Friday, December 19, 2008

[12-18-09] We Are Closed For Holidays

Hello, guys-

We're closed for holidays

Will be back in Jan 12th/Monday

Bit long vacation :)

Happy Holidays, everyone



Sunday, December 14, 2008

[12-14-08] Another YOGAHOP class in Lululemon in Santa Monica

Hey, Guys-

I decided to take another YOGAHOP class!
Well this time the class is the promo class at Lululemom in Santa Monica.
Basically, the place is the reason I've known YOGAHOP, and they have promo classes every Sunday during this month.

Last YOGAHOP class I took was Jennifer Moore's class, but today's one is Matthew the head instructor of YOGAHOP
He's class is ROCK! I really enjoyed, and the way of teaching isn't too much hard and the music he selected was awesome!!
(By the way, I'm not sure he picked those songs, but it was slightly different from Jennifer's music)

And I saw one of my favorite actresses, Gabrielle Anwar of Burn Notice
She was such a pretty, and as the same as I imagined.
Charming, and super fit!

Therefore I decided to keep work out of this YOGAHOP, and will take their classes as soon as I'm back from Taiwan & Japan!

*** Funtrap will be closed for Holidays : Dec 16 thru Dec 23, and also Yukie will goto Taiwan and Japan to meet customers over there, and She will be back on Jan 12 in the office. Please contact by email in a meantime. Thank you for understanding. ***

Thursday, December 11, 2008

[12-10-08] Another shooting for LA BODY magazine

Day One:

We went to malibu, shooting with this crew and models are always fun
I think we did a good job this time again!

Really nice summer-ish in photos.

I think it was worth going out for location hunting yesterday totally...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

[12-09-08] The Shooting begins...

Finally my clients in town. I really have to get ready!

I showed all new collections for two of my lines, and also I did interpret for another line for my client.
(It is service!)

And we prepared for shooting tomorrow and Friday.

Bit hustle now

I hope the weather is fine, and hopefully bit warmer for my models sake

Monday, December 08, 2008

[12-08-08] Yogahop!

Today, I joined the class of YOGAHOP for the first time!
The YOGAHOP was founded by Mary King,Marko King,Matthew Reyes; and Jonathan Watters in the summer of 2006.
Matthew Reyes is the current head instructor, and he's famous as a personal trainer of Reese Weatherspoon, the actress.

I went to the LULULEMONstore in Santa Monica the other day, and I heard about this program
I used to take yoga classes frequently, and I also took lessons of jazz dancing, hip hop, and zumba.
But last 6 months, I didn't do pretty much anything

Since my personal life has been bit calmer now, I think it is the best time to put myself in the fitness surroundings!

I like Hatha yoga, but I always feel too relax, and I couldn't make myself into the whole yoga thing, because I've danced with fun and sweat, so when I take regular yoga class, I don't feel satisfied.
I took Bikram yoga classes, but those are also no my type

But this YOGAHOP might be the one!
I wish I could do all the yoga postures better, and well known
But that makes a good motivations to take classes more

The instructor, Jennifer, was awesome, and I'm planning to get back to her class again:)

Today I wore LA BODY's Bra Top, and my favorite PureLime supplex pants!


Sunday, December 07, 2008

[12-07-08] Desert Hills Outlet


I went to the Desert Hills Outlet mall this morning.
Actually this is my first time to visit there
I passed it before, but never shopped...

Anyway, we left LA around 8:30 in the morning, and of course there is no traffic
So we got there before the store opens, and it was cold and raining...
What a day!

The purpose we went there was to buy a purse of Bottega Veneta
Not for myself, but for my brother-in-law's girlfriend who lives overseas
That's it!

But I did search a bit.

COACH was really popular
I think they have great deals at outlet stores all the time
We found Sunglass hats have better deal of Oakley sunglasses better than Oakley store :)

I'm pretty sure the sales isn't enough to say that they are doing good, but I didn't feel that we are getting recession...

Desert Hills Premium Outlet

Saturday, December 06, 2008

[12-06-08] To Share Japanese Culture...

Today, I had my Japanese tea ceremony lesson.

My friend, and awesome bag designer, Amy Hall of Amykathryn have asked me to join my lesson, and finally she could come to my lesson!

Since I met her, I've told her about my work and my culture
I've started learning tea ceremony performance few years before, and I got so into it.
So I did tell Amy about my Saturday lesson, and she became very curious.

You know designers and artists have usually really open mind for other cultures, arts and designs.
Amy herself is also a very cute and nice person, and she seemed so influenced the whole things.
I'm glad that she could appreciate the design of clothes we use for kimono, obi or any other tool cases because she knows fabrics.

Also the each pieces of designs of ceramics, bottles and tools are very specific and unique, and she looked to be so impressed.

For me, the class of Saturday morning is such a special, and I can realize who I am, and I'm very proud of the deep, traditional and historical things I've learned.

Anyway even I took FULL 2 years of class, I'm still in the beginner level, and me and my friend, Tomoko, will have to learn more and more things to be like our Sensei, our master/instructor.

I also realize recently that I need to start reading more books about my country and my culture to understand.

Check wikipedia about Japanese tea ceremony and also my school/group/style:

[12-05-08] Meet Fashion People in Downtown LA!

Today was a sample sale day
Unfortunately not many people know about that, so it wasn't that busy like regular the end of the last Friday of the month, but still frequent shoppers were hopping showrooms to get some special deals!

I went to stop by to meet the owner of Bryce and Bouji, one of my favorites contemporary designer.
I met the designer, Jen, at FIDM trunk show this spring, and I just felt in love her collections.
The company is now growing, and her reps seem to work pretty well.
They'd love to expand more international accounts, and I'm planning to looking for Japanese accounts....

Then after that, I went to say hello to Ava at Nightcap Clothing.
She's a sales person, and also in charge for PR.
She's such a sweat and cute as usual. (She dyed her her into bit darker than before, and I really like that!!)
I met Ava to cover Nightcap for Japanese magazine, JJ before, and I didn't have a chance to stop by their new showroom.
Anyway, their place is such a cute, and I talked with her about more business things this time.
We seem to have many mutual things when we talk about selling to boutiques.
I'm glad that I could stop by :)

To meet people is always inspiring!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

[12-03-08] Cool Trunk Show, and another sample sale

Well, the FIDM trunk show did really great!
I met some people who actually came back to see me to buy ScoLar and MonPecheMignon
That's a good thing!

I personally shopped for my husband's friend's daughter who was just born last week:)
Great piece with great deal.

I'm going to another SAMPLE SALE in California Market Center on 5th/Dec

I'll be at A255 - my last showroom - from 9:30 to 3pm
California Market Center
I'll have following samples :


Prices will be super holiday prices, and this sample sale will be my last samples sale in 2008!
Don't miss it.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

[12-01-08] Trunk Show at FIDM tomorrow!


I've already missed my blog writing yesterday!
Anyway, I caught in San Diego yesterday, and finally I'm back.

Here is the thing!
Tomorrow, I'm going to bring my ScoLar and Monpechemignon to my alumni trunk show.

Kind of excited because I always meet people over there
To keep going back to school is kind of important for me now.