Japanese blogger and model Eriko Nakao
Eriko is someone I’ve seen pop up on the internet from time to time when browsing fashion sites, but only recently have I been visiting her collaborative blog which she works on alongside her hairstylist and photographer friends (see source). To be honest I’ve also been drooling over her amazing fashion-sense and gorgeous hair. I adore her sense of style, it’s very much like my own in that it doesn’t really fall into one definitive category. I love the mixture of street style, simplicity and strong sexuality in her coordinates and the photography.
Eriko is definitely on my ones to watch list.
A small update on Chinatsu Wakatsuki.
The producer of W♥C recently revealed through a blog post that she is 5 months pregnant, and now married to a non-celebrity husband. The couple have known each other for 3 years and have been dating for half of those.
She is very happy, and promises her fans she will do her best.
Congratulations & Good Luck
I love the model codes that pop-up on the official JELLY English Facebook page
The behind-the-scenes photographs come a close second.
It certainly looks like motherhood hasn’t changed Maya Mori and Yuki Yamamoto when it comes to personal style. They still look amazing, and I have to say that I think I prefer their style now.
Amongst the requests I received in the giveaway entry form were a few people asking for more model updates, in particular Tsubasa.
Well, ask and you shall receive… so I’m going to do a quick update on Tsubasa and a couple of other gorgeous gal-mamas
Tsubasa has been doing a lot of promotion lately for Stride Stripe, the new gum by Stride that she is the face of – I’m sure most of you have seen the CM online.
She has also said “Goodbye” to Popsister (check out the Sept issue). Yep, sad but true – she will be going on to work on other ‘endeavours’ which may mean new additions to Dollywink (new products have been confirmed) & Candydoll, or even working on her music career a bit more?
It’s Tsubasa so you never know what she’ll promote/produce next…I would personally like to see a clothing line for ‘older gals’ but that’s just wishful thinking haha
Had to include a pic of her nails, love the pearls!
Maya Mori on the other hand is still going strong with JELLY.
I was so happy when she returned, as you may remember I was a bit uncertain about her future after having a child. I have to say she is looking wonderful and I’m pleased to see her working again.
Maya Mori & Yuki Yamamoto
Maya & Yuki both released photobooks a few months ago, showing that they still have a following as gal-mamas. More pictures of the event and the covers here
Which models do you want to hear more about?
Please leave a comment and I will try to include them in the next ‘model update’ post.
Someone asked for ‘scans’ of the Tsubasa blog book that I bought during the Japan Expo, and because I don’t have access to a scanner right now I decided to take photos instead ごめんね。This obviously means they’re not the best quality but I’ve seen HQ scans before so they floating around somewhere
I also want to mention that I won’t be posting scans of the actual text parts as those are just blog entries from her old blog, which you can find online (I think it’s still up) – the entries in the book range from Oct 2006~June 2007
I am going to split the photos into 2 posts; the fashion & beauty segments and photoshoots. First up… Fashion & Beauty!!
Click images to enlarge!!
Part 2 Coming Soon~
In collaboration with goodbuy some of your favourite models from JELLY, Popteen, Popsister, NUTS and many more magazines are selling off some of their personal effects.
Some of the models included are: Sayoko (nuts), Yui Kanno (popteen), Kumickey (popteen) and Maya Mori (jelly). However the list doesn’t stop there as 43 models are offering their own items for the auction. You can check out the full list here.
So what kind of items are on offer?!
– Kumickey is auctioning a Liz Lisa hat and an Amoureuse vest. Current bid: 1,670円
– Mai Miyagi (JELLY) is auctioning off 3 items right now from Backs, Me Jane and Liz Lisa.
Most of the auctions come with a signed Polaroid of the model wearing/showing the items.
These are the same as ebay auctions so they all have a time limit (not money) – most of them are 31st Dec. A few of the items that have sold went rather cheaply, at around 3,000円. Some of the auctions have already ended but keep an eye out because you may just be able to grab something from your favourite model!!
You can view all of the auctions here.
And for all you secret Gravure fans…there is also a Gravure Idol auction.
With simple vest tops going for around 12,000円 I think we know who and why people are bidding on those o.O