I’ve written before about how much I adore Vivi [a monthly Japanese women’s Magazine published by Kodansha]. It’s so jam-packed with trendy, opulent items – the styling is always spot-on – the girls are gorgeous…AND many of the pieces featured start my styling and DIY wheels a -spinning.
Case in point: this studded black cardigan! Totally DIY-able…just pick yourself up some heat-set square studs from Kandi Corp (or your local craft store if they sell that kind of stuff…FYI Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s DON’T!) and jazz up the button plackets and front pockets with a line of studding. But this was from the November issue of Vivi…so let’s move on to the December one.
How cute is this? Jazz up a plan black sweatshirt or sweater rolling around in your closet with sweet little bows in every color of the rainbow.
For winter, try adding a bit of fur [faux!] to an outfit – like with a ribbon-tied collar or puffy removable cuffs. Boudoir-feminine.
I DIED when I saw this spread: 5 items [print tee, leopard scarf, studded cardi, lace gilet, slick leggings] on sale from 10/23 for 10,500 yen!! [About $110.] From Spiral Girl, one of my favorite brands. *sigh* Will likely be sold out by now – and I totally would have rocked this every day as my go-to outfit this winter. Curse those fools who wait an entire MONTH before shipping Vivi to the U.S.!!! Would that I had knooooo–o-ww-wwwn!
…and not at all bulky here.
Slip over a tee to jazz up a basic outfit. Totally DIY-able.
I’m in love with these shoes. Suede, over-the-knee, cuffable, and with removable studded ankle belts and chunky studded heel for 7000 yen [$78]?? Me WANT!
Rhinestoned-bowtie? Check, check, and CHECK!
Hope this has given you some ideas!
To see more from this issue check their homepage out here. (Rollover the Table of Contents page and you’ll see clickable items where you can click and view the pages if you can’t read Japanese.)
thanks for the recommendation. vivi looks really cool. i always love seeing groups of japanese kids visiting the city, looking super stylish, and undeniably cooler than american teens haha 😀
also really happy to see the fur collars! i got one last year (faux of course) and am still loving it. and it's so versitile. go hippy boho chic one day, to stuffy artistocratic old lady, to cutesy lolita! i love it! And it's kinda funny to see the embellished collars– I just got a hold of my grandmother's 1940s/50s era ones that i'm trying to restore. so pretty! sigh… 🙂
I just love Vivi !!!! xDD
Btw, I have 4 Vivi ! Japanese style is really cool ! It’s not like the others magazine ! 😉
I’m a bit crazy, but Vivi is really GREAT!!!