December 27, 2009

Concert Goods

Mini dress I bought at the GLAY concert in November. In case you can't tell, it's a skull-apple that is being bitten down across the front. The sleeves are too short, but I get the feeling they're kind of supposed to be.

(P.S. Please ignore my laundry hanging outside. :P)


Posting from Summerland! <3

I have escaped Wintery Japan for the time being and headed south for home =]

So for you folks still in Winter wonderland here are some Summer dresses to freshen things up!

Here are the dresses I bought at the Boxing Day Sales <3 dress
Dress 1) Red Floral Dress <3

Dress 2 and 3) Casual Summer Tank Dress in a lace pattern and leopard print. They were a bargain at $20 for two dresses. Very comfy and casual, ideal for a lazy Summer day of catching up and ice coffee.

Dress 4) Little Black Dress with Zip. I've always wanted to try the zipper look but have found most zipper items to be uncomfortable to wear and some what trashy and provocative but this one- I love it!

The zip doesn't go all the way down so there is no fear that someone could completely unzip my dress and result in it flapping around like a coat (but I guess any sort of unzipping won't look good here either! :) I have red peep toe heels on in this picture.

This shall be my New Years Eve dress to welcome the fab year of 2010!
(unless I find something better! :P )

Kawyn =)

December 21, 2009


I want a pair like these. Y/N?

December 19, 2009

everyday fashion

This is kind of a throw away post, I'm mostly just trying to find a good place in my room to set up my camera. This is an example of my average outfit. The striped shirt is one of 3 I got at Costco, and I wear them all the time because they have longer than average sleeves. <3 The skirt is one of those Uniqlo ones you can wear either as a skirt or a dress, this is my first time wearing it as a skirt. I think I lose a little fashion sense when the weather gets cold because all I care about is keeping warm...


My recent go-to fashion

I call it "shirts under stuff". So I have a nice Uniqlo t-shirt with a pink rocking horse on the front. It's good but a bit ... meh. So how do I make it better? Shove a shirt under it! Pair with some shirt shorts and high heels (not in picture..) and hey presto.

When I'm in Korea I'll take loads of pictures of my new hair extensions for the next post!

December 12, 2009

tit curtains

Top and necklace were a birthday present from my friend's mom.

I am generally not "for" tit curtains but I think this top is acceptable belted, as it goes off the shoulder and contains copious amounts of black lace. I love the necklace too - jewelry is one of those things I never treat myself to, so I'm always happy to receive it as a gift.

December 07, 2009

Kawyn's new coat <3 (and ugly chunky knit dress I can't stop wearing)

I bought ANOTHER new coat recently and I'm in luuuuuurve with it!

I've always wanted a short paddington coat (just like Paddington bear!). As I've mentioned previously, I tend to stay away from too much black and recently I've been loving anything thats navy to replace black basics. I've been raving about it nonstop on itil <333333
I think it goes with almost everything I own for work. Its quite thin so it needs a lot of layering as it gets colder.

Here is the ugly chunky knit dress I always wear and complain about (But I can't seem to stop wearing??). It makes me look and feel like a short stumpy barrel while anything I wear underneath must be smoothed out or I'd look lumpy on top of stumpy.

And here is my white beret from my white tights outfit =]
It has a detatchable furry pompom as you can see me holding up in the picture.

December 05, 2009

Teacher Chic

This is my new favourite outfit. The dress is just from Jusco, the shirt from F&F at Tescos. But I think it's a good ensemble....

Maybe it makes me look like a really, fearsome teacher....?

"Stop sleeping in my class!!!"

December 02, 2009

a favorite outfit | some vampy new shoes

This is an old standby. Purple dress from Forever 21, black houndstooth tights, black teardrop necklace from my mom, a strange facial expression, a Parliament, and a pair of stilettos I picked up in Kumamoto a couple weekends ago for really cheap.

December 01, 2009

Kawyn's white tights- Hit or Miss?

Tights can do lovely things for your legs- they keep your legs warm while you give dresses and skirts extra fashion milage, can bring out different personalities and they can be very slimming especially when they are in dark colours.

I took a gigantic fashion leap and jumped into the deep end of white tights when I saw them for on sale for 30yen!

I listened to the fashion advice of some ITILers and I managed to put together this look:

I wore the outfit with some cream coloured flat short boots so you can't see my ugly toes! :P

I bought the beret after receiving suggestions from our very own Langus and Miss I :)

So was it a hit or a miss? Did I pull this look off okay?

I had my doubts whether this outfit would work but I got a boost of confidence when I walked out of school today with my boots and beret a group of girls screamed shrilly "KAWAIIIIIIII!!!" then some Japanese jibbrish while following me to my car then waving goodbye. :)
My kids are so cute.

For BennyBoi's sake I should say that I am actually slightly pigeon toed in real life :(

November 27, 2009

My Fashion Hero

Ok, today I'm going to talk about Gok Wan.

He's a lovely chappy who's on British tv. He used to be fat when he was a kid, and now he has shows on tv showing fat and ugly women how to look good in clothes that suit their size and shape.

By the way, he always calls boobs "bangers". It's Gok-talk.

This one is a little silly, but let's go with it.

One last one, even if it is a bit old

November 24, 2009

what's your uniform?

"uniform" in this case means "that outfit you always end up wearing when you don't know what to wear."

this is my magic dress. picked it up at H&M this summer. in this case, I wore it out in Nara to get raped by deer. it goes with everything. for fall: my terrorist scarf, fishnet tights, and big boots.

November 23, 2009

favorite boutique

Maison Gilfy does everything right.

I've only been to one location - Parco in Kumamoto Shimotori - but everything is perfect. How to describe their stuff - maybe the perfect fusion of ギャル and "badass."

I'm mainly a big fan for the shoes/boots and consistent supply of studded leather bags.

The music choice is flawless too.

My Fave Shop

Why am I the only one writing on here??!! Come on people!! Let's educate the world about the fashion of ALTs!

This is my fave shop. It's quite a large second hand shop that has some really awesome items. The thing that surprised me most was that their designer goods are reasonably priced (shame I'm not into them though).

My shopping outfit. Shopping chic! (I loved the lamp on the left there, but it was 8000yen!)

I also loved these shoes.. but they were too small!! These are very me though.

I think Cruella Deville has been donating here!!

Anyway, that's my favourite shop! What's yours?

November 13, 2009

Shlompy Style

Today I couldn't be arsed, and I know that this dress gets good reception so I went for it. It's all t-shirt cotton material so it's soft and warm. The cardigan makes it a little less stylish and makes me look bigger than I am (espec from the side) but I don't really care that much haha.

November 11, 2009


I haven't posted in a while so yay!
None of these are on theme but anyways~

On the left: I dressed up the other day to go out and wore my new boots! I'm wearing a shirt that was from some cheap gyaru shop in Namba, pinstriped shorts, tights, and my new engineer boots. The boots were on sale for 3000 yen and they aren't too cheap-looking like the other ones I've seen. The shop had LL size and although L size fit, LL was more comfortable and the shop lady gave me some insoles to make them fit better. :D

I feel weird bringing back up the thread, so I'm posting the boots here. Zara, these are the Demonia boots. They're size 24.5 but they fit my feet, which made me happy. They're pretty comfortable because they're wide and have a platform thing. The studded straps snap together on both sides.

Don't have any "trolling for ass on the weekend" outfits now, but maybe I'll try that out later if I'm not lazy.

November 09, 2009

Theme: Trolling for ass on the weekend wear

I never really trolled for ass (I'm assuming thats American lingo for picking up?) because I've always been too lazy to go out clubbing or anything. But when I do go clubbing, the highlight of my night would probably be dressing up for it and once I'm dressed I can't be assed going out :P
When I go to pubs and stuff with girlfriends back at home I would usually wear a fitting little black dress (which I didn't bring here).
I didn't bring most of my nice dresses here as they would probably be too reveling for Japanese standards so this little number with sleaves is the only LBD I brought over with me.
A bit shapeless? Yes, but it is great for going out and eating and drinking beer and eating and drinking beer because the tummy is invisible :)
This second outfit is also a shapeless sack but I tried it with a belt! Unlike most of the contributors here, I actually prefer wearing lighter colours and tend to avoid too much black.
These boots are my new "stylish" rainboots from ABC mart. I'm kinda running out of shoes I can wear inside so don't mind it if it doesn't exactly go with the dress!
Of course I have included a photo with my fluffy rabbit scarf :)
Here I tied in a loose knot.
Don't know how much ass I could get with these assembles but hot asses would be attracted to a confident person and I'm the most confident in something pretty, comfortable and can hide my flaws :)


Name: Zara

Age: 24

Location: Hyogo

Occupation: ALT/Dead-ended actor

I've been all over the style map. Currently I'm into a soft, feminine look, but I also like rock/punk, goth, retro punk and retro glamour styles. I can appreciate almost any style as long as it's pulled off with the right attitude!

theme: trolling for ass on a weekend

I haven't trolled for ass in years as I've learned the value of being in a stable relationship versus playing Russian Roulette with genital herpes, but it's still fun to play dressup.

You have to cater to your targets. The first outfit is obviously catered to an audience who appreciates Doc Martens and vaguely gothy things. I'd wear that to a goth club or Wacken. The dress was purchased last winter in Amsterdam at a street market.

The second is more all-encompassing. When trolling for ass it's important not to look like someone whose pimp gets a share of the ass which is trolled. Skimpy shirt + skimpy bottom is never classy. The top is just a t-shirt from H&M and the skirt was bought at an airport somewhere.


I bought a new jacket the other day, I felt I needed something a bit smarter than the big winter coat I have at the minute.

Plus I thought it looked good on me. I look pale as anything, blame the iPhone's camera.
Also check out my fucking cool sunglasses.

I took this on the train when I was bored the other day, in my opinion taking photos of oneself on the train is the HEIGHT of narcassism but hell, its awesome


A week late but I don't care.

Lazy post

Really, I just like this picture.

I wore that a couple weekends ago to go to an aquarium and sit around being hung over and then take a shinkansen home. It's a shirt, not a dress, but that's okay. I wore it with my fake Docs. It was a pretty kickass outfit. The captain liked it.

November 08, 2009

My fashion of recent days

First of all, the pressing matter of how to wear scarves that are made of baby rabbits. This is how I wore mine this week; it was really cold so I had it on tighter than I usually do, but normally I fling it about my neck with that jacket and it looks nice.

Winter defense: I have new slippers. I think they are the bee's knees.

It's a bit dark so my apologies, but this is my current fave outfit. The kids say I look pretty in it too.. It's not as flattering as it could be though.. the elastic in the top of the skirt is all twisted and I can't seem to get it straight.

November 04, 2009

This is how I wear my scarf

This is a bit of back track to cold weather/ going out wear and a tribute to Charlotte/ Miss_Igirisu- my baby rabbit scarf buddy.

This post is about my fluffy gray scarf.

I usually like to wear it when I'm in casual stuff like a tee and jeans tucked into boots.
This is my favorite tee at the moment ;)
I bought it in Hong Kong when I went over silver week. I got it at Giordano which is like the Uniqlo of Hong Kong and it was a charity tee for betterment of animal welfare. In this picture, I wore it over many many layers of thermals and a stripey 3/4 sleave tee to keep my cozy.
Anyway back to the scarf, some girls make a loop through and it does look like you don't have a neck but it could work in some elegant Japanese office lady fashion like with a sweater dress or something. :)