Friday, January 9, 2009

Inspiration: Erika Kurihara



She is a fashion editor at i-D, is a frequently snapped by The Sartorialist and featured on Jak and Jil, she owns those Prada peep-toes, and just happens to be naturally gorgeous... I'd be green with envy if I wasn't so busy trying to take notes.

Cath and I love how she isn't super-trendy (black pointy foot-wear, spandex-clad legs, architectural Balmain jackets), but looks chic and completely original. It is also true that we have a soft spot for Asian ladies in fashion (that doesn't mean we are eschewing our Cajun side, mom!) because diversity still seems fairly sparse in what is supposed to be a cutting-edge world.

LL

28 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

She is beautiful & stylish! Nice combo... I miss the late Tina Chow!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-she is very stylish indeed, I can understand how she is a favourite of yours! Have a lovely weekend girls!!

Munted kowhai said...

Her emerald dress is freaking awesome!It's like a painting.
*swoons*

issa said...

ooh she's quite amazing!! and totally with you on the asian ladies in fashion.. the diversity is still quite sparse.. but cs'et la vie

Sal said...

I feel so out of it - I've never seen this astonishingly stylish femme. And you're so right: She's got overtones of trend, but nothing overt. Just loads of highly personal, highly original style.

saray said...

I really like her style..

lisa said...

She's gorgeous. I really like how she's rocking the third look. And there's nothing wrong with having a soft spot for the Asian ladies in fashion! I interviewed a local designer last year who's Caucasian and says she reads Japanese magazines for style inspiration when she's not people-watching.

Syana said...

she kinda looks half asian.. she's really pretty though. Oh and I love the dress in the 3rd pic

Hot Bot said...

She is gorgeous! And I have a soft spot for Asians also...gotta represent!

this wheel's on fire said...

I always love seeing pictures of her...she's so put together & beautiful!

Mom said...

Hey Girls. No worries here. It's a well known fact, it's impossible to eschew "Cajuness".
love and kisses,
Mom
PS: I also have a soft spot for Asian ladies who love fashion :-).

SOS! said...

she's gorgeous! I like that con dress on the right..
xx-LJ from SOS!

xs said...

i love that coat!

PrincessImp. said...

I love seeing pictures of her, but I could never put a name to her face..till now! *hides head in shame*
Thanks!

Ike said...

she is definitely fierce! It's always nice to see a different face from the fashion world :)

ps. would you like to do a link exchange?

Couture Carrie said...

Love all of these looks - the boots really rock!

xoxox,
CC

Devin Dwyer said...

she's lovely... but you two ladies are WAY more gorgeous and fashionable.

ambika said...

That velvet dress is simply amazing--Victorian & modern all at once.

Margherita. said...

Nice inspiration. I like the black shoes!

yiqin; said...

She def owns those prada heels. I love the black ones!

Fashion Tidbits said...

you're sure right about that diversity thing and sheesh she IS SUPER stylish! :)

GoldDustGirl said...

she looks outrageously rad in that third pic.
nice blog!
xo

www.golddustgirl.com

Maeko said...

Also can't hurt that she's a Hapa just like you two! <3 Asians!

We Asians gotta stick together (at least blog together, LOL).

Tonia said...

She is gorgeous and has amazing style.

And there are actually many Asians in American fashion now, and not all of them are men. How about Anna Sui or all of the asian models on NY fashion week?

ana b. said...

Hey thanks for introducing me to this lovely lady! She is just working those outfits to death. I agree with your comment about diversity in fashion. It often strikes me how little I come across of it when I'm on the net or flicking through magazines.

Gigi said...

I love EK's style and have seen her on The Sartorialist. I have always loved Asian influences. But let's not forget what it has done continually for music, art, film, and home decor even. What I love most about it in fashion is that it can be utterly simplistic while being oh so very complex.

M Paris said...

this chick is gorgeous! and i luv how u feature asian women. i'm asian and i like to see others with features similar to mine. it's great to have representation and diversity in fashion!!

KATLIN said...

Not only is her style killer, but jeez she is beautiful!!