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It was a lot of fun  styling and modeling for my bestie's amazing pieces! <3
Photographed by Daniel Shapiro  //  Studio at Seattle Central Creative Academy 

Styling & Make Up: Yours Truly 
Angelina Furusho 

Hi LOVEs!!!!!
Today's post is a lot of different from usual ones. If you've followed me on my Insta & Snapchat ( @fashionistaika), I believe you remembered that I had a pleasure to do styling and modeling for the beautiful outerwear pieces designed by one of my besties, Angelina.

She was born in Okinawa, Japan, so it didn't take us that long to become best friends...Well maybe I should say, we are more like sisters!! (Insert that two girls are dancing emoji!)  She has been supporting me and my fashion dream with her heart, and I've been watching her great effort in her college and have known her huge passion for design since I met her. So there was no exact word to express how excited and honored I was to create something with her together and to do styling and modeling her amazing works.

Let me introduce a little bit of her as a designer:
She draw inspiration from her home of Okinawa and its culture. She has a passion for working with leather, fabric manipulations, and dyeing, and she also have a fondness for meticulous needlework. With those things in mind, she hopes to someday venture into the world of costuming, though she is eager to gain experience in every aspect of apparel design. 

I am totally in love with her design and of course a big fan! I wish you could try them out in person because you will be stunned by her keen craftsmanship, and each garment is incredibly well-designed! What I love about her design the most is she really cares about the details, especially where it's not being seen, such as inside pockets and such. You have no idea how many times I said 'WOW' while wearing her piece! I wanted to steal the black blazer so badly, to be honest with you.. lol
Now that she graduated from her apparel design degree. And she is already on her next journey as a designer, which she is moving to LA soon to expand and polish her expertise. I will certainly miss her a lot, but I am so happy for her next step! I am your biggest cheerleader, Angie! GO GIRL!!!! <3
Special thanks to Daniel for this amazing work of photography! 

Please visit her website for more of her works and who she is, and if you have any interest in purchasing a piece or having custom work done, contact her through the website! 

I hope you enjoyed all the images as much as I do! 
Happy hump day everyone! ♥


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Avant-Garde Hairstyle Model

Awesome art on my head. Getting inspired by this too-awesome Avant-Garde hair! 

I hope your week is off to a great start! The weather in Seattle is pretty dang shitty lately again, so I have been in a sad mood, and it gets me really unhappy feeling because I have to postpone photoshoot over and over.  I have so many outfits I want to share, but there is no chance to photograph them! Ugh, I wish Cali was just a few miles away! It seems like it will be sunny from today to this weekend, though! I can't wait to enjoy the spring weather!

About a month ago, I had super fun time being a model for Avant Garde hair styling class at Robert Leonard Day & Spa where is my most favorite salon in Seattle! In general, I always find myself modeling for anything, and this was one of the amusing modeling experiences I've had, from the prep to the end!

The teacher was Coco of diPietro Todd Salon + Academy from San Fran on be half of Rene Futerer. I was impressed by her amazing styling skill. It is beyond!!! Well you can totally see that through what she designed on my hair, right? Even though my side shaved part wasn't so flattering, she clearly managed to make it work and it looks so much better in this way!! She also generated the artsy head peace (on picture #3) by herself that you could buy from a regular craft store. Basically she used a ballon as a mold, randomly wrapped the strings around it and then sprayed to make it solid. Right before she put the "thing" (I don't know what to call!) on my head, she cut it half and bent and form it to fit to the styled hair.
I was watching through the hand mirror from the beginning to the end, and I kept impressed the whole time! It's quite a lot of process, but definitely fashion-forward and perfect for runway shows! Also, I love how my hair color complimented this oh-so amazing Avant Garde hairstyle!

By the way, if you haven't heard of Rene Futerer, you should check them out right away!!!!! The Robert Leonard team introduced me this hair line a few months ago, and I have absolutely loved them since day 1 I used! My hair has gotten healthier and stronger. My curls last for three days. I have kept asked why my hair looks great even though I've colored so many times! From the shampoo to hair sprays, they are just incredible!! I don't think I can cheat on with other products from now on! So glad I finally ran into what I have been looking for to treat my hair well!

Happy Tuesday!!!♥


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