GINZA SIX EDITORS
在用"穿得鼓鼓囊囊"作为零女人度的季节。变成"惊人当脱了的时候的我"，被计划 All Bundled Up for Winter with Zero Femininity? How to Be Amazing When You Take It Off
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.92
"好歹今年""好像是暖冬"。正从上往下抚摩关于秋天正听见的那样的谣传感到安心的胸的超怕冷的人的我。但是，但是。总觉得这里随着在年底前往变得最近对加速度而言不冷吗？ 因此在用想"防寒"在第一个想法比什么的协调一边倒渡过的每年惯例的"穿得鼓鼓囊囊"时期早已是突入。为到这个时期的话，根据温暖的过剩的追求，穿各种各样的东西总体的轮廓经常"mossari。"当然mosamosato在门口前面的镜子中自己的姿态早晨的出勤时用零"女人度"无限看什么动，DADA旧衣服和事情对外出的动机形成经常发生，但是一定在就在那时是在心里，并且秘密地宣扬的是"请求的当看得见，送交，脱了"的时候惊人的Ｗｏｒｄ。简要地说，当"脱了这个"mossari"实际上的时候，是fufufufu"…我正偷带na女人样子满载的东西…让自己自己是"，是让向前看的心情做的若干不舒服的自助·心理·支配作战，但是为了因为toka"泡在了今天早晨实际上高速夸耀保湿能力的黏糊糊入浴液的浴池里面"因为那个根据hatoieba"正碰到使今天实际上好的花边的内衣"所以所以断定kurainomonode"惊人当脱了"的时候够弱…。因此也令和第一次的元旦就是那里。为作为真货的"惊人当实际上"脱了的时候的na女人迎接新的一年前往了GINZA SIX。
当比方说是合乘地铁的家defutosure不同的女性以及电梯的女性，咖啡厅，并且，从偶然挨着的女性，偶然，物品的好的香味松软地漂流了的时候"可能那样有这个女性，无条件，认为一定是一般人""吧的事情吗？" 据说实际的姿容以及时装是什么样的东西，或者不看见就这种东西"活人"的部分的优秀，女人的样子鲜明地浮出的感觉。香味的力，那个极大。为什么首先让"借松软地在在脱重meno外套的瞬间升起来的芳香的力，酿成"活人"的女人的样子"，当脱了"的时候增强"惊人的感的在第一次的任务预定。假如是在世界产生名dataru名香的许多的香奈尔的话，应该发现有一定抽出我里面的女人的样子的"魔力"的香味的话立刻对B1F的"CHANEL FRAGRANCE&BEAUTY"(夏奈尔香水&美)。穿过了被在商店的前台给予的华丽的圣诞节显示器，对第1任务clear的动机形成也已经忽然是提高。
即使这么说，从许多的香味中，选出对自己突然来的香味有，相当是极难的技能…。to，"喜欢什么样的香味"当一边想，一边姑且向鼻子尖从一端打muetto的时候天的声音！ 专任的香水专家在这个时装店，从那个人的喜好以及气氛，想是的形象这个！ 选出1部toiu好像帮助。多谢！
抓住在在称为其次的任务对手在漂亮地拨打蝴蝶结的"BOY"前往每当从以前起在时装店前偶然路过之前的时候正在意的嘴唇的自动贩卖机的我。把高级的化妆品放入"自动贩卖机"，像这样，的这个随意的心情！ 非常喜欢的东西！ 因为不过想要的彩色很遗憾地售罄了所以这里又在这次的乐趣。
这个帅哥的原形当然是这个商店的工作人员，并且名字是山谷。到底是帅，并且，很有精选的眼镜店铺的工作人员作派地，把金属架的有个性的眼镜干爽挂！ 在那样的山谷的建议下试各种各样的形状，食材的眼镜的我。然后，最终作为候选人留下来的是这个3分。从上边SAINT LAURENT SL264 005前台：塑料食材、担普尔：金属食材(40,000日元)，OLIVER PEOPLES STILES MSYC前台：塑料食材、担普尔：金属食材(33,000日元)，GUCCI GG0611OK 001前台：金属食材、担普尔：塑料食材(47,000日元)。
临时当喷调节的东西的时候，确实好！ 对hijo好！ 因为迄今为止有正提起商业广告的人tomadehaikazutomo，哪一方面momoya的话做作为夹鼻镜状态一步前的感觉的用法倾向了所以第一次爬！ 可以到这样的上边提起吗？ 虽然考虑了to可是确实到那个黑眼珠的印象与众不同，好像妩媚的水分感觉出现的感触。仍然在专业的建议欺骗，说！ 满足于让因为这样得到了"滋润的美人眼镜"所以"惊人当脱了的时候的感"而且提高的，对下一个任务前往了。
当确实靠近全面的时候以及，用香味和眼镜的效果，第3任务终于"惊人当脱了的时候的感"的测量仪器是"实际的肌肤的质量感觉改进"。不仅寒冷和干燥而且"无论如何因为是肌肤，不拿出的季节所以ma，ikka"这个美容编辑不应有的，根据日常的缺乏保养，粗糙，并且是gowagowa，并且给坑坑洼洼的"shoboi"身体带来滋润和tsuya，好好据说应该让"吸，对付kinoii最好肌肤"新生对B1F的"CLARINS SKIN SPA"(kuraransusukinsupa)。
顺便在这次的处理使用的项目从右"均匀化身体擦洗"(200g 5,500日元)，"身体精油“补药“"(100ml 7,400日元)，"特别耕种身体奶油N"(200g 8,500日元)。同等甚至能购买在B1F的kuraransu的时装店。如果使用严格挑选植物成分使用的项目，虽然不涉及临床医的技巧可是做家庭护理的话这"吸在上，也"能更继续感吗？
当"正脱，惊人，吸在真的上也，也得到肌肤"的时候以及那么，根据迄今为止的三个任务，"惊人当脱了的时候的感"已经是人推的最后任务。为了让稍微地长时间拥有在本日的GINZA SIX詣得到的诸多的"惊人的感觉"始自于身体的内侧的关怀也仍然是必须的。喂，随着重复岁感觉的好坏直接连接跟肌肤的状态显著地。为当竟然今后特意把根据出自被预想的年底最后的工作的冲刺的肉体疲惫集中在一起的"sugo sa"的许多回到起点可能了的时候哭而不能哭！ 一个，免疫力提高以及抗氧化效果"甚至摄取这里精力充沛地能期待着的发酵食品"，必须回避那样的大灾祸！ 对因此严格挑选，对大家吸引拘泥于新潟、鱼沼生产的"发酵"的食品了的B2F的"银座1000年koujiya。"
身体是什么，或者虽然被请了上个月是用采访拜访的料理的老师的家，并且让纯朴的曲子是电饭煲，并且发酵，做了的自制的甜酒味道很好了要了可是之后之后心情感觉变轻。甚至自己做这个，对每天的"酒"想做！ 因为to秘密，并且想所以有纯朴的曲子吗？ 当多么东张西望的时候，有了，有了。堆积如山！ 是从以这里，日本清酒出名的八海山的造酒出发的精选的纯朴的曲子那个名"八海山的仓库高汤生曲子"(700日元)。为做盐曲子，酱油曲子以及大酱，除了甜酒以外，好像也可以使用。
在，也就是说，特别做品尝在意的东西吧的。"戴的高汤曲子"曲子的酱油"(200ml 600日元)，"曲子橙醋白芝麻"(200ml 600日元)从右感到厌倦"(200ml 600日元)。到，不知道是不是出自曲子的力量的"maromi的原因，，"就这样好像也咕嘟咕嘟地能做好的程度无角的客气的味道！
Text: Chino Hara Photos: Yuka Fujisawa Edit: Yuka Okada(edit81)
It’s going to be a warm winter, apparently. I’ve been hearing this since autumn. Since I’m extremely sensitive to cold, I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief. And yet, it’s gotten awfully cold awfully fast recently, as the year’s end is drawing near. Every year, I’ve taken to bundling up early, with a single-minded focus on staving off the cold. As the cold sinks in, I initiate a fevered pursuit of warmth, wearing layer upon insulating layer. The end result, unfortunately, is a rather dowdy silhouette. My feminine quotient nosedives to zero. In the morning, when I look in the mirror before stepping out for work, I see dowdy in motion, and my motivation to go out frequently takes a hit. But I’ll always silently recite the following words: “I may look like this, yes, but when I take it off, I’m amazing!” In other words, when I slough off this dowdiness, you’ll see an abundant femininity hiding beneath. At least that’s what I blatantly kid myself into believing, to boost my confidence and mood—a form of self-encouragement. Obviously, it’s quite not as convincing as wearing some exquisite lace lingerie or having a hot highly moisturizing bath one morning. And so, with the first New Year of the new Reiwa era just around the corner, I decide to greet the new year as a woman who is truly convinced to be ‘amazing when she takes it off’, and head off to GINZA SIX.
Here’s an example: When you share an elevator with or pass a woman on the subway platform or happen to sit next to a woman at a café who, by chance, is perfumed in the most refined fragrance imaginable, don’t you reflexively think: This is no ordinary woman? No matter the person’s figure or fashion—aspects you may not even notice—there’s a clear and powerful sense of the wonderful corporeal femininity. Fragrance has enormous power. So, as my first mission, I decide to reinforce this sense, this sense of an amazing revelation of veiled femininity, through the power of perfume wafting gently into the air the moment I shed my heavy coat. Chanel produces a number of the world’s most famous perfumes. Undoubtedly they make a magic fragrance capable of accentuating the femininity I’m hiding within. Without further ado, I head to Chanel Fragrance & Beauty on the first belowground floor.
I make my way through the gorgeous Christmas display at the front of the store and, instantly, my motivation for my first mission goes through the roof. The store has all the Chanel fragrances we know and love, including Chanel N°19, an homage to Gabrielle Chanel’s birth date—August 19, 1883—and, of course, the iconic Chanel N°5, available since 1921, along with Chance and Coco Mademoiselle, which are popular with all generations. The store is full of spellbinding aromas. Even with various people trying on various perfumes and any number of fragrances swirling and intermingling, one encounters no bickering or conflict among scents. In effect, it’s an opportunity to enjoy a complex aroma that can be experienced only in that moment, the true test of a famous perfumery.
The boutique here at GINZA SIX also carries the fragrance collection, Les Exclusifs de Chanel, something sold by just 15 stores in Japan. Each fragrance in the collection embodies the creativity and elegance of Mademoiselle Chanel at different phases of her career. Each carries on the essence of scents developed by successive generations of the company’s perfumers. It’s a distinctive collection. Of these 17 fragrances, all made without compromise, I have a premonition one is meant for me, the one that will draw out the femininity cloaked within dowdy me.
But with such an array of choices, making the ideal choice suddenly feels something beyond mere mortals. As I’m thinking this, holding a blotter to my nose, I hear a voice from the blue: “What scents do you like?” What a relief! The boutique is attended by fragrance specialists, who help you choose the perfect perfume based on your preferences, hopes, and general disposition.
Ultimately, with their help, I chose BOY (photo, second from right, 200 ml, 46,000 yen; all prices listed before tax). The fragrance is named after Arthur “Boy” Capel, the legendary lover of Mademoiselle Chanel, the love of her life. The scent adds a masculine nuance to a woman’s skin; when she embraces a special person in her life, it mingles with the other’s scent and unveils another side of itself. Truly, it’s a distinctive fragrance of love. When I look closely, I see that the CHANEL logo and BOY logo are positioned closer to each other on the label than for the rest of the collection, expressing, no doubt, Mademoiselle Chanel’s love for Boy. I’m completely taken by this covert consideration and convinced a fragrance inspired by the joy of loving and being loved will boost the amazing femininity of my own living flesh.
I take in hand Boy, with a lovely ribbon around it. Before moving on to my next mission, I stop at the lipstick vending machine, which catches my eye every time I walk by. I love the whimsy of putting high-end cosmetics in a vending machine! But the color I want is sold out. I’ll just have to look forward to it the next time.
I put on this fragrance, inspired by the joy of loving and being loved, and feel empowered now to disclose myself, or to lie in wait, as I please. This is my mood as I board the elevator and head to EYESTYLE, an eyewear boutique on the fifth floor. Designed to resemble an “adult’s hobby room from the 1970s,” the stylishly appointed shop offers 500 or 600 types of eyewear from makers in Japan and abroad. Now, let me tell you why I’m here: My second mission is to choose some eyewear that looks good on me. I have a male friend who’s publicly proclaimed he loves women in glasses. “When a woman wears a pair of glasses that look good on her,” he says, “especially an adult woman, her sexiness quotient goes up 60%. It’s because the eyewear frames her black eyes and makes them look incredibly beautiful. When I see such striking eyes, I’m driven to see her eyes without her glasses. And when she reaches to take them off, she becomes sexier still…” I remember him saying all this with a distant look in his eyes. And it’s true, beautiful women in glasses have an intellectual look, but there’s an allure, too. It’s there, the “When I take it off, I’m amazing” thing. With this idea, I’m on board; let’s try some on.
For the past several years, I’ve started to have a bit of trouble making out what I’m reading. As I’d needed glasses more and more frequently just for day-to-day stuff, I decided it’s the function that matters. In brief, I’m short on experience choosing glasses that really fit my face. What to do, what to do? I’m getting flustered when behind me I feel someone’s presence; I turn around, and, oh my, a good-looking guy!
The good-looking guy here is, of course, one of the shop staff. His name is Tani-san. He ticks all the boxes for a sales attendant at an exclusive eyewear store. He wears metal-framed glasses with a lot of personality and looks very good, yet nonchalant wearing them. Listening to Tani-san’s advice, I try on glasses in various shapes and materials. Ultimately I settle on three finalists. From the top: SAINT LAURENT SL264 005 (plastic frame front, metal temples; 40,000 yen); OLIVER PEOPLES STILES MSYC (plastic frame front, metal temples; 33,000 yen); GUCCI GG0611OK 001 (metal frame front, plastic temples; 47,000 yen).
Tani-san, with his expert eye, has made such good choices I don’t know which to choose. I try on each several times. Finally, I get carried away and ask: “Which ones make me look most beautiful and alluring?” This leaves him at a loss for words. I take this opportunity to apologize to him for this. Sorry, Tani-san!
I ended up settling on the new version of the classic black Guccis. I went back and forth with the classic greige version, but store manager Otsuka-san joined in. “When people with large, black eyes like you wear thin, black frames, it brings out the subtle intellectualism and sexiness adult women have.” And, with that, my mind is made up. The store here has a policy of adjusting the eyewear you choose with extreme care to make them look their very best on you. Today, too, they make repeated painstaking adjustments to my glasses. Incidentally, according to Otsuka-san, eyeglasses are most feminine and alluring when your lower eyelids come to the middle part of the frame. So, of course, I have them adjusted to those exact specifications.
After the initial adjustments, I put my glasses on. Yes, they’re great! I always wear my glasses somewhat forward on my nose—maybe not quite falling off my nose, like the man in the Momoya commercial, but forward. So I was surprised: should they really ride this high? Almost immediately, then, I realize wearing them this way does in fact accentuate my black eyes, and I feel more alluring and sexy, as well. You have to hand it to the pros. Their advice is spot on. I’ve acquired the eyewear of a beautiful, alluring woman and feel I’ve taken yet another step forward in my quest to be amazing unveiled. On to my next mission!
With perfume and eyewear, I’m well on my way to feeling amazing when I take it off. My third mission, finally, is to improve the actual feel of my skin. Due to the cold, dry air and because I think—completely unbecoming of a beauty editor—“Well, since you don’t exactly show much skin in winter anyway, what does it matter?” I neglect daily care. My shabby frame is dry, coarse, and bumpy. I need to transform this into top-flight, supple, moisturized skin, so I head to Clarins Skin Spa on the first belowground floor.
Clarins is a day spa of long standing, first established with the opening of Institut Clarins in Paris in 1954. It relies on a proprietary massage method, called Clarins Touch, applied entirely by the masseuse’s hands, along with plant-derived ingredients, to burnish the skin and spirits of women the world over. My hopes are high now for a body that’s moist and supple that will allow me to present myself, entirely as I am, at any time. The treatment course begins with counseling from Naito-san, a veteran beauty therapist of 13 years. Naito-san hears me out while peering into my eyes. Her warm, gentle smile prompts me to confess, all of a sudden: “When I crawl into bed at night, maybe because my skin is so dry, my shins get extremely itchy. I scratch and scratch. It leaves marks.” Blurting this out leaves me feeling embarrassed, but Naito-san merely smiles. “Leave it to me,” she says. Yes! Perfect! I’ll leave it all up to you.
To transform skin so dry it itches into a suitably moist and supple feminine envelope, Naito-san chooses a menu of Body Silhouette (60 minutes, 17,000 yen), a massage treatment that relies on ample plant-based oils to moisturize and firm the skin, with the added option of Body Renew (30 minutes, 11,000 yen), which thoroughly removes dried and hardened keratin. The treatment begins with a scrub to gently remove dry horny keratin. It removes keratin from every part of my body, from my back to my legs, abdomen, and décolleté. This is followed by a shower, after which my oil massage begins. Thanks to the keratin therapy, my body swiftly absorbs the oil—quite interesting! Naito-san says, with what appears to be wry smile, “Now you’re set to soak up all the oil you need.” Not too strong, not too weak, just the right amount of pressure from the hands—this is just how it should feel, I think. The touch of Naito-san’s hands feels so good, I doze off in the second half; I don’t really remember it, but when I wake up and touch the skin around my thighs, it seems to fit perfectly into my hands—truly the ultimate moist suppleness I was after. Of course, my entire body had this firm, supple feel. Without thinking, I found myself touching my skin here and there. Mission 3 ends in success.
Incidentally, the products used in my treatment are, from right, Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin (200 g, 5,500 yen); Tonic Treatment Oil (100 ml, 7,400 yen); and Extra-Firming Body Cream (200 g, 8,500 yen). All the products can be purchased at the Clarins boutique, also on the first belowground floor. It may not quite meet the standards of a therapist’s massage, but home care using products with rigorously selected plant-based ingredients can help this moist and supple feel last that much longer.
With these three missions complete, “When I take it off, I’m amazing!” now includes amazingly moist and supple skin. This leaves just one more mission, my last. To prolong the varieties of amazing I’ve acquired here today at GINZA SIX, I need care on the inside as well. As you get older, the way you feel has a remarkable and direct impact on the condition of your skin. It would be beyond disappointing if the final rush of work I expect at the end of the year led to dispiriting fatigue, undoing all the invaluable amazings I’ve acquired here and leaving me back where I started. To avoid such a catastrophe, one thing I can do is to eat a ton of fermented foods, which help boost immunity and provide antioxidant effects. I go to Sennenkoujiya on the second belowground floor, which stocks a wide-ranging rigorously selected lineup of food products featuring fermentation from Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture.
Last month, I went to the house of a chef to do an interview and was treated to homemade amazake, a fermented rice (nama-koji) drink. The chef made the nama-koji fermented in a rice cooker, I was told. Not only was it delicious, drinking it conferred a pleasing sense of energy and fleetness. I resolved to make it myself for a reliable daily boost. So, today, I wonder if they have nama-koji to make the drink. I’m looking, looking… and there it is! They have a ton of it! This is a special nama-koji from the noted brewery of the Hakkaisan sake. The name, too, lets you know it: Hakkaisan no Kuradashi Nama-koji (700 yen). Along with making amazake, it can be used for salted koji, soy sauce koji, and miso.
I put the nama-koji in my shopping cart and turn to check out, when—hey, there are rows and rows of original sauces, soy sauces, and other condiments and seasonings here, all with koji, and they’re calling my name! There’s too much here to pique one’s interest. What to bring home?
I’m at a loss, so the proprietor grants me a special opportunity to taste some of the products that tempt me. From the right are Koji no Shoyu (200 ml, 600 yen), Koji Ponzu Shirogoma (200 ml, 600 yen), and Kakerudashi Kojidare (200 ml, 600 yen). Perhaps because of the mellowness of koji, the flavor is gentle and soothing, as if you could simply drink it down.
As well as nama-koji, I buy an original sauce and soy sauce, one bottle each, and my inner care shopping is complete. I’ve been so busy lately that my meals have become haphazard—I’ve hardly cooked for myself. Now that I have these top-of-the-line fermented seasonings, I’ll start cooking at home again to detox my body because, I must say, even if it’s winter and cold and I’m always bundling up, “When I take it off, I’m amazing!” Feeling the warmth of positivity, I make my way home.
Text: Chino Hara Photos: Yuka Fujisawa Edit: Yuka Okada（edit81）