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Lakeside Dreams

Usually I'm uncomfortable with the idea of blatantly putting Chinese and Japanese clothes together into one outfit, because China and Japan are two different countries and it bugs me that people get them completely mixed up. (Don't get me wrong; I like wearing traditional-style clothing from both countries, but not together at the same time!) However, my talented photographer (Géraldine Vincent) really wanted to try combining them for a photo shoot, and since she's a smart cookie and actually knows the difference between China and Japan, I agreed to do it this one time. Here are the results!

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Outfit breakdown: kanzashi (Japanese hair ornaments) from MAYA, skirt from Fanplusfriend, everything else purchased in various Chinese clothing stores around the city.

Special thanks go to my photographer, Géraldine Vincent! ^_^

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under_an_oak
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Nice!
literaryeagle
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^
ehrenyu
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
My favorite's the second one. :) I think the dress was a bit baggy for you, and I'm not sure if the hair ornament color went with the rest of the palette. -Thinking- It really popped out, but I think it's too discordant with the rest of the costume. The way the lipstick was applied was a nice touch.

Good modeling there. ^^ That rock looks awfully uncomfortable.
literaryeagle
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks for taking the time to write constructive criticism! I really appreciate it. :)

It was a fun photoshoot, but yeah, the rock was a bit uncomfortable... in fact, it was actually part of a stone staircase. Ouch! ^_^
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literaryeagle
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! You're so nice. <3
faerydragonet
Feb. 3rd, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Actually, just thought you like to know, that in Taiwan, the women wears kanzashi with their chinese traditional clothes all the time. Because, Taiwan is culturally both Japanese and Chinese. So, to me, you are still dressing chinese, because that's what I'm used to seeing growing up.
literaryeagle
Feb. 4th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the info! That's really interesting. I'll have to look up some pictures, because I really want to see that! ^_^ My mother is from Canton and my father is from Hong Kong, so maybe that's why it's my first time hearing about this. Whenever my father sees me wearing kanzashi, he says "What's that on your head?". XD
(Anonymous)
Dec. 3rd, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Amazing :D
Amazing...
Love your Hairaccesoire :D
literaryeagle
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Amazing :D
Thank you! Kanzashi are so beautiful and fun to wear. I adore them. <3
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