Imagozine: Azure and Yoshimi’s Day Out in Tokyo

Imagozine: Azure and Yoshimi’s Day Out in Tokyo

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

This is a summer fashion and style piece I did for the hipster magazine Imagozine a while back.  It has finally come out and will be available though the Imagozine website and Borders Books.  If you are feeling hit go out and get yourself a copy.  I will post the article’s text below the picture.  A special shout out goes to my lovely models Azure and Yoshimi for making it a day to remember out in Tokyo.  Hugs girls!!

Imagozine: Azure and Yoshimi's Day Out in Tokyo

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Hot, hot, hot was the day when I met the 2 hip models Azure and Yoshimi at Naka Meguro station in the heart of Tokyo.  We were out for a day of fun.  Ummm, I have always wondered what do glamour girls do when they are not walking down runways, being prepped for a glamorous photo shoot or being shown into the VIP lounge at a club.  Like most other girls they GO SHOPPING.

First these 2 stylish Tokyoites.  Azure with 2 big bushy pig tails came dressed in a beautiful zig zag print short dress.  A pair of vintage sunglasses helped to keep the blistering sun off her eyes.  I admired her sandals but she remarked later, ” I can’t remember where I got them.”  Ah the life of a model.  Yoshimi was rocking a Monoprix top,  French, but picked up in Vintage shop in Tokyo.  A pair of fresh sandals bought somewhere in the back streets of Shibuya.  These girls are ready to hit these steamy streets and see what we can find.

As we walked along the canal to Azure’s favorite shop in this part of town.  The clack clack of the sandals could barely be heard over the semi, Cicadas whining of a 2- stroke engine.  “It’s HOT,” moaned Yoshimi.  This is an often repeated mantra in the muggy summers in Tokyo.  Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE bitches about the heat.

10 minutes on foot from the station.  Here, in Tokyo everything is stated in time from the station.  We ducked down to a basement store.  I was Indy Jones like looking for the LOST TEMPLE OF FASHION, cause by the time we turned into the Janus store ( www.janus-nakameguro.com ) , It felt like a subterranean cave.  The rush of chilled air soothed our over heated bodies.  The girls browsed though the rack pulling some clothes that they wanted to try on.  The cool grey cement compliment the luscious earthy colors.  Janus clothes hug the body tightly to show off all the curves.   Which looked fab on these trend setting models.  Azure gleamed with exitement, “WOW that looks HOT on you, Yoshimi!”  After an impromptu fashion show with bulb flashes galore, the girls end up buying some sexy gear.   They each pick out something to take home an add to their already flashy collections.

Back out into the heat of the day.  The sun was now blistering down on us.  Lots of passerby’s used umbrellas to keep from being roasted.  We stop into a couple shops, one in particular was full of all sorts of vintage goods in an old car mechanic shop.  Azure’s dress was a perfect match for the day glow 60’s pattern on the vintage bedspreads.  The narrow isles were packed with toys, furniture, lamps, if you can imagine it, it was probably there tucked in somewhere.

“OH my, I think I’m going to pass out, all this shopping has me famished,”  declared Azure.  So, we pop into a Luigi’s Cafe for lunch.  You know the kind of place, lots of trendy types, hiding behind designer glasses eating stunningly prepared food.  Yes, these models DO and CAN eat quite a lot.  They need the energy to hit the pavement all day.  Food was all fresh, curries, Thai noodles, focccia, quite the eclectic fusion cuisine.

Like the girls the day went fabulously well.  It was fun hanging in Tokyo with too vivacious ladies.  Popping into stores.  Trying on some super sexy gear.  Trying not to overheat in the powerful midday sun.  It’s one of the best ways to see this metropolis.  Link up with someone who knows all the hip spots, and let your feet do some walking.  Catch up with all of you next time in Tokyo.

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