This spring, TATCHA, the company behind my favorite Japanese Blotting Papers, brings us a new skincare line to emulate the finely honed, effortless regimen of Japanese geisha. Made from all-natural ingredients including Okinawa Red Algae, Japanese Rice Bran and the very best Green Tea, the...

Spotted Silk blouse - Zara (recent find) Dotted skirt - H&M Good morning and Happy Monday, friends! You might have to squint in order to see the leopard spots on this blouse (a Saturday find at my Union Square Zara), but it's there, I promise! I like the simple black piping that adorns an...

As a teenager working in her mother's beauty boutique in Houston, Texas, Vicky Tsai once heard the best beauty secrets originated in Japan with the geisha. Years later she decided to investigate if this were true. Tsai traveled to a little community in South Kyoto where artisans were...

Paloma Canut is this semester's winner of Parsons School of Fashion, WGSN Trend Spotting contest. Her beautifully designed "Gothic Romanticism" presentation came straight from the streets of New York City. She did not have a pre-conceived notion of what she was after, but kept an open mind and...

Curious about the luminous skin of Japanese geisha? You can try to attain their youthful complexion with TATCHA skin care. Founder Victoria Tsai had spent a long time researching a 200-year-old manuscript on geisha beauty and has painstakingly deciphered its secrets to create her skin care...

Spotted Literature student Lili for showing that winter dressing still passes the bar in uber-coolness- this lovely is actually wearing 4 layers!! A sucker for matching classic and modern accessories, I heart her vintage purse paired with cobalt blue booties- a style that has just the right...

I took the opportunity to spend my last free time in Kyoto downtown with my buddies at a beautiful dessert cafe upstairs overlooking Shijo, Kyoto's main shopping district area. I will most likely do another post on shopping in Kyoto and where the hot spots are for those of you...

And now for another installment of STUFF YOU WONT SEE IN AMERICA: Geisha on her cellphone Not really a working geisha, but a model dressed up with painted face and kimono nevertheless. Pagoda Jump! Posted by Lizz Aubrey at 7:29 PM

I'm all for geisha-inspired shoes at walkable heights and anything that will compliment my flared jeans or maxi skirts. Thus I can now comfortably look like a 70s inspired geisha? I've put together my newest creation as a Microsoft Paint Professional (ahem self-proclaimed) for you in a set...

Another of our adventures in Kyoto was to a spot more popular but definitely as majestic and beautiful - a temple called the Rokuon-Ji or the Kinkaku-ji Temple. It's well-known for it's Golden Pavillion. The sacred spot was built in the 1200s for petes sake! Holy antique. Like everything else...

 

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