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Discovering a New Me Through “Me Time” That Stimulates All Five Senses Discovering a New Me Through “Me Time” That Stimulates All Five Senses
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.82
Ginza is a city that has evolved with the times, accepting new things while respecting tradition. Recently, I feel that this city is "I guess it applies to people." As you get older, you should be curious about new things and have a flexible attitude to accept changes.…I wrote it, but it's actually difficult (I look back on myself and think so). If your daily style, such as makeup and fashion, is standard, why not visit GINZA SIX, which integrates Ginza's "now"? I walk in a relaxed space with my five senses freed. In such a time, there should be discoveries that lead to a new self.
If you have the same makeup for many years, please visit "shuuemura" on the B1F. GINZA SIX has trained artists stationed and you can experience "make lessons" (reservation required).
For adult women, we would like to recommend a "base makeup course" (3,000 yen for 30 minutes * + tax's base makeup course is 30 minutes. First of all, let's choose the "skin color best for yourself" that bothers many women from the 24 colors of "an Limited Lasting Fullyd" (5,400 yen).
The unique feature is that you can select the color of "pink" and "yellow" with the same brightness according to the image you want to be after adjusting the brightness (brightness) of the skin to the Justice. The color itself is a slight difference, but I am surprised that the impression changes, such as the warmth of the expression and the cool atmosphere.
On this day, select a cool pink color to match the top of the black. "The trick is to apply thinly to the whole face at first, and to add a small amount to the cheeks that are worried about colormura," said a professional advice. Because you can see the amount and direction to blend in, it is likely that beginners as well as those who like makeup will find it.
"Do you want to try the" 100-color pallet "limited to GINZA SIX?" When I opened the heavy case in front of me, it was a vivid flood that jumped into my view.
Palette (200,000 yen) that condenses 100 colors of suwemera called a magician of color. It is a premium limited product of GINZA SIX only, whether it is more than 20 colors in brown type alone. This time, I made it with special seasonal Move color.
Making a neat skin reflecting the philosophy of Schweuemla, "reproducing the beauty of bare skin, not the beauty of foundation." And the spine stretches to the mode eye makeup that you do not easily challenge yourself. Let's turn to a new face and move to next Shops.
In such a case, "I did my best for a day today" or "I want to refresh my tired mood", it is the correct answer to take a little time to take a bath time and take care of myself. Similarly, B1F "SABON" has a lot of bead bath and body care that changes daily baths to "special spa time".
Products lined up in a store filled with a pleasant scent. It's like honey and syrup, so it's fun just to look at it, but if you come to Sabon, be sure to do tasting.
At each store, an Israel Stone water server is installed, and you can try "washing things" such as body soap. The photo shows the new "Delicate Jasmine" series (shower oil 3,148 yen, 500ml from the left), body scrub 5,093 yen, 600g, body jure 4,167 yen, 200ml, odusabon 6,296 yen, 80ml, hand cream 1,667 yen, 50ml). As the name suggests, it is a series of refreshing fragrances woven by delicate jasmine and plants and flowers.
The body scrub, which is also the icon of the sabon, is full of salt from the Dead Sea on the base of plant oil, and looks like a sherbet. It feels soft to the touch and melts instantly when massaged on the back of the hand.
When the salt from the Dead Sea is sufficiently thickened, wash it off.…? As clearness of hand increases, it gives moist and smooth feeling by blessing of oil. If you add "body jure" with the same scent to the finish, it will be filled with fresh moisture and the skin surface will be silky.
It is also impressive that the scent of delicate jasmine overlaps and the scent rises faintly. This time, I tried it only at hand, but if I experienced this series of steps with my whole body, it seems that my fatigue will blow away.
When you relax your skin and mind, go to Shops next time.
"Scent" resonates directly to the heart and tells the invisible, the atmosphere and impression of the person. If you want to meet a new scent, go to "JO MALONE LONDON" on the 2nd floor.
GINZA SIX with all lineups including store-only fragrance. You can try the scent yourself as if you are mindful, and personally recommend counseling with the staff. One of the features of Joemalone is that it is in "fragrance conditioning" where you can enjoy the world by superimposed scents and creating a scent that will become your signal.
The scent reflects my favorite most, and I usually wear only woody dry fragrances. When Joe Marron told him that he used "Ud & Bergamot Column Intens" (21,500 yen, 100 ml), the proposal for confining was "English Page & Freedia Colon" (16,000 yen, 100 ml). Surprisingly…!
Because it has a feminine and fruity scent that harmonizes pears and flowers. If you put this scent that you probably won't choose on "Ud & Bergamot"…? Ah, the "losh feeling" has increased instantly! It transforms into a completely different scent with a refreshing and deep feeling, and gives a fresh impression.
You can also give advice on how to use between tastings. "Please keep your wrists at least 10cm when spraying. Delicate fragrances stand as they are." Oh, is that so? My wrist was rugged, and I tended to do it. Renewing your mood with a different scent than usual, to your last Shops.
Updates to "new self" cannot be told without fashion. Over the past few years, there have been many monotones in the closet. Reflecting on "I've recently chosen uniforms," I went to "Alexanderwan (alexanderwang.
alexanderwang, who reiterated his roots and brand in the first generation of Chinese Americans, and performed rib landing last year. The playful world view where ethnic and sporty tastes coexist is impressive. The staff recommended the "wash & go" series. The delicate skirt (35,000 yen) worn below seems to be able to wash at home. This is a nice series for busy modern women.
The elegant silhouette, which is casual but soft and snuggled up to your body, and its smooth and light comfort are truly alexanderwang. As I thought, when I passed the sleeves for the first time, I was impressed by the unique supple fabric and became a fan. Even in the nervous work scene, there is no binding feeling like a suit, and I feel like I can be myself.
Even in the summer season, the use of thick wet fabric is due to the designer's commitment to select "the fabric that achieves the most beautiful silhouette". While maintaining his own aesthetic sense, he has recently flexibly collaborated with fast fashion and sports brands to acquire new customers.
What impressed me again this time was the comfort of shoes (73,000 yen). The 10cm heels are stable and light like wings.…! One deduction is for myself who always chose sneakers because it was easy to move during the interview. alexanderwang, which balances design and functionality, was a moment of sympathy with the designer's attitude of "always challenging new things."
The older you are, and the more you are busy every day, the more you will calm down to the standard style. GINZA SIX is a place where such adult women can meet "new self". I hope you will enjoy such an experience of discovering unexpected self while walking around the store.
Text: Namiko Uno Photos: Mika Hirose Edit: Yuka Okada
Ginza is a district open to and accepting of new things while maintaining a respect for tradition. In this way, it’s evolved with the times. It’s occurred to me the character of this district may even resemble a person’s in certain ways. Typically, as we age, we need to make an effort to stay curious about new things, to adopt a flexible outlook accepting of change… Even as I write this, considering my own tendencies, I’m reminded how hard this is to put into practice. If your day-to-day style in terms of makeup, fashion, and so forth has been the same for a while, how about visiting GINZA SIX, where the distillation of Ginza’s “now” tends to be found? Stroll around the spacious interior and set your five senses free. In addition to enjoying some me time, you’re sure to make discoveries that lead to a new you.
If you’ve been doing your makeup in the same way for years, I recommend heading to Shu Uemura on the first belowground floor. In this GINZA SIX store, there’s always a trained makeup artist on hand to give you makeup lessons—but make reservations in advance.
For the mature woman, I’d recommend the Base Makeup Lesson (30 minutes for 3,000 yen; all prices listed before tax). To start with, your assistant will help you choose one of the 24 shades of the Unlimited Lasting Fluid (5,400 yen) that perfectly matches your skin color, an issue many women fret about.
This foundation is unique. After finding a perfect match for skin brightness, you can select from hues of that brightness ranging from pinkish to yellowish to produce just the impression you want to create. The difference between one hue and the next is subtle, but you’d be surprised how selecting one rather than another changes your look. One hue can add warmth to your complexion; another creates a cool vibe.
Today I choose a pinkish tone to create a cool look to go with my black top. I get some advice from a pro: “The trick is to start by applying a thin layer evenly across the entire face. Then, gently dab small amounts onto the cheeks, where color unevenness can be a concern.” Whether you’re a beginner or a makeup aficionado, discoveries are bound to follow once you know how much to apply and in what direction.
The assistant turns to me. “Since you’re here, why not try the 100 color palette?” Something available only at GINZA SIX. I open the thick heavy case in front of me, and a flood of dazzling colors overwhelms my eyes.
The palette (200,000 yen) is packed with 100 colors from Shu Uemura—known as the wizard of color. This GINZA SIX-exclusive premium product offers more than 20 shades of brown alone. This time I choose the special seasonal makeover in shades of mauve.
You can obtain a graceful complexion that reflects the Shu Uemura philosophy: Creating not just a beautiful foundation, but reproducing your skin’s natural beauty. Try eye makeup in styles you wouldn’t normally dare try; you’ll find yourself straighten up. With my face transformed, I move on to the next store.
When you’ve done a hard day’s work and you’re out looking for a little revitalization, the ideal course of action is to take your time in the bath and spoil yourself a little. SABON—also located on the first belowground floor—offers a full lineup of best quality bath and body-care products that transform daily baths into special spa time.
A pleasing fragrance fills the interior, and I see rows and rows of products, resembling bottles of honey or syrup. It’s delightful just to look—but if you’ve come to SABON, you’ll definitely want to do some testing.
Each SABON store features an Israeli stone water server, which you can use to test wash products like body soap. The photograph shows the new Delicate Jasmine series (from left: Shower Oil at 3,148 yen for 500 ml; Body Scrub at 5,093 yen for 600 g; Body Gelée at 4,167 yen for 200 ml; Eau de SABON at 6,296 yen for 80 ml; Hand Cream at 1,667 yen for 50 ml). As the name suggests, the series features refreshing fragrant products characterized by delicate jasmine and botanical and floral notes.
The Body Scrub, an iconic SABON product, features a botanical oil base and plenty of salt from the Dead Sea. It looks a bit like sherbet. It feels soft on the skin. Put a bit on the back of your hand and massage it in, and it melts away in an instant.
After carefully rubbing in the Dead Sea salt, what happens when you rinse it off? Your hands gain translucence. The oil lends a smooth and supple texture to your skin. Top it off with the Body Gelée, which has the same fragrance, to replenish your skin with moisture and leave it feeling silky smooth.
Adding another layer of the Delicate Jasmine scent strengthens the aroma somewhat, a change I make a mental note of as a distinct discovery. I only try it on my hands this time, but if you follow all the steps with your entire body, I’d expect your fatigue to vanish into thin air.
With both mind and skin soothed and relaxed, it’s off to the next shop.
Scents resonate directly with the mind. Invisible to the eye, they tell a story about a person’s character and the impression he or she leaves on others. If you’re looking to try out some new scents, I’d suggest heading to Jo Malone London on the second floor.
The entire range of fragrances is available at the GINZA SIX location, including ones sold only here. It’s great to take your time in sampling the scents on your own, but I’d personally recommend seeking advice from the staff. Jo Malone lets you step into the world of “Fragrance Combining”—layering scents one on top of another to create your own signature scent.
Scents are perhaps the most deeply personal of fashion choices. I’ve always gone for woody and dry fragrances. When I mention I love to use Jo Malone’s Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense (21,500 yen for 100 ml), the staff recommends combining it with English Pear & Freesia Cologne (16,000 yen for 100 ml)—a surprising suggestion!
That’s because the latter is a feminine, fruity fragrance in which the scents of pears and flowers coexist in perfect harmony. I probably wouldn’t choose a fragrance like this on my own, but what about mixing it with the Oud & Bergamot? I find the combined scent instantly more sophisticated! Fresh emotions come over me; the scent is transformed into an invigorating and strikingly different fragrance, with a sense of depth.
Between testing sessions, I get some advice on how to use the products. “Spray from at least 10 cm away. For a delicate fragrance to emerge naturally, don’t rub your wrists together.” Really? I’ve never encountered such advice. I would begin rubbing my wrists together before I’m aware I’m doing so. Rejuvenated by a scent the likes of which I wouldn’t normally wear, I move on to the next and final shop.
You can’t update yourself to a new you without revamping your wardrobe. For the last few years, my closets have been filled with unadventurous, monotone articles. The clothes I’ve chosen tend to be uniforms, I muse to myself. And I head to Alexander Wang on the third floor.
Alexander Wang instituted a rebranding last year that essentially took a fresh look at his roots (he’s a first-generation Chinese American) and at New York, where the brand was born. The overall impression is the brand’s playful worldview, which combines ethnic and sporty motifs. The staff recommends the wash + go series. Apparently, I can wash the elegant skirt (35,000 yen) I’m wearing at home. It’s a wonderful series for busy modern women, isn’t it?
The skirt creates a graceful silhouette that’s casual, yet clings gently to the body. And the smooth and light feeling that comes over you when you wear is just what you’d expect from Alexander Wang. I remember the first time I tried it on; I was moved by the uniquely distinctive ductility of the fabric. I instantly became a fan. This skirt, I think, will let me remain true to myself, even under stressful work circumstances, without feeling constrained and constricted, as I would if I were wearing a suit.
The designer is picky and opts for a thick sweatshirt material even for the summer season, selecting a fabric that creates the most beautiful silhouette. He’s maintained his particular sense of beauty. In recent years, he’s been flexible about collaborating with fast-fashion and sportswear brands, which has apparently helped the brand attract new customers.
What I’m impressed with this time around is how the shoes (73,000 yen) feel on my feet. Even on the 10 cm heels, I feel steady. And, they’re as light as a feather! Lately, I’ve gone for sneakers when I’m out doing research simply because they’re easy to move around in, which I realize loses me points in the style department. Alexander Wang offers both design esthetics and functionality. The designer’s attitude of always taking on new challenges really resonates with me on this visit.
As we get older and as our days get busier, we often settle into fixed styles. Yet GINZA SIX is a place where mature women set in such patterns can discover new versions of themselves. I highly recommend taking the time to take an enjoyable walk around the mall. You’ll uncover facets of yourself you didn’t know were there.
Text：Namiko Uno Photos：Mika Hirose Edit：Yuka Okada
Beauty writer. Having gone solo after working as an assistant in the beauty team of a women’s magazine, she writes beauty articles for magazines and websites, including Marie Claire and FIGARO.jp, as well as writes for the advertising industry. Her work traverses a wide range of topics, from skincare to makeup to cosmetic medical treatment. Her articles have won praise for their grounding in rigorous research.
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