C H I N A T O W N .


(Thrifted Top, Forecast Jacket, Asos Pants, Vintage Boots, Alexander Wang Bag)

The other week Gen and I went out for dinner to celebrate her moving to the city. I was so happy to find we had stumbled across the Chinatown Markets which are on every Friday night till 11pm. I was excited enough to smell the delicious Chinese food along the street and see the overload of bright neon signs, but this really was so much more than what I could have hoped for. After an exploding table full of food, a sneaky waiter, two bottles of wine and a "fluffy duck", we attempted to make our way back only to find ourselves distracted and stumbling around cute little stores that looked like they were straight out of Tokyo, which seriously made me miss Japan more than I ever had before. Highlight of my night was finding the biggest Totoro plush toy I've ever come across. He's just as thick as he is wide and I really don't think these photos show how big he really is! It's so hard trying to wrap your arms around something this big that has nothing to hold on to without feeling like your violating one of the cutest things you've ever seen. So in saying that, I'm sorry Totoro, for grabbing you in places I probably shouldn't have grabbed. A little part of Japan right on our very front doorstep..

79 comments:

  1. omg!!! really cute stuffed toys :D :D

    I want!!


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  2. what a dream place!
    and the totoro plush, - love totoro! :)

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  3. Wooooowwww! This is amaaazing! Who knew Sydney would have mini Tokyo-esque style shops! Ahh, it makes me 'homesick' just looking at the photos! I love Totoro! He is HUGE!

    Wonderful post, totally made my day!

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  4. Really cute photos..love oyur outfit too..those shoes really pop!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  5. totoro is my FAVOURITE - this makes me want to visit Sydney, just so I can feel like I'm visiting Japan again! x

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  6. Oh I love Totoro, how cute. I wish so much that we had a Chinatown in Auckland but alas we don't.
    x

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  7. i crave your boots more than the toys. what does that say about me, eh?

    lovely post you look like you had such fun :)

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    x

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  8. Loooove the bright orange nails/booties combo
    :) love love love


    Peace & love
    oxo, ETTE

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  9. That looks like Heaven! I've always wanted to rummage around in China Town. x

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  10. I am totally enamored with Totoro. Those photos of you are so cute, and the tangerine boots are delectable!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  11. Ah! Morning Glory! :( Their only store in my city closed down. I have such fond memories as a child running there after school to buy cute stationary.

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  12. lovely photos!! so cute!!

    http://www.lightmymidnight.blogspot.com

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  13. oh my god totorooooooooooo! that puts my little totoro completely to shame!

    gorgeous post nicole, one of my favourites from you yet! xx

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  14. ahhh youre the cutest!
    Love your hair and makeup in this post
    classic outfit. Looks like a great night

    -em
    spindizzyfall.blogspot.com

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  15. i lovee chinatown markets, and your outfit :)


    xx
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  16. So cute! I'm amazed at how beautiful your pictures are! Do you think you could do a blog post on photography and how you achieve these pictures? Pleaaasee!! :)

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  17. ah i love chinatown markets, and this one looks adorable! love what youre wearing... and delicious meal!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  18. I love this. You are so cute! Totoro = <3

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  19. HA HA I was in this exact shop (and Chinatown) a fornight ago and out the photos on my blog too- hee hee. Too much fun : )

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  20. Awww the photos are so cute! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  21. oh my! I want to be in that store! so much cuteness! I love your outfit. :)


    love
    sherry

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  22. Omigosh, cuteness overload!!

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  23. Omg, that toroto plush toy is soooooo cute! adorable! Love your outfit as always :)

    I enjoy reading your blog! When I used to ask around for nice blogs, people would always recommend yours! I just started one so now I can finally follow you, yay! hope you check mine out!:)

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  24. Wow Totoro is huge! We could use one of those for our dogs to play with. LOVING those shoes lady!!!!
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  25. oh my gosh you are so fricking cute!
    you and that oversized totoro are adorable! x

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  26. Aah, I love that place so much :) The Totoro plush is to die for!

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  27. This post is darling. I love all of the plush characters. Your red shoes are totally you! Lovelove

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  28. Precious photos :) Looks like you had a lot of fun at Chinatown xo

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  29. oh i used to love morning glory when i was younger

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  30. Sounds like a perfect night. You always manage to look so effortlessly stylish. X

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  31. I love your Tare Panda photos! I guess we share a love for pandas, and the kind of life they lead! Random tare panda fact: they roll on the floor at 2.75 meters per minute! Isn't that random??!

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  32. Awww, this looks like such a cute, little night out. The giant Totoro is adorableee.

    Cindy
    Style Soufflé

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  33. Gaaash, such cute little things! And I want your baggg!!

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  34. Love ;D

    Clément DEZELUS drawing: http://magmoiselle.fr

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  35. too cute! :)
    check out my blog and etsy!
    http://hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com
    http://etsy.com/shop/puddinp0p

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  36. i love morning glory!
    http://thechubbyfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  37. Haha I bet you were in heaven! Mwah xo

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  38. How fun are these photos! I love Sydney Chinatown, there's never a shortage of entertainment and of course food, yum!

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  39. China Town looks like so much fun! Your red booties are awesome!

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  40. amazing place !
    You look beautifully !:)
    greetings

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  41. Pandas are too sweets and I love your bag, but mostly I love your ring ISV;)

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  42. Lovely post! That totoro is so cute. Your writing is really beautiful and I always find myself laughing after reading them. I live in Brisbane and EVERYONE loves you over here.

    Xx Annie

    http://annieviolet.blogspot.com/

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  43. Niiice, I love all the cute stuff :D

    michellehype.blogspot.com

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  44. wow that massive totoro is so cool!!! love this shop!! also, those hearts look like agatha ruiz de la prada ones, do you know them? look them up!!!
    xoxo from Barcelona

    Barcelonette
    www.barcelonette.net

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  45. That is A LOT of food for two small girls!

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  46. oh sweeeet <3
    i love photos on your blog :)

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  47. omg omg OMG !!!!! its cute stuff everywhere !!!! its sooooo cute i love this post xoxo

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  48. i love it there!

    ally
    http://allthingssweetandpeachy.blogspot.com/

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  49. Oh my gawd, my friends and I were marveling at that very same Totoro plush toy from Chinatown's Morning Glory 2 Fridays ago! Holy shizzle; my brush with fame ~

    Profound moment.

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  50. Ah all these pictures are so cute and fun!
    and the food looked nomomomom!
    I love your ASOS trousers too!

    sharlxo.blogspot.com

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  51. OMG!
    love these pics *__*

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  52. Aww, so cute! I want to give that big Totoro to my little girl.. She loves Totoro :)

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  53. So adorable! xoxo

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  54. I love these kind of stores, I could spend hours in them + your dinner looks good, although I can't see the food, I'm sure it was amazing!
    xx

    p.s you should make the move to Sydney...

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  55. It's Chinatown! I love eating there too :)
    It sounds like you had fun, hugging Totoro and all, hehe.

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  56. love the outfit! you look fantastic :D
    ahhhk, i love all those knick-knacks!!! Can't deny the Asian in me ;p xo Diana

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  57. love the outfit! you look fantastic :D
    ahhhk, i love all those knick-knacks!!! Can't deny the Asian in me ;p xo Diana

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  58. ahh totoro ichiban suki desu!!

    this post is so cute. also, i was inspired by one of your outfit posts to make a sheer maxi skirt. i finally got around to creating it the other day, and i love it! i just posted it on my own blog, in fact. thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration, not just in terms of fashion but also business and just general loveliness <3
    hope you have a wonderful easter!
    x taylah

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  59. It really does look like a little slice of Tokyo itself, everything is just so cute! I bet it would be all too easy to return home with everything.. :) x

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  60. i took similar photos of this store too, they're awesome


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  61. Oh my god that Totoro is so giant!!! Ahh!
    I discovered some instructions for a stuffed Totoro a week or two ago which is going to sit eternally in my bookmarks until I have a kid. It looks so quality and it's huuuge. I've already decided that I'm going to decorate my kid's room like a Totoro forest.

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  62. hahaha the last pic is epicly cute! Did you get it? (:

    you look amazing , as always! x

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  63. Cute outfit! The sailor look rocks, and so do them Asos pants. I own a pair myself! X

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  64. aww super cute stuff toy! at 24 i'd probably still buy that thing x

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  65. did you get that forcast jacket on sale?! it's like $29 now!!!

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  66. so pretty! love ur outfit!



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  67. What a cute place !!

    xx, Leah.

    http://hapiness-love-music.blogspot.com

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