fashionistatomo: (peace)
I'm so excited for Yukari-chan's concert tommorow :) It'll be amazing. I have all the faith in her~!

I have slightly less faith about fulfilling these design requirements. I accepted a few individual dress and suit requests and they're exceptionally picky about everything they want... I have a feeling that it won't feel like one of my usual designs with so many limitations...but I do need to promote myself a bit more. I'm still a newbie.
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Urgh, I've been so swaaaaaammmped with requests and work offers! Emails, phone calls, business offers in the street....I can't have one moment of peace. I'm still deciding between two main sponsors, and I'm ignoring all the fashion companies that want me to become one of their many designers underneath them...I don't want to work that way. I refuse to be lumped with other designers and have to take orders, again. The point of making my own boutique was to let my creativity flow, not have it stemmed by some hotshot with no idea of how fashion works.

My fashion ideas this year are taking off....so I think bold colours and soft fabrics are in this season~ Also, boooots. They're good this season.

But I've managed to finally fend off the most of them so.....Yukari-chan, would you like to go on a proper date now? I'll take you somewhere really nice! :)
fashionistatomo: (peace)
Fashion Week is over and I have never been more tired in my liiife! But I have contacts and people sending me emails. They think my work was good. I think I still have to wait a bit, but there are people who think my work is worth investing in. I'm both nervous and excited, but for now, I just want to sleep. Thanks for anyone who offered support and my especial thanks go to Liliadent-kun, Yukari and Sakuno for making this go so smoothly :D

~Tomo-chan
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Guess since I can talk about it without crying, I can probably say it now. Kaede and I split up on Christmas. It's....more and less painful than I imagined simultaneously. Ha.

But it freed me up a lot of time to work on my clothes, since the shipments arrived the day after and now I have sewn 13 outfits for the fashion show and have plenty of time to work on edits or redoing them completely. Like a rough draft, but not. They look pretty cool, if I say so myself. Quite out-there, so they'll definitely be noticed, but not completely ridiculous like other fashion show stuff.

I've always wondered about that. I mean, I get that it's a way to let out your creativity instead of just following the trends for the rest of the year, but most of the stuff that the models wear, make them look like nutjobs. It weirds me out. I mean, I bet the designers wouldn't ever want to wear most of their designs.

Anyway, thanks so much to everybody and their presents. They're all really amazing :)
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I guess since it's December, I can officially post up most of the winter trends today~! I love winter fashion, it's so much more modest than summer and I love lots of layers~

Woollen leggings, infinity scarves, and thick, faux-wool coats are all the rage. Give a beret and some earmuffs a try and don't forget the retro sweater-dress, which is apparently making a revival. Thermals are a must, especially since people are saying it's going to snow, so get some really nice ones that look good! Good ones are turtlenecks or rollnecks, that protect your throat~ And corduroy trousers can keep you really warm as well.

Boots are also probably good as the weather gets colder. Get nice leather ones, not those fabricky ones that fall apart at the first hint of rain. Hiking boots were all the rage at the Milan show, especially, which is awesome since they're really comfy too! And I love leather gloves with touch-screen sensitive tips! Makes going on your phone in the cold a lot easier~

Colourwise, grey and claret are in this season. Electric blue is as well....though I'd avoid that. The better colour is a nice baby blue.

-Tomo-chan~
fashionistatomo: (hopeful)
Okay, I've had so many ideas for clothing, that I haven't stopped drawing for something close to 9 hours straight~! But I have two concrete sample chunks for both Yukarin-chan and Lilia as far as clothes go! So, the next time I see you two, I'm all ready! I feel so accomplished~

The shop's still not doing as well as I'd have liked though... Even if I am on a weird streets with weird shops, I'm really close to Blue Note and some other awesome clubs and schools. Still, can't give up hope so early! I'm designing flyers and going to try and post them in as many shop windows as possible. Maybe I should run a competition to gain some interest from others?

-Tomo-chan
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Hello world~

My name's Osakada Tomoka, if you can't already recognise me! One of Japan's rising fashion designers and proud to be one of the best female names in the business~! It's so great to be back in Tokyo. I've missed it, though the rest of Japan is lovely too. I'm kind of sad have finally left Matsumoto-sensei's mentorship, but it's time to get myself really recognised as my own name!

I'm not really quite sure what I'm doing here on this site. It's been so long since I've talked to my old friends, it's quite a shock. But my girlfriend suggested that I should try to find more of a social life, now that I can dictate my own life again. So here I am~!

Come check out my store if you're in Aoyama any time. I'd love to see any of you again!

Ryoma-sama, if you're around, congratulations on your win in Paris! I saw it on the plane back from Okinawa and it was awesome~!

-Tomo-chan~

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