20 Years of Sailor Moon

Let it be known to the world that yes I am a Sailor Moon fan. And yes I do have a collection of some Sailor Moon stuff from my childhood. It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago I watched my first Sailor Moon episode and became completely obsessed with it. I remember there were days when I would pretend to be sick so I could stay home and watch a new episode. I think my parents knew I was faking it too but no harm was done.
When I found out that Q-Pop in Little Tokyo was having a 20 year SM anniversary show I had to go. One, to get a print and two to take some photos. The thing that interested me the most were the people that showed up, dressed and prepared to show their love for Sailor Moon.
One of my favorite things about Sailor Moon was the fashion. Hey don’t judge me it was the 90’s! I used to daydream of cute sailor outfits, pleated skirts, giant bows and pigtails. So to all the fans that showed up dressed in their cutest sailor scout uniforms and pleated skirts, thank you for making a girl squeal with happiness!

(Right: MaisonFresh Blog)


(Artist: Lisa Penney)

(Artist: Naoshi)

(Artist: Crowded Teeth)

(Artist: Magen Mitchell)

Wayward Collection II: NOMAD

I’ve been wondering about men’s fashion lately.  How can a guy wear overalls and not look like Huckleberry Finn?  And leather pants?  Yes or no in men’s fashion?

Well Wayward pretty much answered all of my questions, yes you can rock the overalls and yes leather pants is a yes in men's fashion.
The title of the show was “Nomad” and each model walked down the runway with their war painted faces, messy ponytails, pskaufman boots and wayward scarves on.
The collection was very reminiscent of “Easy Rider” mixed with “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”.
Everything about the collection was eye catching.
Each outfit designer Sam Adegoke sent down the runway was definitely a show stealer at concept fashion week.

Mama Musubi pop-up

Lately my daily uniform has consisted of black denim, a black shirt, black boots and anything else all black. This is what I call my photographer uniform. Before a shoot I had to check out the Mama Musubi pop-up shop in Little Tokyo.
I heard so much about their gourmet rice balls I just had to indulge myself with them, being the foodie that I am. Can you say hash tag amazing! With time to kill I met up with Carlos and we explored the LA River. Our snapshots were short lived when it came time for me to leave and get ready for the shoot.

(L to R:  Mama Special, Truffle, Pork Belly)