Once upon a time….. I was walking in Ebisu when I saw this gorgeous Japanese girl passing me. I stopped her immediately and asked her to enter the Miss Universe Japan 1999 competition. She did!
Fast forward 2 months later….
One of the judges for the final was rock-star and lead-singer of the Duran Duran band: Simon Le Bon. But 2 days before the final Simon unfortunately canceled due to some travel problems. Nick Wood, Simon’s dear friend, business partner and top music producer, replaced him and when he saw Norico on stage his jaws dropped and he felt instantly in love.
Norico.com becomes Norico Wood
Fast forward a few years later, and here they are celebrating their union, their love and their future together. My baby girl is so beautiful, pure, elegant, fascinating in her wedding dress. I am so proud. I love you Norico, you are one of the sweetest on earth, you have a pure heart and a big one.
“If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don’t, their love was never yours to begin with…”
Nick has so many funny stories. He is bigger than life, one of the most unique and sincere person on this earth. I do have many funny memories or stories as well, from Tokyo, Dubai….
Yasmin Le Bon is spectacular, simple, fresh, bubbling. I have a lot of admiration for Yasmin. She is pure gold, no wonder so many couple break up but together with Simon, they are still together, loving after a decade. More than 25 years married!
Below Norico is taken to the aisle by Simon, Yasmin’s husband. Norico’s stunning wedding dress is a gift from the couple, sweet!!!!
When two creative genius join force…
Left: Jonathan Ive, the designer of some of Apple’s most successful products, including the iPod and the iPhone, together with Marc Newson who is the most acclaimed and influential designer of his generation, making an amusing presentation about Nick.
Sophie & Rikou Suzuki
Nick and his 2 sweet children
Simon replaced Norico’s Father as he could not attend.
Love the white sneakers Sir Wood!
Truly a beautiful TWO DAYS WEDDING. A unique celebration of true love.
I love you both. Nick take good care of my baby girl.
I stayed at the Tokyo American Club this time. They have nice guest rooms, and I chose the Oasis one. It was very nice. here on the photo with Mr Lance Lee my friend and President of the prestigious club.
brrrrrrr it is so cold in Tokyo!
I shot for Glitter magazine yesterday morning, then 6 hours shooting for FOX.
I slept 11 hours just now, I was so tired.
Takoko, Asami, Maiko, (mini-me), Minako, Maiko, Rie, Yumiko & Norico
Sunday eve Diner with my girlzzzz at Tokyo Ametican Club
Sweetheart Hiroko thanks for organizing the diner for us. Bisous
Today will be a long day as well, I have 3 interviews and a few meetings. Gambarimasho!
Seeing ma darling Noelle who just landed in Tokyo from Paris for a quick diner at her home and….
to the airport! I will sleep in the plane back to Singapore.I will have spent 4 full nights in a plane within the past 10 days. Totally mad. WOW!
Love you all!
I snapped pictures of my baby-girls fashion with Rie’s camera and she just eamiled me. I will post them later on.
LOVE IT!!!!!!! How cool?! i am a big fan of The Simpsons.
Mr. Palombo, an Italian illustrator has redrawn a selection of fashion industry luminaries as characters from the hit cartoon The Simpsons.
Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Alber Elbaz, Marc Jacobs and curator Diane Pernet have all been reimagined by Alexsandro Palombo in the style of Matt Groening’s favourite family from Springfield.
The illustrator was previously a knitwear designer, showing his collections at Milan Fashion Week, but is now better known as a subversive force via his blog Humor Chic.
It is not his first…. Previous sketches have included a skeletal Michelle Obama, Adolf Hitler (dressed in Louis Vuitton), a gun-toting Karl Lagerfeld holding a bleeding Bambi and photographer Terry Richardson.
In October, Mr Palombo announced that the rare form of the disease had left him partially paralysed and that he would no longer be contributing to his blog.
However, with this latest round of incisive portraits, it would seem that he’s back and bolder than ever.
WATCH THE 8 EPISODES OF MY NEW TV SHOW ON FOX.
IT STARTED ALREADY. CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR MORE DETAILS.
It started with an audition, 3 young women were selected and started my 8 weeks program from INES SECRET DVDs.
Jessica wants to become a presenter on Fox. Chihiro wants to work internationally as an actress. Kouko wants to be the best flower arrangement artist. Who will change the most after 8 weeks and will archieve her dream?
Follow weekly, the joy and struggle of each girl, see how they finally become who they dreamt to be.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you’re an Oscar-nominated actress. Now open them and take your pick of these fairytale gowns from Paris Haute Couture for your big night…
Giambattista Valli - But maybe red on a red carpet might make you disapear….
Elie Saab – simple but Princess like
Christian Dior - This fairytale gown is for nominees only!
Atelier Versace - Molten magic from red carpet queen, Donatella Versace.
Stephane Rolland - OMG! This striking two-tones Stéphane Rolland gown could give the effect that the red carpet is erupting around the wearer – in a good way… I would wear this one!!
Valentino – Total fantasy, totally amazing!
Givenchy – Givenchy couture has become one of the red carpet’s most popular labels. This white number is perfect for the more avant garde attendee.
Eva Minge – Following the trend for fishtail dresses at the Golden Globes, this Eva Minge gown is sure to be a popular request on Oscar night.
Atelier Versace - For sure a show-stopper effect it would be!
Alexandre Vauthier – Understated elegance, modern chic, definitely my other choice. Actually, I will look into seriously buying this dress!
Now, imagine you had the body of these girls on the pictures, which dress would you wear to the Oscars?
Photos of Vera Wang’s Hollywood Home
WOW such a body at 62 years old!!!
Vera Wang is a powerful woman from Asia, she dresses the top stars in Hollywood since a decade.
Explaining to the magazine how she came to pose in the outfit, she admitted: ‘I wanted to wear a corset from Alexander Wang, whom I like a great deal. I was thinking it would be over a legging or a boyish short, but the next thing I knew, I was there in a swimsuit.
‘The funny thing is that I’m the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who’s traveled with me. Normally, I’m in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia!’
Her home is clean and calm looking. I love it!
The first time I met her it was in New York a few years ago, she was together with David Bowie and his wife supermodel Iman on a red carpet. I have a LOT of respect for her. She did it all by herself.
Video! click on the picture:
I am back from Niseko! will post some pictures later. Cheers!
A triumphant return for Donatella to the Haute-Couture scene.
Donatella showed a couture collection on the catwalk for the first time in 8 years, at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. with lots of vibrant colours, metallics and beautifully detailed fabrics.
It was a collection designed for Miss Universe or the red carpet. Fluid gold mixed with laser-cut silk, a firework of lime green and orange with incredible embellishment on each dress.
Loved the sleek hair do, the smokey-eye shadow and the body of these girls is perfcetion almost, at least while weating these dresses. A big applause for Donatella. She is a very sweet lady I was told by many top models who have worked with/for her in the past.