Makeup…

Hi,

I love makeup 🙂 Although I don’t wear much myself…
I used to put my brother’s makeup when we were sharing flat in Tokyo,

when he was in the band performing. 🙂

I love looking at models transformation when we have photoshoot.

MUA and Hair stylists are fantastic!!

Love the shoot, especially when models wear my outifts and hats 🙂 x

 

I read the Kabuki actor’s article recently. ( Sorry it is in Japanese )

https://www.tjapan.jp/art/17321236?fbclid=IwAR2oArQi4N5uDMs4pEVPPJe7oMBe9K8Ex3Wh3ctPVu9RzxG7HnGJcPcuSMg

He said since he was little he was putting makeup himself.

In front of the mirror, playing like white powder and red, using finger tip to trace his skin of his face,

The power of the make up is making himself can be strong man, and beautiful woman, depending on the makeup!!

松本幸四郎|松本幸四郎オフィシャルサイト

Matsumoto Koshiro – Kabuki actor from his official site. https://koshiro.jp/

Image From Kabuki Goods shop https://item.rakuten.co.jp/kaomise/se-276-005/

 

Shibai Ukie (“A Scene from A Play”) by Masanobu Okumura (1686–1764), depicting Edo Ichimura-za theater in the early 1740s From Wiki

And I saw the ideal Japanese souvenir, I will get them next time 🙂

https://www.isshin-do.co.jp/facepack.html

Working from home….

Hi,

Since end of last year, I have some chance to work lots of new things,

including assistant school catering ( dinner lady ), school cleaning, and wardrobe assistant…

I enjoyed working but cleaning stopped, it wasn’t for me…

But I enjoyed intense of cleaning for 2 hours tasks…

So I am challenging myself, and start doing at home.

Great exercise and great way to keep monitoring the virus!!

And, I still working telephone/face to face ( currently not ) Japanese interpreting.

Of course I am working as a designer in my life as in my DNA, that is not stopping anyway!!

=====Hono===== Hono 炎  Flame of fire… Describe as human emotions Passion, Love, Anger….. Model @ Heather Waddell Image @Toco

 

Stay safe everyone !!

I accept any order anytime if you need exciting and unique design !!

Still needing at least 4 weeks leading time 🙂 x

Driving….

Hi,

I love driving….

I have been driving for long time….

I can drive anywhere if I have a google map available.

When I started driving in the UK, I wasn’t familiar with the round about.

Once you get used to dual round about, it is not so much difficult.

Better than traffic light, I guess. 🙂

Then, I realize if you are driving different side of the road?????  That is the roundabout in Paris….. 🙂

「road in UK」の画像検索結果

Image from Google road in UK.     This is more like it!! But watch out for pot holes and black ice during Winter!

Today, mid in March.., we had lots of snow last night.

Full of obstacle….

Paddles or pot holes, and Paddle and pot hole….

We recently changed to new tyres, no doubt to spend more service in Spring… ;(

Beautiful and sweet….

We love cherry blossom so much!  I can’t wait to see the pink season again!
I don’t know it is the DNA, as a Japanese we get really crazy for cherry blossoms.
When it is the season, we have to have a picnic outside to admire the cherry no matter cold or night…

「hanami」の画像検索結果

Image from Google… Slightly relaxed because of the table, but normally prepare picnic set yourself.

 

「hanami」の画像検索結果

1894 ” Chiyoda Ooku Hanami ” by Toyohara Chikanobu

When people are out about, always shops are out about, too.

We buy street food, and some interesting thing you don’t normally see from the high street, like candy frost shop,

gold fish catching ( with very thin rice paper spoon), candy apple/toffee apple.

one of the very traditional thing is candy craft ( Ame-zaiku ). It was rarely see them when I was little…

But look!! They are the beyond candy….

So beautiful so realistic and lively, I can’t imagine eating as candy….. ( Such art works rather than sweets by Ameshin in Asakusa,Tokyo (http://www.ame-shin.com/)

For the change….

Hi,

Weekend is my creation time!!

I go lots of exhibitions and walk in the wood, but recent weather making me

stay inside a lots…

Today, I was baking “Cream Puff” – chou à la crème (French ) – シュークリーム(Japanese).

That is very popular cake in Japan. 🙂

Base need to puffed like this. Inside is very hollow, so filled in with cream.

I sliced in half, and filled custard cream, then whipped cream on top. you can sprinkle icing sugar.

 

She sells sea shells on the …

Fashion industy in Winter ( Wintour ? )….
Selling constantly your products/services is the good business.
Seems like the World of Fashion industry is not doing well apart from China….
I get invited for going market in China…
Luxury items sale sky high in China and expecting more in the future…
But if your market cycle forcusing on lust than consiquences,
Once people’s trend changes, where the quantity going???
Yes, that is why I don’t go that market.
Create-> re-design-> re-shape->re-trim-> re-style✌️
I love my creations, I don’t throw them away, I re-create or
re-design to make new style.
And I will keep creating along with other artists!
While I can.
Hoping people care as much I do, too.
 
Anna Wintour is strongly saying, people need to re-consider shopping habit. Listen to Anne…. 🙂
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/anna-wintour-sustainability-fast-fashion-clothes-disposable-environment-vogue-a9223996.html

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

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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)

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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 👍