Along with letting me photograph the mon Lily store in Ikebukuro P’ Parco, the mon Lily staff kindly agreed to pose for shop staff snaps for the blog. I’m glad I got to photograph them. I feel like their style is more reflective of everyday Larme girls. Swankiss seems to get the reblogs and hype with good reason. But Larmekei and Larme Magazine aren’t really about just flashiness or flounces.
The angel wall proved the perfect place to take photos of them. I really need my own angel wall!
Since it’s a new store I guess there wasn’t a shoe requirement. It usually depends store by store if the brands make the shop staff wear their own shoes or not. I wonder if the girl on the left was a rock style lover?
Lovely close-ups of their outfits. Everything looks very nicely tailored on them. I really like the interesting fabric/texture on the girl on the left’s romper (found here).
They’re actually in matching tops with little hearts cut out of them (seen here).
Outfits suited to two angels.
Recently Larme is trying to focus less on eyelashes (judging by their current magazines makeup sections). She decided to forgo them and just focus on circle lens and liner. She also decided on a pink-red shadow under her eyes instead of sparkly for eye definition. This is an upcoming trend about how to deal with eyebags and definition. Using colored shadows instead of sparkle to give the eye more impact.
When you scroll up to the other photos her eyes are definitely making an impact in the shots not as close-up. So surprising without eyelashes and darker shadows.
The other shop staff went the eyeliner and eyelash route, so both are working for the brand.
You can see her red-pink under eye shadow from this angle better. I’m unsure if it would work for my eyeshape, but the trend is neat.
She’s also in simple Seiso hair with a trend velvet ribbon. Little velvet hair ribbons were big this Winter across most genres. I love how the collar frills and stands up so well. I may have to get this top.
mon Lily in Larme magazine
Sorry about the quality of these pics. I just don’t have the time right now to take better pics and my back dies each time I scan so that’s off the table. I’ll try to do some better shots of other parts of Larme later. Definitely when the Larme series continues.
Larme issue 13 did retro style icons mixed with current clothes. They used Yui Kanno x Jane Birkin and a Monlily dress styled as a top and dress.
Then Maria x Brigitte Bardot which is tons of great inspo
All the possible outfits. Love the knee length Larme feel.
The blue apron dress on the right is a Larme x MonLily collab.
Another Larme collab. This cute coat.
Adorable shoes and barrettes paired with more pricey items from Isbit Daikanyama (another store featured lots in Larme magazine).
In case you missed it this is a three part quick series of posts about mon Lily and Yumetenbo.
Part three: mon Lily Ikebukuro shop staff and images of mon Lily from Larme magazine (this post)
A post tomorrow for Christmas all about Christmas photos from Japan and then a break. But hope you enjoyed this full peak into the brand and more Larme in the blog