Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tokyo Fashion Week Day 1

I have had a really good past week. On Saturday night we went to an AMAZING fashion party at my fave venue, Nude Trump Room in Shibuya, the place with all the deer heads and chandeleirs! The party was called Sweet Dreams, and it was the most Fashionable party I have been to. It was like someone opened the pages of FRUiTS magazine and they all fell out of the pages and into a party. All the subcultures were represented, Spank hyper pink, Indie, Gothic, Ganguro, Raver....EVERYTHING!!!! Gallermic dj'd and so did the spank girls. The dj's played all my FAVES like "call on me" and "hung up" I love that my fave "bad" music is COOL here! I love dance music!!! Its soooo much fun to dance to, me and the spank girls danced around the pole and people pulled me up on stage and everyone cheered...infact anything I did people cheered. Me and Henry got asked for photos about 15 times! Gallermic thinks he discovered me...lol...HONEY I discovered myself thankyou.

Here are some party pics!


Below Yuki is dancing

Saki in me glasses

Gallermic (The Fashion Ramone) djing


Cass...He loves to DANCE!!!

The girl with the curls is my hair dresser!!!

Maya is sooooo happy!

I look like "Miney mouse"

The party was maybe my FAVE so far...the music...the fashion it was just soooo fun!!!

Next up I went with Gallermic to Tokyo Fashion Week day 1...I will be going most other days too. Its really cool because he has a press pass so we can sit front row, and go to the press office and drink Free Red Bull. We dont have to line up at all and people think we are really important! We got our photo taken by the international press and people just stared at us because we are dressed sooooo "out there" its soooo fun...I cant believe I am so lucky!!!

Me out the front...I changed into better shoes just after this!


The 1st show was "mercibeaucoup" in the north tent in Tokyo Marunouchi area. We got to walk ahead of everyone and sit front row...loving it!

The runway had cute forest mushroom plush cushion things...really cute!

The clothes were AMAZING!!! Really colourful pieces apparently inspired by balloons.

I will let the clothes speak for themselves but my fave is the big blue plaid dress...Its such a HOT shape right now, I'm loving plaid and its an amazing cut. I love the way they cut fabric like origami here.

The next show was "Hisui", I wasnt in such a good spot because we were late but here is 1 photo

The clothes for me wernt as exciting, but they are cut really well. The show also wasnt as spectacular, maybe because it was in the foyer of an office building rather than a fashion runway. My fave piece is the middle outfit with the white singlet over the navy shirt. I love the detail on the singlet.

Ok well thats all for now, more posts throughout fashion week. Tomorrow I am seeing "Ne Net" in Harajuku and apparently FRUiTS will be taking photos there so cross my fingers hope to die!!! Apparently at the market I went to last week the photographers were there and took a photo of one of my friends....1 hour before we got there....poooooooo

anywayz Sayonara!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Flea Market

Hey this is hopefully going to be a more interesting post than the last one!

I found out that people are actually reading my blog! Like people in Tokyo...I met one of them at a party...and one of my Japanese friends told me she reads it too. This is embarrasing...my blog post "my life is a dream" is sooooo dorky I cant believe I wrote it...but I guess I am happy here. I knew my family and friends back home were reading this....so I wrote that for them to see how happy I am!

Ok, well the other night my Canadian housemate came home drunk with the local net cafe guy who me and Henry met just before Christmas. He is very excitable and "hopes and wishes to be our friends" Anywayz we ended up thinking it was a great idea to go to the local conbini (convinience store in japanese) dressed up crazy!

On Friday I finally met up with Hillary again! I havent seen her since Christmas day when I was reallllllly sick and before that the day I moved out. It was sooo good, I have really missed her! We went to an art opeining at "The magical artroom" gallery where Hillary interned and her collaboration partner was having an exhibiton.

Some Art

This cat drawing is soooooo funny, I LOVE it! and below the tennis racket it so cool!

Me and Hillary modeling!

Afterwards I took Hillary to meet my friends at a private Teenage Kicks Party at Coins bar in Shibuya. She really liked it...I think it was her 1st time to go dancing in Tokyo. Her boyfriend Naoto came and was super shy as always, but he is such a sweetie!

Hillary and Naoto in love...sweet

Shingo being Shingo, currently in Tune magazine.

Gallermic (The fashion ramone and the love of my fashion life!!!) sporting a new haircut, and Rory (I think thats his name....ah he is a model and dresses cool) *PAT if you are reading this you so could be a model in Japan

Henry and Shingo....about to make out???

Cass (not sure on the correct spelling) cute little raver boy as seen in last issue of FRUiTS!

Aiko, orgainiser of Kicks....a model and also girlfriend of Rory! As seen in FRUiTS with Gallermic.

Me and Shingo...I look drunk!

If you didnt know yet Henry is staying here until July 5th...maybe. He has been working at GABA but isnt getting alot of shifts sooooo he may still need to return home cos he has no money...But hopefully that wont happen. Anywayz he has 7am starts, yikes, and had to get up and go to work after only 2 hours sleep after this party...which meant we missed the party I wanted to go to on Saturday night...dress up Animal party...oh well! It meant we were well rested and able to go to the Yoyogi Park Flea Market in Harajuku. It was AMAZING, so much cheap stuff, and I bumped into Maya from Spank (I keep bumping into friends, the other night In Harajuku waiting to meet Henry after work...he works there...I bumped into Saki and her boyfriend , Saki is also a spank girl...we went shopping at Tower Records, I always bump into Shingo because he lives in the next suburb...I love bumping into friends in Tokyo!!!) Anywayz here are some market photos!

The market has over 800 stalls

some cool grafitti

Henry searching for a new shirt

Fashion Hayley stikes an angry pose

Henry looking cool

Yohei and Perry who are djs/fashionistas who want me to be a model for them...Me a model??? but I said yes...I dont know what I have to do.

Group shot!

The market was really cheap. I got so much stuff, 3 whit shirts for 300yen or $3 AUD, a tartan scarf for 10yen or about 10cents, a black dress for 100yen or $1 AUD, a free Nova rabit. Henry got Free Architecture magazines and a new shirt and braces for 100yen each!!! Sooooo good.

The market is held once a month on a Sunday, I am definatly going to go every month from now on. Its sooo cool, they have bands and everything. Its 100 times better than Camberwell market back home!

Ok its getting late,


Thursday, March 01, 2007

New Hair and Asthma

Ok, I havent posted in a while, mainly due to being sick. I had a really bad asthma attack last week just after I got my hair dyed back to Blonde.

Here is a photo of me sick

I got to go to my first ever Japanese Doctors. They are a little old fashioned here, they use old asthma treatments like the ventalin pump and also apparently sometimes you take your medicine analy instead or orally!!! Luckily all my 5 (yes FIVE) pills were the oral kind! Also the nurse is in the doctors office passing him things...kinda cute. I still have to get my money back from my insurance...but it was only 6000yen or about $60 AUD, so its not urgent.

and this is my NEW hair!!! Its HOT.

I got my hair done at Number 406 in Harajuku. Its the best salon ever, you can watch dvds at your chair and the interior is like a princess castle! I dont have a photo...next time I will take one. OH and its soooo cheap... only 7000yen for 4 hours of hair colouring!!! Thats only like $70 AUD!!!!

Those photos are taken on Henrys new Ketei (cell phone in Japanese) it has a 5megapixel camera...but those photos were taken low res so we can take alot of photos untill we buy a new memory card. I LOVE this phone and I'm thinking of getting an upgrade. Its soooooo handy and pretty in red.

I havent done much else but I did teach an English Lesson to Saki and Maya at the Spank shop in Koenji. Tabouchi and Saki are in the USA getting new stock for the shop. It was fun, I taught them about email language and also fairy tales. Fun times!!!

Because I was sick I missed the BEST party of the year. The Ksubi Neon Speread party. Karren O was there and alllll my frienddssss...not fair. BUT this weekend there are lots of parties to make up for it.

ok I have to go to work for some new kids training.