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。



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Pink Floral // My Take on TWO + PIECE SET+ACULAR

two piece set acular 630Have you seen Sophie of Ada Spragg‘s post on TWO + PIECE SET+ ACULAR? It’s awesome. I knew two piece set or co-ords was a trend, but her post really motivated me to make myself one! A set is great because of it’s versatility. You can wear them as is to make them look kind of like a dress, or wear only bottom or top. I’m really enjoying my new pink floral set.

as set2two set acular skirt vivat veritasInstead of sewing the whole thing, I used an already-owned dress from forever 21 and refashioned them into two piece set.
You can see this post for how I made the dress into a cropped top.
For the skirt, I added a new invisible zipper in the center back, and added the organza insert at hem to lengthen the skirt. The dress was super short which kept me from wearing it in the original form. Now the skirt is right above the knee, it is much more appropriate for my age (30!) and wearable.

I made a quick video(about 1 min) showing how I wear them.
The video is showing three ways to wear them:
1. Wear as set
2. Wear with white T-shirt (T is from T by Alexander Wang)
3. Wear with a high waisted shorts (Shorts are from thrift shop. They were long trousers but I cut them short).

Hope you’ll like the video!

I made another set out of a dress, and that is a non-cropped top version! It’s made with black lace and it is another one of the sets that is going to play a major roll in my Summer wardrobe. Will be posting about them soon!

オーストラリアのソーイングブロガー、Ada Spraggのこのブログを見て、やっぱ作ろうと思いました!


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Got New Scissors! Video Review

scissors thumnail 630This will be boring if you don’t sew. I tried to share my excitement over my new scissors (I can’t seem to get the spelling correctly unless I google it everytime) with Andy, but he gave me a blank stare.. He wasn’t tying to be rude or anything, but he just did not get why I spent 7000 yen (70 bucks) for scissors. I had him try my cheap plastic scissors and the new expensive one, and asked if he could tell the difference, but he just laughed! So if you are not into sewing, don’t watch the video because I’m sure you will react the same way Andy did.

The scissors are from Okadaya in Shinjyuku, but you can also purchase them from Rakuten shop here. Mine are 24 cm in length, but I kind of wish I went with 21 cm. They are quite heavy and I think they would have fit in my hands better if they were a bit smaller. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy the video! If you have any video requests, please let me know.

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