Show report #Siff 2019

It has been great Saturday.
This is my 2nd show with Scotland International Fashion Festival #Siff.

There are so much involved in the show.
Thank you for all the wonderful help to display such a beautiful show.

Video image by Patricia Waddell who is wonderful supporter for me and both Mhairi and Heather all the time! x

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Siff Tocofashion collection backstage 2019

Diana, Fanny, Mhairi, Rebecca, Emili, Heather, Shannon, Miryam, and D Jesus all ready for catwalk at the backstage with Siff 2019 at Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather is in Yellow dress, Mhairi is in Red dress. Both are requested for the shoot earlier. Beautiful on the catwalk and other occasions.

For the Siff show designer introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designs and breaking point…

Hajime Sorayama…I used to see his work from magazine called ” Bijyutsu Techou”.

「Hajime Sorayama art」の画像検索結果

Hajime Sorayamma http://sorayama.jp/

https://fashionpost.jp/portraits/55478

As a sensitive teenager, I really didn’t like his airbrush work, I didn’t understand shiny metalic airbrush of his work is in the Bijyutsu Techou all the time…

Hajime is saying in the interview, he found beauty from Katana and Metal, shiny and pointy, are sexy and cool.
He was the designer of Aibo. I like 1st Aibo’s design that everybody know what “Aibo” is.

AIBO の原画 | 提供: 空山基

Aibo design image by Hajime Sorayama                     AIBO の原画 | 提供: 空山基 from The Fashion Post JP

AIBO ERS-7

AIBO ERS-7 produced in 1997 image from Wiki

I like H.R.Giger, his air brush works are organic and mat, it isn’t shiny like Hajime Sorayama’s airbrush style.

But I am not getting into Ailen films. He designed Ailens ( I like the ailens caractors )….

I like his art work on the book, his art take me so much depth into fantasy world, that I love.

Hajime Sorayama and Giger to me, are very nostalgic and futuristic artists…
Both had breakingpoint of wider audience, because they cross the boundary from their own world.
I can some day 🙂

「H・R・ギーガー」の画像検索結果

HR Giger pic from D’s undertaker’s blog

A tall human-like alien creature stands inside the cargo hold of a spacecraft. It is all black in color, has a long, horizontally configured phallic-shaped head with its long rigid tongue extended, long arms with six digits on each hand, and long tubes protruding from its back.

Bolaji Badejo in costume as the Alien: The suit was made of latex, with the head as a separate piece housing the moving parts that controlled the second mouth.        from Wiki

Tin Coffee…

I don’t think Tin drinks are as popular as other world than Japan…

Just I saw the articl about “1st October is World Coffee Day”, I thought write about this…

Every street we see drinks, tabacco, vending machine hot and cold even very rural area of Japan…
So it is life saver when you are walking outside in cold Winter.

When I was playing tennis without caring about skin condition 🙂 ,

I used to freeze 500ml carton of coffe milk and take with long handle spoon.

It was just great half melted and slushed sweet milk coffee at lunch time in hot Summer day.

We had vending machine everywhere, just saving temptation every time we walk pass.

After swimming, hot dog or cup noodle’s vending machine that we couldn’t tackle against those treat!!

「vending machine japan」の画像検索結果

Soft drink, Alcohole, tabacco….selection of vending machine in Japan.

I didn’t know 1st October is world coffee day until I read this article.

https://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/AS20191102000769.html

写真・図版

10th UCC Milk Coffee design Picture from Asahi, by UCC 写真・図版 10代目のミルク入り缶コーヒー=UCC上島珈琲提供

マックスコーヒー(2015年Jタウンネット撮影)

My childhood no.1 coffee. People say Chibaraki’s national drink ?! ( Chiba and Ibaraki combined nick name ) マックスコーヒー(2015年Jタウンネット撮影)

「milk coffee in carton in Japan」の画像検索結果

I used to freeze this and took it with lunch when we had tennis tournament.

It is so painful to see the World treasure down….

Checking the news in the morning and seeing really sad news…

Shuri Castel in Okinawas has been burnt down….

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/31/japan-shuri-castle-fire-blaze-engulfs-ancient-world-heritage-site?fbclid=IwAR0ciJKmGxLmLd3vnSav1NOd5bGk-y9iqQ86c9jPe1eACXQcNaY2pBSWl-M

Becasue we can see the image through the TV, it is almost unreal….like Notre-Dame de Paris fire, 911…

Those things remind me to read again – The Temple of the Golden Pavilion ( Kinkaku-ji by Yukio Mishima translated by Ivan Morris )…

Then there was a fire of KyoAni not long time ago…It is the speach from CEO of Kyoto Animation Studio after 3 months from the incident.

Notre-Dame Fire Updates

Notre-Dame Cathedral in September 2019 (Stock Photos from GiulianiBruno/Shutterstock)

Notre-Dame Updates: What We Know About the Cathedral Five Months After the Fire

Progress has being made 👍

It is so painful to see the image, but so strongly painful and had to write something about it….😢
But seeing the progress is wonderful 👍

Emperor Enthronement Ceremony

No edited ceremony….Thank you ANN news 🙂
Heisei era to Reiwa era’s official Emperor Enthronement Ceremony.
It was just beautiful ceremony. Emperor will be duty as a symbole of the state.
More than 180 countries guests are witnessed this ceremony.
May wish for Reiwa era will be peaceful.

https://www.sankei.com/main/topics/main-36550-t.html

Rugby….because it was so inspiring…

Team gave us a fantastic hope!!

Talked with people who watched Japan x Scotland match, even people who don’t know much about the rules of rugby,

Couldn’t get tired of watching. It was just fantastic match…

I was watching the program months ago…
He formed stronger team 4 years ago, now Japanese team was one of the quater finalist!!
It was fantastic documentary about how Eddy Jones gave strong motivation…I thought we could see Eddy as English coach fight against Japanese team….but I am sure Japanese team will be back!!

I was talking with my mum and sister same time while watching Japan x South Africa today.

South Africa was so strong…
Japan team tried so hard but clearly South African member had quite better tactic after half time…

Rugby made so much hope to Japan!! Hooray!!!

Gave me strength, too : )

Kimono….again

I honestly can’t wait to see this exhibition at V&A in February 2020.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/oct/09/va-hosts-europes-first-major-exhibition-on-kimono?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR1dz1-b51pK7GvH8f6e_Qu0tOIZhpwe6JWUSPrYFCzO14DnLz2YodLC2sg

Exhibits will include a dress designed by Alexander McQueen for Björk

Exhibits will include a dress designed by Alexander McQueen for Björk 🙂

Bjork album image Kimono by Alexander McQueen was sensecional that image was so strong and got inspired so much, decided to make my own version one day.

I got married in 1997.
I was working at Philip Treacy at that time.
We had a rented flat in Angel before we had wedding.

I was puttig the curtain not showing to Kevin while I was working on my wedding outfit.
I didn’t know but it is very bad luck  in the UK making own wedding dress or ( that explains a lot ; ) ) show your wedding outfit to your husband to be before the wedding day.

White 100% Silk Embroidered Taffeta and Gold embroidered silk satin ( Chinese ).

I had a beautiful Obi in Shu red (Vermillion Red ) that colour is perfect for Japanese image.

So when we decided to book the register office, I already made my dress idea that will be fusion Kimono deluxe ( my ultimate bespoke dress )!!

Picture is great! They never get old 🙂 It will be almost 22nd Anniversary soon 🙂

Excuse me from the bathroom of Russel Hotel 🙂 but this is the only shot I could get from top to toe my proud DIY job with Fantastic gift from Master Philip Treacy’s headpiece…..My 1950’s sandal, Satin bag and lace gloves 50’s at Angel’s Antique market. Japanese pearl necklace and handfan with Luck charm ( Omamori ). my nail was light blue- Something Blue 🙂

Kevin with wee Jamie in Kilt, he was 7 years very cute boy but he will be dad of son very soon! I am wearing beautiful Kimono lent from Maestro Philip Treacy…that is £30.000 worth Wedding Kimono from Japan. Thank you billion times for fantastic gift, my dad said I could be a bamboo doll with out them 🙂

Before returning this to Philip, I wanted to do this “Mikaeri Bijin?!” pose 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

「見返り 美人」の画像検索結果

Hishikawa Moronobu ” Mikaeri Bijin Zu” at Tokyo National Museum

Process of design…

Hi,

I got some suvenior from Japan when I went to Aberdeen. Thank you very much for beautiful stuff…

From left Paralympic Game Leaflet, Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 pin badge, Yoseki Handcraft book mark ( Mr, Mrs Yamazaki’s gift ), Greentea in the compact containe (Mr, Mrs. Yamazaki’s gift )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking about the design process….
Design = a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made.

Design is the skill of making plans or drawings for something:

Design is also the way in which something is arranged or shaped:

to intend for a particular purpose:

(Reference from Cambridge Dictionary)

Just seeing picture above, is only the example.  But seeing all similar idea process.

Using everything put together and arrange to team up, result is beautiful harmony….

I would love to do those jobs as my life time achievement….

Yoseki Craft is Ancient Japanese methods, asorted segment of woods carefuly put together to make beautiful pattern then slice very thin paper like sheets to decorate of the wood craft surface. ( Image from Instagram.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimono and hat

Hi,

I had an opportunity to experiment a demonstration of my passion hat and kimono!

I love Traditional Kimono, but living in Scotland, there is not so much occasion to wear them.

And also there are lots of rules for dressing Kimono.

And I see the product so called Kimono in the shops all over, I disagree with those are called Kimono….

I was wondering there are so many traditional Kimono what you can purchase in Japan, which have much more detailed design and beautiful colours.

I love the traditional way of dressing Kimono, but one you are not specialized dressing the Kimono, it is hard to wear traditional way…

So, I use my Japanese Kimono ( They are produced in Japan as Traditional Kimono ) dressing with accessories you can find in your wardrobe.

Mrs. Yamazaki is founder’s wife of this event all over from Japan. She said she got lots of complements at the Sainsbury’s as she was wearing Kimono before the demonstration!!

How wonderful is that! 🙂

Reiko is wearing beautiful ivory casual komon houmon-gi and deep crown straw cloche with lace trimming with lace skirf and lace gloves. Instead of Obi sash belt, using knitted scarf and cotton flower printed scarf as obiage belt which are tied around hipborne for 20’s style. Pixie is wearing beautiful chrysanthemum motif houmon-gi kimono. Gorgeious Fukuroobi is tied in front. Wearing my handblocked sinamay 50’s style shallow crown hat.

Everybody!! who helped me for the demonstration!! at beautiful Trinity Hall in Aberdeen. Everyone enjoyed different themself! Ane me( on the left ) and Chika ( on the right )were wearing Haori ( kimono over coat )! Thank you guys!

Reiko is wearing elegant Ivory komon houmon-gi Pixie is wearing gorgeous gold chrysanthemum motif houmon-gi Bijoux is wearing Yukata ( Summer kimono for casual occasion ) what her mum Chika was dressing with my handblocked sinamay roses headpiece. Ruth is weraing beautiful lilac houmon-gi underneath, peticote, and cummerband and thin belt with chiffon scarf with my handblocked silver cocktail hat is matching with cummerband.

Jeniffer is wearing bow tie blouse and wool kommon ( small patterned motif as design ) kimono which is drapped on the back as bustle style and wide pants with thin belt in front. and my hand blocked felt hat with big phesant trimming. Pixie is waking with my handblocked ivory 50’s style hat.

Mrs. Yamazaki is wearing Camellia motif wool kimono. with thin belt with knitted shawl. My handblocked wool felt topper is really suiting her.

Mrs. Yamazaki said she was wearing this at Sainsbury and people are complementing how she was wearing and relaxed looking.

Beautiful light blue kimono and lime houmon-gi with handblocked sinamay big brim Hatinator. Ruth is wearing lilac houmon-gi.

Neo Tokyo vs Tokyo in 2019

After visitend Manga exhibition in British Museum in London, made me feel like watching Akira again….

To be honest I forgot detail of the story, but I got goose bumps after watching…

Story is situated in 2019 Neo Tokyo after the World War 3, Akira was started in the comic book in 1982, and film was released in 1988.

And scary thing is next year is Olympic year in the story…

Tokyo,,,certainly wasn’t like after the World War 3 like story of Akira.

But we don’t know where we are heading to…I felt Tokyo is very different from when I used to live…

Only we know is next year is Tokyo Olympic 2020, that is same as Akira’s story…

We humen have power to create incredible creation, but how we use and control is always the problem.

Let’s hope we humen are powerful enough to make the world kind to humen and life in general!

Tokyo Olympic stadium in the film it made 30 years ago…

 

 

 

 

How similar to 35 years old comic book image?! Real Tokyo Olympic stadium constraction site early stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While I was reading up about Katsuhiro Otomo who created Akira…
He is defenetly hybrid of dad!! Beautiful work and strong motif.
His son Shohei Otomo is incredible artist using ball point pen…

 

WOW, what a detailed art work!! Shohei ball point pen art workLoop LP record!! Make me try to draw using pen now!!!!