I Subscribed to Used Mix Magazine
Friday November 12, 2010
Last week I put in for a magazine subscription to Used Mix through fujisan.com. It’s only a quarterly magazine so each season has an issue. I should get the Winter issue coming on December 22nd since it’s only November
I have an issue of Used Mix from Spring. I really love “Used Mix” style. I had been following it a bit before. CUTiE used to have a little section in the back showing used clothing coordinates. Other magazines do too including PopSister. Then some magazines like Zipper, Jelly, and a few others put out special “Used” clothing issues!
Ok so Used Mix means mixing in “used” clothing with your coordinate. Like salvation army. But not r e a l l y, the used clothing stores in Tokyo can often be quite pricey. Since much of it is refurb’d and altered. But there are also cheaper ones like your typical US consignment shops. There are expensive US consignment shops toooo~ hum~~~ Anyway!, I saw a lot of non-used clothing items being sold for the “Used Mix” look. The term is being used to describe the style and not just the clothing condition of having actually been “used.”
OK I’m rambling but I just love Used Mix especially for layered looks~
I bought the above magazine, 古着ＭＩＸガールズ, from Book-Off. Roughly translates to “second-hand clothing mix girls.” Can also mean vintage. I really loved it when I was flipping through it at the store. I had heard of “Used Mix” magazine but not of this one. The styles in these magazines vary more than if I were to buy just Seda or Zipper. There’s tons of natural style but also girly vintage and even some casual street looks thanks to Ami & Aya being a big part of this “scene.” (Lol, that’s right, I just said scene like I’m 50 years old!~) But I’m starting to ramble on about things I only know bits & pieces about.
So some of the brands or stores associated with Used Mix are WEGO, Spinns, Olive des Olive, Child Woman, Smaddy, Lowrys Farm, RNA Media, Pageboy, Nice Claup, Mysty Woman, Cantwo, E Hyphen World Gallery, Heather, Earth Music & Ecology, As Known As Pinky, Majestic Legon, W Closet, Milkfed, Flower, Shushu, Deicy, and any brand really if it’s bought usedddddddddd~ including the W♥C inside WEGO has refurb’d stuff.
Most of the models are the same for both these magazines (and other magazines.) They include girls from Fairy Tale and ASOBI. You can find a list of the models and their blogs here (Fairy Tale) and here (asobi).
My favorite model of the group is Yukako Maebayashi. Her 30 days style spread in 古着ＭＩＸガールズ is what made me buy it in the first place! I really love her sense of style. It seems most these girls dress similarly in their off days as they do in the magazine spreads. OoO Each bringing their own little twists to the coordinates. I like that~ the girls feel really relate’able in that way. Plus he can follow their blogs if you happen to like how the dressed in the magazine and often get continuous inspiration! Haahaa~~
Here’s the spread from 古着ＭＩＸガールズ
They did a “Room” feature with her as well showing off her apartment~
Her place is located on the Tokyu Denentoshi line. It’s a mansion style (high-rise) apartment at $780 a month I’m a bit surprised they included that in the details, seems sorta, really personal, LOL! I don’t even like telling my family how much my monthly mortgage is nobody’s business~~~~~
All her Victoria’s Secret stuff she got while in Hawaii! The epic 3 for 15$ sales they have, haahaa! I think it’s cute she has an English magazine on her shelf too!!! All You. Looks like a Valentine’s/February issue, hahahaha!
OK, so onto a bit more fashion from Used Mix and 古着ＭＩＸガールズ that I scanned in!
These are from the Autumn 2010 issue of Used mix which I don’t have but downloaded here! I wish I could find this issue on ebay or something.
I about died when I saw the above dress! :D IT’S A TARGET DRESS FROM LAST SUMMER! I have this dress! My friend has this dress too! Did she sell it into a consignment shop!? LOL, no, because she wore it when I visited her this September, hahahahaaa! Not that I’d care if she did But still I think it’s hilarious! I bought the dress for $7.00 on sale. Zoraida don’t you have this dress too?!
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