Video// Shinjyuku Okadaya & Online Shopping

I went to Shinjyuku Okadaya for fabric shopping yesterday! I avoided going there for a while since Shinjyuku is so crowded all the time, and the summer heat has been unbearable. In this video, I’m showing you what I got – mostly wedding dress related sewing material, including veil, tulle, bonnet, sparkly sash belt etc.

Shinjyuku Okadaya //オカダヤ
Kyoto Lace Shop Matsumura Shoten //京都のレース屋 松村商店

In the video, I’m wearing the tank dress I made myself. I also made the pendant myself from the charm I found in my mom’s closet and the leather strap from a craft shop.

Hope you’ll like the video! Comment down below to let me know if you have any questions or requests:)
質問、コメント等ありましたら下記にどうぞ★

Check out my last video “Vivat Veritas Spring 2014 Bridal Lookbook Shoot Behind the Scenes (ウェディングカタログの写真撮影風景)”

Music:
Seiho-Wet Asphalt
Someone_To_Call_My_Lover(SeihoRemix)

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Video// DIY White Clay Deer Head Decor

dear head DIY tumbnailA few weeks ago, I posted the DIY clay deer head pin that I found on Pinterest (here is the original DIY). I finally got around making it last week! I had this one spot on the wall in my sewing room that needed a little spice-up and now I am happy that the place has been filled up with this cute deer head. dear headdear head2

All I needed was two packages of white clay and twigs painted gold. You don’t have to paint the twigs gold, but I already had them painted as a part of decoration DIY I had done previously, so I just used those  to make the process easier. Kiko really enjoyed playing with the clay and she calls the finished deer “Bambi”. Since she is three, she could not really help me with the deer itself, but I gave her the extra clay I had and she made a bunch of snakes. I’m not sure what it is with her and snakes, but she has this thing with snakes. I hope she won’t ask me to buy snake as a pet. what you need for making clay deer headcutting clay wrap

白のクラフト用粘土を使って、お部屋のデコレーション用の鹿の頭?を作ってみました。
海外のインテリアの写真で、白い石膏のアニマルヘッドらしきものをよく見かけて、いいなーと思っていたところ粘土で作れることを発見して、やってみました。

角は、道端で拾った木の枝をゴールドにスプレーペイント。

空いていた壁の一角に立体感が出ました。

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mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux // New Bridal Lookbook

Vivat Veritas Bridal Lookbook 2014 Boho Wedding Custom Dress

It’s funny how opportunities can roll in while sitting on a couch, relaxing and scrolling down the instagram feed. I found Lisa’s feed from someone else’s and could not stop favoriting her photos. She is an amazing photographer! Especially this one and this one. Her photos have their own uniquness to them; and you are left with a dreamy fairy tale feel like after looking at her photos. It also happened that we have worked with some people in the past. Tokyo English speaking fashion/photography world is such a small world!

Anyway, we met up one day in June to shoot with a model Maria at Hibiya park. I had never been to Hibiya park prior to this, but it is a must-visit place. It is much more calm than the famous Yoyogi park. Lots of flowers and quiet paths. Unfortunately, right when we tried to shoot, it started to pour, but we went on to shoot anyway. I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but It gave the photos pretty melancholy feel, and I quite like it. Vivat Veritas Bridal Lookbook 2014 Boho Wedding Custom Dress 2 Vivat Veritas Bridal Lookbook 2014 Boho Wedding Custom Dress3

I made the title of the lookook, “mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux”. It means “Rainy wedding, happy marriage” in French.
Check out the full lookbook here.

“mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux”とはフランス語で、「雨の日の結婚式は幸せをよぶ」という意味があるそうです。
雨の日の結婚式はネガティブなイメージがありますが、こんな素敵な言い伝えがあるなんて、素敵です★

Lookbookの写真は、日比谷公園で撮影。
フォトグラファーはLisaさん。
彼女のとるナチュラル且つ夢の中のおとぎ話の様な雰囲気、すごく好きです。
家族写真やポートレートもやっているそうなので、今度、家族3人で記念にとってもらおうと思っています。
Lookbookはこちらから。

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