Archive for February, 2010

Akihabara Majokko Princess

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

A music video featuring Kirsten Dunst, shot in Akihabara, produced by Takashi Murakami! Oh my!

The lyrics go: Turning japanese I think I’m turning japanese I really think so! Well that’s a song I can relate to.

Ah, I miss Akihabara. Such a wondrous place. Can’t wait to go back.

Back to London

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Back to London as of yesterday, and it greeted me with ear-hurting, hand-numbing cold, and rain that has not stopped since I landed! Athens was hot and sunny. I’ve always found people who complain about the UK weather annoying, but honestly, there comes a point that it becomes too much. And now, after 3 years here, I’m finding it a bit too much.

I ate to my heart’s content back home, literally non stop, and gained a couple kilos while at it. Feta cheese, tomatos, olives, all sorts of dips, bread and butter and honey, mom’s cooking, chocolate, cookies, wine, the best oranges and so much more. I’ve kept that pace since I came back but I know supplies won’t meet demand so I’d better tone it down.

Speaking of being poor, the custom girl is doing so well on ebay, with over a hundred people watching her. The money will be going straight to rent and bills as per usual. London is brutal. Sometimes I feel that all I do is work to pay my rent and bills. I’d give it all up for a hole in Tokyo any day.

Anyway, enough with the emotional talk. My stomach’s calling, it’s been an hour since I last ate after all, plus I need to get back to studying japanese…so that hole might one day be more possible…

Some more photos of my latest custom

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

She’s got two days to go on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170449079678

New mohair custom on ebay

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Finally, the mohair girl I’ve been working on for months is ready. I hope you like her!

Here’s her auction page – 5 days only!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170449079678

She’s wearing the Veruca Salt dress I’d mentioned I wanted to make in the past. I’m very happy with how it turned out!

In Athens

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I’m visiting family in Greece these days. I’ve been eating non stop, seeing friends and going to flea markets. The Saturday market has become especially difficult to get to, what with the construction work done on the train lines. You have to get off at a certain point, get a replacement bus shuttle, then get back on the train. It wasn’t even worth it, I found nothing.

However, last week, I had one of my best flea market finds ever!

I have no idea how a rare 1950s japanese celluloid doll ends up in the possession of a gypsy in a greek flea market, but I am thrilled she did. I LOVE those dolls and I always drool over them in Japan but they are so freakin expensive! I got this one for 1 euro and she is in near mint condition! Really big too, 40cm! I can’t wait to make her a little dress when I get back to London.

Seconds after I had picked her up, a lady showed up that clearly would have bought her. I was so lucky, a matter of seconds.

Blythe

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

These are the two photos that made me love Blythe, a great many years ago. They’re by Gina Garan of course. :)

The secret garden (1993)

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

I watched this wonderful film today, based on the classic book by Frances Hodgson. I believe it is meant to take place in 1905. The book came out in 1911. The performances by the children and Maggie Smith were lovely. It featured fantastic time-lapse photography of growing flowers and plants and the settings in general were incredible, the mansion, the countryside, the garden. So were the clothes. The housekeeper’s austere corseted outfits, the children’s pretty nightgowns and especially Colin’s little ensembles were charming. A must watch!