Another Tokyo represent moment!!! This is what I wore to meet up with Lookbook icon Benjamin Galbraith and his friend Zach who has the most diverse and eclectic music choices. Thank you to my dearest fashion brother Kiko for introducing me to these guys who successfully accomplished the almost impossible task of making me love tailored suits. Not that I’m having a style metanoia again but at least I know now where to buy and what to do when I need to be more prim and proper. I also got to know the very cute Izumi who’s young, energetic, stylish and kind-hearted enough to take these shots and capture my Miley Cyrus fashion moment (minus the foam finger). This is one of the best things that blogging brought me- meeting different kinds of people and making new friends who help me widen my horizons.
My blogging sister Ashley once said that fashion blogs are boring and getting emptier. I believe it’s true especially when bloggers become more commercial and less personal. Some are just all about the perks, the free stuff, the glamour, the events and runway show invites, the snaps for magazines etc. I admit I was like that in the younger years of my blog but then, time and experience helped me go back to the basics and the core reason why I started blogging- to share a part of myself. When I was in high school, my computer teacher defined blogs to be simply online diaries. That got stuck in my head. Blogs should be more personal like a diary. Something that will take readers to the soul of the blogger and will help them to know more about that person. Bloggers should be able to share their thoughts and emotions in the most heartfelt way and touch the readers and get them engaged.
SPINNS Harajuku Tokyo tee and pendant, H&M shirt and pants, Zara shoes, Michael Kors watch and OS Accessories Walrus cap
Moreover, as much as I love my readers who continue to support me for more than three years, I mainly blog for myself. I do this to have a venue where I can hone my capabilities- writing, story-telling, photography and all those stuff. If my readers love what I do or what I wear, I truly appreciate the appreciation. I don’t have any other reasons like to become a style icon and ask people to copy what I wear. I actually hate it when people copy others (bloggers or celebrities) that’s why I am a strong proponent of finding one’s own style and striving hard to be unique and creative. But I also respect it whenever others tell me how horrible or trashy I look. It’s their prerogative to have their own opinions but I am only born to do what I need to do. I was never born to be a pleaser. There’s only one person I have to please and that’s myself. So it’s either you hate me or you love me. If you hate me, then you can just go to a place where my face, my style and my blog won’t bother you. If you love me, then you are more welcome to stalk me and read my blog anytime you want. In the words of RuPaul, “No T, No Shade”. No disrespect but it is what it is.
Photos by Izumi Nagai and post-processing by Rexcy Domingo