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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is my most recent Japanese love. She's a model, blogger and singer from Harajuku, Tokyo. I've really fallen in love with her due to her crazy cute music and kawaii style.

Here's the link to Pamyu-pon's blog. I have no idea what she's talking about, but the page is very aesthetically pleasing and I love the photos, so that's enough for me!

I'm trying to get hold of her CDs, unsurprisingly not available in the UK. Pamyu-pon has also written a book which I'd love to get my mitts on too. Oh! My! God! Harajuku Girl is available from Amazon Japan, unfortunately I can't work out how to order to the UK from it. 

So my hunt for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu merchandise is on! Until I have the tangible goods, these here snaps will have to sustain my appetite for now.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tell me a story

I love to read. Fiction, biographies, comics, a variety of things really.

I find books very comforting. I can get lost in them and don't want to come out.

I won't get rid of ones I've enjoyed reading, no matter how much space they take up.

Here's a few titles I would highly recommend. Go raid your local library, or check out the charity shops for amazing bargains.

Battle Royale is my all time favorite film. The book is even better. 

Not an easy read. Amis is surely quite insane. 

I'm glad I read this before I found out more about the author. Otherwise I may never have read it. 

Heavy going but worth it.

Quite different to the film, but don't let that put you off.

A Level literature put me off the classics for life. But Grahame-Smith manages to make Pride and Prejudice not only bearable, but also quite riveting. 

I read the full book all in one sitting. 

Every single one of Palahniuk's books are necessary reads. 

I phoned in sick to work so I could finish this one.


The only book on my degree reading list that I actually read. 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Japanese Street Fashion

I adore perusing photos of folk on the streets of Tokyo. There are so many interesting and inspiring shots on the Tokyo Fashion website. I'm amazed by the huge variety of looks people achieve. Some are incredibly extreme and politically rooted. Some are colourful and fun. Others are more traditional.

Here's a small selection of recent photos from Tokyo Fashion, taken on the streets of Harajuku, Shibuya and Shinjuku. Enjoy!