It is Summer in the Northern hemisphere and I am thinking of warmer climate, bright colours and not much layers of clothes to be worn. It has also randomly inspired me to make a trio of new outfits on Polyvore for my Yakuza fictional character- Ame Hayato. Still going with her signature colours of pink and black and keeping to her face claim that is HyunA, I hope you like the LOTD.
Made over the course of this week, these are the three styles I have created;
Tres Chic: Morning coffee run for herself before she starts her day in any of the fashion capitals of the world, originally I was going to have a black skirt to go with the feminine pink blouse but after seeing these fringed shorts from Farfetch, I decided that they were definitely more Ame’s style especially when paired with the Barbie heels by Charlotte Olympia. I have a couple of favourite items in this LOTD, the unicorn bag from Angelic Pretty, I have always wanted to have an accessory from this Japanese lolita store but its has always been too expensive to buy online, the perfume inspired by Beauty and the Beast is another addition I fave and the unicorn make-up brushes.
Hot Summer: Her make-up palette here is all rainbow! I can definitely see Ame attending a pride week parade whether it is back home in Shibuya during Rainbow week or going overseas to the foreign countries and watching them in either LA or Rome. Also with the rise of temperatures as the northern hemisphere heads towards the middle of its Summer, Ame be keeping cool in this crochet halter top. The denim skirt with pearl accessories was a favourite addition of mine to add in as well as the sushi plushies in the bottom right corner.
All Rose: Out of the 3 new outfits I made for Ame, this was the first one I created and it started from finding the pink cupcake top on another style on Polyvore. Going with a very elegant and feminine look, the telephone bag by Betsey Johnson and illustration of the wine bottles gives a very Parisian feel to this LOTD. The make-up collection she wears are all by Chanel, normally I do not go with this designer but the make-up was too cute and went well in this style. My favourite adds are the King and queen bracelet by Alexander McQueen, the silver dragon claws because a Yakuza’s daughter still needs ‘weaponry’ and the heels by Betsey Johnson of course.
It’s halfway through Summer in the northern hemisphere and I got inspired to make casual but still cute Summer outfits for Ame. They are all going with the theme of pink and denim and she is either back home in Tokyo or across the Pacific and in Los Angeles.
The three new LOTD that I have made for Ame are listed below;
Summer Bliss: Having been to Santa Monica myself about two years ago, it is the perfect, picturesque place for Summer. Having a mini carnival with ferris wheel on the wharf alongside the beach where a lot of locals catch the waves, I found it ideal for Ame to go there and take a break from being in the high end cities and constantly shopping. Because of it, this is a cute but much more simpler outfit compared to her other looks of the day. The only designer item she has in this look are the pink Jimmy Choo’s.
Casual Princess: I’ve seen HyunA wear pastel pink before for a music video and she looked absolutely adorable in it, this is another relaxed LOTD for Ame when she is back home in Tokyo, the most expensive item here is the pin! It is made by Christian Lacroix, the other expensive item is the denim scalloped skirt, one of Valentino’s works. Overall I was going for cute and very girly including the Hello Kitty iphone cover, the strawberry bag, Hello kitty nail polish and unicorn plushie, Ame is in her home country so as always she goes all out when it comes to her accessories.
Harajuku: Lots of bright colours and random additions to this LOTD, it was also a lot of fun to make and the first one I made out of the three featured in this post. The Marques’ Almeida wrap skirt, Alberta Ferreti tied belt and Aquazurra sandals were the expensive clothes in this colourful outfit but other than that, Ame is going for bright and happy to blend in with the people within the Harajuku district. This is an outfit that the Yakuza would wear when going to one of the monster cafes or shopping for unique accessories, she often hangs out here with her group of girls usually after a family mission.
Ame has no limitations in her young life, since she graduated from college and took part in her family’s ‘business’ she hasn’t stopped unless of course its a cause of the heart. Whether she is shopping in the fashion capitals of the world, having an elegant high tea in London or going clubbing in Las Vegas or Prague, she does it with style.
I have been on a roll when it comes to new LOTD from Polyvore, here are three;
Diva: Europe is the centre of Ame’s shopping if not across the Atlantic and in New York City. She frequents to Europe because of a certain gentleman in Milan but often spends her weekends away in Paris. In the French capital, Ame dresses up to the nines and often in designer’s latest creations. She either shops or attends the runway shows with the rest of the elite but also deals with her family’s connections and business in the Parisian underground. The above outfit is day time style that can also revert to evening by a simple change of accessories, her usual routine is grabbing a Godiva shake along the way. My favourite pieces is both the YSL scale skirt and gold plated harness by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Sweet: For high teas or elegant affairs in the public, Ame lessens her bold statements of colour and goes with pastel shades especially if in the presence of other important females. She still makes herself known with her accessories and the fact in this particular LOTD the top is sheer, her skirt is Gucci and heels are Sophia Webster. My favourite additions was the Beauty and the Beast palette and Polly Pocket that acts more as a random accessory than anything useful. The necklace is also by Swarovski with crystal and faux pearls, Ame has also kept her katana hidden underneath her skirt especially if the events she attends have other gang members.
Party Princess: Whether it’s at the Lux in Las Vegas or the Deathclub in Prague, Ame has been a party animal since she was a teenager. This LOTD is just one of her many party outfits and when she goes clubbing, she goes all out no matter what the occasion is. I cropped off the Moschino top to bear her midriff and the leather shorts by Balmain are accessorised with Forever 21’s pink fishnet stockings and again another product by Giuseppe Zanotti, the spiked heels. The pink bag is by Salvataore Ferragamo and the gold belt is made by Chanel, she keeps two shuriken in her pocket just in case the bouncers call her up on her gun. My favourite pieces though are both the mermaid face gems and crystal and velvet choker also by Giuseppe.
I started packing for Europe since yesterday, I think it is partially because of my mum has been dropping some of her clothes on my bed and advising me to “get a move on” so to speak. The big luggage has been pulled out of the wardrobe and had tshirts thrown inside, I made a mental note for myself to address the packing on my upcoming days off. Can’t wait for the warm weather to be honest, when I finish my PM shifts at 11pm it has been between 7-9 degrees celsius when I walk out of the hotel. Too damn cold!
I have also written up a new resume from the beginning, the original resume that had been typed up by my dad and I had been adding in information over the years was “too cluttered and too old fashion” according to my boss and she asked if I could re-do it again. I have sent what I have written to one of my assistant managers who has been my mentor over the past couple of months and hopefully we can build it up to standards so our boss can send it through to the reservations department at the other property. If I do get this job I can have my weekends back and my body clock will be reset to normal.
Hobby wise, I have been making a lot of Polyvore outfits for my character Ame Hayato, I am hoping that with this creative outlet it will inspire me to continue her chronicles and share the stories with all of you here on my blog.
Though her chronicles are currently quiet (on hold in writing the next arc) I had an inspired moment this past week and made completely new looks for Ame and keeping with her colour themes of pink and black. The person that I use as my face claim for Ame is Kpop idol HyunA and lately her hair has gone bright red/orange being part of the musical unit Triple H, that gives ideas for future looks for my character 😛
Featured below are the three new looks made through Polyvore;
Elegant Adventure: Ame is a renowned traveller, seen at the high end shopping events around the world or within the underground network causing up a stir with the other gang families. But unless she is trying to appeal to the opposite sex, she does it with style. New York city is a favourite haunt of hers and she visits the U.S frequently to catch up with friends or go to events in the Big Apple. The tea with mini ice-cream cookies was a favourite addition to this LOTD but the bracelet itself is well over 1k is gorgeous.
Worldly: Again going back to the theme of being a traveller but floating between Milan and Tokyo in the recent arcs to come (you will find out why when I get to posting her chronicles again) this LOTD is cute with the undertones of being a Yakuza through representation of her weaponry. Carrying her trademark katana as well as throwing knives, she always is careful when going from Yakzua territory into Italian mafia land. The choker and pumps are both by Betsey Johnson continuing with her eccentric style but the most expensive item here are in fact the leather bracelets by Givenchy.
Feminine Touch: Staying in her home city and still look fabulous is what Ame does best, though she hardly flaunts her expensive attire unless attenting a function, the Yakuza still loves to be bold in her choice of clothing. The boots are one of my favourite adds to this LOTD but the Moschino bag as well with sticking to her colour scheme of pink and black. Normally in Tokyo, Ame would go outlandish and stick out even in the Harajuku crowds but when she gets older she slightly tones it down. But only just.
Before Ame went to Miami for a family mission and finding love along the way, before she retrieved the golden lion ring from the Triads, the youngest daughter of Masaru Hayato was studying in London at 21 years old shortly after her first marriage ended when she completed senior high school in the United States.
The particular sets I have published today are when she goes to Paris;
Bonjour Paris: After infiltrating the London underground and becoming friends with Bennett of the Joyce family syndicate while studying at the University of foreign affairs. Ame spends the weekend away in Paris after hearing about high end fashion in the City of Lights. While in Paris, Ame is very designer, wearing Moschino, Jimmy choo and a Saint Laurent, she even brings one of her own home brands Koko and Yosuke from Japan in the form of her faux fur shawl. Ame has also bought a Godiva shake while enjoying her shopping.
Lourve Visit: Ame recieves word from Bennett back in London that a thief has snuck into the famous Lourve in hopes to steal one of their precious artworks, wanting to see the tourist attraction herself as well as gain a strong reputation while visiting Paris, Ame pursues the amateur thief into the Lourve. Not making herself too obvious to the security, Ame just sticks to her throwing knives that are gartered and kept hidden under her pink checkered skirt. Her statement piece in this LOTD are her Dolce and Gabanna gold shoes.
Sweet Travels: After stopping the Lourve thief, Ame returns to London with her earnings plus her spending on clothing and sweets. She is a massive sweet tooth and loves the macarons from the bakeries in Paris. She doesn’t just have one particular suitcase, she has various others including this pink hard cover. Of course during her travels around the world, she carries a small selection of weaponry including her katana and shuriken.
Ame is Queen of pink and mixing the cute accessories with sexy and seductive ideas, but she is not just into hot/candy pinks, I have also added the pastel shades to her closet and giving you new LOTDs that I have made in the past two weeks. They aren’t featured in her chronicles as of yet, I’m trying to figure out when she would wear them.
Below are the three outfits for this week keeping to the same pastel theme;
City of Couture: Ame loves returning to Paris as much as she does to any of the other fashion capitals of the world, she blends in but also stands out in the Parisian crowd with her extravagent wardrobe and does not mind the attention she recieves. The pink corset with the denim long skirt (which is quite conservative for Ame’s risque style) along with the floral strapped heels work together and her make-up collection in this LOTD are all from France. The palette is by Lancome, the perfume is by Yves Saint Laurent but the Sailor Moon compact is definitely Japanese. Even her detailed hoop earrings have symbols of Paris inside them.
Leather Princess: In her hometown, Ame is always that extra case of flamboyant in her attire, not just in her clothes and accessories but also in her make-up. The Anna sui cheek colour along with this perfume bottle gave the LOTD extra flair but the Miu miu pumps are gorgeous giving it elegance despite wearing a leather bralette. This outfit was also originally influenced by the Lolita fashion found in the Harajuku district in particular the Himegyaru or Princess Lolita, Ame always seen herself as a Princess since high school and incorporated it into her look.
Blossoming: This outfit I made is very whimsical, cute and highly floral, Ame has her moments in being very trashy and very confident in her body that she will happily show it off. She can also be aware of who she is and proudly show her Yakuza heritage, but she also has her moments in being very girly. I was feeling fairy mood when putting this outfit together and it was all inspired by the stockings that are hand made by Lirika matoshi, so intricate yet gorgeous! Also the mermaid tail brushes were super cute and I could see Ame have these in her make-up collection.
I been quiet lately when it comes to posting Ame’s wardrobe so I am reblogging the recent collection of LOTD I have made for her <3. Everyone who has read Ame’s chronicles know how much she travels the world whether for work or pleasure and she does it with style.
Below are the three selected outfits for this week;
Toronto Sights: My latest LOTD that I made on Polyvore literally yesterday and it started from the fluffy Gucci bolero (Ame does have expensive taste as we all know) and the need to use the picture of “I just really like thigh highs”. When Ame goes on her travels she goes to all the typical places that are either full of gangs or high end fashion, Toronto in Canada is an amazing place and would be a place where she would not make a statement unless it is through this outfit.
San Francisco: Last time I did an outfit for Ame that featured this city was during her ‘Chinatown’ lunch break, this is no different with food being added as fill in but also her favourite snack of miso soup and dumplings. This LOTD I was going for chic yet also making a statement at who she was, it is also very expensive with the Judith Leiber couture purse that is $7,935… My favourite piece of this outfit is definitely the crochet skirt by Chicwish and though I haven’t placed it in any arc yet, it might be in the future.
Dragon Rider: I am addicted to the Dragon: Races to the edge show that is on Netflix (I’m already on Season 3) and I adore Toothless, so this outfit is not part of Ame’s chronicles but a fantasy side if she was a modern dragon rider. Keeping to her trademark of pink and black and the setting is in the Peaks district of England. My favourite accessory are the badges on the Ralph Lauren skirt and the Betsey Johnson necklace.
Returning to pink and black outfits and none of these are part of Ame’s story arcs featured in her chronicles. These were all made recently on Polyvore when I had a random creative spike. The three outfits were inspired by places I have seen and wish to go there myself or wanting to have certain actors and actresses to be part of my chronicles dream cast.
Below are the three selected outfits for this week;
Valentines Day: Made on the 14th February, I was in a mush mood and was also in the middle of writing up the future stories for the Osvaldo Arc, this particular V-day is when Ame is back with her Italian mafia Jacen and they have gone to Paris for a weekend away. The above LOTD isn’t so much a dinner date but it could be during the day when Ame is out shopping at her favourite designer stores. She is subtlely armed in this look wearing her usual garter knives. My favourite accessory is the Gucci embroidered clutch.
Senpai in NYC: Ame stayed in New York city when she was hiding from the Russian Mafia Oleysa Zima, but has returned to the Big Apple on multiple occasions, she even has a permanent apartment in Park avenue. One of her connections through the London syndicate is a professor at New York university and rumour is that she is a crazy scientist. If in New York City, Ame will visit the professor to catch up as well as get any details on her latest creations. This LOTD is fun, feminine and eccentric, my favourite pieces is the egg purse and egg hair pins.
Rose Streets: I have shared so many outfits of Ame back home in the streets of Tokyo that I am certain everyone who follows her stories and fashion know what her looks are. Much more casual in the presence of friendships though still designer like her older sister Meiakane. Ame while in her home country always goes all out when it comes to her attire, she blends in with the Shinjuku and Harajuku crowds especially at night when the shops are open until late. My favourite accessories on this LOTD is the Kate Spade ‘Hello Tokyo’ cat bag and the badges/pins on her skirt.
Revealing three more Ame outfits from Polyvore and once again returning to her monotone theme that she sometimes has going on when she goes out whether for official or every day attire. Ame is not always bright and colourful as I have said before in the first all black outfit post. Sometimes even a dash of black is good in seperating colour.
The below LOTD are from various arcs, though one I haven’t placed in a story as of yet;
Meeting the Syndicate: London Arc, after Ame meets Bennett Joyce from the Joyce syndicate at university and later inviting him to lunch with Will Richardson from the Richardson family. Both young men invite her to meet the rest of the London underground and in that gathering, Ame makes herself known. Presenting herself to a foreign group of fellow gangsters, Ame dresses up for the occasion while also keeping it cute and chic. Her theme is roses.
Milan Couture: Osvaldo Arc; one of my favourite LOTD that I have created for Ame and my favourite fancy dress look, this occurs after Ame is introduced to Jacen’s parents Fiorenzo and Catarina and they go to the city centre to attend a ball for all the Mafia families within their region. No weapons are allowed at the function but Ame keeps it discreet with her shuriken underneath. The dress is by Balensi a French designer, her embellished sandals are by Dolce & Gabanna, so is her purse and her lipstick and perfume are by Christian Louboutin.
Parisian: This LOTD is not part of any of my arcs as of yet, I was pondering either it would go in front of the Osvaldo arc and after Cartel or place it earlier during the London college years. Regardless this is a chic and ‘casual’ outfit that Ame would wear while in Paris, the City of lights has become one of her favourite places to stay in since her studying years and she usually frequents then if wanting to get pure couture fashion from the boutiques here. Rather than a katana, Ame has her Chiappa gun and two throwing knives. My favourite pieces are both the Sushi phone cover and the single earring, HyunA is known for wearing statement earrings.
I got another pink/black collection to be shared from Ame Hayato’s wardrobe on Polyvore for you all 😛 In between her black outfits for stealth and her red attire when feeling a bit frisky and ready to tackle her lover at that time, Ame is usually in hot pink and wearing various black skirts. This collection is no different, but the accessories vary as always.
Check below for the pair of outfits from various arcs in her chronicles;
Fashionista: A huge spending spree in her home city, not relevant to any arc in her story but could be one of her outfits when she travels to the Ginza and Shibuya districts for late night dinner and shopping with her girlfriends. As always, Ame would be making a statement in her pink and black tied to eccentric accessories. I love the Christian louboutin metallic nail polish and the Betsey Johnson stereo bag. Of course she would have garter knives (just in case) and a black Visa card 😛
Milan Moment: This outfit occurs during the Osvaldo arc when Ame is in the city of Milan and gone sight seeing as well as shopping in the designer stores. She becomes like the locals and rides her own scooter around the city to check out what it has to offer and of course it is pink. She also has tasted their food, again with the sweets Ame discovers a weakness for the Italian cannoli and orders a box to take with her to the Excelsior hotel Gallia.
I am fussing over my next Second Life fashion tile so decided to fill in the gap of the usual pixel LOTD I am going to share a couple more sets for Ame that are published on Polyvore, again mixing her theme of flirty, elegant, edgy or cute with the usual colours of pink and black.
The three LOTD are listed below
Rebel Night: Not featured in any of the storylines but just a fun and risque outfit that is typical of Ame, she is home in Tokyo and taken to the streets to hang out with her group of girl friends. Mingling with the other Yakuza children in the usual districts of Harajuku, Ginza, Shinjuku especially at night and Shibuya. Accessories and armed heavily but the outfit itself is barely there and her main piece is the Christian Louboutin boots that go with her lip lacquer and new perfume also same brand.
Viva Las Vegas: Haven’t decided which arc to put this outfit into perhaps post Cartel but I have no doubt that Ame would go to Sin city while in Los Angeles, this city is a paradise for all the gangs. Her outfit would be glitter and sparkle wearing designer/couture but I absolutely adore these gold shoes they match the gold glitter. Also having subtle weaponry such as her shuriken.
Tokyo Drift: Post Cartel arc, Ame is in mourning (for reasons yet to be disclosed and I will not tell because spoilers :P) and she has returned home to Tokyo, to take her mind off the previous events she is partaking in the street racing that goes on late at night while also finding herself fights to get involved in. Leather gloves are a must when driving in her pink lambo and I wanted her to at least own Harley Quinn’s boots from the movie Suicide Squad. Food is also featured being yet another chocolate milkshake and sushi! Throwing knives and one of her katanas will be her weaponry (she gets a second katana during Cartel arc).
Translating this new sub-heading it reads ‘Ame Ryugi’ or Rain Fashion, in between my Second Life fashion tiles I decided I would share the sets I made on polyvore for Ame Hayato‘s wardrobe. The outfits that are featured in certain arcs and the various short stories that I have posted or have yet to post.
The below outfits are my favourites that I have on Polyvore so far..
City Hopper: Not part of any story or arc but just a random outfit I created that is fun and flirty and very Ame style. In the stories, she travels a lot outside of Tokyo, featured in the plot are cities like New York, Prague, London and Miami. High end destinations for any luxury traveller even for a Yakuza’s daughter 😛
Chinatown Outing: While in San Francisco, Ame checks out their Chinatown and gets herself lunch. Again an outfit not really part of her storyline but I love the 2016 Ghostbusters as much as the original two and had to implement them in this cute outfit of hers. Ame would read ‘Ghosts from our past’ while happily eating dumplings nad drinking miso soup. This was also my first outfit that I created featuring food.
Timeless: When in New York City, not purposely part of the Russian mafia/American spy arc that just finished but Ame would wear this kind of outfit when walking down Madison and Fifth avenues drinking from a Godiva milkshake 😛 Also she has a pet kitten though I doubt the feline would go travelling with her but it was a cute add-on to this outfit.
Travel between Cities: Featuring in the next arc after Cartel, Ame travels between Milan and Tokyo for reasons due to be revealed when the stories are shared 😛 She is still armed “subtley” and her luggage of course is hot pink! Clicking around the airports in her Monique Lhuillier heels. She is what she wears, an elite Yakuza.