Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LADY PETROVA AT GIRLY ROSE TOKYO


Lady Petrova, Melbourne based designer who recently consigned with Girly Rose Tokyo (a shop in Harajuku) that sells the most dreamy international brands.


Invites to Lady Petrova pop-up boutique that I've missed since I was too busy! My favourite LARME models Risa and Amo attended the said event.


My top two favourites from her recent collection.


Lady Petrova items at Girly Rose were personally handpicked by the lovely Lady Saori whom I met when I visited the store. I feel really lucky and thankful that she allowed me to take photos inside her store! Most of Japanese stores says "no".

Meet Lady Petrova

"Lady Petrova’s path to success has been as whimsical, colorful and as lady-like as one would imagine. Having been a finalist in Australia’s first Project Runway in 2008 she has since featured in many leading fashion publications and caught the eye of international fashion icons such as the ever mesmerizing Lana Del Rey, who wore Lady Petrova’s ‘Snow Queen’ dress in her music video clip for ‘Ride’."

Isn't it amazing? I love Lana Del Rey. Who doesn't? I got this information from her website. Read more here!


See? I also love putting flower crowns on my hair. 




Everything at Girly Rose seems really dreamy.



When you visit the store, you'll see Lula magazines everywhere and the new magazine by Leith Clark called "Violet". Saori told me that when she created the store, she was thinking about Lula. And, I think so too. So wonderful!



Girly Rose have some items from Dahlia. I was so happy to know since I've collaborated with them before! I'm eyeing the light blue one of course!


What I wore that day




To be honest, Girly Rose is one of the best shops in Harajuku. I must say, I wanna live there. Hahaha!


And here's me dreaming about Lady Petrova and Girly Rose.. Have a good nite, lovelies! Hope you love this feature! Visit Girly Rose blog here and web shop here. Thank you, Saori-san! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WHAT HAPPENS AT A JAPANESE SUMMER FESTIVAL


If you're in Japan in the summer and you feel like there's nothing much to do because a. no cherry blossoms to adore b. the sight of Mt. Fuji is on vacation, you should think again. This country has so many ways to entertain you and never lose it's charm even if it's scorching hot and humid outside. 


The usual Japanese lanterns at night, still so beautiful!


We stayed elevated on a second floor of a hotel so we can take a nice shot of the fireworks. 


I totally abhor crowded places but anything in Japan is always an exemption. 


Our seat mates for this waiting game. 


Almost everyone were dolled up in their yukata (summer kimono). I.. was jealous. 


This is just a small portion of all the people who went there on that day. It was crazy crowded so there were lots of policemen going around to control the cars and people as well.


Say hello to the people of Japan


There were Japanese street food sellers. One of the best part of a Japanese summer festival since you get to eat all okonomiyaki, takoyaki, yakisoba, yakitori, kakigori (among many others) that you want. 


There were plenty of parades but we only saw this!


Missing children and kids who were afraid to be away from their family.


Organizers and people who were guarding the parade are also in full (or I must say half) costume. Just recheck the photo before this to see what are they wearing for their bottoms.


Thomas kiddy yukata. WANT!


The usual yukata for teens, lots of flowers and ribbons!


"Hmm, what should I get?" says this lady.


Sausages?


Drinks and nama beer!


Dressed


Underdressed kakigori seller (well I can't judge her, I feel like dying with the heat on that day)


Toys


And more toys


I love Japanese kids!


Nom! Bananas covered in chocolate, strawberry and white chocolate.


Yukata and crocs! Hahaha I love Japan, you can getaway wearing anything!


We were walking towards Numazu port for the fireworks!


Costume number 1


The only cosplayer I saw that day. Coolio!


Old style architecture fascinates me.


Bumper to bumper


The view from the station


Turquoise splash

Comets!


My favourite shot


From July-August, there are on going fireworks festival all over Japan. It's mostly free but in some cities, you have to pay to have a good seat. Before the main event, you can see people dressed up in yukata. Or teenagers roaming around waiting for their suki na hito (crushes). I hope somehow thru these photos, you've experienced the fun of a Japanese summer festival. There's more on the following weeks that I hope I get to attend too.