June 25, 2009


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!


From behind.


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.
xo Jane


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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........

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heart your photos

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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.

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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!

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love all the style inspiration! thank u!


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Nice posts! I love going to the computer and seeing that you've posted :)


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you take such amazing pics

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You're a vegetarian? Awesome! Me too!

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Great people watching post!
You look nice with a side ponytail :D

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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.

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Tokyo looks amazing!! Good thing you realized about the weave, I wouldn't have gotten one either.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Love every single one of these shots. Some of the guys are just amazing. Thanks for posting.


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Hi Jane!

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!

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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 :)

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Ah, Asians have much better street style!

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citizensam-nat June 25, 2009 at 04:49 PM

didn't imagine you were vegetarian!
Dios mio ! how nice :)

love your blog !

kisses from spain!

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It looks so lively in Japan. Pics of guys you posted are interesting. They all look very feminine....LOL...

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the way men dress in japan is amazing! so creative and risk taking, but yet still smart looking everything flows and is cohesive.

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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.

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Ohh, yours photos are great! It should be an incredible city, enjoy it!
Kisses from Spain ;)

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1. money 2. mother is a former model = young girl playing dress up and big girls clothes with her mother's support and guidance. the charmed life. the low self esteem in the comments kills me though

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Tokyo looks fabulous, hope you are having fun!

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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 :)

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Where do you live actually?


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These are amazing pics...I love that black leather bag in one of the top pics!

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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!

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You have a great eye for pictures!
And...you make me miss Japan!

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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!

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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

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What beautiful photos - makes me long to go to Tokyo as well :)

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If you don't know that: Michael Jackson is dead.

Xoxo Jane.

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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!!!

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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!

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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?

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i think you remind Björk in the last photo. :]

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are those Givenchy's that you're wearing in the 3rd last shot? they're gorgeous.

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marlene garcia ubeda June 26, 2009 at 05:23 AM

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

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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

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I love your shots! Tokyo it's one of my favourite dream places! You are very nice and stylish!! xoxo

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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?"

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Z the frenchie June 26, 2009 at 10:14 AM


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 ..

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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!

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or actually i rememberd thinking why is she here, isn't she in japan??lol..

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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...
Beth xx

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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

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You look is gorgeus ;D and i love this photos :D

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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!

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