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LFW: Alexandra Groover

Posted in fashion show by iotakemura on February 26, 2009

i have never heard this brand Alexandra Groover before but since i got the invitation i was quiet keen to see the collection.

it was held at Vauxhall fashion scout. the collection was simple but has almost 30s vintage feeling. it was my cup of tea definetly.

love the big ribbon flare dress!

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LFW: Ashish

Posted in fashion show by iotakemura on February 25, 2009

i was meant to go to other show before the Ashish show, but it got delay so long so i decided to ditch the show and came to Ashisi show!

it was a big venue. and while we are waiting there was dancer on the stage (or more like hanging at the stage). poor this dancer she has to dance until all the guest was seated. it probably took an hour….

and i was right! this was very good show, glad i didnt miss it.

i love and loved v v brown‘s singing. this was first time i have heard her in real life. it was amaging!!!

Ashisi’s clothes was very fun and colourful. lots of playing with objects. loved the trausers with bon bon on the side.




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Fashion show invite

Posted in fashion show by iotakemura on February 17, 2009

my post box is very busy nowadays getting all the invitation for London Fashion Week.

but there is one invite that i just have to blog about.


look at it!!! isnt it gourgeous?? yes i would say so.

Qasimi put lots of effort to make this invite. such a lovely feeling even before seeing their new collection!

i cant wait to go!!

the Lady is a Vamp

Posted in event, fashion show by iotakemura on February 16, 2009

i was invited to go to an ethical fashion show the other day.

it was held at Aveda institute at Holborn. i have never been to this venue before, (just looking at them from outside, thinking very nice!) so it was good to be there too. the designers who were showing at this event were Tammam, Elena Garcia, Stamo, Debbi Little, Mark Liu, Bibico, Ruth Cross, Nancy Dee, Davina Hawthone. shoes was by Beyond Skin and Hatty Rose. i have met few of the designers before so it was nice to see their new collection as well as seeing new designers’s collection.

i would say that it was a ready to wear show, i particularly liked Mark Liu and Davina Hawthone’s new collections. i will defiantly want to use them for my coming shoot again

mark liu

davina hawthorne



Posted in press, Uncategorized by iotakemura on February 15, 2009

i got this forwarded by the designer i know, kirsty kirkpatrick. she makes great eco accessories. i owns few of her stuff and every time i wear her jewelry, someone will comment on it. all of her jewelry are ade out of recycled materials.

here is little bit of her on green my style .com

green mystyle

Beyond Skin

Posted in sale, Uncategorized by iotakemura on February 11, 2009

i dont know why but i recently becoming shoes lover person. i thought i loved bag more than shoes…

anyway yes so good news for me! Beyond Skin is now doing Fab SALE!!! everything from AW08 collections are on sale for 50% off!!!

here is some bits of what is beyond skin is all about!

beyond skin

Beyond Skin is an exclusive ethical footwear label producing beautiful, classic, hand-made shoes. Founded in 2001, Beyond Skin was created in response to the challenging predicament of combining style and fashion with a cruelty-free lifestyle. In the past, attempts to combine fashion and ethics have generally resulted in one side of the equation being sacrificed. Beyond Skin has produced a classic – yet unique – collection of vegetarian/vegan shoes that are produced in a manner that is non-exploitative to animals or humans and – wherever possible – the greater environment.

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Posted in editorial, exhibition, fashion show, press, Uncategorized by iotakemura on February 11, 2009

i have known Christopher Raeburn quiet sometime now, it is good to see him getting a lot of press these days. he will be showing his collection at Estetica this coming LFW. he has unique individual style on his collection. i think no one else in ethical fashion has done that sporty / elegant look. his clothes are active and street but yet smart. i love the fact all recycled!!

love his clothes and his personality. it always helps for me to come back to designers, use their stuff again for the shoot.

i have attached some of what i have been shooting with his clothes by end of this blog. i am sure i will come back to him once he has brand new collection!

good luck chris!



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