Monday, June 13, 2011
I am obsessed with all things Tokyo right now, but really when am I not? Normally I would have got my Japan fix by now but Sydney induced poverty has kept me Australia bound, and as such I'm suffering major withdrawals, not helped by Susie Bubble's amazing posts on her recent Tokyo trip (look she visited my friends shops in Koenji's Kitakore building at my insistence, and she was impressed which says a lot, Susie sees the best of the best of the fashion world and what the kids in Koenji are doing stands out as unique/amazing/unreal amoungst all that she has seen!!!). So yes, I miss my amazing friends over there soooo much, and I miss the unique fashion just as much (the two are intertwined I guess). The above platform sneakers from a street snap from my friend Daisuke's site Drop Tokyo remind me of the sweet as pie Tabuchi from Spank and I really desperately want a pair for myself. Fruitless internet searching where I found many similar styles on yesstyle.com (the home for cute Japanese/Korean high street pieces) but sadly all were too small for my size 10 feet, has left me with a slight ache in the pit of my stomach for the awesomeness that could have been. I also found an amazing pair at Nu+Nan's Sydney city store, but they only have the one pair and again it was too small for my heffalump of a foot. Not that I would fare much better finding platform sneakers in Tokyo where I spent the year I lived there pretty much not buying any shoes at all due to the small sizing, but there occasionally were some larger shoes around and I'm sure I could stumble across a pair of platform sneakers in my size if I just could have some dollars in my account the next time Jetstar have a Japan sale. Here's hoping I get over there soon cos I'm going CrAzY!