Category :FASHION

Japanese-Styled Handkerchief

Dear Beautiful Souls,

I hope you are doing great and is enjoying February. For me, February is a month filled with love. February is the second month of the year. And in numerology number two represents a very gently, feminine and romantic energy. Can you feel it?

This month has for me been very relaxing, warm, creative and filled with new projects. Also, I finished a project, which I started last year, Japanese embroidery SASHIKO.

Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using the basic running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework.

You can see my finished project in the picture on the right side from the bottom. It was really fun to make and truly meditative. I loved it.

If you like to buy one from me, I would be happy to create one for YOU.  Please feel free to contact me.  It comes in different colors and patterns.

Happy weekend!

シャネット

 

 

 

Reference: www.thespruce.com

My Journey in Japan

Dear Sweet Souls, 

I hope you all had a very nice New Year Evening, and a great start to the new year 2018.  Myself, I spent New Year Evening in Fukuoka, which is my husband’s hometown.

On the way to Fukuoka, we made a stop by Hiroshima, to visit the shrine, Itsukushima. The shrine which is built in the sea. It was absolutely a magical experience and I can recommend everybody to visit this place!

Job in Japan

Since I came to Japan in 2013, I have been struggling with finding a job I truly like.  My latest job in Denmark, before I came to Japan, was in the fashion branch. I worked as a Sales Associate, and I really loved it!

I love to provide an outstanding customer service and make the client smile when they leave the shop

I worked in a high-end fashion house, and before, I left, I received an excellent reference letter to show the employer in Japan.  As I arrived in Japan, I contacted the same fashion house in Japan and asked for a transfer to Tokyo. Unfortunately, they couldn’t help me.

The main reason for not hiring me was that I was not able to speak fluently in Japanese (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level 1). I was so sad, because, I knew that it would really take a long time for me to get the Level 1 (Level 1 is the most difficult level).

After the meeting with this particular fashion house, I didn’t give up! I continued my job hunting.

After all searching, I always got the same answer; we need someone who is fluent in Japanese.

The message *This is happening FOR me* came up in my head. It made me smile and trusting that this situation is happening FOR my growth, support and evolution.

And it surely did.

After one year of job searching, I started to integrate more self-love/healing into my life. I created this blog and started to read and make more bread and cakes. I still continued to study Japanese (Which I LOVE).

Today, I am very grateful, that God/Universe gave me this chance to be more with ME, and care for ME.

Sweet soul, I would love to hear from you if you have any experiences with finding a job in Japan. Was it easy/difficult?

x,

Jeanette

Nursing Day

Dear Beauties

I hope you are doing fine and enjoying the beginning of a new month, September. I love September. It is still quite hot in Japan. Today it reached 28 degrees. However, it was not human today, so it felt good.

When I woke up this morning my sweet body felt so tired. I usually go for a walk in the morning for about 40 min. Today, I just walked a little.

After having my breakfast with my husband, I still felt tired. I cleaned, and then took a lovely bathtub with my coffee & vanilla body scrub. It felt so good. I made the body scrub by myself for about 2 months ago.

After the shower and bathtub, I felt like going to one of my favorite area of Tokyo. It is called Daikanyama and is only 15 min. by train from where we live. It is such a peaceful and yet trendy place where you can enjoy yourself with a cup coffee, books, and fashionable shops. I enjoyed myself with books and coffee.

The Embassy of Denmark is also located in Daikanyama. And today I received an invitation letter to meet the Crown Princess Couple of Denmark, Frederik & Mary at the Embassy in October.  The royal family is coming to Tokyo due to the 150th Anniversary of Japan-Denmark Diplomatic Relations. I feel excited to meet them in person and maybe talk to them.

Please find below the pictures from my adventures today. 

Organic bread from Lotus Baquette Organic Bakery and Cafe

Wedding dress from Maria Love Lace

T-Site Tsutaya Book Store

Peonylim.com

Dear  Beauties,

I hope you are enjoying late summer. Right now in Japan, it is very hot, around 33 degrees, sunny and humid.

My husband cannot stand the heat. He feels so exhausted when he comes back home from work.

I really love it. I feel the heat and the sun are healing my body. Also, I have quite light skin and I feel so happy to see my arms get a bit sun tan.

How about you? Do you enjoy summertime?

At the moment I really enjoy seeing fashion and beauty lover (and dachshund lover), Peony Lim. She is incredibly beautiful and gives so many tips/tutorials on how to create a beautiful/stunning makeup.  She also loves to cook and travel.

Besides all her beauty tips, I love the colors she uses on her homepage, Instagram. They are all so bright and happy! And classic.

With a Chinese and English background Peony Lim travels between London and Asia to write her peonylim.com, work as a creative and social media consultant, luxury brand ambassador and find pieces to sell in her online boutique.

Peony Lim studied Fashion Promotion at London University of Arts, and graduated with a First Class Degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute, ref. peonylim.com

Do you have a favorite person you follow?  Or someone you admire?

Until then, have fun!

Pink & Beige in Japan!

Dear Beautiful!

I hope you are doing great. Maybe you are enjoying the beautiful season with a loved one or sitting at a lovely café with view to all the flower blossoms!

Japanese girls/women love the two colors beige and pink. When you e.g enter a train, and sitting and watching all the beautiful ladies, the basic colors in their outfits are beige and pink. It looks very lovely and classic. Also their nails are often painted in soft pale pink and beige colors and sometimes with small motives.

In Japan, the color pink symbolizes good health and life. Pink in Japan is also strongly associated with cherry blossom and spring, and this has some masculine associations as the cherry blossoms (sakura) are said to represent the young Samurai who fell in the battle in the prime of their life. Pink also represents pure love, childish innocence, purity (for example, a girl who is virgin in body and heart) and cuteness. The color pink in the Japanese language is ピンク(pinku). It is a relative new word for Japanese. Before it was called momo-iro (peach-color).

A popularly blogger for the Japanese fashion magazine, 25 ans, is Aki Weng. If you check her Instagram, @akinyc you will see that her basic color is pink!! Another interesting Japanese blogger, and cloth designer is @akiki_2015 (below pictures are from her blog).

Stay Lovely,

シャネット


 

 

Who Do You Admire ?

Chanel

 

Dear Gorgeous Woman | ゴージャス な女性  | Gōjasu na Josei

“Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes. Fashion is in the air, born upon the wind. One intuits it. It is in the sky and on the road.”  Coco Chanel.

When I was 15 years old I created my first email-address. The name was chanel@post.tele.dk. I was so happy that I was able to create that name. I loved it so much.  I think that was my beginning of my Chanel adventure. I started to purchase her perfumes. I visited her shop in Paris, Chanel – 31 Rue Cambon, and watched haute couture shows on TV.

After have watched movies about her life I started to fall in love with Coco Chanel’s (Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel) personality. Her passion, her creativity and her love for making women adorable and comfortable. There are made several movies about Coco Chanel. My favorite one is Coco Chanel (2008). It is such a beautiful and touching movie that describes Coco Chanel’s life from her early childhood until her late 80’s.