it's all downhill from here

In Japan, it is common to address others by last name, which felt weird for me because here in the US you do that if you're a gym teacher, or are about to sock someone in the nose, or both. Also, since I never thought she or anyone within three degrees of separation from her would see this blog, I was used to referring to Rei Kawakubo by just her first name, in that funny, joking creeper, that-rap-I-made-last-year (which I recently rewatched, mortified) way. So...Kawakubo, I shall say, let me pick out six pieces from the Comme des Garcons flagship store in Aoyama. Do not be concerned over the use of a mere period at the end of that sentence; I already freaked out (DO, however, be proud of what I think is the correct use of a semicolon in this last one-I am learning how to use them and it makes me feel smartyer.) I mean...been reading this blog the past few months? How many times have I referenced the Fall 09 collection? Seeing it and clicking through the online slideshow a bajillion times is what made me understand fashion-it wasn't the first time I knew I loved it, but it was a tiny epiphany because I finally felt like I "got" that clothes can have emotional impact. Before I didn't understand how they could be very powerful. It sounds lame but it was one of those "moments". I feel very lucky and thankful...being in the store and seeing them was enough.

Well look at that. I was somewhat recovered from the overstimulation of senses in Tokyo and then this package had to arrive! I wore the skirt today, along with a permanent smile. At times during the day I would also make some of the following faces, and my some I mean, yes, the least attractive/most creepy/most likely to have been made at some point by Kristin Wiig's Lawrence Welk character on SNL:
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One of these days I'll get better detail shots. None of these are very good pictures but I just wanted to play dress up and I'll do them all better outfit and photo justice another day.
Anyway, skirt is of course nuts and amazing. And it has a pocket. Today I carried around pieces of Milky and a tube of pink lipstick. I don't know, I don't actually use it, but I like knowing it's there in case I suddenly want to be that annoying girl Karen in Freaks and Geeks and write "PYGMY GEEK" on someone's locker.jacket2jacket
Ah, the floral carpet pineapple print blanket! I cannn't tell you how obsessed I am with this. I will wear it all the time. And remember how I bought that sweater because it reminded me of this print? Well now they can hang out together. EVERYONE WINS.top
I needed to get SOME of the checkerboard print, knowwhatimasayin. I love love love all of these back blankets. I think I'll just live in a hole and buy only Comme and thrift for the rest of my life.
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You smug little...you.
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I have been looking for an olive coat for a while and now I've no need to. This mixes two of my favorite things: Early 90's Meisel Kristen/Naomi grunge + Freaks and Geeks (two Freaks references in one post! Note to self: get life.)And just the way the fabric moves and folds...you know, if I try to talk about these clothes too much it will result in blubbering, or some type of obscene Spongebob animation. All I have to offer is 90's references so I'll stop.tulle
The magical tulle coat. It is like wearing air. You can't tell so much here (again, need to take better/more pictures) but it sticks out in the back and it's terribly beautiful in real life. This and the Lindsay Weir coat especially are pieces from the collection I remember striking me the most, you know, where you actually feel something in your chest.
I am a dweeb! But erm yeah.twenty little piggies
Toe shoes! Mocassins!
Wellll that's that. I don't need anything again ever. God, isn't life nice sometimes? Or in this case really great?
Hope everyone is having a splendid week ("splendid"...do I think I'm Mary Poppins or something?) and good night! <3