Enjoying the finest of what 南青山 (Minami Aoyama) has to offer. Shopping in the luxury brand’s uniquely designed buildings is seriously a treat and I’m loving the architecture! The Cartier building designed in the shape of a diamond by architect Bruno Moinard, 2005. Then, in the background is the “Jewels of Aoyama” designed by Jun Mitsui and Associates, 2002.
Swung by the project store, lounge and restaurant Idol Tokyo, hidden away in Minami Aoyama’s Kotto-dori (antique street), to check out their latest selection of products and try their pub like food and drinks menu.
St. Tokyo featured a selection of fabulous ready-to-wear clothes, Byredo Parfums, and some very neon technology cases for iPads and cellphones so fierce and electric that you think you’d be able to charge them without even using cables and wires.
Me with Shinichiro Hamajima, junior creative director at Hologram inc,
Idol proved more than just a concept or project store as it had a bit of everything with a photo studio in commission, night club/party venues, a restaurant/café/lounge, foosball, and magazines to entertain with.
The food menu, entirely in Japanese, proved a tad bit difficult to read since I’m still a bit rusty. But, if you’re interested in grabbing a quick drink in an interesting atmosphere, the drinks menu was in English.
I enjoyed a deliciously refreshing Ty Nant sparkling water with a sausage plate and some french fries on the side.
For more info about Idol, check out the following link : Idol Tokyo
Wasting no time here in Tokyo, I headed out shopping in Minami-Aoyama, my favorite shopping district. My mission at the funky Kartell store was to find the perfect desk chair for my room. What did I settle on you may ask, I of course went for the über-stylish Louis Ghost chair designed by the fabulous Philippe Starck.
The chair will be delivered in a few days so I’ll have to show some sort of patience and self control while waiting. When it finally does arrive, it will fit in perfectly with my two Bourgie desk lamps by Ferruccio Laviani. Very stylish and very luxurious in transparent plexi. I’ve also added some final touches with a delicious Mikimoto frame with a lovely regal Baroque portrait inside and my stunning Marie Antoinette Cire Trudon candle, which I brought with me all the way from Paris. Super stylish if I may say so. Ahhh, I’m super excited for this new arrival!
Before taking off into the friendly skies, it’s always nice to be well rested and relaxed. It also doesn’t hurt to have an extra energy boost.
That’s why I spent my afternoon at Nicolai Bergmann’s Minami Aoyama flagship store, which also happens to have an adorable little café. The gorgeous flower arrangements create the perfect oasis. I just can’t believe I’ll be heading back to London so soon.
Energy boost, I kid you not. This fruity bad boy’s packing a heavy punch of lethal vitamins. Germs be gone!
It’s always a pleasure to see what Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has come up with. I love the fact that he’s not afraid of mixing exotic prints and textiles.
The outcome remains ultra glamorous with a bohemian edge. Fierce!
Am I dreaming or has my fairy tale come true?
Miu Miu stole my heart with it’s fabulously chic handbags and shoes.
Very Japanese inspired but that’s why they’re so fun.
Gorgeous and glittery! These medium heels would be perfect.
Had a trip down memory lane as I visited the Corso Como – Comme des Garçons store here in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo. Minami-Aoyama is one of the more popular shopping areas along with Omotesando, which has turned into a catwalk of funky styles. Both are a must when visiting Tokyo.
The area is well known for its exclusive fashion houses and restaurants. I felt as if I was back in Milan, where I first visited the 10 Corso Como lifestyle concept store with fashion, design, music, art and photography. Icing on the cake, I ran into Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani.
Always exciting to check out what Japanese designer Issey Miyake has to offer when I’m in town. I have a weakness for his pleats.
This unique hat is made from Japanese knotting, which tends to focus on individual knots. Mizuhiko symbolizes togetherness and is usually made from washi, Japanese paper. Each knot is colorful, has a meaning and is used for a special occasion.
Fresh and beautifully neutral colors.