MISATO AND COCO
Adorable 7-year-old Coco has taken the fashion world by storm. Her Instagram account has more than 578,000 followers and the answer to why the world adores her is simple: She loves fashion and has fun with it. The clothes she wears are vibrant and playful, she’s not afraid of mixing trends and clashing prints and she’s super small and kawaii! (cute in Japanese).
Coco’s love for fashion originates from her parents’ vintage store Funktique.
Coco’s mother, Misato and her husband, originally opened the vintage clothing store in Fukushima, but after the big earthquake in 2011, their little family moved to Tokyo and opened the Harajuku store. Coco grew up in the fun and quirky fashion scene of Harajuku and has since made it her playground. We chat with the mother-daughter duo about their style, what they love most about fashion and their favourite thing to do together. Read our interview with Misato and Coco below.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING INTERVIEWED! HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Both of our styles are a mix of vintage, street and high fashion.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO TOGETHER?
At the moment we are both really into miniature crafts.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT FASHION?
Misato: I love that it evolves as you grow and expresses who you are at that time in life!
Coco: I like selecting and combining colours.
WHAT ARE THREE ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU HAVE TO HAVE IN YOUR WARDROBE?
Misato: I love my tailored vintage jackets, vintage slacks, vintage bags and purses.
Coco: It’s too hard to choose!
WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO CARRY IN YOUR PURSE?
Misato: Right now, I like having Jurlique Rose oil.
COCO: Miniature toys and chewing gum!
YOU CAN ONLY WEAR ONE COLOUR FOR A WEEK, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Misato: Black because when you wear black the material must be high quality in order to have a chic presence.
Coco: Light purple because I like it.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE PIECE IN YOUR WARDROBE THAT YOU COULD NEVER PART WITH?
Misato: Yes. This vintage lace blouse.
Coco: For now the Gucci dress with the Cat applique. But there are so many, I can’t choose!
IF YOU AND COCO COULD MEET WITH ANY INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY OR DESIGNER, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Misato: The stylist Lottavolkova!
Coco: No one at the moment but most happy to have met before was Kyary Pamu Pamu.
LITTLE MARC JACOBS
GREY MARC PUNK BRANDED HOODIE