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@ SHIBUYA O WEST // 26.09.14
Early next year (probably Feb/Mar 2015), there will be a Her Name In Blood feature in PULP - basically an interview + very brief roundup of the show, so please check it out! I’m gonna remind you all on Instagram and Twitter!!!
Just sharing some shots from the impressively engaging show, because official pictures (not mine!) will be used in the write-up.
Special guests! Takahito from Before My Life Fails joined them on Revolver (pictured below), while Ryo of Crystal Lake appeared onstage to do guest vocals for This Is Retribution (photo seems to have been lost T_T).
Since this was the tour FINAL, they ended it by throwing out many picks, posters and memorabilia to the fans. Chaos ensues, especially with the posters.
Pre & post show! Don’t forget to check out the interview early next year!
[28.09.14 @ Tokyo Taiikukan]
This post is of the 4 fashion shows I saw:
I arrived a little after 1PM and the gaijin line (because of free entry) was insanely long, so I missed the Zipper one in the morning and the FRUiTS one in the evening because I sat outside eating thinking they were still doing karaoke contest (=_=)
Anyway, please click on “read more” to see closer photos of the individual models and whatnot!
It’s been a while since updating this blog and there are many September things to post about. But first I have a short announcement:
ANYWAY thanks for reading that wall of text, here is the actual post I now have time for because school was cancelled due to typhoon warning and trains not running on schedule:
Impromptu day out to Yokohama with other exchange students on a public holiday! The word impromptu is important because it explains why I had to use my phone for all these photos - my camera ran out of battery after HNIB the night before.
Very unappetizing photo haha but the yum cha (especially xiao long bao) was pretty good! Here in Japan, it’s weird in that yum cha is never served by pushing carts around but either “all you can eat” or “set menu”.
The statue from the first photo was at a shop selling really cool “jelly” soap. 気持ちいいいいいいい
RED BRICK WAREHOUSE // food and shops with a bit of a ~hipster vibe I guess, they have some cute Moomin things and furniture and galettes(!) here ehehe.
COSMO WORLD // didn’t ride anything because the ferris wheel line was sooOoOOo loOooOOng haha just had a little walk around.
A very belated add-on to the birthday posts (so many August babies…) that I forgot I hadn’t written about here yet because I blogged this on Ameba last month. Everything was taken with my phone, so please forgive the lack of macro focus.
Anyway, Phoebe treated Miya and I to birthday high tea at the Langham! So thank you!!! <3
PART I: DRINKS & ENTREE (you can order up to 2 drinks… wanted to try a cold one but was too full by the end of it hah)
Mango black tea, and truffled egg creme brulee to start! Before you get any ideas, this brulee is not sweet at all… Hahaha. I loved the tea - the mango taste and aroma is strong but not overpowering.
PART II: THE TOWER (I recommend eating the sandwiches last, or you’ll be too full for the good stuff (aka desserts!) :3)
SWEET: orange and caramel tart (not so good), chocolate and hazelnut mousse (YES basically the Langham special chocolate they use in all the choc dishes is good quality), strawberry cake pop (white choc/cheesecake type filling!), souchong chocolate marquise, passionfruit tartlet
SANDWICH: ham, roast beef + horseradish cream, egg + watercress, cucumber + lemon cream cheese // I only tried the egg and cucumber. normal.
SAVORY: Beetroot macaron with goat cheese (very unique but good!), drunken chicken + cider + lentil salad (don’t like the pastry), melon salsa, curried sable + spicy mango cream + prawns, spinach profiteroles filled with smoked salmon mousse (yum)
PART III: SCONES
OMFG THIS WAS LIFE CHANGING FOR ME. I usually don’t like scones at all and figured I could skip these out but after a bite of the Grand Marnier scones, it was like… WHY DIDN’T YOU SERVE THESE EARLIER WHEN MY STOMACH WAS EMPTIER???
Luxury feels with an enormous chandelier and someone playing the harp all the way at the back (not sure if you can see it in the photo…)
Backed up by excellent service! Our waiter today asked if there was any special occasion and ended the meal by gifting Miya & I with birthday chocolates from the Langham~!!
I have a lot to post from Tokyo but I also have a lot to do this week since school just started (so worrying about more admin again), plus a lot of exciting music stuff coming up. Please be patient! I have no idea how I can keep my Ameba blog too at this rate haha.
Hope everyone is well!
There was hardly any green left in my fringe by August, but I didn’t know any colorists that specially worked with unnatural dyes in Auckland, so I figured it would be best to wait it out until I got to Japan.
I decided to try Viva Cute Candy in person because after all, the reference picture I’ve been using for about a year now was from their web catalog haha. Plus, they’re famous for crazy colors and pricing was good. Apparently they’re very popular with foreigners XD
VCC uses Manic Panic dyes. Picked MP’s Atomic Turquoise, which is the closest thing to my current color. It’s just a little more blue than Directions’ one.
Drinks, snacks and the current issues of KERA, Fruits and Zipper to pass the (processing) time :D On top of this, their playlist was unbeatable, as far as salons go - Crossfaith, Four Get Me A Nots, Coldrain, SiM, Killswitch Engage, FACT… So good.
I went for cut, color and treatment and the finished product looks like this! Half bangsssss : D
Yuuto did my hair today! He’s super cool, listens to good music and recommended a handful of punk/alt fashion shops to check out :D
Viva Cute Candy is very close to Shimokita station, just go out of the SOUTH exit, keep walking and look out for the sign above. Please reference my #3088 (though I think I have to hand you the actual card??) if you try it out so I can get the strawberry peach shampoo HAHAHAHAH pls :’DDD