Japan: the country of geishas, Pokémon, and vending machines… As a current resident of Tokyo studying abroad at the International Christian University (ICU), I can tell you with certainty that, contrary to popular belief, Japan is not just a place for obsessive otaku or Lolita fiends. In fact, Japan’s culture boasts unique combinations of the West and East [...]
With the semester approaching in just a few weeks (our closets clearly being empty), and so many runway shows to go through to figure out what the Fall 2011 trends are, it’s not hard to be…slightly confused. The Walk decided to help you and bring you a selection of this season’s must-haves, coming from the Fall11 [...]
Who said you need an actual book to look intellectual at the beach? Olympia Le-Tan’s trademark pieces are selling out super-fast, so grab yours at olympialetan.com. And let us know if the Lolita piece ever becomes available again. Tatiana Vasilikioti
The famous Glastonbury Festival was held in the UK from June 22nd to 26th this year. It included both an incredible lineup of artists and attendees. Some of the musicians included The Kills, U2, The Noisettes, White Lies, Queens of the Stone Age, The Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs, Crystal Castles and even Ke$ha! [...]
Everyone’s beloved shoe designer Christian Louboutin created a pair of 8-inch tall ballet flats for the English National Ballet, featuring the brand’s trademark red soles. Next week the footwear will be put into public auction, hoping to raise money in support of the ENB, which has been facing serious financial problems lately. Louboutin said: “Isn’t [...]
Admit it… don’t you love beauty samples? Well, how about a personalized selection of beauty samples delivered monthly at your door?! This is the idea that Birchbox co-founders, Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp (who met at Harvard Business School, surprise, surprise!), used to create a very successful company. Customers sign up for a $10/month service on [...]
This is Zara leopard print leather clutch is probably meant to be used as a wallet, but somehow it perfectly fits our wild summery needs as a clutch. Use this clutch to spice up a simple outfit (think office dinner). You can find it here (at last, something affordable!) Tatiana Vasilikioti
Florence of Florence + the Machine has been in the scene a lot lately. The London raised musician is already considered pretty important in the way-too-widely-defined contemporary “rock world” (look at all those awards and nominations!), only 2 years after the release of the duo’s first album, Lungs. Her eccentric/sexy style hasn’t gone unnoticed either: [...]
Two of this summer’s hottest accessories: cuffs and bracelets. (Check out fashionising.com’s article on how to wear them!). Play Queen Gorgo (or Wonder Woman– whichever you prefer) for a dynamic but easy-to-wear summer style.
The BBQ/Day party: Go with floral and tons of colors! The more summery you look, the better! Why else would we have this beautiful weather if not to dress accordingly? Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen. The Party/Downtown/etc. Now honestly, just wear whatever makes you survive 12 hours of non-stop dancing and partying. [...]
Blade Runner: Futurism Moving away from vintage and classical styles, Blade Runner, Riddley Scott’s cult futuristic film, has an eccentric approach to fashion. The minimalistic outfits, slightly inspired by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, gained the film a BAFTA award for Best Costume in 1983. But the influence in the fashion world is still relevant (doesn’t [...]
Bonnie and Clyde – Traveler Chic By Tatiana Vasilikioti It is hard to imagine being a fugitive, robbing banks on the way to freedom, but managing to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Bonnie Parker is the epitome of a travelling fashionista. Despite being chased by the police for the murder of at least [...]
Have you noticed how the past few days have been so warm and sunny? Yeah, we all know “it’s always sunny in Philadelphia,” so you might consider investing in a stylish pair of retro Alexander Wang sunglasses to protect your precious eyes. Enjoy the sun! [...]
St. Patrick’s Day events (above) What to wear: Although the option of wearing a clover leaf T-shirt every single night of this weekend sounds very alluring, doing so will actually make you look pretty lazy and unimaginative. Give St. Paddy’s day a fashionable twist by incorporating cute green elements into an outfit of simpler colors, [...]
Taxi Driver: Lolita-esque seductress It’s virtually impossible to watch Taxi Driver without feeling at least a bit guilty for admiring the stylistic choices of 12-year-old prostitute Iris, played by young Jodie Foster. Her Lolita-esque appeal is enhanced by colorful details (look at those huge red flowers on her blouse), shorts and a a frivolous character. [...]
500 Days of Summer: Preppy Girl As much as we might all despise Summer for breaking poor JGL’s heart, her immaculate style is undeniable. Sporting a very innocent, almost Lolita-esque look, Zooey Deschannel has that girly, frivolous air about her. Wear a summery dress, a headband, or that cute Oxford v-neck to get the style.