Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
By far the highlight of the evening was the fashion show. Much more interesting than your typical one-brand show, it was basically a showcase of Pat Field's extravagant and sexy style, using a mix of clothes from labels both high and low. The show started with a few male models strutting down the runway (which was made up of square tiles that lit up in different colors) wearing tailored black suits and funny, ethnic-style hats. But it was the women (naturally) who really got the audience excited. Everything from see-through mesh skirts to metallic jersey jumpsuits to hooded fur vests had a showing, and there was no shortage of raw, feminine sex appeal (as can only be expected from the stylist made famous by Sex and the City). During the Q&A session after the show, Patricia described the event as the first of its kind in the world, saying "tonight we used the runway just to show style."
We had a chance to chat with Patricia in her private room before the show, and she said that she thinks of Tokyo as her second home (she's been coming here since 1985 and says she never leaves without making a visit to the iconic Shibuya 109). We can't give any more news just yet, but stay tuned to learn more about upcoming plans between Pat and Crystal Ball!
The runway and hall where the show took place
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Yep, you heard us right, Crystal Ball now has a full line of chunky, sparkly jewelry. Made from sterling silver with real gold plating and Swarovski crystals, items include necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets. Take a look at the video above for a behind-the-scenes peek at our jewelry photo shoot, and then make your way to our Tokyo flagship this weekend to check out the real thing!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The North Face is holding a 40th Anniversary exhibition at the Spiral Building in Aoyama through December 3, so we stopped by the press preview the other night to take a look.
The North Face (along with Patagonia) is one of those rare brands that really inspires people and compels them to think about the world around them. The theme for the brand's 40th anniversary year is "Do More With Less," a quote by architect, designer, visionary and former Mensa president Richard Buckminster Fuller. Buckminster Fuller was an early environmentalist who believed, far before the rest of the scientific world did, that humans would soon rely on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. He is best known for his huge geodesic domes, which resemble the small scale one at the North Face exhibition (above). The exhibition also includes photos, videos, advertisements and products from the past 40 years, but it was Buckminster Fuller's catchphrase that has stuck in my head. I'm going out tonight to buy some energy-saving light bulbs.