Celeb party

15 Apr

Celeb Party
10/OCT/2009 on air

A department store in Tokyo, at a grand opening, exclusively invited celebs are joining.
Without invitation, it’s impossible for Tokyo Kawaii TV to join the party.

Okada-san is a party journalist who interviews over 200 parties each year. She can attend any parties even without invitations.
Tokyo Kawaii TV made it possible to join one of the exclusive parties in Tokyo only by following Okada-san. It’s a party held by Bacardi. Look at the gorgeous party foods! Their aim is to ask celebs and influential opinion leaders to have the foods or the products they have or see at the party and to make word-of-mouth communication to the rest of the world. The highlight of the party is a show by Dita Von Teese who came to Japan only for the show.

Mr. Ikki and Beni-chan are invited to “Shibari party”. What’s “Shibari party”? It’s a sort of casual party that has specific dress code. This time the dress code of the party is animal patterns and a hat. Mr. Ikki and Beni-chan go shopping without their stylists so they decide what to dress at the party.

There are various kinds of “Shibari party” in Tokyo. At a Gothloli -shibari party, they enjoy a gothic band live show but what’s most fun to them is to show off his or her party fashion one another. At a cafe in Shibuya, people are holding pajama party. Especially working people at their 20s like this loose atmosphere. Belly dance -shibari party costs 2500yen and they enjoy dancing and eating Persian cuisine.

Beni-chan’s shopping at Shinjuku ALTA.
Mr. Ikki’ shopping at CA4LA where he found an wallet made of ray skin.

Party business is starting and growing. While party dress shops are opening in some department stores, dress rental shops are opening one after another where we can choose dress, shoes or bags from the latest collection of the top brands. For example, a dress that’d cost us 1,000,000yen can be something reasonable when we rent it. Total coordination from the top to the bottom rented for 1 night 1 day costs us 20,000yen. With additional charge, we can get hair make done. It’s easy, and we can get there directly after work, and within 1 hour we can be a party girl.

A party accessory shop
Cute finger foods for party are cool. They don’t need forks and knives but they can be full-course meal from appetizer to dessert.

A charismatic dokumo Okuda-san is a starter of “Shibari party”. Her parties have been interviewed several times and through fashion magazines “Shibari party” has become popular among young girls. Shibari party is easier because of specific dress code.

Yonehara-san has been working as a party photographer for over 30 years. He says party is the best place to learn what’s hot now.
Beni-chan was selected as a best of the animal pattern + hat -shibari party at the small party.

Kirin’s opinion:
It looks fun to have “Shibari party” but it should cost us a lot of money because we have to buy new items each time to observe the specifically determined dress code. haha…What do you think?

***There are archives of episodes listed under the page titled “Tokyo Kawaii TV” that is just located under the title banner of this blog.

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8 Responses to “Celeb party”

  1. Amanda April 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    This was amusing, thank you for posting it. ^_^ I had to search for the meaning of ηΈ›γ‚Š, hahahaha. πŸ˜€
    I think I would like shibari parties! It's probably expensive but I never buy clothes so it's a good excuse to get something new.

    • kirin April 17, 2010 at 4:16 am #

      This naming "shibari" refers to something very different…^ ^; That's why Mr. Ikki in the episode reacted something weird when he heard "shibari party" for the first time.

  2. Lisa April 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    I love the idea of shibari parties! Although I think maybe they don't have to be super spectacular every time – it would probably be nice to have 'easy' themes as well, like something more simple – 'wear a tie' party or something. I have a few friends who like themed parties, which is really good fun, but I think what's most difficult, at least here, is that a lot of people really don't like themed or costume parties at all, so either they won't show up at all, or they'll go without dressing up, which unfortunately ruins the effect. It's not for everyone I guess. A recent shibari party I went to was 'tropical' themed, so that was pretty easy – we just wore beach or summer clothing which we already had. πŸ™‚

    • kirin April 17, 2010 at 4:27 am #

      It's easy if we don't have to buy something new for the parties. But I think many Japanese girls like to be spectacular and each one competes, although they don't show that, by spending a lot of money for the outfits. I think you have noticed many of Japanese girls like to wear full makeup all the time. I think majority of us like to be perfect. Even if people say let's make it casual themed, they will still dress up with "expensive" casual outfits. ^ ^;

      Shibari = themed, that's a good translation. I was wondering which word is to be for shibari when I wrote this, and you gave me the best answer!

  3. Emily April 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    That's really cool! I didn't know you guys had stuff like that over there πŸ™‚ I love to bellydance!

    • kirin April 17, 2010 at 4:27 am #

      Yeah, the bellydance one is not very expensive. They can dance and eat authentic cuisine. It looks fun! πŸ˜€

  4. Apple April 17, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    i want shibari party too! >"<"

    • kirin April 17, 2010 at 4:28 am #

      You can start it in your city maybe? πŸ™‚

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