Let's see, what have I been up to... been watching a lot of movies this summer, not such a great selection here in the Tokyo cinemas, but I'm one of those people who enjoys going to the movies even if the actual film is just meh. Within the last month or so I saw X-Men First Class, which I really liked (I was always a fan of the X-men film series), though I was more intrigued by the Romeo and Juliet subtext of Magneto and Professor X than I was by the actual plot. The casting was excellent, with the exception of January Jones as Emma Frost; don't get me wrong, JJ kills it as Betty Draper, but as an evilly brilliant telepath, not so much. We also saw Thor (kinda cool, but not as awesome as most reviews led me to believe), and the last Harry Potter installment. Saw the trailer for Brad Pitt's Tree of Life, which looks awesome, so I'm looking forward to fall when the superhero/CG fest popcorn flicks of summer give way to more mature and introspective movies.
It was recently summer sale season here in Tokyo, and the fiancee was able to score some great stuff at Banana Republic and Commes des Garcons for like 50% off. As for me, I didn't really find anything; as per usual I was more drawn to the newer fall collections. I got a beautiful metallic sweater dress at Zara and a stripped angora jumper from Topshop, that's about it. Zara's new collection features a lot of metallics, which is one of my favorite trends ever. In addition to the sweater dress, I got a silver puff-sleeve T-shirt that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine:
|Metallic top and beige skirt (Zara), white undershirt (H&M), silver accessories (mayglobe Japan)|