The minute I saw this stripe-y pair of socks, with the pink top part, my mind immediately went to the movie Lost in Translation and I knew we had to do an outfit post inspired by it! Do you remember that scene in the karaoke with Scarlett Johansson (Charlotte in the movie) wearing the pink wig and zebra background? This is our (little silly) homage by creating an outfit using the same color scheme from the scene.
I guess it has to do with my love for Japan, but this movie went deep to my heart. I loved how it shows the sense of loneliness so beautifully. Way before I was able to experience some of the things that appear in the film by myself, I was laughing with the Suntory gag and was amazed by how Tokyo looked through Charlotte’s clear umbrella.
The first time we went to Japan (2012!, wowzies) on the first day we felt a little bit like in the movie, of course we had each other, but had some communication problems as well. The first night, with all the jet-lag striking hard, it was raining and we were looking for the busier restaurant in Shibuya (it was a Yakitori!), because it is always a sign that it must be good. Once in the door, the lady owner made us the cross sign with her arms and showed us a paper with a message in English telling that they were deeply sorry but weren’t able to accept non-Japanese speaking clients during busy hours. As you can imagine, they were very apologetic but we were shocked! It wasn’t a downer just a realisation that maybe the movie happening in Japan wasn’t a coincidence, ha! Now with a little more knowledge about the Japanese etiquette, I’m sure they wanted to give us an excellent service, but with so many people at dinner hours they weren’t capable. During the trip we had other communication problems but always with Japanese people being super kind to us and my heart exploding every time.
I created the look taking into account the color scheme in the Karaoke scene, with the yellow, black and stripes. I had to add the pink wig as a stronger nod to the scene, but the look works great with my brunette hair, right? On the fun side, my hair hasn’t been that long in years, however, I just realized it when I had to tie my flocks to hide under the wig. Every time I had used the wig before I was able to just put it on top of my hair and go.
Have you ever been inspired by a place, character, book or movie scene to create an outfit? Link in the comments, I would love to see them!
Oh! and a big surprise at the end of the post. We are travelling to London today as a surprise gift for my mom in her 60th birthday. Follow us if you fancy our stories in IG and be prepared for lots of London bits once we are back!