Books: The Tokyo Look Book, by Yuri Manabe
This is an amazing, very well researched book and is a visual treat for fashionistas everywhere. Keet, the book's author, clearly took a genuine interest in the lives and activities of the people she interviewed, and this approach lends depth and insight that most other books of its kind are lacking. Manabe's photographs are fantistic, as well.
Why, oh why, are Japanese people cooler than Americans? The style is just alive, bright, busy, but somehow? It all works.