Category: People

Yanakiku at J-Pop Summit 2017: Better than Ever

Beloved J-Pop kimocos duo Yanakiku was back for their 4th J-Pop Summit Festival appearance in San Francisco, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to interview them again before watching their mini-concert. Yana and Kiku looked and sounded better than ever, and we cannot wait to see them back next year!

On-Site Meeting with World Order at J-Pop Summit 2016

Interview, Audience Q&A highlights, and live performance of Japanese vocal and dance performance group World Order. Seeing them perform live were the ultimate dream of J-Pop Summit 2016 experience! We hope they come back to San Francisco. Left to right: Yusuke Morisawa, Masato Ochiai, Hayato Uchiyama, Genki Sudo, Akihiro Takahashi, Ryuta Tomita, Takashi Jonishi. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Interview with Sebastian Masuda: The Future is Colorful

It was an enlightening experience to interview Sebastian Masuda during J-Pop Summit 2016. We talked about the Harajuku KAWAII culture, his current “Time After Time Capsule” art project, and the future of Harajuku! Images: Christian Hadidjaja for Fafafoom (unless otherwise stated).

Una’s Return: Interview + Performance at J-Pop Summit 2016

Top Harajuku model and recording artist Una returned to J-Pop Summit 2016! Read more to know her current fashion obsessions, what projects she’s doing, and photos from her Moshi Moshi Nippon performance! Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Catching up with YANAKIKU: Interview + Performance at J-Pop Summit 2016

They’re back!!! Our favorite J-Pop duo YANAKIKU was back to participate in J-Pop Summit San Francisco for the third year in a row. So naturally, we had to catch up! Read more to know what’s up with the dynamic vocal duo these days, and see photos from their J-Pop Summit 2016 performance. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

We LOVE Yanakiku: Interview and Performance at J-Pop Summit 2015

The kimocos vocal duo Yanakiku was back for the second time for J-Pop Summit 2015! We love Yanakiku and had a wonderful time chatting with them and watching their performance. They opened up about their close connection to each other, kimocos, personal style, and more! Photos by Christian Hadiajaja.

Lovely Musubizm Encounter at J-Pop Summit 2015

Musubizm girls – Eru Shiina, Rurika Miyajima, Misa Kimura, Nami Yamada, and Mai Imai – may be newcomer in Japan’s idol group ecosystem, but these girls have a lot of enthusiastic energy and big dreams. We got to see them performing and interview them at J-Pop Summit 2015. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Catching Up with Ayumi Seto and Aymmy in the batty girls

Interviewing Ayumi Seto is definitely one of J-Pop Summit 2015 highlights. It’s truly awesome we got to do catch-up one year after our first interview and learn more about her Aymmy in the batty girls brand, personal style, and future projects. Photos by Christian Hadidjaja.

Q&A with Gudrun & Gudrun: Handmade Knitwear Never Looks So Good

It’s fascinating to feature Gudrun & Gudrun, an organic knitwear fashion label established by two Faroese women Gudrun Ludvig and Gudrun Rógvadóttir. Read the Q&A about the brand’s handmade, sustainable, and empowering mission for slow fashion movement! Photos courtesy of Gudrun & Gudrun via MYN Collective.

Q&A with Xuan-Thu Nguyen: Simple Beauty in Full Bloom

Vietnamese-born, Paris-based designer Xuan-Thu Nguyen is known for her thoughtful aesthetic and meticulous details, and she spared some time for Q&A with Fafafoom. Take a peek on her inspiring background, the X-TN aesthetics, and future plans for the brand.

Fashion On The Square 2014: Q&A with Y’Anad Burrell

The charity fashion show Fashion On The Square has started last weekend, but the celebration is far from over. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Fashion on The Square, and it’s a week-long celebration you don’t want to miss. Having covered the event for the past two years, we saw beloved local designers Joseph Domingo and Colleen Quen (pictured above) honored during the event. This year, the pinnacle of the week-long celebration on July 27th will honor Wilkes Bashford and feature Cindy Quach, Rachel Riot, Christina Morgan Cree, Candice Cuoco, and many more.

Silvia Arguello on NBC’s Fashion Star and Her Upcoming Rosa Clandestino Online Shop

I have been a fan of NBC’s Fashion Star. I think the premise is brilliant and progressive; not only it gives the featured designers a great dose of exposure, it also builds immediate shopping impulse for the featured retailers.

Tonight on NBC’s Fashion Star (Season 2, Episode 8), my favorite Silvia Arguello was shockingly eliminated*. A Milanese fashion designer and Vogue Italia favorite, Silvia has made her mark on this season as the highest seller on the show ($905K record sales for NBC’s Fashion Star Season 1 and 2, successfully selling to all three retailers: Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Express). Here, she discusses her shocking elimination, experience thus far, and positive outlook to launch her prestigious Paris-based clothing line Rosa Clandestino in the US market through the upcoming launch of her global e-commerce store.


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