Do you love cats? Do you want to show the world just how much you adore their cute little faces? Do you also wear clothes? Well you’re in luck, Harajuku has all the cat themed clothing you could possibly want. I wonder what the mannequin on the left is thinking as she looks at her friend? Family friendly answers in the comments section.
Another portfolio shot for model K. Black T-shirt, black background. Classic look. Yes I’m back in black Outta sight
A couple of years back, luxury Italian clothing / accessory brand Louis Vuitton teamed up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to bring some color and youthfulness to their line. This year Louis Vuitton are once again emboldening their somewhat staid image with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Why is this big news? Because in urban Japan, Louis Vuitton bags seem to be almost standard equipment for hundreds of thousands of office ladies. Once they have graduated college and gained a company job, the acquisition of a LV emblazoned bag appears almost mandatory. Perhaps these brightly colored special editions are for the ladies who want to show their individuality and break free from the ubiquitous brown on brown bags carried by the huddled masses. Of course, there are the brave few who will push the boundaries of convention even further, and not buy one at all.
Miss International Beauty Pageant in Okinawa 2012 took place on October 21st. As the audience arrived they wandered between photographs of the girls in swimsuits and heels. The ceremony opened with some traditional Ryukyu dancing and drumming, a nice Okinawan touch. The first event was national costumes, followed by the swimsuits, and then the evening gowns. (Which was amusing titled as the Night Gown Competition) The announcement of the top 15 finalists was met with cheers as most of the favorites made the cut. Each of the finalists gave a short speech before hip hop dancers from the Tida Dance Studio in Chatan performed. The kids were fantastic and the highlight of the evening. After quite a wait, the winner was announced, Miss Japan. Huge cheers from the majority of the crowd, but quite a few raised eyebrows from the non Japanese members of the audience. After the audience had left, the press got to take some photographs of the top 5. I held a speed light at arm’s length in my left hand and …
Yuki runs a multi-billion dollar fashion business, but in secret also designs superhero costumes for The Wild Bunch. She insists on no capes. Model – Yuki Lynn Lukasiak Makeup Artist -Summer Johnson
A couple of images from a fun retro shoot with Jovanna. Makeup by Audriana Danielle. Styling by Jovanna Flor.