Masahiko Maruyama, designer of Japanese label Nude invited me to his showroom during Paris Fashion Week. Everybody knows I worship Japanese designers so it's always a pleasure meeting my favorite designers in person. It was a real treat to see his pieces in the flesh. I'm really really saving up for some of his pieces particularly his beautiful shoes. Hopefully, when I visit Masahiko in Tokyo next year (crossing fingers) he still has a few pieces left. Aside from Maruyama's label, I also checked out Klasica's wonderful accessories and leatherware. I discovered this Japanese label while perusing Tranoi's massive space early this month. It's amazing how the Japanese artisans pay attention to the most minute detail. Beautiful, beautiful works of art. The craftsmanship of Japanese articles is beyond compare! I got a chance to score a lovely leather bracelet from Klasica. Stay tuned for some photos when I get it!