Cute meets cool by Minori Nakada

The Japanese model layers flirty blouses with t-shirts and retro coats.

'90s jumpsuits, grungy boots and flannel shirts – Minori Nakada’s Instagram feed is an odyssey in retro cool styles. Don’t mistake retro for old, however – being a Tokyo style icon means you’re always on trend. Well, most times even ahead of the trend, to be honest. We visited Minori in Tokyo, where she styled some of her current H&M favourites.

WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON? 
”[Japanese actress and model] Kiko Mizuhara.”

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”Simple, comfortable, natural.”

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH? 
”My parents’ house.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD? 
”[Japanese pickled plums] umeboshi, snacks, chicken liver yakitori.”

WHAT DID YOU LOOK LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL? 
”Like a regular country girl.”

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Skinny trousers, a pair of Dr. Martens, and a small bag.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
”The Edo period, so I could wear a kimono!”

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”My camera, my favourite jewellery and a lipstick.” 

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”My old dog I used to have.” 

WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?  
”I need to check my hair in to a spa, it’s so damaged from the colour treatments.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY? 
”Ancels’ colour butter.”

WHO DO YOU STALK ON INSTAGRAM ? 
”I love dog- and animal accounts, and I recently got into parrots, too!”

 

Adam Katz Sinding is the photographer behind Le 21ème. Follow his work on @le21eme

 

MINORI NAKADA

WHERE: Tokyo, Japan

WHAT: Model and style influencer

TWITTER: @minori_nakada_

INSTAGRAM: @minori_nakada and @minorifilms

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