Flim Flam Revue x SALZ Tokyo

Flim Flam Revue x SALZ Tokyo

In November I had my first ever crossover collaboration in terms of kimono.
The Burlesque dance and show group Flim Flam Revue came all the way from Australia to have some shows in Japan.

I previously met Cath at the Lady Petrova Pop up shop in Harajuku about a half year ago and she remembered that I was “doing something with kimono” and contacted me if I would be interested to dress up all the ladies for a fun collab.
That sounded like a fun new experience so I said yes.

Before the scheduled shoot day I coordinated kimono outfits for each of the ladies from my inventory based on a single photograph and approximate body height/measurements. I was very nervous and anxious but it was funny how well my style ideas fitted to the ladies I meant to style. Some said “Oh thats my favourite color/pattern, how did you know that?” or for the girl which looked very classy on the photograph I picked a bit more rock outfit and it turns out it totally underlines her personality apart from the burlesque stage. A very satisfying outcome.

The ladies then got ready doing their own makeup and hair while I started dressing one by one of the 6 ladies in kimono.
I was very nervous since I only dressed someone else then myself once before so didn’t have much knowledge and practice and there were 5 ladies with more and less curvy bodies plus a super tall drag queen to wrap in kimono. Further I was fighting with pertussis (whooping cough) at the time which partially had me coughing until I couldn’t breathe.

But I managed to dress them all within my own set time limit and was pretty happy with the outcome.
(However looking at the pictures now 3 months later, I am a little embarrassed how floppy the obi were tied – I drastically improved my kitsuke (kimono dressing) skills in the past months since then I’d say.)

I hope you enjoy the pictures of the Flim Flam Revue ladies in kimono.
The colors of the kimono were chosen to create a rainbow – white, yellow, red, green, blue and black.

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam RevueSALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

 

 

 

 

 

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

Kimono gang.
SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

SALZ Tokyo x Flim Flam Revue

A big thank you again for your trust and time.

  • Photography: Rob Vallender Photography (www.robvallender.com) / Instagram: @robvallender
  • Art direction, styling and kitsuke: SALZ Tokyo
  • Models: Flim Flam Revue (www.flimflamrevue.com.au) / Instagram: @flimflamrevue
    Thanks again to Cath, Willow, Robbie, Honey, Adele and Dawn for the fun shoot.

Please have a look, they will tour Japan probably again this year!

 

11月はバーレスクのFlim Flam Revueとの着物コラボしました。
ちょうどオーストラリアから日本ツアー予定でしたので、着物の着付けそしてコラボ撮影しない?って聞かれて、面白そうだったので決定!

写真一つと体の寸法でけで、レインボーをテーマして着物コーデを考えました。但し、他の人の着付けの経験は一回だけ、海外の方のボディーシェープは真っ直ぐでもなく大変心配と不安でした。6名の着付けって私一人でできる?失敗するのはマズイとか色々怖かったし、百日咳で体調悪くて・・ ま、やってみないと!思って行ってきた。

今の着付けスキルと比べると三ヶ月前の着付け・帯結びはとても恥ずかしいですが、時間的などその時のステージを考えたら「以外とうまくいったな!」とその日思ってホッとしました。
撮影は楽しく皆さんはマイペースでポージングしてました。光があまり良くなく写真のクオリティーは難しいことで少しガッカリですが、とてもいい日にち、素晴らしい経験はできました。

写真者やモデルのインフォは英語のところからの確認お願いします。
アートダイレクション、スタイリングと着付けは本人です。SALZ Tokyoのアンジーで~す。

これからもよろしくお願いします。

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