The concept of room wear is one of those peculiarities of Japan and Japanese fashion that I love – clothes just for loafing around at home in. Awesome. I’m unsurprisingly lame when it comes to my own room wear, as old band t-shirts and fleecy leopard pyjama bottoms are about as fashionable as I get. Of course, Samuel puts care and attention into what he wears at home, but he looks amazing 24/7. (Me? Jealous?! Of course… not. Ahem!) So perhaps Chambre a Coucher from Liz Lisa might be the answer to my non-chic room wear situation – never again will I be too embarrassed to open the door to the postman! Hurrah!
I remember clearly the huge bed and general aura of rose petals and rose prints and rose colours that was the main feature of Liz Lisa’s catwalk show that Samuel and I popped along to, looking like huge black swans among tiny sweet pink chicks. As well as room wear, there’s also all kinds of excitingly girly products that you could ever want to plaster your own room with. Bed sheets, slippers, tissue holders and even a giant rabbit make up the majority of the collection, and now there’s even candles and fake eyelashes too – it seems that both Liz Lisa and Cecil McBee are heading down the complete lifestyle route, not that uncommon as brand loyalty is a huge staple of the Japanese fashion industry.
A few images from the catalogue;
It’s all so fresh and feminine – a world away from Marilyn Manson t-shirts with holes in.
I bet one hundred million pounds the perfume smells of roses. (Disclaimer: I’m not really betting.)
I kind of want the heart-shaped bedframe too.
I really like the slightly grotesque idea of pulling tissues out of a lamb’s back. But that’s just me. Enjoy the frills, everyone!
I am sorely tempted by all that leopard print.
So many frills… I can also see both lolitas and hime gals going wild for these items.
Now I really want to match all my stationery to my room wear bedding. Champouf is apparently a lamb, and I have no idea what that has to do with a ‘French’ girl and a giant rabbit, but anything goes in Chambre a Coucher world. As long as it’s pink or white and has roses on.
Candles and creams and cushions.
Pink fuzzy Liz Lisa embroidered tissue box. Why Japan prizes tissue boxes is one mystery I have yet to solve.
Yet more roses. I’m sensing a theme…
The full set in action.
This is totally how I expect to look every morning from now on.
Liz and Lisa? One, two, three… pillow fight!