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June 19, 2009


I was happy to spend my first day in Tokyo hanging out on Omotesando snapping some pictures of the stylish passer-bys.

While waiting for the then empty streets to fill up, mom and I had breakfast at Andersen's, a Danish restaurunt my mom has been frequenting since she moved here in 1982.

It was delicious.


It wasn't long before Omotesando became a sea of people....


A shady nook next to a convenience store is apparently a watering hole for Omotesando's steeziest...they were all just parked here, silently begging to have their photographs taken! 







It was funny, as my mom and I were snapping along Omotesando, there must have been at least 5 people who came by hauling big piles of twigs. I wonder what they were for!

It wasn't long before my mom and I were exhausted...stopped to give our feet a rest.

(My Martin Marigela cowboy boots)

(Mom's Ann Demeulemeester sandals)

I guess it was the long flight...or maybe we really are just huge wimps...but we headed back to hotel very early to get some sleep.
We're all rested up today and ready to hit the streets again....expect more posts like this soon.


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Photo of Pearl

What a great post Jane, I just love seeing the outfits people ave in other countries - I adore you shots of the cool kids!
Love the outfits, the boots are so cute, but where are those trousers from, I adore the the cute crop flare!!! I am seriously considering a quick asault with the scissors on my jeans!
x Pearl

Photo of Caroline

Yeah, that food is indeed very danish.
You should visit Denmark sometime, I guess you'd like the food. :)

And nice pictures.


Photo of Babara

omg, i love your clothes. you always looks awesome! i'm waiting for new sets.

regards for you, boo. :)

Photo of syera

hello u take e loveliest pictures. may i knw wad camera ur using? :)

Photo of Nadya

Nice Omotesando shoot! i live in Japan and my favorite spot is Shimokitazawa.
Hope u do shoot there too :)

Photo of fashion roadkill

i loooooooove the Live from Tokyo! header..sooo freakin cute!!
Also, I think what you're wearing is one of my faves ever..no idea why I just think everything is amazing..the cropped/frayed bells are soo awesome and the long plaid shirt and the boots..yeah, everything is perfection. Can't wait to see more photos!!


Photo of Lauren

The pictures are so cool, especially the bikes! People must just ride around as it is so busy there. Your checked shirt is fab too x

Photo of Brittany

Ahh, you look so Simply American in the Plaid and Cowboy boots. But I guess you're one who likes to stick out.

Photo of Hannele

oh wow, I love that relaxed look on you!
great photos, thanks for sharing :)

Photo of joanne

Cool pictures. Cool boots.

Photo of Malicious Mallory

Great photos! Love the bicycle one.
Also, you're very pretty :)

Photo of Carmen

I love the photos.

Photo of Jill

Your photography is really great...bring home the boy with the red hair!

Photo of Mouse

Hi, if you're around the Harajuku/Omotesando area you should check out cafe Escalator, which is the cutest record store and cafe ever, with delicious Japanese curry and lovely tea and cake. It's one of my favourite cafes ever! Love your blog, so inspiring. x


Photo of Wilwarin

i love those photos form LA and Japan... really amazing tnx for posting them, i really love to see photos that show the spirit of the place and i think you totally got to catch that spirit :)

Photo of Jayrin

jane aldridge = next sartorialist?

Photo of Encore Resale

so Jealous!! You look great!

Photo of Marla Singer

Japanese people are totally cool! you took really good pictures! love them all <3

Photo of Floriane

I love your boots ! And all the photos are great !!

Photo of Christine

I LOVE that your brought those boots to Tokyo!
Seems appropriate somehow. Great street style
pics too :)

Photo of chicfaced

all the photos of tokyo are great, but the 2 close-up photos of you and your mom are amazing. you ladies are gorgeous!

Photo of aa.salz

Strange pants you wear...
But besides that, Jane, I am honored to know your blog!

Photo of jessie

Ahhhh, so jealous! I love Tokyo.

Photo of Agelicaso

I think going to Tokyo is a lifetime experience!
Through your photos everything looks so surreal!
Have a great time! :)

Photo of Lactose Intoler-Art

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I was just in Tokyo about a week and a half ago...and I miss it SOOO much. Spent tons of time on Omotesando-dori and in Harajuku. The people there are amazing. Most people had no problem at all with me taking their pictures for style shots.

I would LOVE to see more pics of the people of Tokyo.

Thanks again, and this is the most excited I've been to read your blog, I love everything Tokyo, especially the street style.

Photo of Nahal

Omg this is amazing thank you for posting this!

Photo of ava

Hi Jane! I love all the pics. I love your blog header. I love your outfit. I will copy it.<3 Ava

Photo of Miranda

BBeautiful blogspot :)

Photo of Ty Ty

i love tokyo style... beautiful photos. cute outfit too!
Ty Ty

Photo of Ia

Is your mum Danish??

Photo of Miss Red

your shoes are so gorgeous! i want them so much! i love the ombre. and the cowboy-ness. and i love your eye makeup. the guy who was wearing the really funky jeans looks really cool.

Photo of Betsy

the pictures from Tokyo are so beautiful. my friend used to live in the outskirts in the country when her dad worked there for a while. i've been there twice with my mom and another with my aunt. everything is so exquisite there and neat!

Photo of Shana

Beeeeeeautiful pix! You're gorgeous, your mom's gorgeous. You both have great great style and very different. Where oh where did you learn to be so genuine, appreciative, aware and funny?

Photo of Bombshell Kitten

Looks fun! I adore your boots.

Photo of f


check it out maybay?:P

Photo of Lauren

awww jane i love the new addition to the banner. adorbs.

Photo of chicmuse

crazy! love those looks.


Photo of sabila anata

What camera do u use? its soo coool :)


Photo of jenny

i like most of them styles of japan
have fun there

Photo of londoner

jane, my heart skipped a beat when i saw this post! these photos are wonderful. you and your mom look beautiful! have an amazing time!

Photo of Tikki

あなたのスナップ はスゴイ::[anata no snap wa sugoi]::your snaps are so cool!

Photo of mariya ozaki

im from tenessee but im staying at my grandparents house in tokyo right now
im a huge fan and was wondering if at all possible i could meet you some time

Photo of MJ

Ohhh I miss Tokyo. Hope you have fun there!

Photo of bcp

Welcome to Tokyo! :)

It's been getting warmer and warmer and it's more mendokusai (bothersome) to dress up when it's so hot out (for me). However, everyone else, (specially on Omotesando) is still photo-worthy.

Enjoy your holidays!

Photo of sam

Looks like it's amazing!! Hope you two are having a blast!

Have fun!



Photo of alex*

Awesome photos. you and your mom have such a great relationship....it's so nice to see how much fun you two have together!
your mom rocks...
: )

Photo of Laura

Love it!
My gosh that portretpicture of you is amazing, one of your nicest close-ups! I'm so worried about you I check almost every hour to see if you posted anything :)
Have so much fun, you deserve it!
x Laura (from The Netherlands)

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