Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us

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.

Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us
Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us
Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us

Shorts FRNCH, socks c/o Happy Socks (now 30% off), Jelly shoes Juju, basic t-shirt from Zara.

Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us

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.

Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us
Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us
Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us

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.

Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us Lost in Translation outfit - The cat, you and us

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!

2 Comments / 2 

  1. Fee - 6th July 2018

    LOVE THIS!!! I worked in Japan as an English Teacher after University. The interview process to get the job was quite long/serious/nerve wrecking so when they asked me why I wanted to go to Japan I told some little white lies to make sure I sounded deserving of going BUT! the real reason was totally because of Lost in Translation – tee-hee! That movie had such an impact on me that when I came out of the cinema I told my boyfriend at the time I was going to go live there! Of course there were other (no serious!) reasons too, like a slight obsession with Hello Kitty and Sailor Moon, Astro boy and pretty much anything branded by a Sanrio character :P :P

    Anyway, totally nailed it with the outfit, picked up all the little references straight away! I’m also excited to follow along with your London adventuress! woohoo! Have fun you guys!

  2. Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's - 6th July 2018

    Really love your shorts! So much!! Wow I’ve never heard of Japanese restaurants turning away English speakers during busy hours. I get where their coming from and I’m sure that it really helps with efficiency, allowing them to do the best they can do, but surprising all the same! My mom is also one of those people who bases where she eats off of where most other people are eating, whereas my dad likes looking for the quieter places recommended by guide books. It’s always a competition of whose method finds the better restaurant! Can’t wait to see your London bits :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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