Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag

Fafa

Girl Gaze Tokyo

Shooting with Fafa has always been fun and full of surprises because of the vibe she brings to every shoot is astounding; our shoot for "Girl Gaze Tokyo" was no exception. Fafa is a girl from Dalian, China who came to Japan to pursue her dream of working in the fashion design industry.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
FAFA: I’m Fafa. I’m currently trying my best to live in Japan. I am passionate about
everything that is interesting and fun, and I also love taking photos!

How would you describe your personal style in terms of fashion?
FAFA: I really like futuristic vibes and the Chinese millennial vintage style. I try to merge these two aesthetics into my own original style.

Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu

Which aspects of futuristic vibes and the Chinese millennial vintage style have specifically caught your eye?
FAFA: I am very attracted to the psychedelic aspect, which in my opinion, both of these styles share.

And you are planning to pursue a career in which industry?
FAFA: Fashion! Styling! This industry seems to be the most interesting to me. Even
though I would like to try modelling, I know I may be lacking in some aspects for this industry. But if given the chance, I would definitely try it.

What does good styling look like in your opinion?
FAFA: I find styling that consists of opposing elements with perfect color schemes, where the overall look is still harmonious and soothing the most successful.

Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu

What pattern or color of clothes can we find the most in your closet?
FAFA: Butterflies! And dragons too, haha.

So where do you usually buy the clothing that you like?
FAFA: At vintage clothing stores. It is the most amazing thing ever since coming to Japan cos living here is like being lost in a giant ocean of vintage clothing.

How did you buy vintage clothing when you were still in China?
FAFA: There are a few vintage stores on Taobao. Sometimes the clothes from
nodress (a Taobao shop) are quite amazing. I also buy from UNIF once in a while.

Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu

Ever since you came to Japan, have you changed your fashion style?
FAFA: Oh yes, haha. It is more colorful nowadays, and I’m more fearless when it comes to wearing more “bizarre” pieces.

What made you become more daring with your fashion choices?
FAFA: I feel like the level of acceptance is very high in Japan, and there are way more bizarre people in Japan as well, haha.

Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu
Girl Gaze Tokyo - Fafa Photography: Pu for YEOJA Mag
Photography: Pu

What do you think is the value of fashion in human culture?
FAFA: I think fashion can represent the inner side of a person, whether it is interesting or boring. Imagine a world where everyone was faceless, and could only be recognised by their outfits; that would be so much fun.

Lastly, can you tell me the things you find specifically beautiful in China and in Japan?
FAFA: That question is too hard, omg. Hmm let me think. As far as China goes, it would be Wong Kar-wai’s movies. In Japan, it would probably their pornography. Hahaha.

Photos and interview by Pu. Fafa’s instagram: @fafaaye. For more Girl Gaze Tokyo, click here.