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…

Thanks also go out to the lovely Tavuchi, owner of Spank! in Koenji, who featured our post on her fabulous shop and the rooftop free market here on her blog!

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 – 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!

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8 Responses to New Year & 2010 Round-Up

  1. Lyuba-chan says:

    Happy New Year! You had a great year and I’m so excited that I got to meet you 🙂 Thank you for mentioning me too, I completely did not expect that haha 🙂

  2. Tokyo Telephone says:

    Happy new year to you too!

    You had a great year too – I hope we can come to a Kimono Jack meet-up one day soon 🙂 You’re such a great kimono ambassador!


  3. Tokyo Telephone says:

    Happy new year to you too! Hope it’s a great one for you 🙂

  4. fuyume says:

    aww thx 4 that, you guys rock. 2010 was a fantastic year for my blog and that was a brilliant way to kick off 2011 🙂 happy new year!

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  6. trashtastika says:

    Thanks for the mention, guys!! Always a pleasure to stop in here for a read 🙂 And here’s to a top 2011 for us all!!

  7. Tokyo Telephone says:

    Ah, but you’re so cool we had to mention you! 😉

    I hope we can meet up at some point in the future – we’re back in Japan in March, how about you?


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