October 23, 2006
A la mode

“You should have some of those,” Tod has prompted several times now, pointing to various young women in tailored shorts. I’d call those ladies “well-heeled,” but they are all wearing boots and knee socks with their shorts.

Today I saw a woman whose boots were wider than her ass. I kid not. Her heavily fur-lined boots were folded over into cuffs, doubling their bulk around her calves. She was naturally bowlegged, so it didn’t mess up her gait too much. With the boots she wore tailored shorts, a wide gold lame belt and a fur jacket with several layers of pearl encrusted t-shirts underneath.

I think this season, my a la mode will have to be pie.

Posted by kuri at October 23, 2006 10:37 PM


Shorts, with either socks, tights, boots or pumps.

Pass me a fork and some of that pie thanks!

Posted by: MJ on October 24, 2006 06:07 PM

Hey funny! Fashion in Japan is really fun to watch. It follows the seasonal changes and changes every year. I came back for a visit after being gone a year and was surprised to see short shorts with boots in the summer. As well as the little bibs. One tiny Japanese hoochie ma I was shopping with was looking at those. I just had to wonder where that style came from??? The bibs especially. Most of that is the same as teen fashion here (USofA). With the growing size of the American population I guess the teens are the last vestiges to be able to pull it off.

I like comfy, individualist, hippy styles and Japan has a ton of international/not a slave but inventor of fashion folks I learned a lot from. I miss the variety of fashion in Japan and the level of effort most people go to on a daily basis. It adds to the aesthetic. I can’t tell you of the daily horrors I see at the supermarket, at the bank. It really makes me miss Japan.

When we lived there my husband often referred to those who walked in super high boots as having a ‘Mantis Walk’. It cracked me up.

Take care and rock on with your personal style!

Posted by: Stephanie on October 25, 2006 01:41 PM
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