|Blazer & Tee: UniQlo, Jeans: Bossini, Necklace: c.o Sayaka, Shoes, Anthro|
When we took these pictures by the river in Hiroshima, the Atomic Bomb Dome was directly to my right. It didn't really feel appropriate to shoot outfit photos in front of that building, which essentially looked like a giant hand had reached out of the sky and crushed it. I will never forget the iron staircase hanging from one wall that had been twisted by the intense heat of the blast; it looked a bit like a crumpled tissue.
Modern day Hiroshima is such a lovely city, with a really positive atmosphere. Maybe it was just relief that the intense heat of the Japanese summer was over, or maybe people were just really looking forward to Halloween, but everybody just seemed so happy. One old man even struck up a conversation with us - he'd been to the UK once, he said, but the only city he'd visited was Birmingham. Victor was telling him, "I'm so sorry! Sumimasen! Birmingham sucks - you should come to London instead!" and the two of them had a laugh.
Of course, we went to the Peace Memorial Museum, the one where they teach you all about the bombing and all the devastation it caused. It's the little things that stay with you; like how the heat was so intense, it burned out the black letters of posters miles away from the epicentre. We staggered out of that building after two hours, and it was crazy to look around and know that everything you saw used to be a burned-out field of rubble.
Finally, on a more cheerful note, these are my new pants that I got in Hong Kong. Tribal jeans to go with my tribal pendant. I kept everything else as basic as I could, with my plain white tee and black blazer, so as not to distract too much from the crazy-ass jeans. They're from the same store as my stripey sweater, though Victor didn't pick these out - I did. Which ones do you think is nicer, the sweater or the jeans?