R&E for Moussy shoe store in Shinjuku; leopard platforms

I’ve been a little out of touch with the japanese style scene of late, but took the opportunity tonight to check out one of my fave shoe stores there.

R & E/Rezoy

Just a few days ago, on August 18, a new shoe bar opened in Shinjuku, being the R&E Shop Azul by Moussy – I’d have loved to have been there for the first 4 days when they had opening special prices! Here are a few (not so great) pics from the staff blog.


I have to admit that a broad glance at the autumn shoes doesn’t fill me with excitement, but there are a few leopard numbers that do make my heart race. To wit:

One last leopard look, this time in a Mary Jane wedge. The black one next to it reminds me a little of Nicholas Kirkwood in the front platform:

Some are available at the R&E section of the Shibuya 109 Net Shop

Now to bring it on back home, for those in Oz: have you checked out Payless Shoes lately? Despite being a bargain brand, they have some very trendy platform courts at the moment – one of which is in leopard! I tell you, they look fabulous on, and I may just go back and snap up a pair.  They are at left; to the right is a delicious leopard (or ocelot)  platform from Mollini, for around twice the price but with a sexy strap across the foot as well as around the ankle:


Are you ready for more leopard, or are you pretty much over it now? And platforms? I’m just glad that we get to see so many platform shoes around in mainstream stores, instead of me having to go looking in goth and fetish shops!

Autumn Sale at Rakuten

For those who love Japanese fashion, Rakuten is a godsend – and it’s having a sale now, until 12th November!

Here’s the page on how to shop at Rakuten, before you start worrying 🙂

Now to get to some of the goodies I’ve seen! I’ll start with faves from Yosuke USA – why not stock up on boots:

These platform boots are available in sizes up to 24cm, for 9,240 yen or AU$109

Or these red, black or red & black platform boots, for 6,400 yen or AU$79.36

There are also these cute suede and fake fur princess boots at 8,800 yen or AU$109.12

If military boots are more your thing:

There are these Fox Fur charms going for 2,100 yen, or around AU $26:

Although not a gyaru per se, I do find myself liking a lot of the fashion, and this range which is a collaboration of Galstar and Shizuka Takeda has me intrigued.

There are these pants from Galstar, ridiculous at only $23.51

or these Galstar lace effect leggings for $19.96

or striped leggings for the same price

The Galstar section has all the key gal trends represented: military, nordic, fur, leopard and animal print, native pattern and more.

Oh, and there’s the new Jiggy collection of must have ankle boots, only 2,490 yen

Or the buckled open toed Venti Anni boots featured in the May issue of Scawaii – at 1, 895 yen or $23.50

Whether gothic, lolita, princess, gyaru or whatever is your preferred japanese fashion style, you’ll find something you want for sale now, and for great prices! (Not trying to entice/bankrupt you, mind; just sayin’)