We are in Vogue UK!!


We are in Vogue UK!!
My client Bunny&Hare from LA has just been selected to show her collection in Vogue UK!! I did the pattern creation and the tailoring for all pieces. It’s huge success for Bunny&Hare to be exposed in Vogue and it’s a huge success for me as a pattern maker and tailor to be part of this. We are THRILLED!
www.bunnyandhare.com

 

Here is our Book!!

An amazing woman, 87 today, almost 55 years in fashion and countless stories to tell – Yumi Katsura! She is one of Japans most influential fashion designers and an icon in the bridal world. Last year she decided to select 7 international women to write a book about her – and I was one of them. We wrote a book about her dresses, her inspiration and her strong path to be the first bridal dress designer in Japan.

It was breathtaking to listen to her stories and now it’s all in the book for sale, for all of you!

A collaboration project of Savvy3 and the authors Sarah Oba, Kristin Newton, Dr. Sheila Cliff , Misao Ito, Mary Fidler, Melanie Uematsu and Wedda. Published by Creek & River Co., Ltd.

A Homage to Coco Chanel

Being out with my friend in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, I found this lovely hair salon called Coco Design. The shop has a little corner as an entrance and an artist painted a picture of a lady like Coco Chanel, sitting on the little bench on a leisure afternoon. A really cute and stylish idea and a wonderful homage to the legendary Coco Chanel.

Try to find it here: 〒135-0023 Tokyo, Koto-ku, Hirano 1-7-3. Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station exit A3.

https://Coco-Design-s.com

New CAD Printer installed!

Hi everyone –  I have a new friend!!

He’s 45kg heavy, needed a new shelf in my atelier, is called HP Design Jet 500 and will print original sized tailoring patterns.

The perfect partner for my brand-new CAD software which helps me creating your customised patterns.

I’m set!! And happy!

I just updated to Grafis Version 12!!

Champagne for breakfast!! I just went to Hamburg, Germany and bought my new version of the CAD software Grafis, Version 12. They released this new version in April 2017 and I will be the first pattern maker, who uses this software in Japan! Of course I’m proud of that and am looking forward to serve my dear customers with even better fitting patterns and high quality tailoring services!!

 

This Was Once A Wedding Dress!!

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Once upon a time… about 5 years ago this cute dress was a long heavy wedding dress.

Sabine, who kept it and even brought it with her to Tokyo, wanted to change it for a long time.

Now the situation was perfect: Her sister got married and she needed a dress! Having two little boys, who are wild, she didn’t wanted to spend a huge amount on a new gown, so she asked me to change her wedding dress for her. Of course, it couldn’t stay white!! 100% polyester made it at first difficult to think about a colouring it, so we considered different fabric on top of the original material. But luckily there is now a fabric colour exclusive for polyesters! So I shortened it, adjusted the zipper at the back and coloured the dress. Look how nice this outcome is! The pearls aren’t the original ones, she brought me this necklace and I used it to decorate the front. A perfect match to style up this cute outfit.

 

Tziporah Salamon in Tokyo

The Art of Dressing is something that many want to understand. One lady is definitely a master of it! Born in 1950, Tziporah is a New York based style icon.

She never leaves the house unless she is fully dressed. And by fully dressed, she means a multi-piece, multi-layered outfit with matching hat, scarf, shoes, earrings, purse, gloves, glasses and other accessories that may take her years to put together.

I went to her Seminar yesterday, presented by Mary Fidler and it was a feast for the eyes. The arrangements of colour, fabrics, her sense of matching the craziest pieces that she found in hidden places is amazing.

If I will copy her style ?? Maybe not… She said at one point: “It took me seven years to put together one outfit, because I couldn’t find the right earrings for it. I wouldn’t wear it until I found the earrings.” I guess, if I would copy that style, I’d end up to walk to our kindergarten in pyjamas… But I definitely got inspired by her and am willing to be more experimental again.

There’s too much boredom in my closet since I have kids. And this was never the case while being a fashion student. I really want to style up again. Follow me mums!!!

http://www.tziporahsalamon.com

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Top Less

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Is your skirt too long and too tight? No worries:  make it “topless” and wear it again!

This is exactly what happened to this skirt: a client came with it and she couldn’t use it. The length was not in fashion anymore and it was just getting too tight around the waist.  So we cut off the top, made the length fitting and adjusted a new waistline. The only hard thing was to replace the zipper at the back and close down the slit…. But as you see: almost everything can be done 🙂