"Lipsyincing" or 口パク in Japanese, has become a favorite past time for many on social media. H&M did a clever campaign for the launch of their fall collection where models like Naomi Campbell, Hikari Mori, Edwina Preston, and Adwoah Aboah lip sync Wham!'s Wham Rap! across Tokyo, Elle Girl Japan is doing a campaign where you can win a few pieces from the collection if you put your own version up on social media. Here's a 6 of our favorite lip-sync videos that you can sing along to ;)
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Here's a new section of our blog that we've been meaning to post for a long time!
Kaoru and I have different jobs during the week so every weekend, we meet up to catch up. We always learn so many new things from each other so we just wanted to share 3 new finds with you!
TV show that Kana enjoyed called "Document 72hrs" and the episode "When a man polishes his shoe"
Its a documentary program by NHK where they interview modern day Tokyo-ites. In this his specific episode, they stayed with a shoe-shiner in Ginza and interviewed the many shoe owners that visit him for 3 days.
One guy was working in a factory in Okayama for a few years, and recently got sent back to Tokyo to
When I first saw the Spike Jonze's "KENZO World" perfume ad, I was mesmerized by the amount of energy that Margaret Qualley portrayed, and watched it on repeat for a whole week! Recently, I noticed there are a couple of music videos and advertisements with a similar style and thought I'd share it :)
The Japanese Under Armour commercial w/ Masami Nagasawa looks just like the KENZO World Perfume ad by Spike Jones, mixed with Maddie Ziegler's dance from Sia's "Chandelior" music video. But the KENZO World Perfume ad also reminds us of Will Butler of Arcade Fire's music video "Anna" starring Emma Stone .... just a thought.
Japanese Under Armour commercial w/ Masami Nagasawa
When visiting Japan for a limited number of days, it's natural to want to see all the landmarks like Asakusa Temple to visit the historical part of Tokyo, Harajuku for shopping and culture, Tokyo Tower to see the view, ...etc and before you know it its time to go to Kyoto and Osaka! However, sometimes its nice to escape from your busy schedule and take a few hours to stroll around the many free admission markets that exist on the weekends right in the center of Tokyo. It'll rewind you from looking up at all the tall skyscrapers, and be a nice chance to emerge into a friendly atmosphere where you can get some inspiration from local artists, and talk directly with the artisans to hear about their inspirations too!
1. The Farmer's Market at United Nations University
The most central and concise market you will find in Tokyo, if you want to spend just an hour or so getting to know what's trending in Tokyo. Every weekend they have a different theme whether its
One calm Sunday, we decided to visit the peaceful area of Ginza-Icchome just off of the big busy shopping district of Ginza. Below are a few of the shops we walked into and enjoyed, as well as a map of some other places and restaurants to check out if you are in the area :)
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When friends come to stay in Tokyo, one of the first things they tell me is that hotels are so expensive in Tokyo. A tiny little business hotel with bathtubs made for midgets easily costs $100+, and although Airbnb is always an option sometimes even that can get quite pricey.
If being spot in the middle of Shinjuku is your priority, staying at a capsule hotel may be a choice.
But if you don't mind being a couple of stations away, here are 6 chic but budget-friendly hostels where you are more likely to meet some interesting people, so you can share a cab on your way back from a club in Shibuya, or drinks in Shinjuku at 3 in the morning!
Hello again! It's been a while, but here's another "Gift Shelf girl" of the week.
Quick recap: The Gift Shelf is a part of our blog/Instagram where we give you some suggestions on what to get as a gift for someone's special day. Whether its your creative girlfriend, minimalist father, or angry neighbor, we've got you covered!
Today we have here Film-loving Fiona who knows a movie quote for every situation and would rather stay at home to watch Netflix than go out on a Friday night.
Here's a few items that s/he might like with the imdb movie links in case you are not a movie person yourself ;)
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1. Bonnie & Clyde T-shirt ($85)
Here's a cute white T from the classic 60's film Bonnie and Clyde (1967) drawn by French artist Marguerite Bartherotte. (She has her own fashion brand too!) Seems like this T-shirt is limited in
Don't know what to get for your friend's birthday, an anniversary with your girlfriend, or a surprise gift for your colleague who is moving away? Not to worry- The Gift Shelf is here to recommend you the best gifts for every person in your life :)
This week we have Elegant Eleanor, who knows how to dress chic in every occasion. You may find it difficult to gift a lady with an exquisite taste, so our tip to you is keep it classy. Here are some beautiful items that are sure to get you some compliments on your perfect choices!
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1. bhldn Balinese Carved Wood Hanger ($34)
Handcrafted wooden hanger so beautiful she would probably use it as an interior piece rather than to