Sweater by Erina's mother, Junya Wantanabe by Comme Des Garçons dress, necklace and boots
Your dreams can come true. In Junya Wantanabe's irreverent-of-all-things-staid dresses and jeans, Erina is hardly the kind of "housewife" that we'd conjure up in our American minds. The Tokyo native became obsessed with rock and roll photography after her husband turned her on to the Strokes, and, before she knew it, her passion kicked her way out of the homemaker kitchen door. Friends entered Erina's photos of the indie punk band Be Your Own Pet in a Loolapalooza photograph competition. She won second place, leading to a VIP pass for the festival and the start of her career as one of Japan's few female music photographers in 2007.
Left: Comme Des Garçons coat, Charles Anastase dress, Ksubi jeans, Prada shoes, Gucci bag. Right: Vintage jacket
Since then, Erina has had the opportunity to shoot, among others, Charlotte Gainsboourg, the Flaming Lips, and the Strokes for Honey Magazine. Presently, Erina, with the blessing of her snowboarder spouse, is living courageously on her own across the globe in NYC in order to launch her music photography website Nu-Mag on June 9th. Pull out your grandmother cardigans, pair studs with girly plaids, pearls with army boots, and a varsity jacket with a patchwork gown and make your obsessions your reality.
You can see Erina's photography here.
xo Elisa & Lily
Junya Wantanabe by Comme Des Garçons jacket, Betsey Johnson dress, Jeffrey Campbell shoes
Left: Vintage jacket, Alice Roi top, Ganryu by Comme Des Garçons jeans, Junya Wantanabe by Comme Des Garçons belt, Play Comme Des Garçons shoes. Right: Karen Walker jacket, Junya Wantanabe by Comme Des Garçons dress and boots.
Charles Anastase dress, Ksubi jeans, Prada shoes, Gucci bag