Friday, January 14, 2011
Hey there Tokyo Rebel watchers! This is Tara! It's my first time writing up a post for the blog, and doing so I thought it might be nice to share some of my recent thoughts on fashion and the like!
While you might have seen me around the blog or at the shop before I wanted to formally introduce myself to you. As you know, I work part time at Tokyo Rebel but, I'm also attending the Fashion Institute of Technology here in NYC where I'm studying Fashion Design. It's very exciting to finally have classes doing something I love and I'm learning a lot about not only construction but the design and marketing process of clothes. On the side of all of this I've been a freelance model for the past few years. I never intend for it to be a full time career due to the nature of the business but I have had some wonderful experiences so far including modeling runway shows for Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Angelic Pretty, Hangry and Angry, and HiHO (among other things).
It's very obvious to the people I've met that SEX POT ReVeNGe is my favorite brand. I love punk fashion and Sex Pot has always made me feel myself, having a punk edge with a fun spirit! I was really excited when Tokyo Rebel opened and they were a retailer for SPR, it made my life much easier! I still remember years ago ordering my first Sex Pot items through a complicated shopping service - and since then I've used practically every method to obtain their clothes! One thing I really like about Sex Pot is that they mix punk fashion with color. The bright pops of color and design on their clothing really stand out to me and can break up the darkness of a punk outfit. But beyond the colors, the layering options and custom styled clothing from Sex Pot is another turn on. Sex Pot sells 'custom' versions of some of their clothing, where they'll take a piece and distort it by ripping, painting, bleaching, studding, or various other modifications to give the piece a more street grunge look. This is also possible to achieve, and encouraged by SPR, by buying the regular t-shirts (or other pieces) and modifying them yourself to add a personal touch! However the regular t-shirts also work nicely in outfits without the customization, if you think that is too much for your style!
Working at Tokyo Rebel is really fun for me so far. The fact that I can sell the clothes that inspire me is a great feeling. I've also already met many nice people and have had entertaining talks with customers. I've worked in retail before but was never in a place where I could really bond with the customers or help them fully like I can now. It's nice to go to work and wear what I love, sell what I love, and meet people with common interest. I find it kind of nerdy the way I can sit in front of the new monthly KERA, flipping through each page dozens of times examining each outfit, picking out all the little details. Fashion is a big part of my life, it entered me into an exciting world and has shaped me into who I am today. It might sound a bit silly to others or frivolous, but really it's something more to me.
Thanks for reading! Please come visit me sometime! I swear I don't bite!