Style Me Up is about the blend of cultures and creating new ones and truly embracing the diversities of life, which is what Meltin’Pot is made from.
So the project kicks off with the infamous Toyko based duo, Dan Bailey and Kazuaki Joe K that are Tokyo Dandy.
The 3 models are Joe from Tokyo Dandy, Shingo who is an actor and Peli a stylist and one of Tokyos hottest DJs. We asked them to bring their own accessories and left our styling to finding the right leg cut – the most important factor when wearing jeans.
Japanese fashion is often seen as involving a lot of layering and perhaps over styling so for ‘Style Me Up’ We wanted to focus on denim as a uniform classic which allows for you to show off your accessories, body and above all personality.
Even with the busy kitsch background, like that of a busy street anywhere in the world, you can stand out in a pair of jeans.
10 TokyoDandy styling tips for the season.
1) Turn up collars, roll up sleeves – fit your clothes to your body.
2) Chromophobia is the fear of bright colors – this is unacceptable -embrace color! Even just a little with a bright tie or pair of socks, or if you’re really daring your hair.
3) Cut off jean legs in Summer for the comfiest pair of shorts…..
4) Then wear your favorite shorts all-year round over a pair of leggings.
5) Beg, borrow and steal clothes and jewelry from friends – sharing is caring and everything looks different on each individual.
6) Japanese street fashion is popular because of the amount of mixing and matching it involves, with just a little imagination you can get so much more out of your wardrobe.
7) Wash your hair. The 90’s maybe having a revival but some things from the grunge era are best left in the past.
8) Studs are here to stay but be inventive, search out flat studs and shapes other than the traditional spike shape.
9) Don’t follow trends when it comes to jeans, it’s essential you wear the style that is right for your body.
10) Ignore all above the above. Style tips are like fad diets, there are no quick fixes and if you thin about it you know what’s good for you.