I always try to visit Nude n’ Rude as I just love so many of the labels they carry, known to us in the west – like Iron Fist, Kreepsville 666, Lip Service, Demonia etc…as well as other Japanese labels and now their own Nude n’ Rude Couture 2012 line.
Since I was in Koenji recently for Secret Dog, ilil etc, I decided to combine them in the one afternoon shopping trip (along with a few other stores, still to come in future posts).
I wondered what had changed since my last visit a year ago. Peering in the shop windows, I was heartened to see the same kinky, kooky, retina-searing flavour throughout:
Entering the store you see the shocking pink walls are still there, along with the graffiti,
Edward Scissorhands graphic and sexy mannequins,
the chandelier, lovely old glass display table and leather couch.
A lot of the labels from before are here,
…but now the Couture line is prominent
and there are Steampunk displays to enjoy:
One of the newer brands they carry is Lime Crime make-up, and the lipsticks in particular have been flying out the door, with restock being necessary. I know I wear mine all the time, so I can well understand why!
A Japanese brand they’ve started carrying is Rouge, maker of fabulous pvc items, like the goth-octopus looking thing you can see on one of the mannequins above, and which I show in my video diary a few entries back. I’ll do a post on Rouge shortly, so expect naughtiness such as this (and yes, they do costumes for events by Tokyo Kink Society).
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So Nude n’ Rude continues to be a badass place to visit…and there many other funky stores in Koenji too, coming soon…