Thrifted Coat + Upcoming Teen Vogue x Parsons Program
It's been forever since I blogged and I'm so glad I finally have time to blog again! Now that I've finished freshman year of college, I can devote the summer to getting my blog up and running once again. Thank you for being patient! But, as you can tell this outfit was taken back in December. One more winter outfit before the transition into summer clothing.
As you can see from the above picture (kinda?), since I posted my last style post I've dyed my hair grey! Even by this time it was already fading and yellowing, as you can see on the ends. It was a great experience transitioning into a cool toned hair color, which I never done before. With the grey hair I had to adjust to matching my outfits to go with my hair, thus the navy/blue/white colors. Getting to the grey from the red brown hair I had before was such a long process. I had to bleach my already damaged hair twice! It was pretty rough on my hair so now I'm working to get it healthy again and I'll be redoing my hair next week so keep an eye out for a post on that!
This coat, as mentioned in the post title is thrifted! I went thrifting in Shimokitazawa with my friend, and I had never thrifted in Tokyo before so that was fun and I found this navy coat. Its pretty thin lining so I could see myself wearing it in the fall as well. I really liked the cocoon shape and most of my winter coats are very structured so I was looking for something different.
One surprising thing though, well.. maybe not that surprising? Thrifting in Tokyo is actually pretty expensive. I've thrifted in Philly before and most things are around the $1-$15 range, but at least in Shimokita it was about 2,000-5,000 yen, which is almost the same price range if you had went shopping at regular stores in Shibuya or Harajuku.
So lastly... I am planning to start a fashion certificate program run by Parsons and Teen Vogue. You may have heard of it or seen it somewhere, although it is still fairly new. It's basically a 10 week program (you are given one year to complete it though) that covers the different aspects of the fashion industry. Since I won't be doing too much this summer I thought it was a perfect time to start. I wanted to take this program early so that I can figure out sooner what part of the industry I would want to work in. You can find out more about the program here.
I'll be starting the program sometime around June-July and plan to finish by the end of August. I'm planning to blog about the process and my experience, either in two parts of as I complete each section. So be on a lookout for that soon on my blog !