Tag Archives: Japan
We were warned they were fast. Kyoto’s Maiko move at lightening speed as they trot from okiya to tea house on high wooden clogs that would send the likes of Naomi Campbell reeling. Last month, while limping around Ginza after … Continue reading
For weeks now, I’ve been editing the photos from my recent trip to Japan. Narrowing down which ones to share has been an impossible task, so instead of dumping them all in one post, I thought I’d break them up … Continue reading
Location: London, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Nagano, Matsumoto. From London Fashion Week and a wedding at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine during a typhoon to cooking up a storm (and a dozen new ideas) and dressing up with The Outnet again, September … Continue reading
In 2010, I wrote this tribute to Christopher Nemeth – the British-born, Tokyo-based artist and designer. Although cancer cut his life short, his legacy thankfully still lives on through his wife and children both in the UK and in Japan. … Continue reading
Eley Kishimoto – the powerful design duo – took over the Aram Gallery during London Fashion Week with their eye-spinning colourful prints. Here’s a snapshot of my snapshots.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited along to Soho House for a preview of fashion biopic Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. I should be ashamed to say this, but I’m not. Although I’d … Continue reading
Plane travel is a fickle friend. Here are a few of the things I like to have with me on board.
Tomorrow I’m attempting to retrace my steps. I’m heading to Japan. I used to live there, but that was a long time ago. My memory of my two-year tour is fractured – as is my ability to speak the language. … Continue reading
In the mid-90s, I lived on a tiny island in the Ryukyu archipelago called Kikai-jima. So small was Kikai that most mainlanders had never heard of it. The population then was a smidgeon over 2,000. There were no traffic lights, … Continue reading