Wednesday, August 29, 2012

shu uemura TSUSHIN by Tiffany Godoy vol. 26
La Petite Rose


While most of us are in dreamland, Miyuki Watanabe is burning the midnight oil at her patisserie and chocolaterie La Petite Rose. From 6pm to about 4am the chef and her team whip up colorful macarons, delectable chocolates, and pastries that are so delicious master sweet maker Pierre Herme claims it as one of his favorite spots in Paris.


Watanabe who is from Japan's Hyogo prefecture made her way to Paris to study sweets a la francais with renown pastry chef and chocolatier Gerard Mulot. The chocolate brown and sweet pink tones that decorate La Petite Rose- Miyuki's favorite colors- give off a warm, feminine feel.


Jazz pipes through the speakers as I nibble samples and chat with the chef who's getting ready to celebrate 9 years of chocolate making bliss here this year. I sampled the best selling "praline feuilletée noir"-nutty with a soft and crunchy, the smoky green tea flavored "macha ganache", and the "the Earl Grey" ganache sprinkled with dried lavender. As a chocoholic, it was hard to stop at just a few bites.


The other La Petit Rose favorite- a Mont Blanc mountain of chesnut, cream and meringue encased in a chocolate sable crust was calling my name with more calories than I want to get near before fashion week. But I will be back! For now, I'll have to get my chocolate fix from shu's new Chocolate-Donna collection!



La Petite Rose
11 Boulevard de Courcelles 75008 Paris
Tel: 01.45.22.07.27

Tiffany Godoy
Fashion Editor and Creative Director Tiffany Godoy has been called "an international style insider" by style.com. She contributes to style.com, V, T Magazine, Spur, Vogue Nippon, and blogs online for Colette and Droptokyo. She is the author of Style Deficit Disorder, (Chronicle Books, 2007), Japanese Goth (Universe, 2009), and has hosted fashion TV programs aired in Japan and globally. Tiffany is the editor-in-chief of The Reality Show, and along with art director Tomoyuki Yonezu makes up the creative unit Erotyka.
www.therealityshow.jp











Friday, August 17, 2012

recent work of Jiro Konami

Upcoming photographer and 2nd shu uemura art award recipient, Mr. Jiro Konami, photographs the beautiful Kiko Mizuhara for the cover of GINZA magazine.

With a growing body of impressive work, including shoots with Ryuichi Sakomoto, YMO, Eikichi Yazawa, Kaori Mochida, Ko Shibasaki and the jacket for Ikimonogatari's 23rd single Haruuta, Jiro Konami has proven himself to be a hot young photographer with a wealth of talent.

He was also recently asked to shoot Kiko Mizuhara for the cover of GINZA magazine in a homage to famed Japanese actress Setsuko Hara, who ruled the screens in more than 100 films from around 1930 to 1960. Even today, her  incredible beauty, modesty and gentle disposition are thought to represent the 'ideal' Japanese woman. 

We are proud to see his remarkable recent activities, for more details please refer to his website http://www.jirokonami.com/






Thursday, August 9, 2012

TAO’s beauty secret vol.4

Hello everyone!
In my 4th series of the "TAO's beauty secret" I'd like to introduce you the brand new TSUYA skin.


I love the beautiful pearl color and the gorgeous scent!


The texture is light but really rich, it quickly absorbs to the skin.

I've been using it every morning and night, and I felt my skin looking more radiant and translucent which brought me great confidence as a model.


It will appear on store very soon, so please don't miss it!


TAO's official blog
http://ameblo.jp/okamoto-tao/

Friday, August 3, 2012

reactivate your skin’s youth power switch

7 days to porcelain-fine, petal-soft, translucent glowing skin

shu uemura has now unlocked the innermost workings of the skin and harnessed the latest discoveries in cellular biology to reactivate cell regeneration and reveal a dramatic skincare solution that reaches new heights in achieving beautiful, youthful skin.
TSUYA skin— Japan's word for ideal skin.


Having identified that skin has a "youth power switch" to reactivate cell regeneration, ideal skin is now within your reach. Experience the innovative, premium skincare from shu uemura with its miracle technology, Rhamnose, and say goodbye to dull, rough and tired-looking skin.


miracle technology that can reactivate skin's youth power switch

Rhamnose

Rhamnose penetrates deeply to reactivate the skin's youth power switch. It serves to boost cell regeneration and provides significant improvement in all fundamental skin layers to achieve ideal skin.


With a golden drop of TSUYA skin youthful radiance generator, reactivate your skin's "youth power switch." 7 days to porcelain-fine, petal-soft, translucent glowing skin.

achieve ideal skin in just 7 days, see the outstanding benefits on skin for yourself

*self-assessment, 52 Asian women, 27-50 years old, using product twice a day for 4 weeks.




Friday, July 20, 2012

mon shu girl is born!! –Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura

Bonjour! Hello! Konichiwa! I am mon shu girl, Karl Lagerfeld was so inspired by shu uemura and Japanese manga, he created me. I am on a mission to bring beauty to girls all around the world! Lately, I've been curious and eager to pop out the atelier of Karl.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

TAO appears in China major magazines!

shu uemura China team has organized TAO's shooting for ELLE and Modern Weekly.
Please enjoy the beautiful articles!

ELLE






Modern Weekly





Friday, July 6, 2012

shu uemura TSUSHIN by Tiffany Godoy vol. 25
Made By Hand


In the current Japanese fashion scene, creativity reigns! Tokyo's most stylish, not to mention the likes of Rhianna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga are snapping up the country's most D.I.Y. fashion. Over the next few months we'll focus on this new wave of young fashion designers and boutiques emphasizing handmade, one of a kind creation.

volume 1: Masaya Kushino

Shoe designer Masaya Kushino's new collection could be called more baroque sculpture than high heel. Even still, the Autumn/Winter 2012/2013's "Queen" is what Kushino calls a wearable collection. There may only 5 designs but there is a lot to take in.

Queen of the Earth

The craftsman sets his sights on the most iconic beauty of all, royal beauty for a kind of Victorian shoe fairy tale. Shoes have names like "Queen of the Dark"- an aged black leather platform with corset-like laces riding up to a fur and bead trimmed mane around the ankle;

Queen of the Dark

"Queen of the Shine"'s embroidered lace veils a matching hued leather platform and blond tail for a haunting effect. Not for the faint of heart (or Carrie Bradshaw either, I am pretty sure).

Queen of the Shine

Kushino has been plugging away since 2008 on his eponymous shoe and bag line trying to offer what no other cobbler can. "Beauty, sexy, fantasy, and dreamy" are the key words, as is creating a shoe that is timeless.

Queen of the Ice

"I tried working with a factory several times, but they could never make the shoes. I think design, and craftsmanship is most important element of shoe making. Since my shoes require special parts, it is me with a few other people that make them. This is what makes the shoes interesting and high quality."

Queen of the War

This of course takes time. "Queen" took a year to design and produce. Interested in slipping on a pair? Shoes start at about 300,000 yen a pair.

http://masayakushino.jp


Tiffany Godoy
Fashion Editor and Creative Director Tiffany Godoy has been called "an international style insider" by style.com. She contributes to style.com, V, T Magazine, Spur, Vogue Nippon, and blogs online for Colette and Droptokyo. She is the author of Style Deficit Disorder, (Chronicle Books, 2007), Japanese Goth (Universe, 2009), and has hosted fashion TV programs aired in Japan and globally. Tiffany is the editor-in-chief of The Reality Show, and along with art director Tomoyuki Yonezu makes up the creative unit Erotyka.
www.therealityshow.jp