Wearing Kansai Yamamoto

I posted this amazing Kansai Yamamoto skirt I got off eBay a few months back…it is definitely time to show it some love again.

Worn today with Ann Demeulemeester lace-up sandal boots, an American Apparel sweatshirt, my new favorite vintage necklace, and an Antonio Palladino gold octopus ring.
This octopus ring is not mine! Mine is silver, my mom has one in gold. Sometimes we trade. I cannot reiterate enough how much pleasure it gives me to wear my favorite animal on my finger– it's glistening jointed tentacles come to life with every twitch of my finger.
Can't get enough of these Ann D's!! I know, I know…I'll shut up about them.
Denise gets as excited about Ann Demeulemeester as I do. She was very animated today…she's always trying to get into my pictures.
and now I'm going to share some pictures of David Bowie wearing Kansai Yamamoto…
Here is a very short clip from one of his shows in 1971-very theatrical!

xox Jane

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  1. Amee wrote:

    OMG that picture of Denise is hilarious and adorable! Love that you have every color in those Ann D sandals…wish I could see them in person here in Houston :(

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  2. Brigadeiro wrote:

    OMGosh! ANOTHER pair of Ann D lace-up sandals?!? Amazing! :)

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  3. Arianna wrote:

    those shoes are amazing. $900 a pair though, jeeeez. i wish i had that kinda money. id probably blow it on these haha. OR the new Isabel Marant studded ankle boots, those are $1300 AYYY!!

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  4. Christine wrote:

    First of all you walk down that brick retainer like it’s your own runway and second I think the Ann Ds in that particular colour are my favourite!
    You look effortlessly gorgeous as all ways, keep it up!

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  5. Luna wrote:

    love, LOVE that ring!!
    the octopus is my favorite animal too!!
    u should show us the silver one sometime

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  6. Amazing skirt.

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  7. GGshoe wrote:

    I remember your wonderful ebay find! That is my favorite color on those Ann D’s.
    Great outfit!

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  8. Chelsea wrote:

    Love love love this outfit. Your blog is very inspirational! Love all your posts.
    <3 Chelsea'sGirl

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  9. kelse wrote:

    that octupus ring is actually amazing. I love it.
    I know what you mean by the favorite animal ring, I’m on the lookout for an owl..

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  10. anna wrote:

    Damn, do you really have 3 pair ann D sandals?
    Anyway, I love your ring (‘:

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  11. drea wrote:

    take the necklace off and its good!

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  12. Love the skirt color….

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  13. stunned wrote:

    3 pair x $950 = you do the math… wow

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  14. Alma wrote:

    The octopus ring is way too cool!

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  15. patriflux wrote:

    baby, you have amazing style! i cant’t imagine myself wearing that skirt, i don’t think i could pull it off! however, i would wear those ann d, and your whole collection of shoes, without thinking twice!!! the ring is faboulous too!!!

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  16. daisy wrote:

    The skirt looks wondrous, Im in love ! I really like the photos of bowie too!

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  17. Hmm…where to begin..
    Okay well let me begin with saying that this has got to be on of my favorite looks of yours!
    It is pulled together so marvelously and also very effortlessly.
    The nail polish + the jewerly combined with a teeny bit of midriff showing and those delishhh Demeulemeester’s (they are DIVINE in that shade of brown by the way)
    Its simple and chic and unique and perfect. You are fabulous.

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  18. blackbook wrote:

    love the ring!! and the shape of the skirt reflected in the shape of the necklace…

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  19. Hannah wrote:

    LOL to that picture of your dog! I’m still loving the Ann Demeulemeester booties too. And I love, love, love those octopus rings but I think I prefer yours in silver.

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  20. iole wrote:

    looking great.
    love the ring. I’ll check it out on the eb
    kisses Iole

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  21. sara wrote:

    i really love the ring!
    please visit my blog, xoxo

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  22. Skylice wrote:

    love your skirt, your octopus ring and your shoes! you always have something amazing! love it <3

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  23. You look great! you are so lucky to have that ring! it is a stunning piece. And those are my fave of your ann Ds
    Please click here to visit me at Vintage Tea!

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  24. Marie wrote:

    Love your skirt!

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  25. Lovely outfit as usual!

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  26. iru wrote:

    the ring is to die for! great that it has joints of its own. rings are seriously back with a vengeance. and bowie in that sweet little knit Kansai Yamamoto number? sigh…

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  27. Laure wrote:

    Oh God ! Love so much these Ann D’s… Please Jane, would you let me know where did you buy them ? Can’t find this brown colour on the Internet… and I really REALLY want them !
    Kisses from France, U’re fab !

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  28. jeanette wrote:

    I totally adore the octopus ring! I WANT ONE TOO!

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  29. I like the brown and blue together. And how the shoes pick up on the colours in the skirt.

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  30. boubou wrote:

    I LITERRALY love your ring and your skirt !!

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  31. lauren wrote:

    AHA love the bono pics, he is great!
    Octopus ring is so lovely, it looks wrapped around your finger very real.. and yep the shoes are amazing. I LOVE laces down the front with no tongue in the back… fab

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  32. wow!
    i love all your Ann D’s shoes from white, black and brown!
    what a beautiful necklace, jane!

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  33. That ring!!! It’s perfection!

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  34. Georgie wrote:

    Those shoes are just stunning.

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  35. DPL wrote:

    Those shoes are amazing

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  36. Alix wrote:

    I really have the feeling your photography has improved,
    keep it up!
    But i can remember your beginnings with the collages
    and the scannings of your scrapbook, and i really loved those, they remembered me of the ones in the vogue Italia!

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  37. Alyssa wrote:

    blue is an amazing colour on you…

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  38. Elo wrote:

    ATTENTION PLEASE !! Ann D. lovers: if you go on the Zara website, you can see rip offs of these fabulous shoes… that are very alike and even more fabulous ! Don’t know if they are currently in stores, though… I still haven’t seen them.

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  39. Julia wrote:

    Sorry, usually your style is interesting, but that looks just like a child dressing up… expensive shoes don’t necessarily make a good outfit.

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  40. I love those shoes! =)

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  41. oh that RING!!!! fabulous!

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  42. awww Jane!!! You always look so great!!!! Love your Ann D lace up boots. Have a nice day…. Hope to see you soon.

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  43. Victoire wrote:

    What a fun skirt! I should get one with a map of Beijing so I won’t get lost when I go there lol
    I love your accessories – that ring is adorable!

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  44. Octopus ring…phenomenal. As are the boots, and the skirt, and your doggy :)
    Mckenzie Dowler

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  45. Jill wrote:

    I have an interesting thought about Bowie…but I don’t want to tarnish your youth! Beautiful ring and great look chica…very avant garde!

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  46. Oh my goodness I do believe you have those Ann D’s in every color! I want a pair so badly ::sniff::sniff:: there absolutely gorgeous! That octopus ring is awesome as well, but my heart still belongs to those lace up boots! J’adore!

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  47. jules wrote:

    love love love this skirt girly esp the ann d booties and that RING!
    the david bowie pics are sheer magic!

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  48. Moni wrote:

    I LOVE the skirt! For some reason, it reminds me Akira. Or maybe informatics designs.
    Speaking of octopi, I’ve been seriously considering what I have to do to have one as a pet (and if that’s even legal). :P

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  49. love the ringg!! x

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  50. actually wheres it from?!

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  51. Elly wrote:

    that ring is extremely fabulous.

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  52. Gweng wrote:

    I really love the quality of your photos, jane! Your clothes look more fab because the photography is so nice! Would you mind if I ask, Who holds the lens for you? :) Thanks!

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  53. Yami Pacheco wrote:

    Hey Jane…. I was browsing the net when I visited one of my favorite sites and seen an entry about you. The best thing about this is its Kourtney Kardashian’s site http://officialkourtneyk.celebuzz.com/ I just wanted to let you know..

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  54. Amelie wrote:

    AWESOME ring! I love it!

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  55. hanh wrote:

    I love the skirt and Ann D boots.

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  56. MM wrote:

    Your blog is amazing.
    Its on my worth a visit list!
    pay my blog a visit . I doubt you will though.

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  57. Insomnia wrote:

    Lovely colors!
    And I’m so in love with that ring!

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  58. I love Octopus accessories, haha, that ring is so great (especially against your Royal blue nails!)
    Great top, AA raglans are the best. I love my gray baby! ;)

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  59. ana maggie wrote:

    do you have a store in dallas? if so i would love to come by! please let me know!

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  60. mazpe wrote:

    that ring is one of the best i’ve seen!

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  61. pear wrote:

    I found a knock-off ring that looks almost like it, it’s still 100+ tho :( the ring is so gorgeous!!!
    That sandals are just precious! I need to see if I can find a good deal on ebay for it
    I am very tempted to make one of my boots into that sandals

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  62. Geri Wu wrote:

    oo i love that skirt! haha spaceships are awesome
    xx, Geri

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  63. Cari wrote:

    The ring is gorgeous. I like your silver one more tho. xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

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  64. mira wrote:

    oh, i love ure ring. i love octopi too! u should check etsy. they have amazing necklaces and rings that i want bad

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  65. Cookies wrote:

    Octopus ring <3 Love it !

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  66. chelle g wrote:

    Today was my 1st time on your blog. It’s fabulous and so are you!! Kudos from Sf, Ca. Hope your having a nice week doll! =)

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  67. Kat wrote:

    Wow, I love your hair!! What do you do with them??

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  68. The octopus ring is beautiful, I love all the tiny hinges that make it move. I saw that he did a crab bracelet that also had moveable joints. Such amazing work.

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  69. S.I.Q. wrote:

    i looove your outfit!
    and david bowie is amazing!
    -Coco Chanel movie
    -Futuristic Shoes

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  70. Can’t say I’m one hundred percent fan of the skirt…but those shoes. Those. Shoes. Are. Amazing.

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  71. Lea Anne wrote:

    your ring is amazing! it looks fabulous

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  72. yuka wrote:

    that skirt is just stunning. and you style it so well!

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  73. peachblossom wrote:

    love the ring & the Ann D’s!
    i wish i had your confidence to wear such a lovely skirt like that.
    y’know. its not something you seen people wearing everyday.

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  74. sarah wrote:

    very cool necklace!
    did you sign up for leah sakellarides’ macaroni club necklace giveaway on my blog yet?? it’s tomorrow yay!

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  75. Debbie wrote:

    Love the shoes, can’t get enough of them and you own 3 colors now. Lucky girl. The whole outfit is cute, I’m just crazy about those shoes.

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  76. the shoes are amazing, whenever i hear Ann Demeulemeester i think of sea of shoes! and the skirt is really cool, as is the octopus ring

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  77. Katerina wrote:

    Vogue UK
    MAY 2009
    has a comment for your blog on page 70! congrads!

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  78. andrea wrote:

    The essence of modern- taking a vintage piece and wearing it with new stuff and in a new way. You get it. also want you to know that I have a pair of wool gloves that I bought in Bloomingdale’s in 1979 or 1980 that are Kansai Yamamoto. I will see if I can find them and email you a pic if you want.

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  79. Cruz wrote:

    Love this outfit and that skirt! Thanks for posting the Kansai stuff – it’s so cool! You have the whole sandal boot rainbow now don’t you? ;-)

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  80. tinklestar wrote:

    LOVE the ring and the shoes! You have such amazing taste!
    I just linked you from my blog if you don’t mind! Come check it out. It’s in the baby stages right now…

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  81. Egle wrote:

    Picture of shoes in the grass is so cool that I couldn’t post it in my blog (http://pamastymaigyvenimotemaetc.blogspot.com/).

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  82. Chloe wrote:

    Hey Jane,
    I too have a tentacle/octopus obsession and I just wanted to share this amazing jeweler with you. I wear this tentacle ring everyday and have been dying for a pair of the earings. They are cast from actual tentacles!
    Love your blog by the way,long time reader. Check out her stuff I bet you will like it.

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  83. xAZD wrote:

    i love your octopus ring, the links must move quite nicely. :)
    and the show video is so wonderfully haunting!

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  84. Courtney wrote:

    that ring is so playful and amazing! it’s also great that it’s a full finger ring and it is able to allow your finger to move!
    love the blog, jane!

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  85. The Lady wrote:

    This looks soo amazing..comfy yet glamorous! :0)
    And that ring is absolutely amazing..I discovered this Etsy shop today that reminded me of the animal jewelry fetish you and your mom share! Pricey, but beautiful!
    (Mainly the fox, crocodile, and lion!)

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  86. Cara wrote:

    that ring!!!!!!! I used to work at sea world and an aquarium so its safe to say I am loving that ring! great shoes too.

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  87. rachel wrote:

    GURRLLLLL where are those glasses from??????
    holla please

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  88. Rebekk wrote:

    Ann Demeulemeester is starting to grow on me more and more and I thank you for that. =))

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  89. Jillian wrote:

    i want an octopus ring!
    it’s amazing!

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  90. Hi! i’m sorry but i can’t speak english well because i’m a spanish girl,but i saw u in a magazine and i think you have a fantastic collection of shoes! and this skirt is WOW! very strange but lovely! i try to make a blog but in spain only a few people use the blog..and i use blogger, bye! xoxo

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  91. Emma wrote:

    That skirt is so cute. Reminds me of patterns they have on kids’ blankets or quilt covers.
    I did a post a while ago showing some of Bowie’s fashion styles http://5kindsofawesome.blogspot.com/2009/02/david-bowie.html. I found that same picture with the huge jumpsuit pants though I didn’t know it was a Kansai Yamamoto outfit.

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  92. Bisou-joue wrote:

    I’m love with this octopus ring : wonderful !

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  93. bint wrote:

    Shoe’s are cute, David isn’t!

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  94. chen wrote:

    beautiful dress~
    i like the ring !

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  96. Leah wrote:

    octopus ring, ann d’s in that color, bowie…its so much, my heart can’t take it! loveitloveit, sickneessssss allllll around!

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  97. I just love those sandals!

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  98. Winn wrote:

    ^ an octopus cuff from Calypso. It’s a big chunky brass colored one, so cute : )

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  99. I love the skirt beyond amazing and don’t get me started on the Ann D’s

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  100. Libby wrote:

    That ring is fabulous. And the skirt is obviously insane, and so is Bowie. hahaa gotta love Bowie!

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  101. Tamia wrote:

    Now THAT was a show! Love the octopus ring, I’m really into big rings…they make me feel like Dr. Claw.

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  102. Julia wrote:

    omg I am dying! I have to repost the pic of your ring !!! ps- bowe is the shit

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  103. Jane and friends, please ADVISE. CAN YOU WEAR THESE DEMEULEMEESTER BOOTIES WITH SOCK? Not sure, dying to buy them but we are going into winter here in Australia and I don’t think I’d be able to wait….I know they are wearing the new platform Marni’s with socks, not sure about these? Please let me know. Also, Jane, if you only had $1000 would you buy these or the gorgeous chloe multi strap sandles?

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  104. I like your shoes..

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  105. Automnale. wrote:

    such an amazing ring! octopus!

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  106. Linda wrote:

    What kind of camera do you use?
    Great pictures!

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  107. Krystal S. wrote:

    im new to your site, i just adore your style xx

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  108. Katie wrote:

    OMG! that skirt is just plain amazing!!
    i am so glad i am getting a job. my checks/tips are going straight to clothes HAHA

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  109. Victor Hsu wrote:

    You should check out our new women’s sneaker!

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  110. Nataly wrote:

    Hi Jane I’ve sent you an email some days ago(my email starts with natalyromashko). Reply me please!

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  111. erika wrote:

    yes, i remember that great skirt,it is so pop culture

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  112. Sophie wrote:

    Whattttttttttt camera do you have please? :)

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  113. hanako66 wrote:

    that skirt is fabulous!

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  114. Chalace wrote:

    I am IN LOVE with that ring!! matter fact the whole outfit is adorable!!!!!!!!!

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  115. Catherine wrote:

    Kansai Yamamoto is absolutely amazing.

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  116. Jamie wrote:

    I am so jealous of your Ann D. boots.
    I can’t believe you have all three colors!
    so lucky!

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  117. Sassy wrote:

    I love the octopus ring!

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  118. connie wrote:

    Yay!David Bowie. I’m a sucker for androgynous looks.I’m loving the skirt.
    Bonbon’s Vintage

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  119. Tommy wrote:

    lovelovelove the necklace *_*

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  120. cassiopeia wrote:

    Gorgeous skirt, and the ring is just too cute! :-D

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  121. Saint wrote:

    i actually really really love your grey jumper, its so simple but chic! where’s it from??

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  122. Martisha wrote:

    And here I thought we were the only family that had a Bullmastiff!
    Is she a Red? She’s sooo cute. -fawns-
    We have a Bullmastiff, too. (Obviously. :P)

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  123. Karen Sue wrote:

    I love shoes too

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  124. Karen Sue wrote:

    I love shoes too

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  125. Karen Sue wrote:

    I love shoes too and can I make friend with you?

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  126. Your blog is so great, I love your style, it’s so effortless! You’re shoes are sooooooo amazing, i’m incredibly jealous. You’re just totally inspirational to me, love your blog!!!!!!
    Thanks for being great :)

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  127. that octupus ring is actually amazing. I love it.
    I know what you mean by the favorite animal ring, I’m on the lookout for an owl

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