Christmas is the heart

Christmas is my favorite holiday. The core of it’s heart is something that I believe in: peace, love and joy. Being thankful for what you have and to love others. It’s a time for forgiveness but also a time to reflect. Forgiveness is given to people who deserve it and who have earned it. There is nothing given in life easily, and I think it should be that way. You have to work for everything, including love, positivity and happiness.
Above: My mommy and I in Little Tokyo on Christmas Eve. Somehow, we ended up in the area. My favorite part of this area is the fabulous mochi at Fugetsu-do! Where it is lovingly been created for over 100 years! It’s always so fresh and amazing. My other favorite here is Lette Macarons, they are very good but I love this place for my mom, she loves the pistachio!

ABOVE: A gift for my beautiful Auntie. Every girl needs Chocolate and she’s been through so much, she deserves sweet things.

ABOVE: Christmas at The Grove waiting for snow on a very mild December night | Christmas at Beverly Center – Starbucks always in hand, it’s a Seattle thing.

ABOVE: Make-up of the Day: Too Faced, YSL, Chanel, BareMinerals and no foundation

ABOVE: A Cake for a friend, don’t you just love crystalized flowers?  | Above Right: My nails for winter, I never wear blue and these have snowflakes!

ABOVE: Sathony excited over gifts!

ABOVE: Creating a Gingerbread man, so fun~!

ABOVE: Gifts  wrapped under the tree and also a really cute vase that I made with candy canes and poinsettia and ribbon

ABOVE: My floral arrangement consisting of roses, hydrangea, Asiatic lilies and greens.

ABOVE: Christmas wonderland – Ah the night~! | Enjoying cooking for the Christmas

ABOVE: My simple and pretty tablescape

ABOVE: Glasses filled with pretty bubbles, plates with roses and votive candles for warmth

ABOVE: My cheesecake with macerated berries covered in golddust!

ABOVE:Warmth of the fireplace, a gift from my sister! It makes me feel so at home!

Above: Chanel~! Oh, the way to my heart.

 

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PMX2015 – Labor Day Weekend

Over the course of 3 days, anime fans met fashion at the annual Pacific Media Expo!  I didn’t get a chance to see the con the way most people do since I only attended the last day and that was as one of the models for one of my favorite Japanese brands, Ghost of Harlem! I’m quite ecstatic that I was able to walk in this considering how much I love Sakurai Rina. I took it upon myself to do my own make-up and nails because I know the gyaru style so well. It would have been a dishonor to the Ghost of Harlem label and to SakuRina to let anyone else do my nails and make-up… not to sound slightly egoist but it is the truth. Gyaru is one of the few things I am very very comfortable doing as it’s something I’ve played with for years; and I read Ageha (小悪魔ageha) and Ane-Ageha (姉ageha) pretty religiously!

Jewelry was provided by the beautiful and talented, Kasumi of Necrosarium! 

We also had a great write up and photos on LA Weekly by Shannon Cottrell!  – My photos are number 33 and 46
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Having fun with Kiri and Rocky after about 12 hours of work:
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With the amazingly talented and super funny and sweet, Jeremy Pangillian:2015october06
With the beauty, Kitty:
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A close-up of my gyaru nails – Aren’t they stunning?!?!?! These are everything!
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Pre-show stage action:
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Selfie in the halls:

Instagram Video by the wonderful and beautiful, David. Love you, darlin’!

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