Category Archive: Japan

Japanese jerkin, rejigged

In a case of perfect timing, I’ve finished rejigging my cosy, fleecy Japanese jerkin… just as spring makes its appearance in Melbourne and I theoretically have no need of cosy, fleecy things. Actually, a few… Continue reading

Vested Pinterest

Usually, I complete a project before I put it up on the blog, but indecision and mismanagement of time this week has meant I’m still only halfway through rejigging this little jerkin. I bought… Continue reading

Bomber + brocade

When a dress has been three years in the making, it’s worth showing it off a bit, right? I bought this turquoise number for $3.99 at Savers while on a bloggers’ getaway in… Continue reading

Seven ways with a shirt

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has kicked off and while fashions come and go, denim is always in style. I’ve been meaning to show how versatile a denim shirt can be, and as I wore… Continue reading

Book giveaway: Stylish Skirts & Basic Black

In each last post of the month this year I’ve been showcasing other people’s work, but this month maybe you’d like to see how I earn a crust (well, at one of my several jobs, that… Continue reading

Not-quite-hanami at the National Rhododendron Gardens

When I lived in Japan, a highlight of every year was hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. Strolling through parks or picnicking with friends under zillions of pretty pink petals is something like a… Continue reading

Scottish Samurai style

In my last post, I showed you a few of my outfits from LMFF and promised I’d give you a closer look at this neckpiece.  It’s a bit hard to tell what exactly… Continue reading

A present to you from Tokyo, via Tibet & Tohoku

As most of you lovely regular readers would know, fair trade and other social enterprises really float my boat. So I was thrilled to be able to visit the Shokay showroom while I… Continue reading