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! ūüôā

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.

Item important in the story…

Just I started reading ” L’Amant ” by¬†Marguerite Duras again…
Book has been translated in Japanese.

In the story, I couldn’t ignore,,, she is talking about ” Hat ” is very

significant in her memory.

” I got a hat, there is no farewell with it. That can re-create myself….
I have a pair of shoes, I felt the same to those, but my hat is far more special….”

I just translated in my way from Japanese translation to English… but Sometime, I feel hat has exactly same way for my style.

I hope I can serve those special hat to the clients all the time.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Lover¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Lover (French: L’Amant) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in 1984 by Les √Čditions de Minuit. It has been translated to 43 languages and was awarded the 1984 Prix Goncourt. (from Google search)

 

P.21 talking about her outfit especially about “Hat”¬†

 

Show off your style!!

When I design clothes, I always finish off with the hat/headpiece ūüôā

I have to try each photoshoot with a different look, but I have used the same outfits for different occasions.

You know one outfit can transform the completely different look with the hat!!

These are the example of how the hats and styling make different!!
With fantastic model Mhairi Waddell (15), she can show the same outfit with different HATs to show off!!

Mhairi is wearing turban
Photographer: John Walker Banks
MUA : Jennifer Pike
Designer : Toshiko Cave – Toco

Mhairi is wearing no hat
Photographer: John Walker Banks
MUA : Jennifer Pike
Designer : Toshiko Cave – Toco

@2018 SIFF Glasgow Photographer @Paul Francis McGugan Model @Mhairi Waddell Toco’s Gold piece, Mhairi is opening Toco’s collection on the catwalk @Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mhairi on the catwalk @SIFF-Glasgow 2018
With Straw blocked headpiece
Photo by Paul Francis McGugan
Designer : Toshiko Cave – Toco

 

Love this image‚̧ԳŹ Mhairi is wearing quirky headpiece for Light and Mirror ‚̧ԳŹ
Photographer : Darja Bilyk @dashiee
Model in Gold : Mhairi Waddell @mhairiwaddell1
Model in Silver : Heather Waddell @heatherwaddell1
MUA : Yvonne Lynch @shacade
Hairstylist : Marianna Coletta @mariannahair_
Designer : Toshiko Cave @tocofashion
Assistant : Patricia Waddell @patricia.waddell.9
Proud image ūüíď
@ferocemagazine June Vol 7 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Fashion Festival International in Glasgow

Comedienne Dee Max was very kind warm personality she commented all the catwalk and show!

Beautiful Mhairi is wearing one-off Burberry fabric tie and short designed and made by me, with cotton lace and straw flat cap. Cool looking Layla is wearing customized shorts, shirt and matching band balmoral bonnet made by me. Happy to walk with them!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, Me, Mhairi Waddell also Layla Burns showed Kids Fashion Festival International.
This time it was in Glasgow.

It is a challenge to prepare the collection that mostly my designs are for the adult.

I started one to help with my friend model Mhairi last year.

Ronnie who organizes for the Cancel Cancer Africa allowed me without any kids collection.

I was thrilled to work with the so many fantastic kids are coming from all over the UK are helping models of my collection.

And this time it was in Glasgow, so there was no excuse not to meet Ronnie and Anne once again.

I was glad I participated in the show once again, kids and people who are involved in were fantastic.

12 shiny happy faces in Glasgow. They helped Cancel Cancer Africa charity for modeling in confident in public. What a brave young people they are!!

2018 Scotland International Fashion Festival Glasgow

It was a fantastic time announced as an “International Fashion Designer”

Model @Wiktoria
Photographer @Nas Din

Models 1@Mhairi Waddell 2@Tumpa Saha 3@Sukhi Singh 4@Megan Kavanagh                                          1@AnuLiimola 2@Shannon Martin 3@Heather Waddell 4@Yasmin Trendy                     Photographer @ Paul Francis McGugan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been working in Fashion for quite a number of years.
I trained all round for fashion at the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo,
then got the job as a hat designer in Tokyo,
studied further millinery advance in London, and got the job as a milliner in London…

Still, I wasn’t¬†sure where to go next…but I like the idea I can make both hats and dresses.

When I studied at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo,

I showcasing my collection for the first time there in public.

I was already doing¬†hats and outfits all the time, since then…

I will keep at that, and any occasions, but I really enjoy special occasion like competing for an occasion.

So If you have any special occasion, please let me know, I can help you with the eye-catching design, just for you!!

Show time….

Hi, there

There are many big fashion shows like¬†NFW, LFW, MFW, TFW and PFW….

There are so many many to choose from….,

I mainly design and make hats and outfits for adult ladies.

I am supporting this charity with my dear friend model, Mhairi Waddell

I am showing on catwalk my designs at kids fashion festival international

next week along really talented actress/model Mhairi and more in Edinburgh.

Please come along and enjoy The show and support Cancel Cancer AfricaūüôŹ

Saturday 22nd September 2018
@Surgeon Hall Edinburgh
2:00-4:00pm ( doors open 1:45 pm )

https://www.facebook.com/kidsfashionfestivalinternational/

Thank you!!