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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dressing

Iwakura Shisetsudan 1872 ( Kido, Yamaguchi, Iwakura, Ito, Ookubo ) at San Francisco. As Mr. Iwaskura is the court noble. so his outfit isn’t normally ” Samurai” style, but this picture to demonstrate as an ambassador, Old Japan and New Japan.

 

What to wear, how to wear…

Comfortable and suitable for the occasion. that makes you confident is the best dress.

As I am modern Japanese, I don’t have much occasion to wear Kimono as pre-Meiji Japanese.

To be honest, I have been worn kimono very small number of occasions.

When my 7th-year children’s festival in November was a proper dressing occasion, I was so excited to wear my Kimono.
Hairpiece and little chatelain….beautiful Obi sash belt and layers of kimono and lots of belts with sandal with tabi socks.
On top, dad bought me “Chitoseame” which is 1000 years candy in red and white that celebrates for the future.

All new experience of uncomfortable to walk, but I was so happy to be dressed!!
I didn’t want to take off everything after came home.

7th Children’s festival in November with my dad.

Hat hire

Fantastic opportunity to try out hat hire from Toco’s original design collection.

  1. Not only stylish, it is original design, no chance to crash!!

            2.  Affordable price start from £12/day.

            3. Easy to book from online, so you don’t need to travel to come to fit. But you are 

                 always welcome to book the fitting.

Stall re-re

 

Tocofashion is always welcoming for the bespoke order for your occasions!

 

Hat Hire

Hat hiring

It has been fantastic meeting with new people at the event, Edinburgh, Hopetoun, and Glasgow!!

I got lots of very nice feedback from wonderful people who I met.

Since, people have occasions to wear the hat at Race meeting, Wedding, Garden Party, Religion ceremony, Graduation party, etc.

This is the classic Ascot Race Meeting image of Audrey Hepburn!! I love the image of her and this black and white hat!!

I hire my unique hats and headpieces, fascinators.

Price starts reasonable as £12 / day + P/P.  For posting minimum hire from 3 days.

If you prefer to try out the hat, you can contact me and arrange the day.

Tocofashion has variety of unique hats for hiring. They will be unique hats for photoshoot from fashion show, soon.

Currently working on easy hiring system on website, but meantime, if you have particular hat, would like to hire from

http://tocofashion.com/shop/

and copy the link and contact me, I will arrange the hiring!!

So, ladies it is the season for dressing up and outing! Please try tocofashion’s fantastic hats!

Mother of Bride hat

Love this time of the year. Green and new life is getting appearing.

I found daffodil in my garden yesterday.

Spring 17.3.16

Spring is here in Scotland!!

I created just describe the image of fresh Spring/early Summer.

 

Here is the new hat in Sage green – Beautiful sheen of duchess satin with nice draped bow.

Tilted tall crown with down brim

Available in any colour for bespoke order.

Hire : Occasion hat

Sage Mother of Bride 3