Saturday, 9 February 2013

Comic Book / Japan-France

These shots were taken in a gorgeous little street in a suburb called Kagurazaka in Tokyo. This suburb is heavily influenced by a phenomenon Luci and I have decided to dub "Japan-France". It's where shops, restaurants and buildings are designed to look European in style, with a Marie-Antoinette, Rococo kind of feel (and also for some reason, Christmas-themed, as Japanese people seem to think it's always Christmas in Europe), but the style is also unmistakably Japanese at the same time. Anyway, this sloping shopping street was veeeery Japan-France. And very pretty (I love Japan-France!)
I've just spent a few days in Yokohama, and have now arrived in Osaka! Tomorrow I'm meeting up with Japan-based blogger Candy Kawaii Lover, which is very exciting, and we're both bringing our cameras with us so I'm sure I'll have some photos for you guys very soon!

dress - Some cheap store in Sydney (I forget the name)
necklace - c/o Merrin & Gussy
tights - c/o My Tights
shoes - from Koenji
headband - Thank You Mart

Hope you're all fantastic :)


  1. Those European-style areas in Japan are usually very cute. I used to live in Japan before, now in Finland.
    Oh, am diggin your dress and shoes!
    x, Lara

  2. Wow this suburb look really cute.
    Love you dress is original!
    have a nice week end

    alice c'n'r

  3. wowowowow this place seems to be amazing + this dress is wonderful *_*.
    i'm just in love <3
    ps: don't thank me, cus i really like your blog and it's one of my favs so i put it into asos :)

  4. You look fantastic! Andy Warhol's diva :)

  5. all these lovely pictures of japan are making me so jealous! love the dress!


  6. Omg you look so adorable! This dress is lovely and the bow in your hair aaaw :)

  7. eeep, i love your dress! you always look so wonderful. the necklace is also really neat.

    lindsey louise

  8. Beautiful pictures! Japan-France, I can dig it. ;) Your dress is perfection; love love love. Hope you're having a great time, lady!

  9. Haha I love it! I can totally see what you mean - it does look French!

    And stop it with that dress. Too cute! Perfect with those shoes!

    she could be a pharmer in those clothes

  10. Absolutely in love with that dress! Anything with comic-pattern on it makes me swoon

  11. You look so, so cute!! And I love seeing examples of different cultures getting all mixed up together. It's a small world after all!


  12. Your dress is so cute, I love cartoon strip printed clothes, I did have a skirt like it but completely lost it and have been looking for it for months! The elf in my house has definitely stolen it! :(
    I hope you have fun meeting up with the Japanese bloggers!

  13. Japan-France, what a combo. I love france and from the snapshots of japan you've shown I'm loving it too, so a mix between the two would just be the best. That is such a cute dress. DId you find any escargot miso soup? Frog leg sushi rolls? :D

    1. Hahahaha no but there have been some pretty good Japan-France fusions like a French style bakery that sells French toast with cream and maple syrup and ham (yup all on one).

  14. My next holiday is going to be to Japan -- it looks amazing, hope you're having fun, and those Docs :O

  15. aww your comic book dress is so cute, Annika! love it :)

    Drawing Dreaming

  16. Love the comic book dress! it's adorable :D Hope you're having a great time, can't wait to see the photos of your day with your blogger friend :) xx

  17. Honestly, it is always Christmas in Europe... didn't you know?

  18. Loved the pictures...but <3<3<3 the shoes

  19. I love the boots! you always look amazing.
    Love from your argentinian fan ^^

  20. This dress is just so awesome. I always love a good quirky, unique print. Your bow headband is adorable too.

  21. That is all so exciting! And your dress is adorable.


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