Monday, November 14, 2011


In 2004, when Gwen Stefani released her album Love Angel Music Baby, she set off a fire storm in the fashion world. Until then, most people had never heard of a "harajuku girl", the cartoonish street style fashion of young Japanese girls in Harajuku, Tokyo. Gweny introduced her first Harajuku line, Harajuku Lovers, in 2005. Now, 6 years and 2 kids later, she has teamed with Target and this week she launched a trendy childrens clothing line, Harajuku Mini! It will include plaid and leopard dresses for the girls and tuxedo inspired pieces for the boys. Now the kiddies can get their cool on!

Several years ago, when Japanese tourism was still very strong in L.A., I'd get to see
Japanese street fashion first hand. Now I have to follow their lightening-quick
changing trends on-line and I usually go to to get my fix.
An original Harajuku Girl

Gothic Lolitas
80's...creepers and all!

80's...acid wash harem pant.

I love this girl!

Aristocrat (left) and Classic Lolita (right)

Oversized hats...

She reminds me of a modern day Charlie Chaplin!

She's cool...smoking is not.

Sticky sweet Harajukus

She should be walking in L.A.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Que pasa?

Mexi blanket bags...
This bag has a shape that is structured yet the fabrication is
very casual.  You can always carry this bag with denim, but
why not make it interesting and carry it with a dress or suit?
"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird.
Now I know that it is the people that call others weird
that are weird"   -Sir Paul

Painted alley
A twist on the classic mexi blanket tote...
ours has faux leather straps and trim
making it nicer for streetwear.

Lowrider...fer realz.