cashi shu orengi - Osaka, Japan (August 13, 2012)
In an arcade in Akiba…
Ice Coffee at Fab Cafe in Sapporo (July 7, 2012)
Returning to Ishikari from Otaru by train (May 5, 2012)
Bean buys a little plastic mushroom cell phone charm outside the Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku.
Bean trying on a black pleated skirt at the Shimamura.
Yeah I don’t think this image needs captioning at all
Sigrid Agren for Chanel Chance Eau Tendre and Léa Seydoux for Prada Candy
Okay friends, here’s a little fact about Kiki. I am currently trying to decide on the perfect perfume to buy and use while in Japan. ‘They’ (scientists? old wives?) say that scent is the strongest trigger of memory (or something like that) and this seems true to me because when I was in Las Vegas, I bought Armani’s Diamonds and it makes me think of that time in my life - my first road trip, my first adventure abroad - every night I put it on (nights because Marc Jacob’s Daisy is my daytime scent).
I have read a little about Prada’s Candy and i think it will suit me - I want to go sample it first obvs. Their use of the song "Running Wild" as sung by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot (aka Kiki’s theme song 4 life) and their use of pink knickers in the ad has pretty much cinched it.
I’m not ruling out something by a Japanese designer though.
Any suggestions? Vero?
IN 22 DAYS!
Today I got some schoolwork done which is really great because there are A LOT of assignments between me and Japan still. I also made really delicious burritos for dinner so GO ME. My boyfriend and I have been showing our apartment like 3 times a day so I am really hoping someone takes over my lease because that is my one big tie to Montreal that needs to be severed ASAP. I spent many, many hours this past week researching which sites to see and which activities I’d like to do when we get to Kyoto. I am working on a draft itinerary so maybe I will post that when it’s done.
KIKI IS GOING TO TOKYO DISNEY!!!!!1 And this is what I look like every time I think about it - YES, I AM EXCITED.