FRANCE JAPAN TRAVEL TV SHOW, FILMING AT DON QUIJOTE, SHINJUKU DISCOUNT DOLLAR STORE. CAT NEKO COSPLAY.
It’s true… travel TV hosting and arranging is the best job in the world. You get to be your silly self, bring in your friends, and showcase alternative culture in (what I hope is) a positive light, to a multitude of viewers.
Merci to everyone who wrote to me after seeing my Canal + France documentary, Toque de Tokyo — I’m glad you were enticed by our spooky world. On the last night of filming, the TV crew met up with me, Comte de Sang, Yukiro Dravarious, and Naomi (First Mate of the Pirate Ship) at Don Quijote, the famous Japanese discount chain store.
Despite weeks of shooting on a tight schedule, Antoine de Caunes was dressed up and ready to rock. He’s a prominent TV presenter and actor in France, perhaps best known for the BBC late-night program Eurotrash.
My makeup is inspired by my Scottish Fold cat, Basil Farrow. I wore feather eyelashes and gold eyeshadow, drew on a brown nose and W-mouth, and added a kitty sticker.
Who says Goths can’t be colorful?
Floral Lolita dress: h.NAOTO Frill, from Closet Child
Leather studded corset: Bed Behavior in Hollywood
White bunny purse: Innocent World
Kitty hair clips: gifted from Komodokat
Naomi sewed the orange ring-collar herself. The original Sebastian and Vincent stopped by to say bonjour to Antoine.
We had made arrangements with “Donki” (the store) — so we used the opportunity to run around and be crazy! My friends and I grabbed giant orange hammers and chased each other through the cramped aisles. The shocked reactions of the customers were priceless.
Antoine de Caunes is a fantastic sport. He went along with all of our nutty antics.
Someone looks a little too happy to be tortured.
After we ravaged Don Quijote, we took the French TV crew to Tokyo Decadance for the grand finale. Photos and video clips coming right up.
So many exciting projects are happening in December and January! I’ll let you know what’s going on as soon as I can…
Have you visited Don Quijote or a Japanese dollar store? They’re the greatest places on Earth.
Japanese Word of the Day: Shouganai = It can’t be helped
Song of the Day: Rebecca – Vanity Angel (1980s Japan pop power. As Yukiro says, “The dance is so random and amazing.”