— ART, FASHION & MORE !
I fully experienced a smothering heat wave here in New York last week. Literally it drained me of energy and I felt like I hadn’t slept in days until last Saturday. But hey global warming, it’s been much cooler since Monday! …Somehow I was tempted to wear something super-soft which is made out of flexible material in subtle colors.
By the way, it’s my first time to write about my daytime job; working at About Glamour located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. Since I started working there, I for one have been thinking how to show and convey diversity in dressing.
About Glamour is one of unisex boutiques in New York and handpicks all the merchandise, mainly second hand/vintage clothing (to say this accurately, it’s actually mix of vintage, deadstock, second-hand, and a few of new-old items), from resale market in Japan. I’ve known but will learn again from now on how Japanese fashion culture is border-free and people out there love shopping for outfit through my job at About Glamour. I believe the reason why Japanese resale clothing market has a lot of good stuff (as to quality standards and a variety of products) comes from the facts that there’s always a super-fast trend cycle to attract consumers, people are willing to take something new in life and simply love shopping. But as a result, it often happens that a number of people sell their clothes to resale market because they tend to get bored of what they’ve got soon or can’t just stop expecting their next purchase.
About Glamour’s focus is to array not only a wide range of internationally-acclaimed designer collections-like Comme des Garçons and Vivienne Westwood but also Japanese domestic brand which is non-mainstream outside of Japan to clarify differences to the other stores in New York; to give customers confidence and an exclusive shopping experience that they can always find something hard-to-find yet special. In average +900 pieces are always in the store and I can happily see each of lovely faces and good stories behind. Learning the spirit and style of designers/labels consistently from About Glamour, I always think how I can maximize the good parts of each item for my style. To stay my style original, I don’t wear a specific designer brand from head to toe – so I believe About Glamour is always the inspiration of my life and can always satisfy me.
I have my strong passion for decorating myself every single day, completely understand how flat my body is and just can’t stop thinking how I can be adorned. For me, decorating is to find the style that’s best suited to the story I have to tell and all the decorations should be something that interacts with my inner feeling at that time.
Tsumori Chisato petal pink cotton/silk top & one after another by Nice Claup ivory cotton 2 way frills (midi skirt/halter-neck mini dress) : from About Glamour
Scooter Paris late’90s vintage golden chain belt & emilio cavallini multi-pastel socks
Meanwhile, some flowers that were under a tree told me to enjoy this momentary coolness; they looked quieter than typical summer bloomers but I was fascinated by the transient beauty. And then my desire for connection with something super-soft for outfit finally came true, having my respect for the blossoms wafted in the breeze.
*Photo taken at Cupcakeland Bakery: 390 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 http://thecupcakeland.com/