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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
Until the twenties, Ginza was a place to visit for work. At that time, I felt that I was unsatisfactory with the image of a sophisticated adult women's town, but when I noticed, I found 40 routes. Even if you don't stretch soon, you may have approached the age at which you are allowed to step in.
GINZA SIX, which has been visiting during exhibitions and meetings since the opening of the editorial department, is a special place for me to find new things when I step in. In retrospect, the "THE GRAND GINZA" located on the 13th floor was designated as a meeting place immediately after independence. I also go to find gifts for my loved ones. Today, as long as time permits, I want to enjoy shopping slowly for myself.
I visited the ESSEN.LAUTRAMONT on the 4th floor while looking over the holiday season-specific building. The Japan brand combines a simple form with a commitment to authentic manufacturing. For me, who is always minimal and has no eye on the design with twisting of a spoon, there are many items that are attentive in the store.
Knits and outerwear that make you feel good are well-designed in basic colors that are easy to coordinate. Even a small display is packed with styling techniques, so you want to check every corner.
The stand-up-colored duffle coat (74,000 yen * All prices in + tax price) is attractive because of its silhouette that is not too casual and has a moderate feeling of missing. What is most noteworthy is the smooth touch and lightness. Uses high-quality wool Super 100's to achieve beautiful luster by sham processing. Long length leggings are perfect match for my style with a maxi-length skirt biased. Wearing light grey this time due to colors such as black and brown.
Next, I got a long dress (43,000 yen) with a chic monotone check pattern. The soft texture with a moderate draping feeling is woven by strong-flake wool and rayon. With a voluminous cuffs and a long bow on the chest, you can casually assert your personality.
Even a pleated skirt (34,000 yen) discovers a classical check pattern! This is a piece made of this season's trendy brown tone. Even in the fall and winter styling, I want some lightness. The subtle transparent feeling that never gets too heavy and the length that the instep peeks through are exquisite. I hate how to control a casual trend.
Get off the escalator and go to the third floor. Next is the contemporary brand "TARA JARMON" from Paris. It's an elegant and feminine item that just looks at it. It is also known to be worn by royal princesses from all over the world.
When you enter the store, you will first see interiors such as lovely sofas. Furniture and torso ordered from Paris are linked to the head office located on Shanzelis Street. Even the subtle duffusers are also the head office preparation, so you may feel like Paris without going to France.
"Taragermon", which can be gorgeous just by wearing one piece, has a wide variety of colors from chic colors to vivid colors.
Don't hesitate to say, "What color do you like?" The crew neck and elastic ribs give a casual look. However, knitting with lame yarn creates an overwhelming presence and femininity. The characteristic of this brand is that all items are exquisitely calculated, such as sweetness and spiciness, minimal and gorgeousness.
Among them, I was attracted to the beige coat (83,000 yen) on the left with different tones on the front and back. By trimming with black, it tightens and shows the whole. It can be worn casually and casually, so it seems to be useful when there are many clothes to wear off, such as during the exhibition season or on the day of car movement. I hear that it is limited to Japan, including navy in different colors, and I am vulnerable to limited products, and secretly pledge to purchase in my heart.
Nevertheless, I'm worried about the illustration of Miyuki Ohashi, who occasionally hangs on hangers. This maison, which focuses on sustainable activities, participates in activities such as women's support and animal welfare by collaborating with various brands and organizations. For example, until the end of November 2019, it was a collaboration with Christel Vi Ensemble, led by Christel Takikawa. An initiative in which a part of the cost is donated to protect animals when purchasing tag-attached items.
There is one thing to leave for private shopping. Visited "Bijou de MIO HARUTAKA" (Bijou de M's 2nd floor of a full lineup from the high brand to Juerra. In search of a playful motif jewelry, go to a unified shop with cream color.
Immediately, the new ring was stared at. The watermelon ring (1,170,000 yen) covered with ruby is a real variety of seeds expressed with black diamonds! The skin is faithfully reproduced in detail, such as two layers of green garnet and diamond. The lemon ring (1,260,000 yen) is juicy enough to be sour just by looking at it.
A lot of cute jewelry, "Cute ~ ♡" is called continuously. With the words, "I can try on any one," I made a try-on parade from one end.
The slightly powerful snake motif turns into this lovely expression when it comes to Bijou de M's motif turns into this lovely expression. The bracelet (2,100,000 yen), in which diamonds and sapphire are randomly arranged, is finished in a woman's hand with a delicate shine and delicate form.
Although there are many initial rings, the design that can add your favorite alphabet to one finger is rare. Each one is slim, so this balance can be used even if four are layered. You can choose from yellow gold and white gold and have diamonds, so you can customize yourself. It seems good to buy one by one every anniversary (120,000 yen 172,000 yen from the fingertips 92,000 yen 120,000 yen).
Initials are not limited to alphabets. Discover Hiragana's single piers (178,000 yen 136,000 yen 147,000 yen 102,000 yen from the top)! When I find my name, I want to arrange it. I want to buy the initial letter "A" and hashtag one ear at a time, but I gave up because my ears do not have a pierced hall. Let's wait for the appearance of ear clips and necklaces (* By the way, if you pay and give it later, you can change your earrings to earrings. For more information, contact the store! ) I'm sorry.
The fun time is quick. GINZA SIX, which makes you forget that time has passed, is like an entertainer standing in Ginza. I can't wait for the next visit as soon as possible.
Text: Asakaikeda 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