Thursday, December 24, 2015

Lost in Tokyo

Hello guys! It's been a while since my last blog.
It's been already 5 months(whaaaaat!?) since I came back from Spain. Time definitely does fly that it even scares me sometimes.

Taking half a year longer than everyone else, I finally graduated from my university with my Economics and Marketing degree in September. The graduation day was a little quiet because most of my university friends had already graduated in March, which is the usual graduation month in Japan.

Although I couldn't graduate with them in time , I do not regret the decision I made because I had a amaaaaazzinggg  year in Spain making new friends  with different language, different culture, and different everything,   traveling almost every month to different cities in Europe meeting the locals, trying  new food I'd never tried before and partying every other night  was of course one of the best parts.   Honestly I wish I could repeat that part of my life again and again.

Since  I came back to Japan, I've been working part time and looking for a job to start from the new year and finally  last week, my long job hunting period came to an end.  It's a bit sad not to be able to call myself a student anymore but I'm at the same time I'm very excited about what's waiting for me.

Although it might a little too early for new years resolutions, I'd like to leave myself a list of goals and advice from the experiences I had this year.

1. Open a book before start overthinking stuff. Overthinking just wastes the time and doesn't change the result. 

2. Don't choose the easier path but the one that makes you smarter and stronger.

3. Don't make an important decision when you're in a bad mood.

4. Learn to be patient.

5. Treat people around you good.

6. Keep on learning languages. No excuses no matter how busy you are.

7. Make time to travel.

8. Don't cut your hair.

9. Throw away the things that you haven't used for a long time. Learn to spend money on things with good quality.

10. Listen more, talk less. 

Anyway, here are the pictures from the shooting I had on my graduation day in one of my favorite spots in Tokyo, Shibuya.
To be honest doing a photo shooting wearing a traditional Japanese kimono at the Shibuya scramble crossing has always been a big dream of mine and it finally came true! I really appreciate the photographer Arisa Sakai for her great work.
I really like how it looks like I timetraveled to the modern city of Tokyo from the Edo era or something. I hope you all like the photos as much as I do !

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a great Christmas and New Years!!!

Haruka x

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Summer fes outfit ideas × Farfetch

 お久しぶりです! スペインでの1年間の留学を終えて2ヶ月程前に日本に帰って来ました。今は就活や家業の手伝いなど色々ドタバタした日々を送っております。

 話変わりまして、今回イギリスを拠点とするセレクトオンラインショップFarfetchさんからお声をかけて頂き、「夏フェス・パーフェクトコーデ」と言う企画に参加させてもらいました。 この企画はFarfetchの『UNFOLLOW:ファッションを追いかける者だけではなく、ファッションを愛する人たちへの』キャンペーンのタイアップだそうで、喜んで引き受けさせて頂きました。Farfetchさんありがとうございます! 

暑〜い夏も終盤を迎えつつありますが、皆さんは今年の夏はサマーフェスやミュジックフェスに行かれましたか?? 私はスペインから帰国してから、夏らしいことはまだ何もやっていません(汗) Fuji ROCK やSummer sonic に行かれた方羨ましいかぎりです。もうすぐ秋に突入しますが、まだまだ暑い日も続き、これから開催されるフェスやイベントも色々ある様なので今回のフェスコーデを参考にしてもらえたら嬉しいです☆ 

私のサマーフェスコーデにデニムショーパンは欠かせません! 去年のサマソニもスペインで行った数々のフェスも、くどいくらいこのヴィンテージデニムを着ていました笑  kimono風に着ているシャツはマドリッドの古着屋さんで購入したもので襟とボタン部分を中に折って着ています。夏とは言え1日がかりのフェスは天候が変わるものこともあるので一枚羽織物があると便利かも。ロックバンドが大好きなのでトップスはバンドTをinして着る事が多いです☆ 去年のサマソニはArctic Monkeys のバンドTで彼らのパフォーマンスを堪能しました (^^) 


SHORTS 【Rag bone】

HAT 【Maison Michel】

FOOTWEAR  【Balmain】

Monday, February 23, 2015

Plaid × Biker's jacket

I feel like I haven't wore a plaid bottom for a long time although it's one of my favorite things to wear. There is no doubt it's still cold to wear a mini skirt but I just couldn't resist this one. I'm not 100% sure but I think I got this cute plaid skirt at a vintage shop in my home town in Japan.  I love how it perfectly matches my brown leather bag I got at a local market in Marrakech.  The skirt is high-wasted so I always enjoy wearing with a cropped top like this black sweater I'm wearing in this outfit. I totally can't wait for the warmer weather to rock this skirt without a jacket.

久しぶりにチェック柄のスカートをクローゼットから掘り出して着てみました。もちろん今私の住んでるサラマンカはまだまだ寒いけど(でも東京程じゃないかな)、やっぱり冬でもスカートは履きたい。モロッコマーケットで買ったバッグとも相性スーパー良し。 このスカートはけっこうハイウエストだから着る時はいつもクロップドトップスと着てます。ジャケットなしで出かけられる季節が待ち遠しくてしょうがないです...

Jacket: Forever21
Shoes: Stradivarius
Sunglasses: ALEHOP
Bag: Marrakech market place

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Places to visit / How to dress in Marrakech

In the previous post I shared 5 tips in order not to get ripped off in the market place in Marrakech. As I announced before on this blogpost  I'd like to share some places I visited in Marrakech with photos I took there. Also the end of the post I have 2 outfits I wore there.

A museum located in the center of Marrakech. It's a palace built in the 19th century by Mehdi Menebhi and was later restored and turned into a museum in 1997 ,which is open for the public. The palace represents classical Andalusian architecture with fountains, hammam, tile works and carvings. 

A huge and beautiful palace built in the late of 19th century. There's not much too see here actually since there's just a vast open palace with some gardens and ponds but I totally enjoyed just walking around sitting down in this vast space. The entrance fee was only about €1 so you won't be disappointed. 

A breathtakingly beautiful garden full of cactuses and palm trees . It's a 12 acre botanical garden designed by a French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s during the colonial period. It's been open for the public since 1947 and it was bought by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge in 1980. 

I also would like to share these 2 outfits I wore in Marrakech.  Although the weather was pretty nice and warm during the day I avoided showing too much skin. The center of Marrakech was  full of foreigners but I did't see many people wearing only a T-shirt or shorts. It gets pretty cold at night so it's probably smart to bring a jacket or thick cardigan with you.
The leather bag in the second picture is one of my best purchases in the market place of Marrakech. I really can't wait to match it with my summer outfit :)