Wednesday, May 30, 2007

just because

they are so big and shiny

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

festa of cuties

The little rocker wasn't the only cutie we spied at the Tokyo Design Festa.


Shotaro and Ikumi of Chapter are quite the Design Festa regulars always bringing their fashion flair, whimsical costume designs and smiles to the event. We were sure to grab a snapshot of the kawaii couple and stop for a quick chat. Watch out for their new website coming soon... And fingers crossed, if the planets align as they should we really hope to have some Chapter costumes on TOKYOMADE in the near future.


This colorful booth set up by Rieko of BLITZ kiss fame kept us coming back for more. We were slightly mesmerized by her quirky sense of style and super super esque acrylic accessories (which we are also hoping to bring to you really soon!)


And as always Machie, MACBAG designer and creator extraordinaire was there with her gorgeous smile and an ever growing range of African fabric bags. Oh and guess what?? We got to keep our favs and we will be sharing them with you any moment now. They are stunning, and it is all I can do to stop myself from buying them ALL! Machie is one of my favorite designers and I carry her creations around with me everyday! So very happy to have more in stock!

Monday, May 28, 2007

rockin the big site


There is never a dull moment at Tokyo Design Festa. We had a wild time as always this weekend out at Toyko Big Site...inspiring, fulfilling and exhausting! Two days jam packed with the hottest Japanese and international creators, exhibitors and rock stars!

Check out this rockabilly rebel's fashion label Monsters Cereal. He kept us highly entertained as we kept Cometman company in his popular and sleek Design Festa booth.

So many pics and stories to go with them...coming soon

quick wit

Jesus-freak: ... And let it be known that if you disobey the holy book and God's laws, you are eternally damned.
Queer: So, what happens to me if I'm gay?
Jesus-freak: You're going to Hell in a hand basket!
Queer: Well, that hand basket better be fucking Prada, bitch!

I stole/copied/borrowed this from was too good not to share!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Paper and Skin

From the moment the stunning Akiko graced the stage the pencils were out and ready, the sketchers up and down head nob began and things got off to a serious start.

As the room started to heat up, temperatures rose and throats became dry the obligatory cool down drinks were beginning to flow. Our model's kimono started to slip, pages were being flipped and The Pink Cow was beginning to overflow with sketchy enthusiasts.
As Akiko went off to powder her nose and down some hard earned water the comps were held and TOKYOMADE prize packs given. We were honored to have Tokyo designer Kens Scratch in the house. He kindly offered up some of his fabulous accessory pieces as much sort after prizes.

Like all luscious things it was over far to quickly and now we are left waiting oh so eagerly for the next edition of Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Tokyo > June 27!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Tokyo

Come on down to The Pink Cow, Shibuya and get your burlesque/arty/alcohol/frivolity fix! Tomorrow (Wednesday May 23) night 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
TOKYOMADE is the offical sponsor of this fabulous Tokyo event so you may even be lucky enough to pick up some gorg prizes as well as have a ton o fun!
Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Tokyo
The blog
New York

Monday, May 21, 2007

Luck of the Irish

I swear to you I am the luckiest girl on the planet...
Look what just discovered in my inbox > > >

Your E-mail address has won you US$4.6M

I have also won the UK National Lottery, Powerball and been approached by various wealthy African business and asked if I would kindly take millions of dollars off their hands! I simply cannot believe how all my luck has come at once!

In fact I have won something about 765 this week!! Once I cash all my winning tickets in, tickets that I ever so luckily didn't even have to buy, I will shout you all a long tall glass of whatever you desire!

Gonna eat alot of peaches...

This picture has nothing really to do with what I wanted to post about but before I get onto what I am really going to say I have to pay my respects to CUTiE mag on it's 20th anniversary. I always manage to find something I must have (grey holter vest from Ehyphen) and it is ALWAYS sold out by the time I get to the shop...possibly a good thing.
Anyway we are moving! Not exactly to the country but we will no longer live in Shinjuku... TBC

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fujiya and Miyagi

A super cool distraction from Tokyo apartment hunting!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

there's a hole in the bucket dear liza dear liza

phew...for a minute there i was kinda feeling like being 30 might really suck a little!
but i think i am back on track after a good hard exorcism of the social conditioning demons!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Goddess of Beauty and Love

I can smell the distinct wiff of neo-burlesque in the air. Maybe it is this Tokyo heat? Perhaps it is the very luscious Dita Von Teese on the cover of the latest Peach John catalogue? Or maybe it is all the recent talk of a Tokyo Dr. Sketchy's that is getting things cooking?? Whatever it is; things are definitely shaping up for a great deal of lampoonery in the not too distant future...I can feel it brewing - stay tuned!

I know! I know! Venus De Milo was probably not a part of the burlesque scene back in ancient Greece but she is/was the goddess of beaty and love!