Our new feature, MISSY TRAVEL, spotlights sacred destinations for those wanderlusters in-the-know. Each time, we will feature a class-act destination and offer up our top 5 must-sees, tried and tested by the Missy team ourselves. Quite fitting then that we kick off our first ever feature with the city of magic, Tokyo.
This is probably the closest you’ll ever be to Japanese royalty and we’d say a prayer to that. A popular wedding venue, you’ll likely see a traditional wedding procession through the courtyard. Surrounding the shrine is Yoyogi Park which like all things Japanese, is meticulously kept and well worth a visit.1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya
If you have an obsession with ramen like we do – and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you? - Afuri will definitely hit the spot. Order through a nifty little vending machine out front and wait for your gastronomical delights.Nine locations throughout Toyko – we went to the Roppongi Hills outlet.
We are literally OBSESSED with this Japanese label’s footwear. Founded by designer Asuka Furuta, Toga’s cult status within the fashion industry is unwavering with their unique hardware and achingly cool designs. Their store is tucked away in a narrow alley just off Omotesando.6-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
We’ve all debated this: is waking up at 3am to go to the fish market to wait in line for the 6am tuna auction worth it? Our answer is NO. We were so tired after the 15 minute auction the rest of the day was a write-off. We suggest just heading down to the fish market at a respectable hour and eating at one of the restaurants, they are all delicious! We’ve heard that the market might be relocating soon in preparation for the 2020 Olympics, so be sure to check before you go!5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo
With jaw-dropping views of Tokyo and an ever-changing roster of world class exhibitions, Mori Art Museum is a must see. This fantastic Star Wars exhibition was on while we were in town!53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
A snap of the MISSY GIRLS in Tokyo!
Our pick for Tokyo is our BIG LOVE earrings. Always inspired by the orignianlity and quirkiness of Tokyo’s youth culture, these earrings add a perfect dose of punch to any outfit.Available now.
April 11, 2017
As one of the rising bloggers in China’s ever-evolving landscape, Li Yilin - known as 10 - having studied fashion design in Japan, manages to straddle a balance between her street edge and mass appeal. Having worked with who’s who in the fashion and beauty sector, she’s ever-present at all the fashion events flanking her close circle of in-the-know friends. Her striking features and cool-girl attitude had us all starry-eyed when we shot her in MISSY SKINS. Let’s see what this usually minimalistic and sports-influenced babe does with her styling magic on our two current collections, LOVE KILLS BY MISSY SKINS and HEAVENLY CREATURES BY MISSY SKINS.
10 wears Novia tank top, Heavenly denim jacket, Bumble denim mini skirt, Marijuana embroidered single earring, Susana embroidered earrings, Rae mini shoulder bag and Paradise coin purse all from HEAVENLY CREATURES BY MISSY SKINS.
Photographer: Samuel Croskery
Production: Central Studios
April 7, 2017
MISSY GIRL is our periodic feature of a sassy lass that echoes the spirit of MISSY SKINS. She's modern and thrives off the pulse of big cities. She's a rebel and a free spirit. She's spicy and sweet.
We ask them to come in and style themselves in a MISSY SKINS outfit (or two!), find out what makes them tick, where they go to find that special something, and just overall badass girly intel.
For this month’s MISSY GIRL, we checked in with Tera Feng – who’s been busy doing the rounds at Europe’s fashion week stops – wearing her MISSY SKINS! This seasoned fashionista, in between her globe-trotting lifestyle, runs a jewellery showroom based out of Hong Kong called Kuan Concept Showroom. Having brought her jewel discoveries to notable multi-brand stores as well as collaborations with museums and online lifestyle platforms…. Let’s see what she has to share with us!
1. What made you decide to start a jewellery showroom?
I started Kuan Concept Showroom in 2013, with a focus on contemporary accessories. Although accessories may seem insignificant to some, to me it carries a wealth of culture, artistry and craftsmanship – it’s the finishing touch on any outfit and embodies the soul of personal style.
2. What’s coming up next with Kuan?
The brands we are working with right now are sold in museum gift shops and multi-brand stores around the world. We hope to become a platform for contemporary accessory designers and through our showroom and social media become a resource for consumers to discover new designers.
3. How have you found the transition from stylist to blogger? What has been your biggest challenge?
As a blogger, I’m more able to share my styling philosophy through social media. I love interacting with my followers and they give me the power to keep going! When I was in Paris this time, a foreign girl came up with her boyfriend and asked to take a photo with me, because she follows me on Instagram and loves my accessories! It was definitely a pleasant surprise!
4. How would you describe your sense of style?
I love mixing and matching different styles, as I have a broad appreciation for fashion.
5. What’s your most fail-safe outfit?
When I’m shot for inspiration, I just go with the basics because you can never go wrong with that!
6. You’ve been to many international catwalk shows. Have you ever felt starstruck by anyone you’ve met?
I’ve always loved Diana Pernet so meeting her was definitely a highlight!
7. Where do you turn to if you hit a creative wall?
Usually travel, exercise, and some QT with my closest friends will fix me right up!
8. Which MISSY SKINS item was love at first sight?
The mens line leather jacket! It has clean lines, and is a little oversized…so it looks super cool on girls. I love the juxtaposition with MISSY SKINS’ white lace styles!
Tera wears Gatsby print blazer, Feline wide leg pants, and Big Love embroidered earrings all from LOVE KILLS BY MISSY SKINS; MISSY SKINS MR. leather jacket; Jane lace bra top from ROYALTY BY MISSY SKINS.
Photographer: Shen Yi @ CENTRAL STUDIOS
March 31, 2017