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Beyond Basics: Searching for a Twist for Grownups Beyond Basics: Searching for a Twist for Grownups
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.90
Ginza was place visited by work until 20 generations. If felt that is disproportionate to oneself for image called town of refined adult woman, but notice in those days; forty years old. It might have neared permissible age soon to set foot even if it did not stretch itself.
GINZA SIX to drop in at between exhibition and meetings is one of a kind with discovery new by all means for me since it came in opening for the editorial department era when we set foot. What was appointed after the independence as immediate meeting place if reconsider is located at this 13F; "was THE GRAND GINZA (zaguranginza). When we look for present to important person, we go to visit. We want to enjoy shopping only for oneself slowly today as far as time permits.
Having come while looking around the hall of specifications for holiday season "ESSEN.LAUTRĒAMONT" (Essen.LAUTREAMONT) at 4F. It is Japan brand that feelings for authentic manufacturing fuse with simple form. For me who love minimal design which we added twist of person spoon to inside, items which shi tokoroni feeling in shop beats fast with always scatter.
As for knit and the outer that good material is felt, basic KOLOR which it is easy to take in for coordinates is enriched. As technique of wearing is jam-packed to pretty good display, we want to check to every corner.
Duffel coat (all 74,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price) of stand-up collar features silhouette and a feeling of moderate omission that do not become too much casual at all. What you should mention specially above all is fluent feel and the light volume. Using 100 high-quality woolen super' s, beautiful luster is realized by charme processing. Longish length matches best my style to be partial to skirt of maxi length. Light gray is worn this time by variety of colorses such as black or brown.
Long dress (43,000 yen) that plaid of monotone that what we had in our hand unintentionally successively is chic gets a lot of looks. Wool X rayon of kyonen weaves soft texture with a feeling of moderate omission. In longish bow tie of cuff links and the chest which are boryumii, we can insist on individuality casually.
Even pleated skirt (34,000 yen) discovers classical plaid! One piece that was settled in tone like this season of Brown line as for this. By styling in the fall and winter, I want lightness somewhere. Faint translucency that does not become too much heavy at all and a feeling of length that the former looks in for an instant are exquisiteness. How to support casual trends is tasteful.
Get off escalator; and to 3F. Successively contemporary brand "TARA JARMON" (TARA JARMON) from Paris. It is one house which elegant, feminine item that we are just looking, and girl's mind is tickled is found in. It is known even that royal princess of all the countries of the world wears.
Interior such as sofas that it seems to be love, at first, to catch eye when it enters shop. Main store and link that furniture and torso which we ordered are located of Paris according to Champs-Elysees. We may taste Paris feeling when we go to France because we say the main store training to dufuyuza faintly full.
Variation is richness from hue that "TARA JARMON" to be used to a lot gorgeously just to wear one piece is chic to bright coloring.
Short sleeves knit (26,000 yen) which lam glitters having had you answer voice "what color likes?" without question, "it is green!" and recommend. Atmosphere that crew neck and elastic rib are casual at a glance. However, by knitting out of thread of lam, overwhelming presence and femininity are brought on. It will be characteristic of this brand that sweetness and hotness, minimal and help pull including activeness are calculated as for all items exquisitely exhaustively.
Above all, the left beige coat (83,000 yen) which it is table and the back that I was attracted, and varies in tone. By trimming with black, tighten the whole. As can put roughly lightly, of outer including exhibition season and day of car movement take off, and wear, and seem to play an active part when there is much ga. I hear that it is Japan-limited including navy of different colors, and I who am poor at limited product promise the purchase with mind secretly.
Still, illustration of Miyuki Ohashi that it occasionally hangs over hanger to be interested. By, in this maison laying emphasis on sustainable activity, doing various brands and groups and collaboration, participate in activities such as woman support or animal protection. It is Christel vi ensemble and collaboration of the Christel Takigawa sponsorship to have been performed, for example, until the end of November, 2019. Approach that a part of the expense is donated to for animal protection when we purchase item with tag.
Personal shopping thyme is left one house soon, too. What went round 2F of satisfying lineup around from high brand to juera, and visited "Bijou de M MIO HARUTAKA" (Bijou de M mio Harutaka). In shop unified with iza, cream KOLOR for motif jewelry full of senses of fun.
Eyes transfix to the latest ring promptly. As for the ring (1,170,000 yen) of watermelon which spread ruby all, kind expressed with black diamond is very real! Skin does to two levels with green garnet and diamond and is reproduced to small part faithfully. It is the finish which is jushii so that we are just looking, and ring (1,260,000 yen) of lemon sours.
To many too cute jewelry, we call "cute ... ♡" repeatedly unintentionally. We accept kind offer, "we can try anything on", and try-ons on parade is carried out by one end.
As for the slightly powerful snake motif of "Bijou de M mio Harutaka" if is killed by hands, transform itself into expression like this love. He/she finishes bracelet (2,100,000 yen) which diamond and sapphire were arranged for at random by delicate brightness and delicate form at feminine hand.
There is number, but, as for the initial ring, design which stack pickles can make the favorite alphabet into on one finger is rare. Even if as one one is on the small side, repeat four; this Balance. Metal is available from yellow gold and white gold and it seems to be oneself and can customize as there is with diamond. What we buy more looks good one by one every memorial day (from finger-tip 120,000 yen 172,000 yen 92,000 yen 120,000 yen).
Initial may not be only the alphabet. We discover single pierced earrings (from the top 178,000 yen 136,000 yen 147,000 yen 102,000 yen) of hiragana letter! When we find just own name, we feel like displaying. By one ear wants to purchase "a" and hashtag of initial, but gives up as my ear does not have pierced earrings hall. Gee, let's look forward to appearance of clip and necklace (by the way, change is with possibility to earrings with pierced earrings ※ if it is pay and future handing over. For more details, in store by inquiry!) .
As for the happy time, it is instant. Existence like entertainer that GINZA SIX letting you forget that time passes totally nestles in Ginza. Day coming on the next time becomes long in coming early.
Text: Asaka Ikeda Photos: Kanako Noguchi Edit: Yuka Okada (edit81)
Until I was in my twenties, I’d really go to Ginza only for work. In my mind, it was a district for sophisticated adult women. I didn’t feel completely up to it. But I’ve turned forty, close to the age, I think, when you can cross that threshold without breaking a sweat.
I went to the GINZA SIX opening when I worked as a magazine editor. Since then, I’ve tended to drop by in downtimes between shows and meetings. Whenever I go, I discover something new. Come to think of it, my first meeting immediately after going freelance was right here at The Grand Ginza on the thirteenth floor. When I need to find a gift for someone special, I head to GINZA SIX. Today, as long as time allows, I plan to enjoy some leisurely shopping, just for me.
I take in the wonderful holiday season décor as I head to the fourth floor and ESSEN.LAUTRĒAMONT, a Japanese brand that fuses simple forms with an absolute commitment to authentic craftsmanship. I’m always a sucker for designs that add an interesting twist to minimalism. This store is filled to the brim with items that make my heart flutter.
The quality of the materials really comes through in the knits and outerwear. The colors are fundamental, easy to coordinate. Even the apparently simple displays are loaded with coordinating hints, so you’ll want to check them out all throughout the store.
This stand-collar duffle coat (74,000 yen; all prices listed before tax) creates a not-too-casual silhouette for an effortless look. More than anything, made of high-end Super 100’s charme wool for a beautiful shimmer, the coat is silky and lightweight. It feels smooth on the skin. The longish length works perfectly with my personal style because I love ankle-length skirts. It comes in black, brown, and other colors but, today, I try on light gray.
I find myself picking out this long dress with its strikingly chic monotone checks (43,000 yen). The soft, relaxed texture is the product of a hard-twist wool-and-rayon weave. The voluminous cuffs and long bow at the chest give you room to express a nonchalant individuality.
I discover a classic check pattern on this pleated skirt (34,000 yen) as well! The in-season brown tones define it. Even in looks for fall and winter, you want some lightheartedness. It’s not heavy at all and has a faint translucency. The length is ideal, giving nice glimpses of your instep. It reflects the season’s trends wonderfully and effortlessly.
I take the escalator down to the third floor to Tara Jarmon, a contemporary brand from Paris. Just looking around this space, home to the elegant and feminine, is enough to tickle a girl’s heart. The brand is known as a favorite of real-world princesses around the world.
I enter the store and my gaze alights, first of all, on the décor, the adorable sofa in particular. The furniture and torso mannequins are straight from Paris and visually linked to the flagship on the Champs-Élysées. Even the aroma diffuser is found at the Paris store. You don’t have to go all the way to France to enjoy Parisian ambiance.
Putting on just one article from Tara Jarmon confers instant glamor. Chic shades, vivid hues—variation abounds.
“What color do you like?” “Green,” I say, without hesitation. This leads to the recommendation of this glittery lamé short-sleeved knit (26,000 yen). The crew neck and elastic ribs create a casual air at first glance. But it’s knitted with lamé yarn to emphasize both femininity and a strong presence. Each item seems a subtly calculated mixture of sweet and spice, basic and glamour, less and more. You might say this quality defines the brand.
I’m drawn in particular to the beige coat on the left (83,000 yen) with its differing tones inside and out and black trim that pulls everything together. It’s easy just to throw on, so it’d come in handy when you’re busy going in and out during runway season or getting around by car for the day. The navy blue version is available only in Japan, I’m told. Since I have a weakness for limited editions, I promise to myself, secretly, to buy it.
The illustrations on some of the hangers are by Miyuki Ohashi. This maison emphasizes sustainability and works with various brands and organizations, participating in campaigns for causes like women’s empowerment and animal rights. It worked with Christel Vie Ensemble Foundation, led by Christel Takigawa, on an initiative that lasted through this past November. When customers purchase an item with the tag, a portion of the proceeds goes to animal rights.
My personal shopping time is down to one last stop. I stroll the second floor with its extensive lineup, from high-end brands to jewelers, and duck into the wholly cream-colored Bijou de M MIO HARUTAKA, seeking jewelry that expresses a bit of whimsy.
My eyes immediately target the new rings. The ruby-happy watermelon ring (1,170,000 yen) is so realistic it even features black diamond seeds! The two-layer rind is green garnets and diamonds. A slice of watermelon is reproduced down to the details. The lemon ring (1,260,000 yen) also has a juicy finish. Just looking at it will make you pucker at this vivid representation of tartness.
There’s so much here that’s appealing, I keep saying over and over, “Oh, adorable!” “You’re free to try on any of it,” I’m told, so I decide to try it all on! one piece after another.
A somewhat intense snake motif is transformed by Bijou de M MIO HARUTAKA into this fetching creation. This bracelet with its slender profile and randomly arrayed diamonds and sapphires (2,100,000 yen) gives off a delicate sparkle to wrap your wrist in femininity.
Initial rings aren’t hard to find, but few designs let you combine a number of letters on one finger. Each one is thin. Even with four, there’s a good balance. You can choose from yellow or white gold, with or without diamonds—customize it to suit your personality. You might also consider buying one each time an anniversary comes around (from the fingertip, 120,000 yen, 172,000 yen, 92,000 yen, 120,000 yen).
And you’re not just limited to the alphabet. I discover some single earrings in hiragana (from the top, 178,000 yen, 136,000 yen, 147,000 yen, 102,000 yen)!! I look for my name and feel like lining them up. I want to buy the hiragana “A” for one ear and the hashtag for the other—but, unfortunately, I’ve never had my ears pierced. I’ll have to wait for ear clips and necklaces. (Incidentally, for a fee, you can have them convert the earrings into ear clips, though this does take time. Ask at the store!)
Good times fly by. You forget the time at GINZA SIX; it’s like an entertainer right here in Ginza. I can’t wait to come back!
Text: Asaka Ikeda Photos: Kanako Noguchi Edit: Yuka Okada (edit81)
Editor. Born in 1979 in Kagawa Prefecture. Worked in advertising and publishing before joining Hachette Fujingaho (now Hearst Fujingaho) in 2006. Served in the editorial departments of magazines like 25ans and Richesse before launching a freelance career in 2018. Currently edits, plans, and writes for women’s magazines and catalogs in fashion, jewelry, watches, and more.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram