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      YES I hear ya! I look better in short dresses/skirts cos it doesn’t make me look as woefully short, hee.

      And you’re right.. they have some amazing skills with hair and makeup, we have a lot to learn from them. THanks for your nice words though, hehe!

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I really love the first dress!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

      Whee thanks hon! It will be a nice dress for summer.. 🙂

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I really love the first dress!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

      Whee thanks hon! It will be a nice dress for summer.. 🙂

      Reply

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