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Japanese skinny pants coordination

Skinny pants trends carry on into winter in Japan.
From prints to plain color skinny pants, Ray magazine shows you the Japanese way of coordinating skinny pants, creating style variations.

For more details about these coordinates, please inquire through the blue button at the bottom.

Japanese skinny jeans / Cute, mannish style

1. White polka dots, navy skinny pant gives a very classic 50s feel. Ray goes simple by pairing the top with a sweet light pink knit sweater. And there it goes for the cute look, a nice attire for dates!

  • 1-1. Pink knit sweater (merry jenny) / 5,985yen
  • 1-2. Navy & white polka dots skinny pant (RYZA) / 15,750yen
  • 1-3. Light pink muffler (Language) / 11,550yen
  • 1-4. Flower earrings / 1,995yen
  • 1-5. Pink doctor bag (Rojita) / 7,245yen
  • 1-6. Shocking pink pumps (BABY PURE) / 7,245yen

2. Navy skinny pant is a classic must-have as it goes well with anything.
The top is paired with a short black poodle coat.The coordinate gives a very casual yet chic feel. Plaid stole completes the outfit adding some coloring to the otherwise chic tone. Isn’t the style cool and ladylike?

  • 2-1. Black poodle short coat (tity&Co.) / 8,295yen
  • 2-2. White chiffon blouse (BED & BREAKFAST) / 17,640yen
  • 2-3. Navy skinny pant (LagunaMoon) / 5,985yen
  • 2-4. Cashmere plaid stole (Dear Layla by blondy) / 38,640yen
  • 2-5. Barrette (SLY) / 2,625yen
  • 2-6. Camel bootie (RODEO CROWNS) / 15,540yen
  • 2-7. Dome shape ostrict grab bag (Pray Hotel) / 9,450yen

3. Light purple plaid skinny pant might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Ray paired it off brilliantly with a beige long coat, creating a simple but very feminine style.

  • 3-1. Beige coat in jacket style (Bitten Apple) / 34,125yen
  • 3-2. White blouse (LagunaMoon) / 11,550yen
  • 3-3. Light purple cardigan / 3,465yen
  • 3-4. Purple plaid skinny pant (miel crishunant) / 5,985yen
  • 3-5. Bag / 7,980yen
  • 3-6. Brown pointed toe pumps / 12,390yen

4. Earthy tone leopard prints skinny pant adds a little bit of spice without being too showdy. Good for occasional change from a boring wardrobe. Ray matched it with an unique voluminous cape collar boucle knit. Doesn’t this look posh and stylish?

  • 4-1. Boucle frill Knit (Nina Mew) / 18,690yen
  • 4-2. Leopard prints skinny pant (FREE’S MART) / 5,460yen
  • 4-3. Black hat (override) / 4,725yen
  • 4-4. Red tote bag (Ober Tashe) / 4,095yen
  • 4-5. Suede pumps / 7,245yen

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M7.3 Sanriku offshore earthquake

Basic instinct for me to start “googling” Yahoo Japan for news of earthquakes each time when buildings started swaying a bit in Tokyo.

Another M7.3 earthquake hit Japan’s Sanriku coast again, 2 days ago on 7th-Dec. I took to Yahoo for first hand news as usual. The information normally came up within 10 minutes after earthquakes occurred. It gave details like origin of the earthquake, magnitude, seismic intensity of each areas with a map of Japan, etc (See picture below).

The map indicated that this quake shook more than two-thirds of Japan (@ @;;)
Aomori prefecture recorded an earthquake of 5th degree on the seismic scale.
Tokyo recorded a 3~4 degree, with tremors lingering for quite some time.

Japanese scientists see it as an aftershock from “Tōhoku earthquake”.
It was kind of astounding and scary to know that despite “Tōhoku earthquake” happened neared 2 years ago, aftershocks still persist (>_<)
And looks like these aftershocks is not going to end any sooner…

7th-Dec M7.3 outer rise earthquake

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Japanese fashion / Party dresses

Four glamorous short dress coordinates by “Honey bunch” from December issue’s ViVi. This will be my first introduction of the brand.

Featuring dresses with unique and elegant designs, these few pieces will be great for the upcoming Christmas party.

For more details about these coordinates, please inquire through the blue button at the bottom.

Japanese fashion / Honey bunch dresses

Dresses with plenty of gathers, giving off a stunning floaty feel.
(1) Sweet light pink dress featuring cute bambi & flower prints and flare silhouette.

  • 1-1. Sweet light pink gathered short dress /12,600yen
  • 1-2. Gray turtleneck knit / 4,935yen
  • 1-3. Pearl necklace / 4,095yen
  • 1-4. White shoulder chain bag / 12,600yen
  • 1-5. White ribbon earrings / 1,260yen

(2) Elegant, feminine dress with plenty of gathers featuring sweet details like lace flower motif on the sleeves and thin ribbon tie waist belt.

  • 2-1. Beige gathered short dress white thin bow belt / 9,450yen
  • 2-2. White turtleneck knit / 4,935yen
  • 2-3. Pearl chain necklace / 2,100yen
  • 2-4. Black shoulder chain bag / 12,600yen
  • 2-5. White ribbon stud earrings / 1,260yen

Honey bunch / elegant and glamorous dresses

Ribbon details are the selling point to these two unique, gorgeous dresses. They are bound to make heads turn at parties (^_-)
(3) A one off shoulder short dress with a big ribbon design and inner pannier added to bring out a bit of volume.

  • 3-1. One off shoulder short dress (big ribbon design) with inner tulle pannier / 19,950yen
  • 3-2. Bow and pearl necklace / 2,100yen
  • 3-3. Black velour bow hairband / 1,890yen
  • 3-4. Black heels sandal / 19,950yen

(4) This dress features a sailor collar design with a wide front opening and big ribbon at the side. Inner pannier is added for the volume and tulle hem design.

  • 4-1. Black short dress with inner tulle pannier / 15,750yen
  • 4-2. Black camisole / 5,985yen
  • 4-3. Stones embellished pearl necklace / 3,360yen
  • 4-4. Maroon velour bow hairband / 1,890yen
  • 4-5. Black short gloves / 6,930yen

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ViVi & Ray / Japanese DIY hairstyles

Some braid & twist hairstyle combine with hair accessories, techniques picked up from Ray & ViVi magazines. Which is your favorite style?

Japanese DIY hairstyles

Style1: Loose ponytail
Tips for a sweet & cute ponytail:
Curl the fringe with velcro curler, make horizontal curls using curling iron before tying your hair up.

Style2: Bow clip arrangement
Tips for a sweet, ladylike look:
Volume up partial part of the fringe at the top with velcro curler, make MIX curls using curling iron, before braiding in and knotting the braids at the one side, bow clip at the other.

Sweet and ladylike DIY hairstyles

Style3: Hat & loose braiding arrangement
Tips for a cute & stylish look:
Tie a loose braid at the side, and with the hat on, touch up by pulling the braid as well as some surrounding hairs to loosen for a natural and soft look.

Style4: Hairband & braided bun arrangement
Tips for a neat, elegant look:
Braid the hair to the back. Twist once and knot it into a bun. Add the hairband and its complete.

Style5: Bow clip & Braid arrangement
Tips for a simple, chic, feminine look:
Separate into few bundles at the side, twist each of them and bring to the back and tie with bow clip.

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Japan’s winter coat coordination

Fashion coordination for December will begin with collection pickups from Ray magazine. The theme will be on how to coordinate jacket style coats with shorts or short skirts to for the sweet and feminine look.

Ray favors some light pinkish & beige tones and casual and fashionable styles, just the perfect style for dates.

For more details about these coordinates, please inquire through the blue button at the bottom.

Japanese fashion coordination/wool shorts, short skirts, long boots

  • 1-1. Pinkish coat with belt (Marblee) / 15,750yen
  • 1-2. Off-white short lace cardigan (ROJITA) / 6,195yen
  • 1-3. Horizontal stripes bouclé-tweed shorts (couture BY ROJITA) / 8,295yem
  • 1-4. Black chain bag (COLORS by Jennifer sky) / 5,040yen
  • 2-1. Pink cocoon coat with a fur collar (INGNI) / 10,290yen
  • 2-2. Ivory peplum top (ROJITA) / 6,195yen
  • 2-3. Black shiny tweed short (minirdees) / 5,985yen
  • 2-4. Beige bag / 19,425yen
  • 2-5. Brown long boot / 38,640yen
  • 3-1. Light pink coat (the closet) / 24,150yen
  • 3-2. White bow-tie blouse / 11,970yen
  • 3-3. Black pop up rose motif skirt / 5,775yen
  • 3-4. Purple Bag / 6,405yen
  • 3-5. Pumps (Silver + black) / 8,925yen

Japanese sweet styles for dates

  • 4-1. Beige cocoon coat with a fur collar (LagunaMoon) / 12,600yen
  • 4-2. Studs embellished chiffon blouse (ROYAL PARTY) / 6,195yen
  • 4-3. Green flare skirt / 13,650yen
  • 4-4. Beige bag (SPIRAL GIRL) / 6,195yen
  • 4-5. Black pumps with tiny bow at front / 13,440yen
  • 5-1. Orange pink jacket with belt / 24,150yen
  • 5-2. Off-white blouse / 12,810yen
  • 5-3. Pink tweed flared skirt (dazzlin) / 6,300yen
  • 5-4. Black quilted black / 1,690yen
  • 5-5. Black tassel pumps / 17,325yen
  • 6-1. Pink coat with a fur collar (dazzlin) / 13,440yen
  • 6-2. Peplum top (allamanda) / 5,145yen
  • 6-3. Bordeaux peplum culotte (INGNI) / 4,095yen
  • 6-4. White shoulder bag / 2,290yen
  • 6-5. Ankle belt black wedge bootie (SPIRAL GIRL) / 12,495yen

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Japan’s creative Christmas cake

Is Christmas tree really for decorations only?
How about Christmas trees showing up on the dinning table?

Its true! A Japanese online cake store has designed an “EDIBLE” Christmas tree w(0.0)w

Flaky pie crust is the pillar to the Christmas tree shape solution. A whole luxurious three types of berries, namely strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are laid as toppings. Custard cream mixed with pear pieces filled in between the crusts.

Yummy~~ How is the idea about a Christmas tree shape cake?

This cake is picked up from online cake shop “Organic cyber store” and priced at 4,500 for one.

Christmas cake with plenty of berries toppings

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