Yoon at Heart

Gemma Lacey
Monika Mogi

Together with her husband, rapper Verbal, Yoon is the founder and one half of the Tokyo based jewellery collective Ambush®. Their pieces are worn by the cream of the music and fashion scenes and she boasts legions of Instagram fans, all seduced by her legendary style. We catch up with Yoon, to talk through the evolution of her creativity, sources of inspiration and get a special introduction to her cats.

In this online exclusive, Yoon shares her favourite places in Tokyo and tells us what’s on her very eclectic playlist right now.

What are your 3 favourite places to eat and drink in Tokyo?
YA: Gessekai, a cozy Chinese joint in Shibuya. Trippy and absolutely delicious!
AGAVE, a Tequila Paraise in Roppongi. Endless amount of Tequilas from all over the world.
Terres de Truffes in Aoyama, everything truffle in French and Japanese dishes.

What advice or recommendations would you give to someone coming to Tokyo?
YA: Pack light. We’ve got everything here, except we probably do it better than you can get back home.

Who are your favourite designers?
YA: My favourite clothes are mostly by female designers who know what women want, but who’s aesthetic is not too feminine such as Sacai, Celine and Comme Des Garçons.

You’ve collaborated with many cool brands, such as Colette and Kitsune just to name a few, what have been your favourites and is there anyone you haven’t worked with yet that you’re keen to
YA:They’ve all been our favourites! It’s really cool that all our collaborations have been love calls from our friends and people who supported us. It’s all very organic, we haven’t yet reached out to anyone to collaborate with on our end so far.

Can you give us a little insight into what music is on your playlist right now?
YA: Lots of Mozart symphonies, Nine Inch Nails Quiet Album and Pretty Hate Machine.

Hair & Make Up: Sachiko Omori (Shima) — Production: Taka Arakawa — All clothes: Yoon’s own

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