Saturday, March 10, 2012

「SUPER A|X HOPE」by LESLIE KEE - TOHOKU CHARITY PHOTOBOOK ON SALE NOW!

Leslie Kee has done it again, making an amazing photobook with young stars (which I have not seen yet, but can imagine hehe).  This time he has collaborated with A|X to make a limited 1000 copies of a 50 page photobook on sale at OMOTESANDO HILLS from March 9th - March 13th.  With a T-shirt ¥8000 (incl. tax), Photobook only ¥6000 (incl. tax).  All the proceeds will go to a community center that A|X has made in Kesenuma-shi, Miyagi Prefecture.  They aim to build a futsal pitch, playing field, library and many other fun places for the kids in Tohoku to have a place to hang out and feel normal again.  

Last night was the opening party of the launch of this photobook in Tokyo..and I'm so sad that I missed it. I even got a personal invite from Leslie but unfortunately, I am still on maternity leave in LA.  Currently at 36.7 weeks pregnant, baby is about to POP OUT!!!  

It's almost 1 year since the tsunami hit...I hope you have not forgotten about those who suffered from this disaster.  A lot of changes have occurred in Tokyo and I never wanted to leave but because of my pregnancy, my parents insisted that I come back, at least to give birth.  I will return to Tokyo soon, with baby and hopefully things will pick back up where I left it!!

日本頑張って!!!

ほよよ〜  


BALLY MODERN CRAFTSMANSHIP SINCE 1851

イベントタイトル「時を越える旅」が示すように、
会場にはバリーのアーカイブ・シューズやポスターが飾られています。
The theme of this exhibition is 「A Journey in Time」and the entrance is decorated with Bally shoes 
BALLY is hosting an Exhibition at Mitsukoshi in Nihonbashi from March 7-March 14
If you are free you should stop by!

レディスのアーカイブシューズ
最も古いもので1860年代のルイヒールのブーティが初来日しています。
30年代から60年代のファッショナブルなシューズは、今のファッションの参考に もなりそうな
ユニークな素材使いとモダンなデザインが特徴.
Archive of ladies shoes
the oldest shoes from this collection are the hi-heel booty from the 1860's
shoes considered fashionable from the 30's-60's are made with unique fabrique and modern designs which are considered to be back in style nowadays.

 バリーの代表的なアーカイブシューズ
バリーを象徴するアーカイブシューズも来日しています。
Signature Bally Shoes 
(左)
アポロ計画で使用されたシューズに技術提供をしていたバリー。
これは1959年6月、アポロ13号が月面着陸を果たした際に使用していた宇宙靴 です。
(中)
1956年にスイスで開催されたサンモリッツ・オリンピックで、スイスチームが着 用したシューズもバリー製でした。
現在アイコンとなっている、「バリーストライプ」が使用 されています。
(右)
エベレストに初登頂を果たしたニュージーランドの冒 険家、ヒラリー卿が履いていたマウンテン・ブーツです。

Left: 
BALLY used to sponsor the APOLLO program.  These were the shoes astronauts wore on the moon in June 1959!
Middle: 
In 1956, the Swiss team wore these iconic 'BALLY STRIPE' shoes at the St. Moritz winter games. 
Right: 
These shoes were worn by the first man to climb Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary from New Zealand

 バリーラブ・コレクション
バリーがアーティストとコラボレーションして発表す る特別なコレクション「バリーラブ」。
このコレクションを会場では先行受注しています。
日本で初めてのお披露目です。
 
※バリーラブに関しては、OPENERSの記事もご参考にしていただけます

「BALLY LOVE COLLECTION」- BALLY shoes in collaboration with special artists 
This is the first launch in Japan so you can make your special order on this website: OPENERS


バリーの12SSコレクションの新作もいち早くご覧いただけます
BALLY S/S 2012 Collection


Usually, I don't like posting photos that I didn't take myself but since I'm super M.I.A. from TOKYO at the moment, I've agreed to post about certain events here and there...I learned a lot about BALLY from this and hope that you will appreciate how interesting BALLY's history is.  If you are in Tokyo, I really recommend checking out this Exhibition.  It will be showing until March 14th at Mitsukoshi in Nihonbashi.  

ほよよ〜

Sunday, March 4, 2012

FUN- WE ARE YOUNG ft. JANELLE MONAE

currently obsessed with this song..maybe because they sound like QUEEN!?
love it!!

ほよよ〜