Fashion Idol of the Week- Ashley
I know I’ve been on a fashion idol dry spell. But no worries lovelies, I’ve lined up a number of quite incredible fashion bloggers for the next few weeks. I hope that will make up for the weeks I’ve missed. This week’s fashion idol is 21 year old Ashley hailing all the way from Japan. I loved interviewing her because she has unveiled a whole new world of Japanese street style to me. Check out what she had to say to La Mimi and then frolic over to her blog for more.
La Mimi: Name, Age, Location
Ashley Dy, 21, Japan
La Mimi: What made you start a fashion blog about Japanese street style?
Ashley: I think that Japan has various fashion styles to offer such as gyaru, lolita and punk. Trends could come and go but these styles were already stapled to Japanese communities. And since I am immersed in Japanese fashion and culture, I thought “why not share this with the world?”
La Mimi: Define a well dressed woman…
Ashley: A well dressed woman is one that’s brave to be herself in public. She exudes confidence, poise and knowledge. If she wants to be Marie Antoinette for a day, then she wears a dress inspired by her. Lolita fashion is one adorable way to look dolled-up in Japan.
La Mimi: What are you into wearing these days?
Ashley: Boater/sailor hats (also known as can can hats in Japan), anything with bows from the tiniest one to the extremely huge bows, maxi dresses (cause it’s too hot!) and wedge shoes.
La Mimi: Any exciting trends you are looking forward to rock this summer?
Ashley: I would really love if I could play from the items at Commes des Garcons SS10 collection and those brilliant Miu Miu shoes!
La Mimi: You have an awesome hat collection. Where do you find most of them?
Ashley: Wow! Thank you! I am on an endless trip looking for the most beautiful hats in Japan since I’ve always thought that it’s the most underrated fashion item. You can actually shop them at Shop My Closet by Ashley.
La Mimi: What’s the best style advice you’ve gotten?
Ashley: It’s by Mark Twain, “The clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on the society.”
La Mimi: Do you have any future career plans that include fashion?
Ashley: Actually there’s a lot of plans like designing my own clothing line, writing for an international magazine, or maybe become Japan’s fashion ambassador. (Hahaha! The third one is inspired my Misako Aoki’s job as one of Japan’s ambassador of “cute,” -yes, it truly exists!)
La Mimi: What’s the biggest lesson life has taught you?
Ashley: One friend told me that life is like the sakura (cherry blossoms, when it blooms for a week in spring,) It’s too beautiful to be short-lived. So, make the most out of it.