Kimono Styling

「夏の思い出 2018」Summer throwback – Bon dance, Awa odori and Yukata

The trees start changing their colours. A fresh breeze makes you want to wrap yourself in a cosy jacket. It’s officially sweater weather. Autumn has arrived. 紅葉が始まりましたね。風も肌寒くなりジャケットがほしい今日この頃です。先日まで台風で大変でしたが、セーターの時期になったといっていいのではないでしょうか?皆さんはいかがお過ごしですか? Since I have a backlog of pictures from this Summer I’d love to share them here as my: Summer throwback! Bon dance, fireworks, Awa-odori and a lot of sweating in yukata. You probably know already that Japan has a lot of summer festivities to offer. And this year I swore to myself to not miss the fun Bon Odori [...]

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「着物撮影」Photo shoot throwback 2018

While I have been busy with rebuilding the site and life in general – this blog was on hold. This year as well, I have been blessed with all these chances to work with creative people for collaboration shoots! So let me recap shortly to some of the images created. In order to not let the post get too long and boring, I decided to split them up a little into multiple posts. このサイトを再構築してる間、このブログの更新も止まってしまっていました。すみませんでした!今年も、いろいろな方のご協力を頂き、楽しいコラボ撮影ができています。 簡単ですが、撮影の写真を掲載してみます! ブログが長くなりすぎないように、いくつかのページに分けてみました。特にスマホで、読みにくくならないように。。。 – 琴葉 – In the early spring I had a [...]

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「藤の花と着物」Wisteria and kimono

Last month the weather got warm out of sudden, so the Wisteria flowers started blooming faster than usual. These magical weeping flowers are probably one of my favorites ever, so I had to do a small kimono photoshoot. お久しぶりです!元気ですかぁ(猪木さん風に)? 先月から突然暖かくなってきましたね。藤の花は例年より早く咲き始めました。毎年4月下旬からキレイにしだれて咲き始めるこの花は、私の大好きな花の一つで、着物撮影を絶対やりたいと思ってました。 Luckily the gorgeous Choom agreed to model for me. I proudly like to announce that this was the first shoot where I also did the photography and editing apart from the styling and dressing. Surely it isn’t near satisfying and I need to learn a [...]

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「斉藤上太郎コレクション」JOTARO SAITO 2018 A/W

On Wednesday I went to see the new collection of kimono designer JOTARO SAITO at the Tokyo Fashion Week. 水曜日(2018年3月21日)に、東京ファッションウィークにて、着物デザイナーのJOTARO SAITO(斉藤上太郎)さんの新作発表を訪問しました。 Although the cherry blossoms started blooming and we had 22°C a couple of days back, on the day of the collection we had snow and heavy rain at only 2°C!! What are the chances? Haha! So instead of a silk kimono I had to go with something washable – how handy that I have a jersey kimono by JOTARO SAITO himself. [...]

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「撮影」Accidental Icon – Style knows no limits

When I discovered “Accidental Icon” Lyn Slater on Instagram I was instantly hooked! This sense of style, the coolness yet smart choice of words. On social media I’d describe her in one word: “GOALS!” Perhaps with a flexed muscle emoji behind. 「アクシデンタル・アイコン」リン・スレーター(Lyn Slater)さんをインスタで発見した瞬間、大好きになっちゃいました。 そのスタイル、そのかっこよさ、そして、その表現力。 彼女のことを一言で表現すれば、「目標」(がんばる筋肉ポーズの絵文字付で)。 We need more positive and powerful women who don’t care about society’s limitations when it comes to fashion. I am sure many people would love to dress more bold if it wasn’t for the fear of what their surroundings [...]

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「コンクリートジャングル」Concrete Jungle

Tokyo’s concrete jungle sometimes can be overwhelming. But it also lures you with all its colours and lights. Endless opportunities for shopping and food. Masses of people pushing through the streets like blood cells in the arteries, giving this metropolis live. 東京のコンクリートジャングルは時に過食気味に感じることもあります。 でも、その一方で、その色や光であなたを魅了するものでもあります。買い物や食べ物も数え切れないほどの場所があります。右から左へ流れる人々が、血管を流れる血液のように、この都市に生命を与えていると思いませんか? Shinjuku’s Kabukicho used to be a rather dangerous area controlled by the Yakuza. Today it is rather safe – yet still has countless “pink” businesses and host clubs up to date. A perfect place to go full on with a bold [...]

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