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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

Exhibition

Hi,
Time to time, nice to visit London and catching up with friend!

It was minor complaints, there was unexpecting payment for my hand luggage with Flybe…
I had to pay extra £35, because they have smaller capacity in the craft compartments.
So, I just sent my suits case back with carrier on the way back home, that way is far more reasonable.

Exhibition that unmissable was Dior in V&A.

It was fantastic to see all his work from the Princess Margaret, to representing following designer like,Yves Saint Laurant, Gian Franco Ferre, John Galliano…
I am so grateful to have fantastic fashion friend who is always kind to me to be around since my son was baby.
If I could visit Stanley Kubric exhibition @Design Museum, it was a great bonus but when we visited the tickets are all sold out…
It was good excuse to see “Clockwork Orance” once again!

According to my phone, I was walking 10000steps everyday, visiting exhibition is certainly healthy things!!

Prrincess Margaret 21st Birthday dress by Dior

Dior by John Galiano I beleive1997A/W

Dress making Toare example….this room displayed 100 of toare.

Mary Quant She was very far ahead for business mind in fashion and young culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manga exhibition at British Museum ‘Sayonara Nippon’by Katsuhiro Ootomo

Meal @Akira in Japan House in High street Kensigton. Saikyo fried Salmon rice bowl with bento box!! Salmon was marinated in Saikyo miiso and fried, so great flavour and moist with crispy outside! Grilled eel is great in Hot Summer. add grated wasabi, and nori and pour stock tea to enjoy 2nd flavour.

Mitsumasa Anno exhibition @ Japan House He was a school teacher, and from his comment for his student picture diary. Kind and humorous comments show his soft caractor…

reflection magic! 3D art works by Mitsumasa Anno.

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 Éditions 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 🙂

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❤️ Mhairi is wearing quirky headpiece for Light and Mirror ❤️
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 💓
@ferocemagazine June Vol 7 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission…2

Dressing up…
Dress code, and formal dress…
There are many rules…

I don’t have any formal occasion to attend…but

My first experience of formal was an award ceremony of
Worshipful Company of the Feltmakers millinery competition at Mansion House.
I didn’t have any evening dress as a foreign student.
My mum was very happy to make and send it to me from Japan to London, and my boyfriend (husband) had to hire the kilt.

Recently I am a fashion designer who designing and making outfits and hats together collections.

I think safe to say my background is millinery.

It is a long time ago, but time to time better to mention this rather than sleeping in the file 🙂

Turning 50, my right shoulder is getting painful even though I do my regular exercise every day.
I visited my doctor and he reckons better to see the physiotherapist.
My doctor is very dandy and his background is Royal Navy.
He dresses very neatly ( Tweed 3 piece with tie or bow tie and matching pocket chief )  and I have to mention all the time.

He said dressing nice makes people happy. 🙂
I totally agree.

People dress nicely to make people happy is very good for the environment!
So relax people. if you feel nice, that shows!!
I am happy to help to make you happy, that is the doctor ordered! 🙂

Fashion brand? Collaboration is non stop!!

Fashion…..there is no more brand credibility?!

There are licensing and branding…

As a designer, all of them need to care…

Marketing, sales…also need to know…If you can do everything yourself, you will be great in the fashion business.

Because the world changed for the lifestyle, Buying style, big fashion brand need to consider their way of marketing!!

H&M×MOSCHINO

H&M image collaboration with Moschino will sale November.

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/moschino-hm-runway-show

https://www.fashionsnap.com/article/2018-10-11/hm-moschino-look/

Hat off for the genius business mind!!

I would even run to the H&M for these 🙂

I like creating things for the customer who needs their own style…..Just letting people know if you need some help! 🙂 x

Just thinking about the fashion…..

Hi,

It was great to showcase my designs in Edinburgh kids fashion festival 22nd September 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/kidsfashionfestivalinternational

It has been a long time to decide on the venue…
I had one opportunity that I was really looking for that had to cancel for the great reason.

It wasn’t anybody’s fault, just as it happens sometimes because we are not selfish!!

As a designer, people think you should be aiming for Paris Fashion Week for where all the best buyers gathering.

But in my mind saying, it is not my venue…

The reason why I was thinking that way because I really don’t want to go into the trap in the bad wheel of the

fashion industry.

The big brand is just wasting their energy for producing new, but same time burning them,

to protect their brand credibility.

I would rather serve my energy to people who need for. Waste not want! 

So I feel good when I did my show in Edinburgh with part of Cancel Cancer Africa Charity show with my dear friend

model who should shine in the huge stage like in the Cinema, or Paris Fashion Week!

The background is my fantastic models who walked the catwalk at Surgeon Hall with Edinburgh Kids Fashion Festival International. White Dress with headpiece is my beautiful friend Mhairi Waddell. In gold outfits is Layla Burns both did fantastic job actors/models talented girls who have a bright future!! Image by Anne E Milne

 

Designer

Hi,

Starting blog entry again!! I will keep up! 🙂

Yesterday we were planning to see the family then going to the cinema as a family day out…

But end up, we came home and watching the video after seeing the family.

Anyway, the film that we were thinking to see was ” Incredible 2″, so we decided to watch the original “The Incredible”.

We all love “The Incredible” !!

Story and Characters are wonderful and never dated because we watched tonight original one.

There is a strong designer character called “Edna Mode”.

Edna creates all the super hero’s costume! And they are very functional!! and she has a strong character 🙂

Her character is modeled by Edith Head.jpg Edith Head.

Edith designed all the beautiful film costumes for the beautiful Hitchcock actresses/actors and golden time Hollywood films.

She designed for – Elizabeth Tayler, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn…. So many beautiful actresses!!

She got a job as a designer ( She borrowed her classmate artwork to get the job!! 😉 in Paramount pictures until her 70’s and later

she joined Universal and worked until 1981 of her death (84)…that is incredible but she must be very powerful and energetic for her job.

Her later jobs are…..The Sting, Colombo, Bewitched,,,,,

I admire her jobs so much even now and her determination of work!! 🙂

Vimto by Darryl Haase

Reference : Wiki –  Edith Head  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Head

Wiki – The Incredibles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredibles