Monday, October 02, 2006

Fashion Snap

While reading this interesting article on street photography in Ping Mag, I came across a link to Fashion Snap, a smaller but similar site to Tokyo Street Style, which features photos of normal people on the street.

Actually the word 'normal' shouldn't really be applied to Japanese style. Part of why I loved visiting Japan was seeing people's fashion style. It was always so varied, and even though we were in summer, people didn't fall back on the safe T-shirt and jeans combo, but would layer a few light pieces to come up with interesting looks. It was also very refreshing to go to the different areas, like Ginza, Omotesando, Shibuya, Daikanyama and Harajuku to see the differences in fashion style. Ginza had lots of immaculately-coiffed women with perfect perms dressed in big brand names, while Harajuku was colourful and experimental, and Daikanyama had a laidback, hippie but stylish look. Just looking at these pictures makes me want to go back to my wardrobe and experiment with different looks.

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