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Monday, October 16, 2017

::Halloween Edo Week::

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So the theme of the show at Tokyo Edo Week was Halloween.
Actually I have never dressed crazy for Halloween in my life so I didn't know what to wear. 
Maybe a kimono in pumpkin color??? 
But if I do that the look might be too boring....because the kimono itself is kind of semi-formal. 

The entrance of the event was decorated with bamboo art by Chikaken.
The previous post about the show is HERE

So.... Here I was at the stage of the show★

Meaween Cat♡

Let's take the ferris wheel like pattern of the kimono as spiderwebs. 
Halloween Party Cat Look★

The cat on my back is wearing a matching head dress with feather. 

I bought this head piece years ago, and this is the first time using it!

Mauve lips and nails with cat eyes.

Instead of zouri I always wear, I wore Diesel booties with fishnet tights.

Angel Jackson box bag♡

With Sayumi, the owner of KIMONO BIJIN.
Thank you for giving me many experiences as a kimono influencer.

With other models from the show. 
Lace and roses.

Modelling for the show gave me a chance to try new things with my kimono style. 
It was also interesting to see how other girls style themselves. 
Can't wait to see them again★

Here are two other looks with the same kimono↓

(Jul. 2015)

(Jun. 2017)

stage photos by Tokyo Calendar

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

::Tokyo Edo Week '17::

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My first time at TOKYO EDO WEEK
My friend who runs a community media "KIMONO BIJIN" invited me to join a fashion show as a self-styled model at the event last weekend. 
The theme of the show was "Halloween" so the models who came to the show were in kimonos with their own unique styles. 

The entrance was beautifully lit up with Japanese paper lanterns.

Luckily I got my hair done by a professional hair dresser backstage before the show. 

She did a great job making this cool updo with my short hair. 

Hair close to the nape of my neck is really short so it is really hard to do this by myself. She taught me little tips to put short hair up like this.


We had 14 other models who styled themselves based on the theme "Halloween".
Let's see some of the unique styles♡

Adams family by Usakoma

Spiderwebs and a cat by me :P

Pumpkin Kimono Dress by Chikako.

Spiderwebs and red leaves by Sheila.

Beautiful kimono dance dress♡

Kurotome Triplet★ Their obis had pumpkins on their backs.

It was a great opportunity to meet the new kimono friends♡

Famous Sheila Cliff ★


Thank you so much KIMONO BIJIN for this great experience★
The details of my look for this show is coming up on the next post♡

stage photos by Tokyo Calendar

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

::Autumn Rock::

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Last day of September. 
On the calendar, it's the last chance to wear a hitoe kimono.

I didn't have any special plan on that day, but chose to wear my new fairy animal kimono (hitoe) and went for a window shopping in Omotesando area.

Mixed animals and flowers in purple and grey.

Hand painted flowers on my collar.

Randomly made a ribbon on my back. 
The reversible obi made red and blue stand out★

For a little break, I dropped by a new green tea shop and had some delicious sweet green tea. 

I was trying to find little things to add to my Halloween kimono look I'm planning to do next week, but couldn't find anything good...
Hmmmmm.... Do you have any good idea? 
Hope some good idea will come up to my mind before this weekend.

The season of autumny red lips has come♡

Here are other looks with the same obi and the same kimono↓

(Jun. 2017)

(Jul. 2017)

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Friday, September 22, 2017

::Oregon Coast::

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On the following day after the wedding, my host father and mother drove me to Oregon Coast♡
I didn't realize there are some great surfing points on Oregon coast but I didn't even wanna think about going in because of the super cold water. You need a full wet suit to surf there even in September. 

After about 2 hours of drive, here we are!
I think it has been more than 10 years since I went there last. My friends from college took me there before I left after graduation.

The coast area was pretty busy with lots of people who came to see the classic car show that they had on the weekend.

I don't know much about classic cars but some of them were really cute♡

Saxophone player at the beach :D

For late lunch, we had some good sea food :D
It was around 2 or 3 pm so there were nobody when we were there.

Fish and chips with stella♡
Coleslaw had kale in it :)

And after, we drove a little bit more to Canon Beach.

The wind was pretty cold already and people were wearing jackets. 
I don't remember seeing the famous rock before but yeah, finally saw it this time.

The sands felt so much finer than them in Shonan area in Japan.
I was running around the beach on barefoot.

On the way back to the car, Dad and I went in a local ice cream shop♡
This huckleberry one was so delicious. Wish we had huckleberries in Japan.
And Dad is a big fan of chocolate.

And on the way home, we drove along the coast to see this view♡

The wind became really chilly but it made the air so clear.

What a beautiful sunset.
We could just keep watching it until the sun was gone.

During this trip, I had more time to spend with my family and friends than my last trip. 
It was nice to see how much the town has changed since I left.

One day, we went to their favorite french place for breakfast.


I even got time to spend some time with cute little monsters.

Molly, the worrying dog. 
I took her for a walk in the morning and she always looks back to make sure I'm with her. So cute...haha

And they have a beautiful black cat in their backyard.

She's named after Bagheera from Jungle Book cause she's so big that she can chase and eat Molly. 

I had American dinner (pizza and beer, of course) with the family and played dominos on my last day.

It was so much fun :D

I miss them already and wanna go back there soon♡

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