I will currently be a little slow updating since a friend’s vigorous hug has left me with a bruised rib and detached cartillage…ouch! Slowly more….^__^;;;
This week started off with what forecasters were calling a massive typhoon, but typhoon Melor only came with some rain and a little wind. Mainly pissing off everyone in Japan (including me) who was rearranging their schedules because of the incoming weather. -____-;;
On my daily commute I was heading past Hachiko crossing and saw a Men’s Egg photoshoot. Honestly I was unsure if it was Umeshan or one of the newer models since they have all been fed a steady diet of Umeshan to the point of being clones.
Sakurina + Buffalo Bob’s Renewal
Saturday afternoon was Sakurina’s appearance at 109-2 Buffalo Bob’s renewal. She is part of the fall ad campaign for them, so that’s why she made a meet and greet. However it was wildly flawed. 10 staff for such a small store had them all spilling out and their hiring practices left much to be desired since Buffalo Bob’s only sells suits and host suit accessories, however the staff-tachi were all looking a little more Men’s Non-no than Host Knuckle. It was sadness
The current campaign
The new Buffalo Bob’s store complete with scrolling LED sign
All around the event was poorly planned and executed. Sakurina was sitting by the side and only did meet and greet for those who bought the set (which was 2 people while we were there, yeah awesome idea BB).
The set. Are those droopy drawers, BB?
The rest of the people watching were corralled by a grumpy security guard who used all his authority to police the crowd of 15 mostly made up of schoolgirls. Honestly at 2:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday most hosts, hostesses and party people are waking up from the night before not dressed to shop.
And this was the good secret pic I got to get off
I did however go in and was helped by the one staff who looked slightly host-kei and bought my man a tie. Buffalo Bobs isn’t really my style, but they did have some sexy accessories.
Sakurina herself looked absolutely adorable, and her hair was still short although it looked much more blonde than in pictures. She had a helper fixing her earrings or hair when needed. I must say her nails glittered from across the room. RED! They were fierce! A photographer was buzzing around taking pics of everything so I am sure they will show up on BB’s website and Knuckle soon.
Kentarou showed up and when he waved to a set of high school girls clad in Cocolulu they all squealed. He looked unhealthily skinny while amazingly enough Sakurina looked tiny, but not unhealthy.
My friend and I scoped the rest of 109-2 and he nabbed a vest from xfrm and a gorgeous golden champagne shirt with slight leopard print and diamond fasteninings from Wild Party. Yuiichi his staffkun at Wild Party was calling us “Beautiful Prince and Beautiful Princess” in broken English. He also said “I’m a crazy boy!” lol ohhh Japan <3
Lady 109 and the new stores
Crazy giant steaming udon bowl in front of 109
I had enough of boys stores (who sadly lack hot men working there most of the time), and we went over to 109 regular to grab some Milk Tea from SBY and scope out the new 8th floor that opened on Friday (as I tweeted about previously). Many of the stores looked very teen-oriented and Ame-kaji hinted. w<3c had one of the best stores with giant stuffed animals that had decoed sparkle eyes. The store was packed with teens.
Acsent Gem had the best new looks IMO. While it reminded me of Glad News and Gilfy, Acsent Gem had a style of its own. Great colors, fun prints, and loved the store front. I nabbed their sequined hotpants, that are reversible. Recession-friendly 2 way clothing is a big trend right now.
I also stopped by One*Spo and nabbed some items, along with Lip Service. They have a fabulous just new in dress that I had to nab, since apparently I seem to own every dress from their current season ^___^;; They have a new catalog out and it is not Hoshiaya but other Nuts girls filling in. Love the layout!
Love the slit sleeves
Sorry for these shots, they’re printed on shinier lesser quality paper than the previous catalog
My fave dress and piece of the catalog
New novelties! Even a blanket <3 I need to remember to shop on those days
Love the cardigan/leggings combination (bottom middle)
My friend and I also took puri afterwards. Urgh hungover hair/face is hungover.
jeans: Wild Party
jacket: h&m (lip service cami under)
skirt: Chille by ANAP
Randomly we saw 5 different gal camera interviews in Shibuya that Saturday
Gal on camera
next up: fall/winter rules, trendspotting, shopping for your shape, host FAQ, men’s mag image drop, hostess image drop, shibuya 109 English guide lulz, and centaa-gai shopping