I've been having a blast here in Tokyo, but probably my favorite thing to do is to slum around Omotesando taking people's pictures. It's very relaxing. Sadly my pictures don't always turn out well because of the high-speed traffic in this area-it's hard to stop and ask for photos. But I like the candid-ness of these shots. Be sure to check out my mom's blog for her shots too!
Here is my mom, people-watching & ready to snap.
I had to stop and ask this guy for a picture-doesn't he look incredible? What an amazing face too!
The dogs here are soooo cute. This morning I saw a poodle with a heart shaved onto its back, and a Mickey-Mouse head shaved onto its hip. True story. Didn't have my camera though :(
I miss my dogs at home so much.
This was the cutest couple in the world…I snapped a picture of the woman, she was so beautiful.
Speaking of beautiful…LOL..this is Kohta, our waiter at Anniversarie Cafe. Kohta told us he got his nice tan from surfing in Chiba. I think my mom actually told Kohta that he was the cutest waiter in the world. Like, those were her exact words. Dios mio.
This is a picture my mom took from the first wedding we saw at Anniversarie Cafe. The first time we went to Anniversarie Cafe, we didn't know that they held weddings there. It was a big surprise when suddenly a huge wedding party filled the outdoor cafe and a beautiful bride and groom walked right past us. Brought a tear or two (okay, or 30…) to our eyes.
Some people asked how my hair extensions went….well, I kind of chickened out. I was sitting in the salon waiting for my appointment, and I was checking out all the chicks around me getting these long weaves put in, and then I realized that I wouldn't be able to throw my hair in a sloppy bun without my weave showing. Um, no thanks!! I think when I do crazy hair color, I'm just gonna die a big chunk pink. For the time being, I just got the ends of my hair bleached out. It's not a super noticeable change.
There is a really pretty garden next to our hotel. Very peaceful.
Wearing Henrik Vibskov Dress & LGB pants, with a Margiela clutch (borrowing from mom) & Stella Mccartney mesh sandals.
I'm off to find some dinner…I haven't been very adventurous with the food here…I know I'm missing out, but it is a little bit more difficult when you are vegetarian, though I know there are so many delicious veggie dishes out there. I'll try to scout some out tonight.
Thank you to the people who have left such nice comments during this trip, I really appreciate your support!
I'll try to get to my email sometime soon, sorry for the delayed correspondence.
your shots are incredible! you look so gorgeous in your dress! :)
Jenny Cindy says
Lovely photos. I kinda can understand that you chickened out with the extensions even though I would’ve loved to have seen the result. I always loved people watching in Japan, there are so many interestnig people wandering the streets of Tokyo. Thank you so much for capturing that and bringing a little bit of Tokyo to me. It makes me very happy to be able to see all that from my computer screen =)
so, must check out your mom’s blog now ^o^
Loving your photos so so much! They are brilliant!
The peaceful garden pictures are my fav, but seeing the style out there is amazing. It seems everyone makes an effort to look unique!!
What a fabulous assortment of street shots! I think you got more good ones in one posting than I can get in a month. I am so enjoying following your & your mom’s blogs & feel like I’m actually in Tokyo! In fact it’s held me up from posting my own – better get to it!
(I love that blond guy’s look, too – all of them. It’s just brilliant).
Re: hair, it’s none of my business but I’m glad you didn’t mess with your hair. I’ve never coloured my hair & it’s something that I didn’t realise when I was younger – our hair actually ages when we keep colouring it. My hairdresser says I’ve got ‘teenage hair’ (my husband said he’d say any old thing, but it’s true: it’s really soft & in great condition). Just a thought… it’s your hair. : )
I don’t know when you guys leave but just in case I don’t get to leave another long, waffling comment, wishing you a safe and fun trip home.
Oh Jane you are so cute, I love that dress :) it looks perfect with that clutch. I also have a hard time as a vegetarian when I travel, especially in the Far East… I think they’re not really used to vegetarians so there isn’t often much variety!
oh jane, you look so cute with the side ponytail!!=) lovely pics as usual =)
Looks amazing, I wish I could go there too! Love your outfits!
Aww you look beautiful! Glad to hear you’re having a blast! I almost feel like I’m there with all the amazing pictures you and your mom have taken. I lovelovelove your Henrik Vibskov dress!
IRATXE MORENO says
Dios mio! jajajaja
que gracia ( :
What kind of lip color are you using in the first picture? That´s such a great color.
Rocío L. says
AMAZING AMAZING photos!!!!
Hi Jane. I was wondering if there is school in tokyo this month. it would be great to see some shots of them wearing their uniforms just like in japanese/korean/chinese dramas. just giving out some ideas :)
by the way your shots are really amazing it’s so cool to see how people from tokyo dresses. they look like as if they pop out from magazines and television. here in my country philippines in asia, people dresses the same pants,shirts just the usual unlike them they dress like anime’s, cartoons so cool!
Nicole Then says
woah!! GORGEOUS photos. I really want to go there too. awesome shots
No, I can see the change in your hair. It really brings out your skin tone… makes it look creamy and delicious. Congrats on the shoe line, as well.
Sometimes you’re inspirational, sometimes I have no ides what you’re thinking. That’s life.
There is a Vegetarian Restaurant in Tokyo near Omotesando that i used to eat at a lot!
Mominoki House (Jingumae)
Natural Food Vegan $$-$$$
2-18-5, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
There is the details. It’s really quite nice to have. Being a vegetarian in Japan is difficult!!
I found it took about 10 minutes to walk there from Omotesando but I often got a cab.
It is underground and to find it just look out for a little wooden hut style door that goes downstairs.
Its also opposite a BAPE KIDS store.
hello! really dig your photos! care to share what model you’re using? please..
ah noooo so sad about the extensions! but i do understand…if you value having freedom and flexibility with your hair then big changes like that are not the best idea. still. i wish i could see what they look like on someone…and you would have been the perfect guinea pig to pull them off!
hope you are enjoying yourself still!
Wow, japanese young men are so daring with fashion!
Love it! :-)
Henrik Vibskov dress is so cute and you look lovely with the side ponytail!
for a vegetarian, you certainly wear a lot of leather.
why are you vegetarian?look into your closet with all this dead animals inside!you are such a fake, its discusting.
and please never wear that outfit from the last pix again.
even with all your money and help from designer friends of your moms you look cheap and like WHITE TRASH!
Thanks for posting so many lovely photos in Tokyo. They all make me want to go back & visit again, in fact I went straight from your blog to looking up airfares before I had to restrain myself! There’s so many things I love about Japan…
i like u’r photo, so cleannnnnnnnnnnnnn……
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great pics! the dogs was so cute!! I love this margiela clutch!
arline Jernigan says
I feel ya on the vegetarian thing. I am not too adventurous when it comes to eating, but there are some vegetarian places there.
Asian men are lovely. :)
That guy with the green backpack is amazing! I love your outfits as well. :-)
Your style is amazing, and I love the people you took photos of! Love the margiela clutch too…
Tokyo sounds lovely, I would really like to visit it one day.
I’ve just started up a fashion and photography blog, because I felt so inspired by some of the other blogs I have seen (yours included!).
Have a good rest of your trip..
Oh, and congratulations on the collaboration with Urban Outfitters! I absolutely love fashion design, so I’m rather jealous, but also admiring!
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first visit on your blog, waouh beautiful pictures,
I’ll come back soon, congrat’s
hey Jane I am a new reader of yours and I really enjoy your posts. I love the way you mix and match different pieces :) So jealous that you get to visit Tokyo! It’s probably one of my favoriate cities. Enjoy it while you are there!
Amazing photos! You & your mom look gorge! :)
all of your pictures are sooo gorgeous. this is making me miss japan so much! it’s perfect there.
also– vegetarian?! :D since when? i made the switch about a month ago from meat-eater to vegetarian. :P
that first shoes of yours are amazing!
I love that those wooden shoes really do still exist, they are so cool, I wonder if they are comfortable? You and your mom should try out a pair! haha I love the street style, everyone is so innovative!
it’s always so interesting to see Tokyo fashion. such a different style level and so daring. more pictures! ha
mr. freddy's mom says
beautiful pictures, jane!
wow, i think after i heard from you that you’re a vegetarian,
ii will start eating more veggies too!
I would be mesmorized with the overload of all that personal style. I bet you could literally sit there all day and just people watch.
fashion roadkill says
I could spend all day just people-watching there..it looks fascinating. Thank you for sharing!!
Did you see any Harajuku girls there? I mean the ones that like to dress up really crazy like anime characters? I would like to see those pictures, if you do.
Gorgeous photos! Love your henrik vibskov dress! That poodle sounds absolutely crazy wish you’d get of shot of her! I never knew you were a vegetarian..mee too..well nearly I still eat fish!
Nini's Style says
All the photos look great Jane. I’m just loving your dress that you bought at Seven. I’m heading to your mom’s blog now :)
Have a nice day,
you look amazing! and your photos are incredible!
you look so much like your mom! You can really tell in the picture of her where she’s looking away from the camera.
Hi Jane! I get more ideas from the boys in Tokyo and not the girls. I LOVE these cut off pants with a little flare and boots. I also love these flannel shirts. <3 Ava
-really enjoy the photos of your trip!
I am loving your posts from Tokyo. It’s my no.1 destination to visit on my list!
You know how to capture the moments !
Here is a great restaurant for you ” Eat more greens” in Azabu-juban : http://www.bento.com/rev/2716.html
This area is also very nice to check out yourself !
I always hang out there with my kids
enjoy your stay in this nice city
love your photos… and you look so beautiful :) although it’s a slight change i love your new hair colour it just complements your skin perfectly… btw what shoes are you wearing on photo that you’re sitting… they are to die for
greetings from sunny zagreb :)
Hey glad to see you’re having fun! I check the site every day for updates!
I was in Tokyo last year for Japan fashion week. In Omotesando, you MUST visit Loveless. The men’s section is down the stairs right when you walk in to the Goyard store (it’s this amazing lair of funky clothing, CDs, and other randomness) and the women’s can be accessed by going into Goyard and going to the second floor.
Also try to check out Le Baron while you’re in Tokyo. I’ve seen the coolest looking Japanese kids there and the wall decor is like…vintage Andy Warhol movies and old pornography projected in black and white onto the walls.
Such wonderful street pics!! The people are so beautiful and have such funky cool taste. hehe, I probably would have chickened out as well.
wow I didn’t know you were vegetarian! How do you reconcile that with wearing leather? (not trying to rag on you, I’m genuinely interested) I would imagine that would create a lot of dissonance. Unless your vegetarian for health, environmental or other non-ethical reasons. Maybe you could write about this in a post one day.
i’d just like to say to those criticising her for being a vegeterian and wearing fur/leather that she never stated she was a vegetarian because she was an animal rights activist or against the killing of animals…
there are more reasons to becoming a vegetarian than “meat is murder”, maybe you should all consider that the next time you decide to hurl around accusations of hypocrisy……..
heart your photos
Hm… I’m sure you know this already but if you go to restaurants specifying that you only eat “shojin-ryouri” I’m sure they’d be able to accommodate you somehow. “shojin-ryouri” = vegetarian [food]. Though you might have to clear up if you eat eggs or not.
awesome shots and cute outfits. i just found your blog yesterday and i love it! i actually had a dream about your beautiful Martin Margiela boots, haha!
love all the style inspiration! thank u!
Nice posts! I love going to the computer and seeing that you’ve posted :)
BOMBCHELL - in Atl says
you take such amazing pics
You’re a vegetarian? Awesome! Me too!
Great people watching post!
You look nice with a side ponytail :D
Gawd, I need to get out of PA and travel soon…. I have been saving my money and vacation days so I can go to Italy next year! Milan is a must see on my list this time. Till then, going to New England (Esp RI), NY, Poconos will have to suffice.
Molly Rose says
Tokyo looks amazing!! Good thing you realized about the weave, I wouldn’t have gotten one either.
Stephanie C. says
Such eye candy….hmmm, where to start…? The black/white striped jacket (4th pic) is very chic. The doggie pics are wonderful the way they’re cropped, either by choice or from the hurried pace of the street scene…very effective.
Those wood sole shoes..Wow, I haven’t seen those in ages- not since visiting Japantown in San Francisco in my teens. Great photo.
And your striped dress over the jeans…excellent look, I just adore it!
Hey, Jane. Just thought I’d let you know I did a post on my blog, the shoeshine girl, about your Urban Outfitter’s collection, and if you wanted me to delete it I can but it’s flattering :) If you share your own thoughts in a comment I will add them to the post, but only if you have time/can be bothered/care.
Thanks a lot, Camilla x
P.s. I love people watching, and also that you are a vegetarian and wear leather as I often get berated for that.
Hey, Jane. Just thought I’d let you know I did a post on my blog, the shoeshine girl (.blogspot.com), about your Urban Outfitter’s collection, and if you wanted me to delete it I can but it’s flattering :) If you share your own thoughts in a comment I will add them to the post, but only if you have time/can be bothered/care.
Thanks a lot, Camilla x
P.s. I love people watching, and also that you are a vegetarian and wear leather as I often get berated for that.
Love every single one of these shots. Some of the guys are just amazing. Thanks for posting.
Great post! I looove your Henrik Vibskov dress. For veggie options you should try
Brown Rice Café(http://www.brown.co.jp/english/index.html, it’s on Green BLDG 1F, 5-1-17 Jingumae. Near the Shu Uemura store on Omotesando. I hear it’s a big fave among the Vouge Nippon girls.
And olso GAYA, be sure to try their vegiterian sushi. Adress: 2-2-5 B1F, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku.
Love your blog!
ur SO pretty!
i love your shoes. so nice! and i absolutely love how the pictures turned out. I wish to have a DSLR and click away.
so lucky of you to be in Japan! I’m lemming to go there. How is it getting around Japan? Cuz iono what i’d do since I can’t speak Japanese other than a couple words lol
can’t wait to see other posts :)
Ah, Asians have much better street style!
didn’t imagine you were vegetarian!
Dios mio ! how nice :)
love your blog !
kisses from spain!
Style Scientist says
It looks so lively in Japan. Pics of guys you posted are interesting. They all look very feminine….LOL…
Prêt-à-Porter P says
the way men dress in japan is amazing! so creative and risk taking, but yet still smart looking everything flows and is cohesive.
Chiba! I love Chiba, such a gorgeous little beach town, the warm ocean water… man these pictures make me miss Japan, I haven’t been in years.
Ohh, yours photos are great! It should be an incredible city, enjoy it!
Kisses from Spain ;)
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Bombshell Kitten says
Tokyo looks fabulous, hope you are having fun!
cute outfits! I have been wanting to take pictures of passers-by for a while, but haven’t worked up the nerve to ask anyone yet :)
Where do you live actually?
These are amazing pics…I love that black leather bag in one of the top pics!
I covet your Henrik Vibskov dress…so cool! I enjoy these pictures of Tokyo so much-would love to visit someday. My favorites from this post are the guy with the natty brown boots and the lady with the bag big enough to crawl inside, which I can imagine her doing!
You have a great eye for pictures!
And…you make me miss Japan!
I like you even more now that I know you are a vegetarian!
Like someone said before, I would love to see a post about that.
I have been a vegetarian for 2 years and am still figuring it out!
I like that dog with a clothe. And i remember my father with those wood slippers. He has that too before..=D
Travel and Living
What beautiful photos – makes me long to go to Tokyo as well :)
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wow! lovely dressed people.
hey. your sister didnt go along with you and your mom to tokyo?
anyway, love your blog!!!
You are definitely a future Terry Richardson muse, just like Susan Eldridge! Same old-fashioned name, slender frame, classic style, and great skin. Have fun!
your shoots are very nice but don’t you want to discover more the japan’s culture by going to japanese restaurants, osens or seeing japanese art?
i think you remind Björk in the last photo. :]
are those Givenchy’s that you’re wearing in the 3rd last shot? they’re gorgeous.
marlene garcia ubeda says
you know what? i think that what i like the most from you is your love for dogs and peacefull face that covers a stormy and so creative brain,thanks for your post and please,keep on giving dogs an status. greettings from Spain
Jean here, all the way from the Philippines. It’s always refreshing to read your blogs. Congratulations on your shoe-designing debut. Enjoy Tokyo! :D
I love your shots! Tokyo it’s one of my favourite dream places! You are very nice and stylish!! xoxo
Oh you should definitely at least post some photos of people with colored weaves!
I’d love to see as all i’ve ever seen is the typical American hair dying. Can you say “Manic Panic?”
Z the frenchie says
HEY JANE !
Your tour seems to be great ! Tokyo, I love this city, I wen there twice and it was amazing !
I really wanna see your hair afrey upsy daisy !
and by the way, do you speak japonese or your mother does ? ! because japonese don’t really speak english as I remember ..
ahh…something weird happened. i dreamt that i was part of charlies angels and that i was at a resort somewhere surfing or something, on a mission of sorts and i see u walking up the stairs with a sign behind u that said “jane aldrige, sea of shoes”. it was very very weird,and i dunno where u popped up from lol!and i remember thinking in my dream, this is weird what is she doing here?lol!
or actually i rememberd thinking why is she here, isn’t she in japan??lol..
Lol i love sausage dogs!
And that wedding photo is sooo cute, i am not surprised it brought tears to your eyes.
Looks like you are having an amazing time…
I think ur pics are great ! I always feel bad just sitting around n trying to take pics of passer by … i think cos im asian *not japanese*. n i really look like one of them – just weird in a way
ur outfit as usual are gorgeous ! just simply chic … it marries with the japanese sense of fashion
You look is gorgeus ;D and i love this photos :D
For those who are confused why a vegetarian would wear leather –
Vegans are the type that do not wear or eat animals.
Vegetarians do wear leather. Some do some don’t. I’m vegetarian
and chose to do so because it was a health issue.
Now excuse me while I go eat some veggies while wearing a leather belt :)
Love your blog Jane!
That is a really great photo of the pretty blonde boy. Very Schuman-esque. And was that a Balenciaga ca. 2000-ish bag he was carrying?
Daily Style Guide says
I am absolutely loving the live posting from Tokyo…keep the photographs coming. It is all so interesting!!
Congrats on the collaboration with UO. You never cease to amaze me.
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I love that Henrik Vibskov dress, yeowza.
This trip is so fun to follow, I can’t wait for more updates. Really love the street fashion….but dying to see what you guys pick up while shopping!
can’t wait to see more. thank you for sharing…
it would be reeeeally cool if you posted the food you ate!! i’m going to tokyo for the first time in august, and i’m a vegetarian too so i’d really be interested.
You look great in plaid shirt and jeans, and Tokyo sounds amazing. Great pics.
You have to see the Prada building, its amazing! And be sure to visit Daikanyama, a calm but also really happening part of Tokyo. If you want to sea the ocean and the biggest outdoor Buddah in the world take the train to Kamakura (about 2 hours or so, its so worth it, train to Yokohama first-then hop on the cutest tram/local train called Enoden-line). Nikko is also worth a trainride if you want a daytrip out of Tokyo.
These pictures are so beautiful. I love the blonde guy’s look–so cool.
I know how you feel about the extensions. I always need versatility with my hair.
(first time commenting on your blog, but not first visit)
welocome to tokyo! ;) If you’re vegetarian, I recommend “Yasaiya Mei” inside Omotesando Hills. The pricing is 5,000yen~6,000yen average for dinner, and 1,000yen~2,000 yen for lunch :) They also have one inside Roppongi Hills as well. Here’s the website http://www.eat-walk.com/mei/index.php
Love reading your blog!
Ahhh.. what a lovely pictures again! Looks like you’re having great fun over there in Tokyo! Enjoy, and I’m looking forward to your next post.
Hi Jane, which hotel are you staying at?
Love your shoes and everything:)
Chanel ones are the best.!
Waitin’ for new post, hope comin’ soon.
Japan Actually looks crazily amazing (:
you are incredibly lucky right now !
Tonje Cecilie (From Norway) says
Wow, you’re so gorgeous!
And I absolutely love&adore your style!
Tonje Cecilie xx
All the style in these pics are so amazing! I have to keep it simple or I’d go on forever lol. Anyways, I think you should get the pink in your hair!
Wha a fabulous shots!!
Your outfits are stunning!
Ty Ty says
beautiful photos, they truly capture the essence of Tokyo. P.s. love the outfits! <3
hello. this is my first time see your blog and .. really makes me interest! your shoot was very nice. I like all of them! by the way,I’m lingga and you?
the fashion kiwi says
I love this so much!!!! I always thought that Japanese culture and fashion was amazing, but it didn’t realize how much until now. So gorgeous.
thanks for the update!
love the fashion kiwi
the post is really interesting!I like these photos.This man in shorts is so stylish.
Have nice trip!
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Amazing Photos. Tokyo seems like a wonderful place to be. I’m looking forward to more of your updates.
yeah i have the same question as kathlene, i mean i adore your blog, but i’m definitely wonder why would you bother being vegetarian (if it is for the animal’s sake) with all the leather, and skins you wear! oh well, your looking quite amazing here:)
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great pictures BTW!
I dream to visit this great city some day…
You are so amazing!
You mum is also adorable!
Kisses from Brazil,
oh wow! these photos are absolutely amazing! this is a very beautiful blog!
Looks like your having a blast in Tokyo!
The street fashion pics are great! I have a soft spot for Japan’s eclectic style, due to my sister’s interest in the culture, its so fantastically vibrant and unique.
I love Tokyo!Wish you wonderful time ! ♥♥♥
i love all your outfits lol ur a vegetarian??? I guess wearing dead animals and eating them are two different things then.
still love your style… its cute
Lovely pictures and the vegetarian fare looks great :) What kind of diet do you follow? Whatever it is, it works! You look beautiful and have such glowing skin.
wow ok that blonde japanese guy’s bag is too amazing for words. someone needs to tell me where that’s from!!
Yukari Sakamoto says
Two of my favorite vegetarian restaurants in the city are Na Kaiseki Sen and Daigo. The concierge at your hotel will be able to give you more information about them.
nicole wong says
hi babe. may i know which saloon that you wanted to do extension at and how much was it. thanks and many love.
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Jorgen Ann del Fierro says
You are so beautiful!!!
Considering how horribly women are treated in Islamic countries, it is sad you show photos of people wearing keffiyahs. Women who are free should have more concern for women who are oppressed.