When I think of Christmas, I think of champagne, cheese & crackers, velvet, the amazing pine tree smell, picking up tiny bits of wrapping paper, and my favourite thing of all: roast potatoes. If I had to choose between roast potatoes and um, something less cliché than shoes… hand me the fork.
The might maligned brussels sprout has become a hated part of the traditional British Christmas meal, and I feel that Japan is missing out on the formative childhood experience of hiding sprouts instead of eating them. Christmas in Japan is odd; all shops are open and transport is running on time, people are eating cake and it’s a day for couples. It’s enough to make me homesick for eating too much and rowing with everyone in sight. Wonderful.
I know the idea of an Everlasting Sprout is terrifying, but rather than trying to pass it on to the dog, enjoy ES’s upcoming spring/summer 2011 collection:
On the third day of Christmas Tokyo Telephone sent to me: an eternal brassica.
Better than sprouts & lumpy gravy: love the pops of bright colour and A-line shapes, citrus shades and white are going to be huge next year, and it’s great to see that this colour combination can list even a black outfit. Red ankle boots as well, gotta get some!
I could see a few of these coordinates working for mori girls; lots of clean whites, layers and texture. I also really like the idea of an all-white outfit with coloured shoes – even more so as the Everlasting Sprout pairs almost resemble Vivienne Westwood’s famous ‘rocking horse’ shoes; loved by lolitas and paying homage to Beth Levine’s equally famous kabuki shoes… taking us right back to Japan!
Everlasting Sprout + mushroom hair.
See more at the Everlasting Sprout homepage
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