An interview with the multifaceted hitomi, recording artist and mother of three!
Starting out as a singer and model, and more recently from the perspective a mother, hitomi spans quite the range of areas. It had been a while since her last fashion shoot, but nonetheless she rocked the Onitsuka style with great proportions. On that note, we also get her take on some fashion topics.
── Tell us how you feel about today’s shoot
It’s been a long time since I had a proper shoot in a studio, so I was nervous (haha). But I think Look 1 and 2 both gave accurate portrayals of me.
── Do you wear sneakers? Also, how did Onitsuka Tiger feel to wear?
I often wear sneakers, and a lot of flat shoes, so it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary to try the Onitsuka Tiger ones. And being a mom, sneakers are a mainstay (smiles). They’re really comfortable! The velvet material is totally trending now, so Onitsuka Tiger really have their finger on the pulse.
── In what kind of situations would you wear this stuff?
I used to be totally into the rock music scene, so I never really went anywhere (haha). But this year I tried wearing down for the first time, like the kind of people you might see in a café at a ski lodge or something.
── Do you wear outfits with pants often?
Yeah, both pants and skirts. I often think that since I have kids, I shouldn’t bother wearing skirts, but I like both.
── Is there any kind of look you’re going for this autumn and winter season?
Yeah, sandals, because I have kids (laughs). Sneakers too, but I need something that’s easy to put on and take off. When I was younger I didn’t really think about the functional aspect much, but now it’s more important to me, so I always have some sandals ready.
Like, when I’m putting together an outfit, I’ll go for a cardigan instead of knit clothes. It’s kind of the same idea in both cases; if I wear something easy to take off and put back on whenever, it just makes life easier. So this year I’m focusing on items like that.
── Could you tell us what your image of Onitsuka Tiger is?
I remember them being worn in the movie Kill Bill (laughs)! Or rather, they were worn by Uma Thurman in the movie. So, since they were worn by such a stylish and striking woman, that was kind of the image I had in my head about them, and it had me excited to wear them for today’s shoot (haha)!
→ Coming up next month, we focus on hitomi’s personal life in Look 2. She talks about being a mother, being a single woman, and more.