Saturday, November 8, 2014

Blog: Because I'm really missing Japan today...one of my trips to Tokyo that I didn't post about yet!


It seems like every single J-fashion blogger that I follow is in, went, or going to Japan right now, and all of their posts make me wanna go back =[  Like, I'm seriously considering a fashion grad program in Tokyo after I graduate.

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I went to up to Saitama for Jer's friend's birthday party, then explored Tokyo a bit the next day.


This part of Saitama is out in the countryside, so lots of farmland and rice fields! You can hear the frogs in the water at night.





These last 2 pictures were the train ride to Tokyo from 2 hours north.

We of course went to Harajuku and went to my favorite ramen restaurant (so far) Ichiran, which is actually a really famous one that we discovered by accident the first week we were in Japan!

Super cute bus! XD <3 Only in Japan....

Nothing beats the feeling of leaving the train station and seeing this before you...all of my favorite things in the world!


I ate at the Wolfgang Puck here and the food was so good!


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Yes, CONDOMania is exactly what you think it is....



And here's Ichiran!


You pay for your food and get a ticket outside.


And then inside you customize your ramen!





Neko Man! Still not sure if this guy's cats were real, fake, or taxidermy....


This store is Laline in Harajuku, which is my favorite lotion brand!



I miss Harajuku so much!! I remember one time I went wearing Lolita, and so many people stopped to take my picture! I really want to have more of a chance to absorb and explore Tokyo! I love Nagoya, and got to find so many of it's hidden jewels and secrets, but there's so much more I could do and see in Tokyo. 

We of course also went to Akihabara =] This sign is on an escalator, and I've tried to get a picture of it before, but it was too blurry...this time I got it! This is the only place I've seen this sign.


I love these machines! So many cute things! They have バナナインコ (Banana Parrot)! Now they've come out with a mushroom version and I want them sooo bad!!


Maid cafe! They have like 50 of them all over the place here XD This is the same one I went to the first time I went to a maid cafe in Nagoya.




Akiba at night!

That's all I have for now! There's still a lot I haven't posted from Tokyo yet though, so keep watching =]

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blog: Nagoya Bluebonnet Wildflower Garden and Yoyogi Park Photo Shoots

I had a photo shoot at the Nagoya Bluebonnet Wildflower Garden in Nagoya Port with Hiro Motegi last summer (I'll add links to his stuff below)! I already have a post with pictures of flowers and more details about the garden so now, here's a few pictures from the shoot! I was trying to channel my inner forest faerie and Alice in Wonderland.


Usually when I attempt this expression, I look stupid, but he caught it very well! I look like a sleepy fairy =]



The angle makes the flowers look like giant mushrooms!


I'll also post the ones from Yoyogi park in Tokyo last winter taken by Ando Karakawa.  It snowed the day before, but it was really warm this day, so it wasn't cold outside even though there was snow!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween! Costumes Around WVU Campus and Swing Dance!


I've been starting to take pictures of fashion around campus, but since yesterday was Halloween, I decided to take pictures of costumes that people wore to class! I think the fashion posts will be a monthly thing, until I start getting a lot of pictures though =]

 One of the first people I saw that morning...definitely a good start to the day!




Of course there were quite a few good costumes in the Creative Arts Centre for the short time I spent there that day.  I'm sure if I wanted to hang out there for awhile I would have gotten MANY more.



One friend dressed as the Joker, and the other as what the Joker is when he isn't dressed up XD



 And here are people I ran into throughout the day before I had my last class













These guys even had their lunch as a tea party!

 It was nice to see people even dressing up for class, from just parts of their costume to full blown complete transformations!

Since I've been low on time and money, I used my favorite steampunk model Kato as my inspiration, and threw this together from my closet!




I also helped out some of my friends with their makeup





Here's some pictures from the dance!













Well, that's it for now!

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