Midnight, we just finished the rehearsals. It has been a long day, tomorrow will be a VERY long day.
Everyone has to arrive at the venue at 9:00 am to start the general rehearsals. I cannot wait to see the show and the finalists on stage.
Milly our Art Director (10 years now) did an amazing job with the choreographies as well as the lightning. The show will be spectacular. All the performers, most of the executive staff came from Europe (London and Paris).
This is the first time in 10 years that the finalists are all at the same level, it will be very hard to tell who will be the winner tomorrow. I have 2 favorites for the title and tomorrow I will see who would be the best on stage at Miss Universe in Mexico.
Definitely, the winner will be the one who can handle the pressure during 2 stressful hours.
The judges are 50% foreigners this year.
Thank you to all of you for your hard work and trust during the past 5 months working with us. I wish you all a beautiful and happy life! Dream high, beleive in yourself.
Cool evening with friends at Stephane and Sadami Lafay. Stephane is the big boss of Bulgari Japan and hosted their closest friends at his home for the evening. Stephane has this unique “joie de vivre” which is contagious. Bigger than life. French do it better as I always say!
Milly who just arrived from London that morning… She creates everything for the finale selection since the past 10 years. She does the choreographies for the dancers and for the finalists, the rehearsals, the lightning design, she chooses the musics, she is my LIFE!
Erica, my sweetheart who teaches dietetic to the finalists for 3 years, she helps them to put on weight or to losse weight, also to get a fabulous skin. She always brighten my day, everyone’s day. Some people have a special aura who shines like a sun above them, she is definitely one of them.
Hide who lives in an airplane… as he said. He was in Japan for one week holiday, going to onsen, seeing his friends and family, hanging out with the designer of Balenciaga while in town. So funny Milly had no idea of who he was even though they spoke for one hour! She even asked him if his Alexander McQueen’s scarf was a copy!! I chocked on my food laughing!! Milly has no interest in football but “quand meme”… everyone knows Nakata, isn’t it?… mostly women because he is really cute and sexy! He is also one of the most humble world-celebrity I know.
Merci les Lafay for a fun evening!
Love always, ines
Sarah Jessica designed personnally a full collection for Samantha Thavasa, bags and jewlery. LOVE it! She is brilliant!
I actually bought 3 of her bags yesterday at the shop on Omotesando. Very Sex and the City. Go check it out before it is sold out!
The finalists were thrilled to work with Sara Jessica for the day, and to introduce her bags and jewlery to the press.
Sarah Jessica is very outgoing, always asking lots of personal questions to people making them feel special. She has lots-lots of energy!
We had dinner with her team, (hair, personal stylist, make-genius, her agent and her personnal assistant). Mr Terada invited us at the very famous Japanese restaurtant in Roppongi and Sarah Jessica made me eat full grilled-crabs with the shell. Crunchy! Honestly I would not have done it if she was not famous!!! Silly me.
Meri, Riyo,Ana and Ako
The job is Done!!! Otsukaresamadeshita!!!!
Kazu Terada, Samantha Thavasa owner,
Peter, Sarah Jessica’s agent, partner at CAA (her agency)
Tosh, Samantha Thavasa, International Affairs Manager (& head of celebs-design)
Kurara welcomed him before he comes out of the gates at the airport together with his 3 children.
The finalists gave Michael gifts from Samantha Kingz, jewelry and bags. I went shopping for him earlier in the day, very interesting to shop for a legend like him….!
Kurara spent 30 mn with Michael and his 3 children waiting to come out. Many televisions called to ask her what they talked about. Amazing experience for her.
Ater the craziness of the fan, we managed to the parking and waited while everyone from his entourage was getting back together. Michael and his family were in the car with the bodyguards around the car, and the staff getting busy arranging for his next move to his hotel. Thanks to Dan Smith of ACTV and to MO at Morris Production for giving us the opportunity to meet Michael in such a unique way.
See more photos at www.wireimage.com , and search for Michael Jackson
This lucky girl was chosen among the crowd to be standing with the finalists right at the door so that she could shake hand with him, she almost passed out!!!