Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Japanese brand Hysteric Glamour has teamed up with Courtney Love to create a collection of clothes, I'm not too sure if this is a capsule collection as information on this collection is rather scarce, but Nylon Magazine has posted a video of one of the dresses. The video shows Nylon Editor Marvin Scott Jarrett talking about and taking photographs of a model decked out in one of the collection's babydoll dresses.
I do think the dress is cute from far with the clashing of prints and the light pastel colours, but what I find totally weird is how different this dress is from something Courtney would actually wear. I for one, cannot fathom the idea of her not dressed in a outfit that threatens at any moment to bare her entire rack.
And if you look at the dress up close, you would notcie that the "prints" are actually tiny pictures of Courtney plastered over the whole thing. Plus, if you listen to the video closely, never once did Nylon's editor actually mention Nirvana's collaboration with Hysteric Glamour, weird considering Courtney's strong link to the band.
Not sure if this collection's gonna be successful, maybe people would still buy it for namesake...
Information and photos from http://tokyofashion.com/courtney-love-x-hysteric-glamour-dresses/
Friday, October 23, 2009
Inside the concept store..
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Not much is known about Rinka's fiance other then the fact that he's slightly younger than her, works in a construction -related firm and that they have been dating for bout eight years despite multiple break -ups and make-ups.
Now Rinka can happily stomp over those people who labelled her as a "makeinu"("loser" term for single women over 30) with her designer heels all the while with a bounce in her long never-ending legs.
Whilst researching bout Rinka's engagment, I also found out that singer/ actress, Anna Tsuchiya is pregnant with her second child and is about to remarry, this time to the father of her second child who also happens to be her stylist.
This is probably great news for her after having to be a single mom after her divorce from her first marriage and the sudden passing of her ex-husband.
Guess Japanese entertainment is having plenty to celebrate about for now....
Monday, October 19, 2009
According to my sources, the event would be running from 19 October to 24 October, which would be covering the '10 Spring/Summer Collection. There'll also be about 48 maisons/ 51 brands showcasing their work.
So until I can gather more information, guess this blog'll be at a standstill till then, so just be patient okay?
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Discussing product,branding, image etc.
More testing and note taking, she's so involved in the entire process...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Semms that the designer has filed for bankruptcy protection in the Tokyo District Court. Reasons for the bankruptcy points to the brand's own aggressive spending which included expansions into the European and American markets, causing their debt to soar to more then sixty-five million US dollars.
Japanese company Integral Corp. has stepped in to finance the restructuring of Yohji Yamamoto Inc. while they sort out all their financial issues. Still, the company would continue to press on by continuing to operate in Japan and other international markets, which is good news for not only the founder and head designer, Yohji Yamamoto, but their 600 employees as well. The company manages several brands including, Yohji Yamamoto, Y's, Y-3, and his daughter's brand Limi Feu.
This is pretty sad news for Yohji Yamamoto whose pretty much a fashion legend in Japan, for he, Rei Kawabuko of Comme de Garcons and Issey Miyake are the people who brought Japanese luxury fashion to the world during the 1980s.
Information from http://tokyofashion.com/yohji-yamamoto-files-for-bankruptcy/
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Anyway, a new trend has started among these magazines (not exactly new since it started bout late last year), they've been giving out a ton of freebies, sometimes even on a monthly basis, and the gifts aren't some cheap ass plastic keychains or what not.
When I last checked, there were scrunchies, wallets, make up pouches and the ever-popular canvas bags being offered. Sometimes, its not the magazine content that attracts me but rather the so-called "free" gift being offered, often I had to harden my heart and stop myself from making a purchase simply because of a cute bag being offered so temptingly.
From the looks of it, this trend isn't gonna die out so soon, which means more good news for consumers like moi I guess, for now I'm hoping very much for a pastel coloured scrunchie... anyone?
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Went for my hair dye/ trimming session today and unfortunately, I did not take the pics which I had promised... was too busy pestering my hairdresser bout hair care tips and asking him bout the latest trends on hair.
The good thing was that I came out with a much lighter hair colour then before and all the nasty, overgrown roots have been dealt with. Bad thing was, he told me that this was the lightest colour I am ever gonna get without bleaching and thus in the process, damaging my hair. So I can't ever get blond locks... ever!!
But then again I'm happy with this new colour, its bit hard to describeas it's a darker brown indoors but more golden and blondish outdoors, so its also hard to take a photo off...
Anyway went window shopping with Pochi after I did some shopping alone, and walked away with a new pair of thigh high black boots. Bit intimidating and a challenge to wear them without looking hookerish or trashy, but then again, that's the fun in fashion isn't it? To be experimental...
Will be test-driving the boots tomorrow, hope they're comfy!