Japans first and most famous bridal designer, Yumi Katsura, turns 88 today!
Ready – Set – Tokyo will not happen this year. The Corona Virus has held the world in states of emergency and LUCKILY many athletes expressed their opinion clearly that they DONT even want to participate in the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 under these circumstances.
Finally on March 24th the Olympic Committee and Japan’s President Abe announced that the Games will be postponed to 2021.
I was especially involved in these news. In October 2018 the Paralympic Team of Australia contacted me that they need a tailor for their athletes. I was supposed to re-tailor and adjust uniforms, tricots and sports suits, working with them in the Training Camp in Kobe and in the Olympic Village in Tokyo.
Let’s hope for the Olympics and Paralympics in 2021 or even 2022! I’ll be there 😉
Ready – Set – Tailoring!!
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!
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!
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.
Finally they arrived!! My brand new labels. I’m really happy how they’ve come out. The light yellow on white is exactly the look that I wanted. Long awaited, ladies – I know. Now you finally will get the labels sewn into your pieces. I’ll all call you soon 😉
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!!
Second Family in Nagoya just published some pics from me in their February Issue.
Hope you like it. My lovely lovely friend Mary helped with her accessoires and the styling.
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.