"Tokyo's vibe, feel, energy, people... everything gives me inspiration," said Charlotte Ronson as she visited the Japanese capital last week with her twin DJ sister Samantha, younger sister Annabelle Dexter-Jones and their friend Lindsay Lohan.
TOKYO — "Tokyo's vibe, feel, energy, people…everything gives me inspiration," said Charlotte Ronson as she visited the Japanese capital last week with her twin DJ sister Samantha, younger sister Annabelle Dexter-Jones and their friend Lindsay Lohan. This was the designer's third trip to Japan, but it was the first time she visited Tokyo.
"When I come to Japan it's always business, so I only work and sleep. This time, though, with my sisters and Lindsay, I was able to tour around," said Ronson.
Thus, the first two days of her four-day visit were reserved for sightseeing. Ronson and Annabelle went to Senso-Temple in Asakusa, the historic downtown area from the Edo period (1600-1867). The designer's comment on seeing her first Japanese temple was a simple "Amazing!"
Lohan and Samantha joined up with the duo afterward for — what else? — a shopping tour. They were especially excited at A Bathing Ape and Hysteric Glamour. Lohan bought sneakers at A Bathing Ape, and said, "I wanted to buy five pairs of them, but it's too much trouble to bring them all back, so I only bought two pairs."
But Lohan shopped elsewhere, too. She bought a black patent leather chanel bag; a Chanel necklace and skull necklaces as gifts for herself, Samantha and Charlotte at the hip store Restir in the new shopping development Tokyo Midtown; T-shirts from Loveless; T-shirts, necklaces and jeans from Hysteric Glamour, and items from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Fendi and a purple oversized YSL Muse handbag. She also, of course, shopped at Ronson's Tokyo flagship, buying herringbone shorts and a vest.
As for the others, Ronson snapped up a Mickey Mouse watch from Loveless; trinkets and charms from Kiddyland; a compact video camera; glasses from Hysteric Glamour; bear ears and an ice-cream soft toy for her Chihuahua, Oliver, and even a charm bracelet and heart necklace from her flagship in Tokyo because it's a Japanese exclusive. Samantha, meanwhile, picked up a Dior Homme leather jacket and skinny tie; shoes and a polo from A Bathing Ape; a bright pink windbreaker and T-shirt dress from the Charlotte Ronson line exclusive to Japan; an Alexander McQueen tuxedo vest, and, like Lohan, a Fendi sequinned cardigan.
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