Monday, November 19, 2007

Design Festa Report

Imagine holding a party in a big open space surrounded by over 50 000 of your most amazing friends and acquaintances. That is the overwhelming feeling we had all weekend, our first time to have a TOKYOMADE booth at Design Festa.
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We had been planning and preparing for this party for a long time and were excited when the morning finally arrived. Getting up early and braving the Tokyo chill, with bags in tow we headed out to the Tokyo Big Site.
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The event began at 11am, we got there early although underestimated the time it would take to get everything ready,set, go! Lucky for us Kana, Chi and Ryo were there to help us. After fitting all the puzzle pieces together our booth was finally ready.
Design Festa 2007 11.
Design Festa 2007 11.
Design Festa 2007 11.
We are used to confined spaces in Tokyo but the Design Festa booth gave new meaning to teeny, tiny. Stepping outside of the box we let the stunning array of colorful accessories, art and fashion wow and amaze while we greeted friends and customers. Positioning ourselves out in the aisle amongst the human traffic it was like one big and constant street party. Great times!

We were lucky to be placed next to Sonja, designer and creator of Discrete Bags as well as divine handmade, original fashion pieces.
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Many friends and TOKYOMADE designers stopped by over the course of the two days. We were on such a super high on the train ride home recalling all the fabulous people that came to lend a hand, a chocolate bar, a much needed coffee, a smile, a hug or a quick hello.
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Design Festa 2007 11.
Design Festa 2007 11.
We were overjoyed with the amount of interest and curiosity expressed, it truly was a top opportunity for TOKYOMADE, all of the contributors and for us personally.
A huge thank you to you all for your coolness and support, will definitely be back next time bigger and better! See you there!
Design Festa 2007 11.
Design Festa 2007 11.
Design Festa 2007 11.
Design Festa 2007 11.
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Special thanks
Thank you so much to Kana and Chi for all of your help setting up. It was really awesome to hang out with you this weekend, we look forward to doing it again soon. Thank you both for bringing along your new range of stunning creations.
A big thanks to Ryo Honda for bringing extra figurines and books especially for Design Festa. Thank you for supporting us all weekend and for helping to pack up.
Thank you a million to all of my friends at TKS for stopping in many times to say hi and give us lots of treats, hope you had a cool day. Thanks Mark, Nick, Erin, Lindsey, Ryan and Finntan was lovely having lunch with you.
Thank you to my fair lady Leila, looking forward to that lunch you promised. Thanks Julie, lulu and Alison for coming to give hugs and smiles, it was great to see you all looking so fabulous and ready for shopping action.
It was great to meet you Yuki and Lindsay.
Thank you to Bros Wear Designs, LADE and Pod Canvas for all of your help, we could not have done it without you.
Thank you to Pink Salon, BLITZ Kiss, Lissita and Tiny Azure. Yamaji San the onigiri were very delicious thank you.
Thanks to Jaimie a lurking blog fan who stopped in to say hi, you really made my month! Make sure to say hi and hope you can make it to a Dr Sketchy's or another event soon so we can catch up.
Thank you guys from ro ro design for stopping in.
Thanks to Shojono Tomo for your guidance and bringing intense funkiness to our booth while you were there. You are pure inspiration.
Thank you to the Spank! girls for your never ending cuteness.
Thanks to all of the boothers surrounding us your displays and friendliness added so much tot he weekend.
Thank you Daniela, James and Rita we treasure your warmth so much and the fudge was freakin amazing!
Thank you to Sidney Pink and April for your greatness. Congratulations April on your Design Festa success.
Thanks to Karryn and Rachel from Kyoto and Mie, you are seriously rad chicks and deserve way more than a medal for your mammoth effort.
Thanks to Muck and Chris, shall be sporting those bandanas with pride on the streets of Tokyo.
Thank you so much Sonja and Mina, your smiles, conversation and Pocky kept us going!
Thank you to all of the gorgeous shoppers, browsers and TOKYOMADE fans you are truly the ones who keep things ALIVE!
Thank you to the new friends and creators that we met we are really looking forward to meeting up with you soon!
Thank you Cometman for your generosity and kindness. Let's party soon!
Thank you to all of our friends that emailed in their support, it means a lot to us!
Have we forgotten you? No we haven't really it is just taking a while to process things in the calm after such a top weekend. Sending our thanks to you all a million times over!
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Exhausted but happy, it is time for a good long sleep!


Blogger leila marie said...

You are fantastic!
You are amazing!
You shot for the stars and reached the milky way!
Congratulations on an amazing event!
2000 kisses for you on Sunday.

20/11/07 2:13 PM  
Anonymous yuki (+lindsay) said...

it was great to meet you and see your shop in real life! it sounds it was a great success!

20/11/07 3:33 PM  
Blogger sushizume said...

Thank you for all those sweet kisses big L I was so happy to see you! Thanks for stopping and shopping!
Could never have chomped into that juicy Milky Way if it weren't for your lovin and your recent universal channeling! ;p

Hey Yuki and Lindsay, meeting you was one of the highlights, truly. Thanks for your sweet comments! Hope to see you again!

20/11/07 3:46 PM  
Blogger SabineM said...

What fun!
Love the self portrait, ever thought of going in Modeling, you have an amazingly beautiful face! and anytime I see your photos, you always looks smashing!

21/11/07 4:21 AM  
Blogger gilda said...

oooooh design festa!!! i took part with a friend last year... no actually i think it was earlier this year... my god can't remember. but before i left japan! and it was so fun!!! i had a ball. and we spent so much money just setting up the stall, it was crazy. your pictures looked like fun!!! i love design festa. wish i could go again soon.

21/11/07 10:21 AM  

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