A Bathing Ape

      When in Japan, you know I had to pay Bape a visit. We hit up four Bape stores, searching for the most suitable souvenirs.  I picked up this cropped hoodie, and it was love at first sight. The overtly logo-laden sweater pays homage to the beloved 90s trend, when it was unmistakable where you got your clothes from. I'm still in love with streetwear, and the femininity and masculinity of a cropped hoodie.

      In case you're not familiar with Bape, A Bathing Ape is a Japanese clothing brand with an iconic presence in the streetwear game. 'Especially in my pastel, on my Bape shit' as Kanye West mentions in 'Stronger.' It's not a coincidence that every Bape store had his latest album, 'The Life of Pablo' on repeat. Good luck trying to find a classic Bape shirt on their website. This brand keeps their stuff super exclusive by saving inventory for the storefronts.

 Rightfully, I had to shoot this hoodie in the famous Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo.

Sweater: Bape (sold out)

Photos by: Chris (@ghostdances)

xo, victoria

Tokyo Killa

"Rock that all white when I’m feeling godly." I love dressing up in white. I often hear people say “I don’t want to get it dirty!” There’s so much more to life than banking on the off-chance you would get your clothes dirty. Live a little. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems. :)

These photos were taken when I travelled to Tokyo for the first time. I’m happy I got to capture these shots in such an amazing city. I was there for 10 days and really immersed myself in the culture, and there’s so much culture to experience! I love their attention to detail and design, as well as their devotion for hard work, respect and great food! From their iconic city lights to their oriental alleyways, Japan was everything it is hyped up to be!

I was fortunate to work with an English-speaking photographer out there, and he was nice enough to show my friend and I around the city. Shout out to Chris for being so awesome! Can't wait to come back. Till next time, Japan!

Photos by: Chris Lloyd (IG: @ghostdances) 

Jacket: Urban Outfitters

Denim jeans: Cotton On

xo, victoria