This month's vintage clothing lover is Naoko Tanigawa of Tokyo, Japan.
The picture above is a Polaroid that I took of Naoko the day that I first met her (back when I had my bricks and mortar store in Portland I would take pictures of people who would come into the store with cute style).
Naoko was studying at the local community college when I met her.
She used to design and make really cute clothing, purses and scarves.
Naoko moved back to Japan in 2004.
She currently works as a translator at a p.r. firm.
- How long have you been collecting vintage clothing for?
Since high school. At first it didn't matter if they were vintage or not, but later I found out that what I liked and grabbed unintentionally was vintage clothing and stuff.
- What are your favorite eras of clothing?
I am not familiar with eras. I just like clothing that has fun, colorful and has happy patterns.
- What would be your ultimate vintage find?
A long green coat and a red skirt
-Where do you do the majority of your vintage shopping- garage, estate and rummage sales, thrift stores, vintage stores, online vintage stores or eBay?
Thrift stores or vintage stores.
-Is vintage clothing popular in the city that you live in?
Yes!!! Not only clothing but, dish ware and consumer products (watches, radios, furniture) too!
-Who are some of your favorite style icons?
-What are your favorite vintage movies, music and television programs?
-Do you collect any other types of collectibles or antiques?
Flower brooches, floating pens and snow domes.
*Thanks to Naoko for answering our Style Council interview questions!
You too could be featured on Lulu's Vintage Style Council!
Just email me- lulusvintage (at) yahoo.com a photo of yourself wearing vintage (it can be a modern outfit accented with vintage accessories or a complete vintage ensemble) and answer my interview questions
This post was originally published on July 1, 2007.