My trip to Japan had taken an unexpected turn, when I received a few invitations to Mercedes Benz fashion week as a blogger literally an hour before we left for Tokyo. I was ecstatic with joy, yet nervous at the same time as I was not fully prepared for it, especially the part where someone has to take care of my son! Throughout my journey to Tokyo, including the long transit in Singapore, I was constantly keeping in touch with the PRs to secure my seats.
I was looking forward to the exciting fashion adventures, however I heard people can take up to 2 hours to prepare, do make up and hair, dress up and gear up. I knew I had to prepare my essentials in advanced. After all, I still had a duty to take care of my family. Juggling between motherhood and being a aspiring fashionista is hard work ok?
Coordinating my closet
Ahhh my favourite thing to do.... Organised closet keeps me zen. It is much clearer to coordinate on what to wear when it is presented well. Just think of a good and Organised clothing store, it usually gives you a good vibe and make you want to buy more!
My Duck Collection for Japan
I packed a total of 11 duck scarves for the 21 days I was in Japan. I just love what the brand represents, a modern productive woman! It felt right to wear them during the Tokyo fashion week...
Mascara for ladies on-the-go
Since I have only been invited after I already checked in my bag, I didn't necessarily pack my special makeup collection (as if I have one). Also, I don't have the patience to spend ages to paint my face, let alone having the skills.
One thing I regretted the most was not packing my fake eyelashes and a good mascara, as I always believe that good-looking lashes makes a huge difference to your whole face. In Singapore, I bought myself a Maybelline Big Eyes Barbie Mascara, thanks to Gigi Hadid! My Gosh, did it give me fluttery lashes? The picture doesn't do justice how the mascara actually volumized, lengthening as well as curled my short and straight Asian lashes.
Representing Jeeradoesfashion and a yet-to-be-announced project
Fashion week is a place to network and make friends with people you would not have met otherwise. To stay in touch and build business relationship, business cards are essential, and you should have your two minutes elevator speech ready.
These boots are meant for walking...
... And chasing adventures. As we arrived in Tokyo, I was shocked by the freezing cold weather. The boots were literally a life saver. Not only do they keep me warm, they amplify my ensembles! Beauty is pain, but these are comfortable!!!
One humbling experience and more to come..
It was definitely an invaluable learning experience as I had gained great insight to parts of the fashion industry in Tokyo as well as how fashion week works. The designers were very inspiring and opened my mind to a different perspective! Stay tuned for more articles on the shows I attended, one of which is already published, linked below.