For our newest blogger-collaboration we are happy to partner with Japanese blog sensation ASAMI, the Queen of Jeffrey Campbell. Her blog, PINK KITTEN is devoted 100% to her love of all things JC. We sat with Asami last week to pick her brain on what she loves, what she’s wearing, what’s going on in Japan and what she wants next. If you have not seen her blog, you need to check it out! See the interview below! Go to her blog by clicking here: MEOW!
Asami worked with Ty from our creative team to create these landing pages of her in her newest JC love…the XIT, up on solestruck now, and a brand new design for the season. Below you can read the conversation with Ty (TMc) and Asami (APK) from PINK KITTEN. Enjoy!
TMC: Hello Asami, thank you for doing the collabo with Solestrcuck and Jeffrey Campbell! We were so honored to host you on our site—we are also huge Jeffrey Campbell fans—so, how many pairs of JC do you now own?
APK: The pleasure is mine. I’m really grateful to you for this collaboration. This was an invaluable experience.
I own 141 pairs now, and I’ll receive 2 pairs soon.
TMc: Do you have one pair of Jeffrey Campbell that is your favorite?
APK: It is so hard for me to pick only one pair. Maybe I pick the Denmark. I got the black ones last month and besides I ordered the brown ones from solestruck recently. I think the Denmark is worth getting. I’m looking forward to seeing the ice ones.
TMc: In Japan, where is the best place to buy Jeffrey Campbell?
I rarely buy Jeffrey Campbell in Japan, but I often check out “ROSE BUD”. Their stores are very popular in Japan and they offer many styles of Jeffrey Campbell.
TMc: In general, what would you say is your personal style?
APK: I don’t know but I love simple style. My wardrobe is mainly for shoes. When I buy clothes, I always think what kind of clothes will match my shoes. I used to wear black clothes almost everyday and loved Rock-n-Roll style, but the JC Charli made me change my mind. I’m hooked on wooden heels now, so I’d like to wear flared jeans, oversized knits and ponchos in fall and winter.
TMc: If Asami could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would she go?
APK: I’m not sure, but I’m thinking of taking a trip to LA next year. I’d like to go to US and buy tons of Jeffrey Campbell. If I have chances, I’ll go to Egypt, Peru, Greece and France as well.
TMc: Where does the name PINK KITTEN come from?
I started my blog so that I could practice my English. I didn’t expect that my blog would become a famous blog. So I didn’t think my blog name out that well. The name “Pink Kitten” is euphonious for me. I just paired my favorite things. I should have named my blog “I’m a JC addict” or something like that…
TMc: If you got to meet the real Jeffrey Campbell, what would you say?
APK: “Nice to meet you, Jeffrey Campbell! I’m your huge fan! You’re one of the greatest genius in history. Your fabulous shoes always make me so happy. I’m really grateful to you.”
TMc: We love your pictures of your dog!!! What is his name? He needs JC Doggie SHOES!
APK: Thanks! I have two dogs and the dog on my pictures is Poco. I love him so much. I told him about doggie shoes, so he said “I want the leopard Pixie. I’m sure they’ll look good on me!”
And besides Jeffrey Campbell—what else are you totally in love with?
I’m not in love with anything as much as Jeffrey Campbell except my dogs. I like leather jackets, denim shorts, oversized tees, chanel cosmetics, SATC, Gael Garcia Bernal, DIY and surfing the net.