I hope you all had lovely holidays and a relaxing time with the family so far?
Since it’s the festive season, I am happy to announce that some of my new handmade accessories are now being sold at AVANTGARDE Japan – a famous and stylish shop in Tokyo’s heart of fashion, Harajuku.
So let me introduce my new items straight away. If you are in town, make sure to have a peek at AVANTGARDE (アバンギャルド) in Harajuku! They sell cool print tights, harnesses, hats and other handmade items from different artists.
So let’s start with the head wear:
For a casual-chic look I decorated berets, beanies and basecaps with russian veil.
I am importing the veil from the U.S. since the quality is wonderful and the veil very soft and well made.
Everything is kept in place with hand crafted and painted leather wings, hiding a pin behind. The pin enables you to adjust the position of the veil fitting your style and needs and also allows you to remove everything if you want to.
At the moment the beret is available in black, blue and red, but I am working on pastel colored berets at the moment.
(Thanks to my beautiful models: Kaoru, Misato and Akane.)
Also I have tried this style with knit beanies aka knit hats. Black and red is available with black or gold veil. Pastel colors are on my list though..
Just for fun I decorated some flatback baseball caps with veil as well. Isnt’ that cute? The veil here has been sewn by hand into the inside of the cap and can not be removed.
A photo with the shop manager of Avantgarde:
And a friend of mine got her hands on the knit version before I could place them in the shop. Ha ha! She looks adorable!
My question to you: Which head wear do you actually like best?
I love berets, but what’s your favorite? Beanie, caps, berets or ..?
Generally I really have always loved leather. The feeling, the smell, the durability – leather is a wonderful material and so fashionable.
That’s why I thought up some new accessories in shape of angel wings – made from soft leather. Each piece is cut, painted and crafted by hand.
You have seen them already on the hats above, however I also made some earrings, choker and necklaces in different colors.
Of course those are on sale in Harajuku now too! Yayyy! So let me introduce them to you now:
Currently available colors are black, white, gold, pastel pink, pastel blue and red.
And am so proud of my new product tags – but I tell you more about it later. .
Since I also want to show you the choker necklace:
Rainbow special edition:
In general you can get them in the same colors as the earrings – plus the rainbow one.
This rainbow necklace is completely hand colored and attached to a gentle metal chain.
Can you still follow? Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to show you all together.
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For the shop display I also designed and had proper product tags printed. I hope you like them.
Actually I also got fabric tags for the hats and clothes, but don’t have a photo at hand now.
Before I show you the shop, I will make a topic change again so you don’t get surprised: I changed my hair color again. Back to blue for winter. It’s a lovely watery light blue.
…and a fluffy pimp coat for winter. You might have realized it already.
So last week I met my friend, since she wanted to see my shop display. On that occasion I got the chance to take some pictures for you.
Here a sneak peek into the AVANTGARDE JAPAN Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo:
(A shop mainly known for its amazing print tights and cool accessories.)
And here the glass case of my dreams:
With my friend Aoi ♡
On the first sales day a beret and some earrings and choker sold immediately. So happy!
Thank you so much!
Aoi and I had styled ourselves a little ‘darker’ in a gothic style, because Aoi’s twin sister Akane was having a live concert with her band in Shibuya.
Since we still had some time, we took some Harajuku Street Fashion Snaps in Omotesando.
In the evening we finally enjoyed Akane with her rock band IRIS MONDE !
If you like you can keep an eye on them via Facebook / Twitter or such.
Talking about colors. I made a collection of my hair colors in 2013:
Many people say that blue suits me best. I wonder if that’s true?!
Thank you very much for reading!
I wish you happy holidays and a great new year 2014! Let it rock and enjoy your life!
On a side note: I am always grateful for critique, ideas or suggestions. So feel free to write me which are your favorite items or colors so I can learn from you. My shop is also finally up to date. Yay!