A few months ago an editor from Conde Nast asked if they could borrow some Sweet Meats for a Vogue Japan fashion shoot. The only ones I have left are my own personal set, so I was a little nervous about sending them halfway around the world, but it’s Vogue Japan, so you know it’s going to be good. After boxing them up with huge, Sharpied return instructions on every layer of packing material, off they went.
I imagined some sort of Harajuku J-Pop spread, maybe set in a deli or a barn. What they sent back is so. much. better. I cannot stop staring at these images. I want to frame them and hang them in every room of my house. At the very least I’m going to have to subscribe to Vogue Japan, international shipping be damned.
There are more pages than these in the feature, but here are the ones that show the Sweet Meats (click each image for a larger view):
The models and location appear to be Italian, but it’s still so Japanese.
Look! It’s a McDonald’s Chanel suit! With a matching purse holding a rubber chicken! On a geriatric model!! I can’t even.
Nevermind the key and the chicken hat. Look at THOSE BOOTS.
All images are © Conde Nast 2014.