I went over to the Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Diego with my family last night and though it was my first time there, I was hit with nostalgia. I’ve always been interested in Japanese culture since I was a little kid on Guam. From geographic location, historical events (i.e. World War II), and the importance of tourism for the island’s economy, a Guamanian is easily exposed to the great East Asian culture from topics such as food and art.
I was happy to see the Sanseido Bookstore full of fashion magazines! I stumbled upon this men’s street style and skateboarding magazine called Ollie. You may have heard about it last March when they featured the Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook for Supreme where Tyler, the Creator, Alex Olson, and Kevin “Spanky” Long modeled for the brand.
I honestly regret dropping 10 bones for the magazine. It was thick and included a comic book inside. Though it is not written in English, it really is a gem for visual inspiration! Here are some scans of the November 2011 issue.
Awesome to see only a few of the greatest skateboarders out there – John Cardiel and my favourite Brian Anderson!
A snippet of the comic – Tokyo Tribe. If you have an Asian market around your area, I suggest you’d pick an issue up! Or you can head on over to jmagazinescans and download a few older issues and other Japanese magazines!
Speaking of skateboarding, anyone else excited for the Girl & Chocolate video?
How about King of the Road 2011?
I would love to get my hands on an SC Calf Leather bag in Colbalt. Although Sofia’s line for Louis Vuitton launched nearly last year, it’s safe to say this line encompasses infinite simplicity and sophistication.
It’s so goddamn beautiful! I’m a bit picky when it comes to handbags. I’ve got a Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Lil Shifty in a cream so I guess you can tell I go for satchel-type bags. This is a perfect addition to a collection. I still would love to have Miu Miu’s Vitello Lux leather bow satchel!
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