A New Me in Glasses

26.February.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

The days are still cold as February draws to a close, but I want to get out of this rut of wearing winter clothes every day! If you feel the same as I do, why not pick out a new pair of glasses in preparation for spring and discover a new you?

 

clear frames and their natural appearance

I want to feel refreshed so I head to a record store to search for a new record. I might try out a genre I don’t normally listen to.

I’ve gone for a casual look today with a sweater, jeans and sneakers. I add a scarf for style so I don’t look too rough.

For those who like unique things but aren’t confident with challenging themselves to something new, then I recommend getting glasses with clear frames. At a glance they look difficult to co-ordinate with, but they’re in fact a fantastic choice that go with anything. It’s good to try out things you normally wouldn’t go for to make you feel refreshed.

Model’s Glasses: Zoff – ¥7,000 (Before Tax)

Left: Zoff – ¥7,000 (Before Tax) / Right: Zoff – ¥7,000 (Before Tax)

 

 

rough brought to life with glasses

On my days off I usually hole up at home but today I went to chill at a local cafe.

I go for a rough look with a hoodie, checkered pants and sneakers. The colours are my silhouette are rough but this is balanced by my brow-framed glasses.

This type of frame of course goes well with tight, well-balanced looks, but why not try something different by combining with a rough outfit?

Model’s Glasses: JINS – ¥12,000 (Before Tax)

Left: OWNDAYS – ¥10,980 (Before Tax) / Right: Zoff – ¥9,000 (Before Tax)

 

 

playing around with unique glasses

Wearing a jacket set-up like this makes you feel sophisticated. Grab a coffee during your work break, straighten your back and get through the last day of the week.

While an outfit like this will make you feel proper, paying attention to the size and material while taking into account the overall balance will have you looking even more dapper.

Since the outfit is so neat and trimmed you’ve gotta go with a quirky pair of glasses. This gives a playfulness.

Model’s Glasses: OWNDAYS – ¥9,980 (Before Tax)

Left: Zoff – ¥9,000 (Before Tax) / Right: JINS – ¥12,000 (Before Tax)

 

 

my new standard

Everyone has their ‘go-to’ outfits. By adding just some little changes to your go-to you can experience a whole new you.

My long-sleeved trench coat coupled with the loose pants makes for a tight balance. Combining this with glasses that have a defined colour and shape brings the whole mood of the look together.

When I look in the mirror, I see an unfamiliar me. A new me.

Model’s Glasses: JINS – ¥12,000 (Before Tax)

Left: Zoff – ¥9,000 (Before Tax) / Right: JINS – ¥5,000 (Before Tax)

 

Find the glasses that you look the look of and discover a you that you never knew existed too.

 

Source: https://asbs.jp/archives/37286

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    24.January.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

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    90’s mix littered with juicy colours

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    VOLCAN&APHRODITE Shibuya 109: Denim Jacket ¥25,000, Sunglasses ¥2,000 / Aymmy in the batty girls: Striped Knitwear ¥13,000, Striped Pants ¥17,000, Boa Waist Pouch ¥9,000 / T&P Shibuya 109: Sneakers ¥2,900 / Everything else is a personal item of the stylist

     

    open a lead with accented colours in a sporty look

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    VOLCAN&APHRODITE Shibuya 109: Down Jacket ¥9,800, Corduroy Pants ¥6,980, Belt ¥980 / Candy Stripper: High Neck Cut & Sewn ¥6,800 / T&P Shibuya 109: Sneakers ¥2,900 / Everything else is a personal item of the stylist

     

     

    <Ricopin’s Thoughts>

    “I’ve always liked colour coordination and colourful clothes. Even in my recent outfits I’ve just worn red. My hair is blonde so I wear red clothing I get told I look like [Japanese comedian] Kazlaser [laughs]. But in brightening up I’ve come to enjoy more standout colours than before. I also want to try out blue and green items this year! In winter I’m inclined to wear the same kind of outdoor wear and I tend to go with safe colours in my looks, but when I saw the clothes this time around I saw the light in how much you can play around with colours like this! Whether I’ll be popular in them is another thing entirely [laughs] but I love girls who wear colourful fashion. I feel wearing colours makes you feel more alive. The outfit I personally find to be the easiest to wear is the one with the black down jacket and yellow belt. Accessories add colour so you can change your impression easily, can’t you. My colour recommendation is without question red! Be sure to try colour coordinating yourselves this winter too♡”

     

    Cooperating Stores

    VOLCAN&APHRODITE Shibuya 109 (03-3477-5072) / Aymmy in the batty girls (03-3470-0140) / Candy Stripper (03-5770-2201) / T&P Shibuya 109 (03-3477-5175)

     

    Check out Ricopin’s own personal outfit!

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    Owning the sizing with red as the main player

    <Interview>

    “This time I used my favourite colour, red, as the main colour! The down jacket is from Little Sunny Bite. This size which is like it’s hugging you is cute and warm and surprisingly goes with anything you combine it with so I’m all about it this year. Generally you’d wear the jacket zipped up with jeans and sneakers but this time I wanted to open the jacket up so I tried balance the volume with white socks and ballet shoes. I see these shoes so much in fashion on the streets and think it’s cute♡ The sweater is striped and is my kind of colourful. I want to carry on challenging myself to more colourful fashion this winter!”

     

    <Staff Comment>

    Thank you to all of you who have read this series over the past year. Ricopin’s style has refined with every article and she has shown growth. Her possibilities are endless! The series is coming to an end, but we want to have Ricopin appear in another project sometime in the future. We’ll be sure to keep you updated, so we ask for your continued support until then.

  • Impactful accessories that will transform simple co-ords

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    Whether it’s adding a white shirt to denim or something else as simple, basic styles are my weapon of choice. And certain impacting accessories can sometimes perk up a lonely-looking co-ord. Common items are fine with the clothes you choose. So which accessories will give that change of vibe?

     

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    Left: Earring ¥3,600 (YURI SUGANUMA×Liquem) / Bottom Left: Earring ¥2,300 (Liquem) / Top Middle: Piercing ¥1,600 (SMELLY) / Middle: Piercing ¥1,600 (SMELLY) / Lower Middle: Piercing ¥3,500 (Santa Monica Harajuku) / Right: Earring ¥3,000 (Liquem)

     

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    Top: ¥3,900 (Santa Monica Harajuku) / Bottom: ¥700 (Santa Monica Harajuku) / Left & Right: Stylist’s own belonging

     

    If you’re not good at hairstyling, don’t worry!

    Make them look twice with a barrette

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    Top Left: Barrette ¥2,900 (Santa Monica Harajuku / Rest: Stylist’s own belongings

     

    Source:https://asbs.jp/archives/33712(Japanese)

  • Rikako Ōya’s #OOTD – The Latest Fashion Trends in Japan (December 2018)

    27.December.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

    #OOTD is a featured series here on MMN by fashion-lover Rikako “Ricopin” Ōya in which she showcases the latest fashion from Japan. This time she has picked out the perfect party style for this season and winter break where there are lots of events taking place. This dress-up style has that Ricopin taste to it, one that makes you stand tall while maintaining a uniqueness. Her final outfit in the list is made up of her favourite items of the month and is another dress-up style.

     

    feeling like a lady with fur

    Ricopin creates a special ladies style simply by wrapping a a long-furred coat around a fitted one piece. Points of note are the belt tied up high and heels which give variation to the overall look.

    MARTE: Fur Coat ¥21000, Used One Piece ¥8,800, Pumps ¥9,000, Bag ¥8,300
    Aymmy in the batty girls: Beret ¥9,000 / Everything else is a personal item of the stylist

     

    a touch of playfulness using individual motifs

    The balance between the classic party style look of a dress and fur coat which has a cat design on the dress and Furby design on the back of the coat creates even more of a playfulness. An air of sophistication is also made with the long fur coat and bag.

    Aymmy in the batty girls: Fur Coat ¥35,000, Pochette (Specimen) / Candy Stripper: One Piece ¥22,800
    MARTE: Barrette ¥5,800 / T&P Shibuya 109: Long Fur Coat ¥1,900 / 
    Everything else is a personal item of the stylist

     

    a girly co-ord that brings out pop-ness using colour variations

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    Aymmy in the batty girls: Down Jacket ¥24,000, Boa Skirt ¥17,000
    MARTE: Used Turtle Knit ¥5,300 / T&P Shibuya 109: Shoes ¥2,900 / Everything else is a personal item of the stylist

     

    <Ricopin’s Thoughts>

    “I actually haven’t been to many parties in my private time, so it felt really fresh dressing up like this and doing this shoot! The location was a hotel which was just too wonderful that I thought ‘This needs to be on Instagram!’ (laughs) I played with motifs and colours this time, but it was something different from what you’d wear on a regular date. It was party fashion, something to enjoy going all out and dressing up for getting together with stylist girls, so it was great. The mint fur coat feels grown up, and the cat one piece co-ord brings out a style that separates you from others. The down jacket is perfect for outdoor events. I wore colours and items that require courage too, things that would be born precisely because it’s a party, so I definitely want people to try challenging themselves! This is the New Year season and winter vacation with lots of events, so be sure to enjoy wearing something different from what you’re used to♡”

     

    Cooperating Stores

    Aymmy in the batty girls (03-3470-0140) / Candy Stripper (03-5770-2201) / MARTE (03-3797-3123) T&P Shibuya 109 (03-3477-5175)

     

     

    Check out Ricopin’s own personal outfit!

    In this section, Style Leader Ricopin shows us what clothes she’s into right now. This time she has created a special winter style that is girly but spicy.

     

    feeling yourself combining rock and girly styles

    “I like the leather skirt so much that I wanted to buy it the moment I saw it. It’s from NADIA in Harajuku. It’s leather but has ribbons and mini flairs. It has a sweet and spicy vibe that’s irresistible♡ I tried making a co-ord that you can head out with as is by combining the red frill skirt and leopard fur coat. It’s winter so I want to look girly from time to time, but there’s a rock [gal] in me I can’t shake off easily that’s left in (laughs). I dressed up in heels, but it will be cute in sneakers too, so I recommend this look!”

  • ON→ OFF slider co-ordination for working girls

    27.December.2018 | FASHION

    These co-ords are for the everyday working girl who can also dress up nice and easily into a post-work, after-five outfit. Complete a look from your casual office-wear by adding some small accessories and head out to enjoy your date or girls get-together.

     

    ONTIME

    A mannish look with a clean white one piece and pants

    A clean casual office outfit is life.

    Opening the front button of the white one piece creates style like a long shirt.

    When combined with coloured pants, everything comes together, and you look handsome.

     

     

    1. Hair back, manful

    Looking natural from all angles

     

    2. Pin heels, a girl’s icon

    3. A leather bag brings to bring it all together

     

    Always have yourself braced during ON TIME. Back straight, face dignified. Roll up the sleeves of your one piece just a little. Have your hair simple through and through with just one knot so it maintains the freshness of your white one piece look.

     

    OFFTIME

    Readying the concealed accessories in your bag for one’s best outfit

    Preparing those after-five accessories,

    those that don’t make even your work bag bulky.

    Clock out of work and head to the powder room!

     

    Transform entirely with these 3 stylish accessories while still in your ON TIME clothes

     

    1: Hypnotize with swaying hooped earrings

    2:Add class with a checkered scarf

     

    Scarves are an upcoming fashion accessory gaining more and more attention. The milk tea-coloured checkered design is elegant and refined and reflects well with the ON TIME one piece. Choosing larger earrings naturally makes your face look smaller too.

    Earring ¥4,500 (LATIA) / Scarf (stylist’s own belonging)

     

    Other Styling: Tying a scarf around one knot is good!

    Scarves have many different uses. Highlight your face by tying one in your hair and around a single hair knot. Show just a little of the design, like a floral pattern, and make a point to combine with a simple outfit for perfect results.
    Scarf ¥3,200 (Santa Monica Harajuku)

     

    3:A barrette perfect for the bustling streets

    A large barrette is after-five’s best friend. Using a marble type plastic barrette will make your hairstyle look mature. If you braid your hair almost to the end and add the barrette and decorative pins your hair will look on-point and stylish all the way around.

    Barrette (stylist’s own belonging)

     

    Source:https://asbs.jp/archives/33685

  • Rikako Ōya’s #OOTD – The Latest Fashion Trends in Japan (November 2018)

    22.November.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

    #OOTD is a featured series here on MMN by fashion-lover Rikako “Ricopin” Ōya in which she showcases the latest fashion from Japan. The theme of her 10th entry is ‘Trad Style’ fused with school uniform elements. While these outfits are classy they are also nostalgic, calling back to older fashion, and are coordinated with that Ricopin taste. The final outfit in which she serves an outfit made up of her favourite items of the month has a slight air of retro-ness to it.

     

    a bad trad serving a fresh style

    Everyone has that one bad guy in class. He is Ricopin’s inspiration for this orthodox school look which she fashionably dons with a long T and baggy pants. The sleeve prints and typography on the belt give off an individualistically playful aura.

    Chicago Jingumae: Used Vest ¥3,900 / Ammy in the batty girls: Long T-Shirt ¥6,500, Checkered Pants ¥21,000, Belt ¥2,500, Beret ¥8,000

    *Everything else are the stylist’s personal items.

     

    the magic of an honour student’s colour coordination that keeps on wowing

    Ricopin takes the classic trad combo of tilden knitwear and a pleated skirt and spins her own twist on it by incorporating bright blue and leather. The yellow socks are a standout player in this overall chic getup.

    Chicago Jingumae: Used Knitwear ¥1,000 / Laforet Harajuku: High Neck Sweater ¥2,800 (F&A), Oxford Shoes ¥6,400 (F&A), Pleated Leather Skirt ¥8,400 (F.i.n.t) 

    *Everything else are the stylist’s personal items.

     

     

    an old-fashioned student outfit with a jumper skirt and stadium jumper

    Ricopin forges grace with the checkered jumper skirt and brown high neck knitwear and fur stadium jumper. Her classic retro style schoolgirl look is on point. The knee high socks and red pumps are also a perfect match.

    Laforet Harajuku: Fur Blouse ¥12,800 (F.i.n.t), Checkered One Piece ¥7,600 (F.i.n.t), High Neck Knitwear ¥3,800 (F&A), Ribbon Barrette ¥1,500 (F&A), Pumps ¥6,800 (an another angelus)

    *Everything else are the stylist’s personal items.

     

    <Ricopin’s Thoughts>

    “It felt really fresh wearing the trad style with a school uniform look in a cute way! My usual outfits are really rough and loose, but this kind of tight look is precious and makes you hold your head high. Especially the first outfit. I actually want to try wearing that kind of boyish, casual style myself! The usual thing to do is wear a shirt under the fest, but the long T gives it that bad boy look. Plus it went with my hairstyle so I liked it. Although the combination of the pleated skirt and knitwear in the second outfit are the school items the mature look is super cute♡ I also personally like casually adding different colours here and there. The final outfit is a classic girly look. It’s part of my image so it was easy to wear. Also, I’m really into brown right now. My nails are painted that colour so making the inner part of this look brown was a highlight of the outfit♪”

     

    Cooperating Stores

    Jingumae Chicago (03-5414-5107) / Aymmy in the batty girls (03-3470-0140) / F.i.n.t Laforet Harajuku (03-5843-0395)

     

    Check out Ricopin’s own personal outfit!

    In this section, Style Leader Ricopin shows us what clothes she’s into right now. This time around she’s created an outfit entirely out of clothes from her favourite brand – Aymmy in the batty girls! Her look is centred around her most beloved item: overalls.

    my best co-ord, it was love at first sight

     

    <Interview>

    “I love this overall so much I’ve probably posted it so many times on Instagram (laughs). This was actually my first overall I bought. The shape is beautiful and the legs look long, and combining it with the knitted jumper from the same brand makes it the ultimate cute♡ If you’re not careful with overalls you end up looking childish, but having mature elements makes it wonderful, like the high waist design and ribbon on the back. It’s easy to get the balance right and it’ll go with any shoes, but when thinking about the knitwear and my own style I decided to go with platforms♡”

  • Rikako Ōya’s #OOTD (October 2018): The Latest Fashion Trends in Japan

    27.October.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

    #OOTD is a featured series here on MMN by fashion-lover Rikako “Ricopin” Ōya in which she showcases the latest fashion from Japan. The theme of her 9th entry is ‘Outdoor Mix’ – a new style that combines outdoor clothing with something completely different to add new flavour to the outfit. At the end of the article, Ricopin also delivers her favourite items this month with a personal style of her own.

     

    bringing the spice with a fluffy boa

    Ricopin is donning a boa jumper―a classic material for outdoor wear―and the blue colour brings out that showiness even more. Combined with a leopard print skirt, this look brings a spicy street mix that’s in right now.

     

    Candy Stripper: Boa Upper ¥14,800 / Chicago Jingumae: Used Skirt ¥2,900

    *Everything else are the stylist’s personal items.

     

    unnatural strip colour combination = mood

    This warm and fluffy style has a real outdoor vibe brought out by the fur aviator hat and corduroy jumper skirt. This is layered with a striped multi-coloured knitted top to transform the outfit into a 90’s pop look.

     

    Candy Stripper: Striped Knitwear ¥15,800 / Jingumae Chicago: Used Jumper Skirt ¥3,900 / F.i.n.t: Boa Hat ¥4,800

    *Everything else are the stylist’s personal items.

     

    authentic outerwear x one piece = an unexpected matching

    Ricopin is enjoying unexpected match between an outdoor boa jacket and stylish one piece. The real surprise player in this look however is the waffle leggings. The trendy purple and mellowness of everything else works to bring the whole look together.

     

    Candy Stripper: Boa Jacket ¥23,800 / Aymmy in the batty girls: One Piece ¥16,500 / Jingumae Chicago: Used Leggings ¥1,900¥

     

    <Ricopin’s Thoughts>

    “I wonder, is ‘outdoor’ often thought about as outdoor festival? It felt refreshing working on my personal style [below] because I did a lot of things I’ve never done before! And not just that – rather than changing the whole look I mixed different styles which is fun, isn’t it? It changes your image in a good way. For example, the first outfit with the boa parker. The balance is easy to replicate but the leopard print is very much now. I like it so much I want to add it to my own wardrobe. Wearing a hood is warm too. It’s a balance I want everyone else to try too♡. The third outfit with the stripes and jumper skirt felt like something new, and I’m glad I wore an aviator cap, they’re all the rage this year! The concept of combining a mini one piece and waffle leggings in the third style is super cute. This is the number one style I want to try the most now!”

     

    Cooperating Stores

    Jingumae Chicago (03-5414-5107) / Candy Stripper (03-5770-2201) / Aymmy in the batty girls (03-3470-0140) / F.i.n.t Laforet Harajuku (03-5843-0395)

     

    Check out Ricopin’s own personal outfit!

    In this section, Style Leader Ricopin shows us what clothes she’s into right now. This month she is serving a 90’s outfit styled around a one piece with chic, autumnal colours♡

     

    today’s trendy girl fashion transforms mature elements into childish ones

     

    <Ricopin Interview>

    This is a balance I wanted to try: a mini one piece with long boots! I’m all about that 90’s kogyaru balance right now, but it’s something I’ve never done before, so when I thought about what I should wear, I came across this X-girl one piece. The length matches with the boots’ perfectly, and the logo has a mature colour tone that is cute. The waist squeezes, and it also has pockets. I’m a fanatic for it even just wearing it on its own. It’s too wonderful a thing! (laughs) I’m doing autumn this time , so I tried to make it autumn-y and chic by combining with a black hat.

     

     

    Writer Stylist: Manami Ishii

    Photographer: Asami Nobuoka

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

  • Kiko Mizuhara Appears at the Opening of Glasses Store Zoff at Mong Kok in Hong Kong

    22.October.2018 | FASHION

    Japanese glasses brand Zoff opened its fifth Hong Kong branch at Langham Place in Mong Kok on October 10. American-Japanese model, actress and designer Kiko Mizuhara is used as the face of the brand’s new Zoff Secret Agent series which is being sold in Hong Kong and China, but she also attended the store’s opening event on October 20.

    Operation

    Undercover

    Seducation

    On-the-move

    Mizuhara brought the latest fashion culture from Japan to the street of Hong Kong for Zoff Hong Kong’s new season theme ‘Future Tokyo Vision SPY’ and debuted their four new secret agent styles: Operation, Undercover, Seduction and On-the-move.

    She received a warm reception and huge round of applause when she stepped onto stage and greeted the locals in Cantonese. She was asked by the event moderator about her impression of Zoff: “I have had the opportunity to appear in Zoff’s commercials and ads since I was about 20 years old. Their concepts are always packed with creative ideas. They often are able to seek out fantastic characters. I find that aspect of them interesting and believe it align with my own concept. I enjoy becoming someone other than me and creating with them.”

     

    When asked about the glasses she was wearing on staged, she explained: “Today’s style is futuristic. I thought I’d try something different from my usual self so I picked out these sunglasses.”

     

    If you’re looking to find the latest styles in Japan then be sure to check out Zoff’s glasses range.

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