Friday, October 24, 2014

NYLON PREMIUM SHOW 2014 LAFORET HARAJUKU

















Last weekend or last, last weekend, I got to watch NYLON Premium Show at Laforet, I was so excited to post these photos but my macbook failed me by not having enough memory to save these babies. I had SO MUCH FUN taking these photos because I am a big fan of AMO! If you don't know her, you should. And be obsessed with me! AMO is a a Japanese "girly" model (because in Japan even models have specific brand and they go by it SERIOUSLY that their lifestyle revolves around it) and she is my favourite along with Risa Nakamura (as seen on last post), Tina Tamashiro and Kiko. 

Back to the NYLON Japan show, I just have to mention that I was beside Takashi Togawa, taking photos of the models, oh my goodness! I don't have Japanese models addiction but also photographers. I still get so star struck every single time! This is weird because I won't have a similar reaction to other international celebrities like Neyo could just normally walk around Harajuku and I won't even notice him for sure. But my best friend did one time and he said Neyo was even at the middle of Takeshita street but nobody bothered to mobbed him except my friend and his group. I guess this is a hint that Japan is for me! 

HALLOWEEN WINDOWS IN JAPAN 2014












Halloween is just around the corner and Japan was ready for it since last month! Windows, merchandise, displays are on their cutest Halloween theme! Having an experience working as visual merchandiser, I'm always into new and interesting window displays and Tokyo never disappoint! Here are two windows that attracted me the most, Disney Halloween themed along Harajuku (I forgot the brand) and Laforet (my most favourite mall in Harajuku), their theme was Mystic Halloween in collaboration with LARME magazine. It was so amazing to see my favourite model Risa Nakamura as well! Pink and grey pumpkins are also too kawaii for my life! Oh, Japan! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

TRANSITION WEATHER: SUMMER TO FALL







Wearing: Princess Polly romper, Zara heels

There are moments that define our lives, whether we like it or not. And mine is the moment when I don't even bother to label my style into one category. It went from corporate chic (if you didn't know, my blog started when I got bored from our on-the-job training) to cute (just because I couldn't let my inner child go) to dreamy (I'm just forever fascinated by ethereal looking photos and I want to match my outfit). And now, I think it's a mix of everything else and I'm really happy when my good critic slash friend Kiko told me, I could wear anything and look good in it! Such a rare compliment from him, if you know what I mean! Hahaha! He doesn't read this blog so you can pass it on to him when you have a chance!

It's getting colder now in Japan (I can feel the FALL weather again finally) although it still feels like summer during noon. For transition weather like this, I usually wear something as breezy as this romper and just put a jacket on when I need it. Japanese trains have crazy heater system sometimes, it suffocates me. Being born with weak lungs, I always need to be proper ventilated. I can't stand huge crowds, I just can't breathe. Open spaces makes me feel most free. Does anyone of you gave this kind of condition? What do you usually do about it?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HOKKAIDO FAIR 2014 AT YOYOGI PARK


Starting this post with a photo of me and my bitter chocolate mixed with pumpkin ice cream that is kind of exclusive at Hokkaido Fair at Yoyogi Park a few weekends ago! Halloween season once again thus I'm experimenting with pumpkin flavoured food. Recently, I've been seeing lots of pumpkin pies at cafés such as Starbucks and Doutor. There's also a McFlurry pumpkin oreo! Yey or Nay?


Hokkaido Syokudo/ Fair is all about celebrating Hokkaido's most delicious, famous, anticipated foods! The most recent one that I've attended happened last October 3rd to 5th at Yoyogi Park (which is pretty close to Harajuku station)! We've tried sausage roll and lamb steak! The lamb steak was unreal, too good to be true, it still haunts me in my dreams sometimes. Hahaha!

Shrimp, potato fries, tempura articicial kani (crab)


Say hello to our seatmates! The fair adopted a communal seating which is perfect for huge groups and making new friends!


The blogger pose!


Am I getting better at taking other people's backs?


Grilled corn on cob anyone? We didn't get any because it's kind of expensive than usual. 


Apples from the colder areas of Japan are really, really known to be good! I know that Aomori apples are famous for it but I'm sure Hokkaido's are delicious too!


Just look at that color! *drools*


What a long line for ikura (salmon roe, often known as "red caviar") stuff everything! Unfortunately, my taste buds are too basic for this!


For meat lovers like me! 


This is my outfit! No special explanation behind it just because it's comfortable!


The Road of Hokkai-Foods (Hehehe)


I regret not being able to try this for two consecutive years already!


Ika (squid) legs? Douzo.


We saw this ad about a blue beer for only ¥500.. of course we were curious!


But then.. blue beer is not blue at all! We've been fooled!


Melons, melons, one of my favourite fruits!


It was scorching hot that day, what a bad timing to eat ramen. Even if I wanted to try, I chose what's convenient for me. 


Asian pose level kawaii!


 GYAAA I die, Japanese babies are too adorable for my life!


We've also entered HATO bus! It has Hello Kitty everywhere! 


LOVE these seats


Hello Kitty welcomes you!


And "old" Hello Kitty driver! Super good metaphor! 


Ending this post with a photo of myself just because! I enjoy this kind of fairs because I'm a foodie at heart and for real. Even if I'm conscious about my body, I won't resist a delicious meal for it. The week after this, they had Kyushu fair at Yoyogi too but I wasn't able to go because I was anticipating the big typhoon as mentioned on a lot of posts via social media. It wasn't destructive as it was published or said on international news though! Too bad I've missed the fair but I'm sure I'll be on many, many more fairs in the future! Stay tuned! I really hope you like the photos I took 'cause I am working hard to improve especially for our new project! Kaila and I are working hard to bring you "Our Kawaii Tokyo" (An ongoing self-produced book project by Tokyo-based kawaii bloggers, Ashley and Kaila). If you have suggestions, don't hesitate to tell me. Lots of love from Tokyo.