5.24.2015

SHOWROOM DIARY: INTERSECT VOLUME 3

I had the pleasure of attending the Intersect Reception Party at Terminal in Harajuku during Tokyo Fashion Week. It was hosted by Showroom Babylon. Thank you Taka Arakawa for inviting me. I always find joy discovering innovative and talented designers specially from Japan. Aside from my favorite T.A.S. leather accessories, tons of other indie Japanese labels such as Satoko Ozawa, Pala Jewelry, MNLAST, La Voisin London, First Aid To The Injured, Dew by Kanako Hayakawa, by H and Black Triangle Design also exhibited.

It was indeed an evening of art and fashion while mingling with the unpretentious Tokyo fashion crowd. Many of whom I managed to stay in touch courtesy of Facebook and Instagram.
For more information on the featured designers at Showroom Babylon check-out the respective links below:

5.22.2015

TRAVEL DIARY: SHOP TIL YOU DROP IN TOKYO

One of the things I look forward to whenever I'm traveling is shopping. And without a doubt, Tokyo has the BEST SHOPPING in the entire universe. Whether designer luxury or fast fashion, Tokyo has it all. I particularly get my Japanese designer fix whenever I'm in Japan since retail prices are normally at least 30% cheaper over there. Aside from getting the best deals, the selection is heaps better. Just don't wait til the sale season because most likely your size will be unavailable. If that's the case, then, your best option is to check out consignment stores like Ragtag and Rinkan where you can get pre-loved or past season designer fashion for a fraction of the original price. Once in awhile, you can even find current season pieces since Japanese are known to be ahead of everyone else in fashion. Of course, always bring your passport with you when shopping to instantly avail of the tax refund. No need to settle it at the airport. Japan makes it convenient for everyone. This is why I love Japan.

Enough of the small talk. Come and go shopping with me Tokyo style...


Since I visited a shitload of boutiques in Tokyo I will just enumerate below the ones worth visiting. Click on for more information.