Tucson Success Stories: Yuyu Shiratori

Yuyu Shiratori is from Tucson, and went to school at the U of A. She has put on at least 10 successful fashion shows here and will be putting on a show at The Beaumont Club, in Kansas City–where she now lives–on November 6. Oh, and she’s only 22.

Natasha Stagg: What are you up to lately?

Yuyu Shiratori: Readjusting to a new life in the bible belt of the country.

NS: Do you miss Tucson?

YS: No, the only thing to be missed are the people.

NS: What are you reading?

YS: Where’s Waldo.

NS: Suggest something to do in Tucson.

YS: Slip’n’Slide with friends at a park!

NS: Suggest something to read.

YS: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.

NS: What’s it like in Kansas City? It sounds kind of dreamy, maybe because of The Wizard of Oz.

YS: KC is rad! It feels ten times bigger than Tucson. It is dreamy– There are trees framing every street, lightning bugs at night, and trannys left and right!

Yuyu’s online store

Two of Yuyu’s designs: