Sunday, April 13, 2014

花魁


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This weekend was quite special for me since I acquired a once in a lifetime experience. I had the honour to model for a Japanese photographer called Naoya Yamaguchi. His work is inspired by the Japanese Ukiyo-e (wood-block prints) and Japanese theatre such as Kabuki and Noh.

This weekend, he visited Bucharest in order to present his work at my University and I was chosen to become an Oiran, a high class courtesan of the 17th century Edo. 

The process took a lot of time and patience but it was worth it!


Two make-up and hair stylists along with a kimono specialist were needed. I couldn't help feeling like a little Japanese princess with all that pampering!


Most of the transformation took place on stage and I must confess it was not easy having so many people looking. That's why I'm starring at my feet in most of these pictures. 



The hair-do usually takes up to six hours to accomplish and these two talented artists managed to have it ready in only thirty minutes! 


The final piece was a kimono that weighted no less than twenty kilos! I must confess it was not easy to wear that for about an hour, I'm not the most athletic person after all.



When I got the chance to see the final result for myself, I could not believe my eyes!
It was quite difficult but I enjoyed every minute of it! 

A big thank you to Mr. Yamaguchi, his team and my professors for allowing me to have this wonderful experience in my life.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In the cherry blossom's shade.



These pictures are from a few days ago when I went for a walk in the park to enjoy the wonderful cherry blossoms. I figured it would be a shame not to share with you the 'spring feast' that has been going on in the city green.


And since I've gotten the chance to submerge my lazy Sunday into something I have been neglecting so much, meaning my blog, I figured some outfit posts are required.

Cardigan : Zara / Blouse : Zara / Skirt : Stradivarious / Booties : H&M / Bag : Koton



Do you enjoy cherry blossoms?