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SALZ Tokyo – First photoshoot

Hey lovelies!

A week ago I had my first photoshoot for the new brand SALZ Tokyo as mentioned in my last post.

I hired a friend to shoot photos for my lookbook. Got up at 6 a.m. to paint my face colorful (aka make-up), grab the balloons I for which I had to almost travel the world and meet in perfect weather at the famous Shibuya crossing in Tokyo.

Then we started.
A girl with colorful hair, clothing and balloons jumped around at the crossing for about an hour. Some people were staring but I had way too much fun to notice them. Marco the photographer said: ‘Anji you look so happy.’ Me: ‘Yaaay I got balloons. That’s all a girl need to be happy!!!’
I can’t even describe in words how much fun I had. Just AWESOME!

So let’s get to the results. Makeup, styling, clothing and the whole concept as well as posing by myself.
(Click on the photos to enlarge.)

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I also made a first small concept video.
Was the first time for me but so much fun I can’t even… waaaah!

So check in out and share with fellow fashion or lifestyle lovers.

Afterwards we headed to Harajuku where I changed my outfit to a more cyber style.
The skirt is made by me for SALZ.

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So how is your first impression?
Hopefully you enjoyed the video and photos.

Ah, I also made a SALZ Tokyo Facebook Fanpage where you can get updates and releases up to date. (Unfortunately its much quicker to just post sth there than writing a long post on my blog..)
So show me some love: https://www.facebook.com/salztokyo

The SALZ Tokyo Homepage is still under construction, however you can watch the video there any time:
www.salz-tokyo.com

Lots of love xxx

Ah by the way the photo magic is from Marco TJ: http://www.marcotj.com

Hello Spring! Flowerful Japan!

Slowly Spring is coming to Japan!
This year it seems very slow and after a warm day we get kicked in the balls with at least two winter days, but Spring is definitely coming! Yay!

So I’d like to just tell you what I did the past two weeks. (At least the highlights..)

Finally I could meet the lovely Kaila (also listens to the name Rainbowholic).
She is a Philippine girl who lives in Japan and loves everything kawaii.
For Japan Fans she even kicked off this big project and made a Homepage/Community called JapanLoverMe and managed to gain a lot of followers over a short period! (Now over 250.000 on Facebook! Woow!)

We had waffles in Harajuku for breakfast and because she is “Rainbowholic” and a rainbow lover, I gave her one of my rainbow leather wing necklace. I so hope she likes it! ♡
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Also I got blessed with gifts and got a ‘kawaii’ t-shirt, post cards, buttons etc. from JapanLoverMe and Rainbowholic.
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After a loong and nice chat we went to take purikura (of course!) By the way: I wished I had such long skinny legs!! Nice job, computer! He!
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My outfit that day. (Or let’s speak in tags: #ootd)
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Vintage blouse and baseball jacket, silver designer skirt, Tokyo Bopper platform shoes, wing earrings, tooth necklace and flower crown with birds by me. (Detailed pics of the floral headband later.)

Last week I had to go and renew my Japanese drivers license and wasted a whole day for that (incl. lessons/videos on how to drive safely). Firstly you have to renew your drivers license every three years in Japan. Pretty much annoying.
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(3 years in Japan. Before and after.)

The plum blossoms moved away to make space for the cherry blossoms to bloom now, but I’ll post some plum blossom photos anyway.
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Due to too much spring feelings I also created some new accessories / jewelry for the season.
(They start selling at Avantgarde in Harajuku from 1st April – online sale starts later. If you want to get your hands on such piece, reserve via mail or comment. Because: LIMITED ITEM!)

Sakura Necklace
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Sakura Earrings
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Cherry blossom make-up
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Made myself a choker necklace with a vintage stone. Very pretty.
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Also I finally managed to make a proper banner for my Facebook page! I think for now its okay?!
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My ordered hair dye arrived in the post! I always order directly from the U.K. since I dye my hair with LaRiche Directions hair dye. Because someone recommended me Crazy Color I also ordered some to see how they are. Let me know if you are interested in the results and I post about it.
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So I refreshed my pastel hair a bit with blue and also made a gradation into pastel green. I guess that’s what you call ‘dip dye’. Or Mermaid Hair? Maybe I have mermaid hair now. I am a trending ‘pastel goth mermaid’. There ya go!
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Also you might just glimpsed at another item I made just yesterday:
A cherry blossom flower crown. That is some tough work, but the result is lovely. Am wondering if I should offer them on Etsy or my shop?
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Since I am kind of playful with eye make up recently I want to show you this purple & blue eyeshadow. So much spring feeling.
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And since we are looking at flower crowns already, here some more decent shots of the floral headband with birdies.
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Tomorrow morning my husband and me will start our business trip through Asia, that’s why I wont be blogging before 2 weeks..
(But I will keep posting on Instagram & Twitter so if you wanna stay up to date, just follow me: @onegai_kaeru)

See you soon, you lovely spring birds!

New creations Winter 2014

Before I’m going to tell you about my short snowboarding holiday in Hokkaido I have to really really update about my new hats and accessories / jewelries I made. It’s been such a while and I am running super late with my blog. As usual. Ugh.

So lately I tried to concentrate to finally update my online shop here and on Etsy. I figured out that if there is nothing in my shop nobody could actually buy something.. so.. in order to have something to eat I will update them more and more now.

Today I want to show you a few new hats which I made and sold in Harajuku already. Also new jewelry is available. Since I don’t only make things for the head but also for the neck and other body parts. Mehehe.

Let’s start in a chronological order.  (I try to keep myself as short as possible – who wants to see more detailed photos is invited to check in my shop listings. I keep many photos in there.) 

Velvet Choker Necklace
I love to wear those in private and wanted to make my own designs too.
The velvet is even a stretch fabric which makes it super easy to wear it tight but it is still very comfortable. I have a purchased one with normal velvet and sometimes it makes it hard swallowing because it does not stretch at all. So I am very proud to say that I love to use different and high quality products!

The pendants come in different variations.
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With handmade pastel color glass heart:
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The ‘Galaxy-Choker’:
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Bracelets in pastel hologram and goth look:
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The best seller within the jewelry in Harajuku and overseas is the metal mesh choker necklace:
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The overly beautiful and lovely girl Cara (her Blog: www.glacial-glow.blogspot.com) from the UK got her hands on my mesh necklace and published photos everywhere on her Twitter/Instagram! I think the necklace looks so perfect on her! I am really honored to have such lovely customers / friends all over the world ♡
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The newest necklace version looks like that: (Somehow a bit like something Sailor Moon would wear. LOL)
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Aaand here my newest baby – the royal choker necklace with the sun from Versailles. This statement piece shines beautifully in the light and the connection part is a metal print from an original vintage item and made in the U.S..
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Also for the head there are new variations available with different flowers or leather.

As Beanie / knit hat:
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As beret:
(Thanks to my beautiful model Natasha!)
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Natasha kept an eye on my berets for a long time and now finally took the plunge and let me design one for her. She chose a red beret and I made this one for her.
Doesn’t it look absolutely stunning on her?
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She already went to the VIP lounge of a horse racing and claimed to have had the best hat of all. Such a girl! Hahaha.

The next post will be snowy – so stay tuned!

New veiled hat creations

January is already coming to an end.. Where has all my time gone?

Things are moving fast these days and I am working a lot on new creations as well as restocking the Avantgarde Shop in Harajuku as my hats and accessories are selling quick these days.
It’s a great feeling that people like my creations! A real blessing!

Well, even it is still cold cold Winter, I am feeling a bit Spring-ish already.
Or let’s say I am eagerly awaiting Spring to come. (Hurry up!!!)

So I made a new beret collection with flowers to speed up the process myself and put some Spring feelings in the peoples’ wardrobe. Let me show you what I mean.

Since the trend color of 2014 is told to be yellow, I had gave it a try and decorated this veiled beauty with same pastel toned withery flowers.
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‘Spring tulips blooming in the snow’ beret. (Well, that name is a little long maybe.)
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Here a stupid person for your refreshment.
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‘Daisies in your hair’ beret version
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‘Rose garden’ beret
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Actually I made those hat names up. They just popped in my head and I thought it’s funny..

Recently I am making so many hats in different colors and designs that I even forget to take pictures at time, or have no time to do it because I need to deliver the Shop in Harajuku.
Therefore my homepage gallery and shop are not always up to date – so if you see something you like – just let me know in the comments or via mail/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook?
I can make also a hat in your favorite colors or design. Yes, I’d like to create a special item any time.

Just for fun I also tried a knit beanie in the ‘pastel goth’ style.
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Other color combinations of my veiled hats:
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Royal-blue with gold.
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Also I made a pastel pink beret with white leather hearts holding the veil. Forgot to make photos of it, but the shop manager Momo-san did a snap for me.
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She looks so lovely!!

Ah, and I made this flower crown for myself quite a while ago. End of 2013 actually.. I have no clue why I did not post this earlier. Ha!
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At the moment I got a bigger order of 19 hats from a buyer in Hongkong. Haven’t actually left the house for 3 days now.. Uuuuh. I am tired, but also very very grateful of course.

That’s enough for now. Gotta get back to work. Hehe.
Will keep you posted. In the meantime feel free to write me in the comments. (I am not sure if anybody is reading my English blog posts.. but oh well, I’ll just keep talking to myself.)
Have a good one! Kisses from Japan ♡