Tokyo Street Style: A Coloring Book
Illustrated by: Zoé de Las Cases
Genre: Coloring Book
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: Wherever you’re off to, take Tokyo Street Style with you. Immerse yourself in this colorful city full of vibrant fashion and unique architecture. The stylish essentials laid out from your suitcase, elegant kimonos in store windows, and fashion-forward city dwellers complement the modern skylines. Embellish whimsical, full-page patterns with your own touch and enjoy Tokyo while you make your way through an iconic city.
This sleek, high-end package has an elastic closure and a satin ribbon marker so you can dip in and dip out of your own Tokyo fashion week. With nothing more than some colored pencils, you’ll be on your way to a perfect day.
I knew I wanted to request this book the moment it went up because of my love for all things pertaining to Tokyo. The style, the culture, the language, so many of that is added into this coloring book. It wasn’t exactly what i was hoping for though, as many of the drawings seems to be hastily done. There were several with broken lines, others seemed like an afterthought, but many of them were cutely done like the fashion pieces.
I’m already a big fan of adult coloring books and even with a few issues I had with this one, I was very happy to add it to my collection. Like I stated before, it does have a good amount of pages that I’m not fond of, but the ones that I am pleased with are worth adding to my collection. It includes a beautiful cover with an elastic band to keep closed when not in use, as well as an attached ribbon bookmark, and several words throughout the book in Japanese letterings.
I mostly used color pencils, but on a few of the pages I tried out watercolor pencils and it didn’t leave the pages looking that bad as they are of decent thickness. I found that markers worked pretty good as well, colored in about two pages with them and there was no bleed through (sharpies are not a friend to this coloring book though lol). It also includes an index in the back with all the drawings that make up this collection. All in all, it was a nice addition to my shelves, even if it didn’t make my faves list.
***I received this copy from The Crown Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***
If you have any of the coloring books by Zoé de Las Cases, let me know if you have a favorite or if this one is new to you.