Tokyo Telephone has only been around since April (wow!) and already we’ve had so much support and fun with our readers, many of whom we now count as friends – this post is dedicated to everyone we owe a great big thanks to!
Firstly, we’d like to thank the queen of the Tokyo goths La Carmina for the great interview back in July. Learn about how La Carmina has been influenced by Japanese fashion, as well as her thoughts on the increasing popularity of sub-culture fashions – one for all fans of the dark side of the the land of the rising sun.
Akemi Solloway, founder of the Japanese Art festival also took the time to be interviewed – you can read the interview here, and our event report here where we explore kawaii with Sebastian Masuda of 6%DokiDoki. Also at the Japanese Art Festival, we were lucky enough to meet some truly lovely lolitas – seen here – they were kind enough to be photographed and to answer our questions on the UK lolita scene; gorgeous outfits galore!
Next up, we owe huge thanks to everyone at Japan Fashion Week who made our time there so amazing – for all our Fashion Week coverage see the Japan Fashion Week tag – I can’t wait to do it all again in March 2011!
We had a fantastic time at King of Tattoo in Daikanyama, and you can see our event report and photos here. Thanks also to London Tattoo convention – see the report and photos of Japanese tattoo legends Shige and Genko here – I’m now planning my next tattoo session; I’m so addicted…
We took some time to visit the 2010 Japan Matsuri in London’s Spitalfields market in September, and you can see what we got up to here. We also had a brilliant time at Hyper Japan in October too – see the event report here, and some of the best-dressed attendees here: can you spot some familiar faces? I think you have to agree that the UK Japanese fashion scene is so varied and so great!
Brighton Fashion Week need thanking too – I’m having a great time writing weekly about Japanese and British fashion here – that’s another dream come true! We do hope to see more than a few readers at the events too…
Hue thanks also go out the wonderful people at Glam UK – thanks for your support and guidance; you’re the glamest of the Glam!
Of course, last but not least, we’d like to thank all our fellow bloggers – Alice & Peter Punk, The Fashionate Traveller, Finding Tokyo, Strawberry Kimono, Ichigoichielove, La Carmina, Fuyume, Harajuju and Spooning with a Schoolboy to name just a few (sorry if we’ve missed anyone!), take a look at our phone book for even more top-quality blogs – and our readers too! Without you, none of this would be possible. Aw, shucks.
Before I start blubbering on my keyboard (quick Samuel, hand me the tissues!), we’d just like to to say happy new year to everyone; 2010 was a blast, and 2011 looks to be even better!