I'm starting up!

This post is English version of the last post.

Written : July 29th Friday

  Next month on August 4th, I'll be turning 21. On my birthday, I will be establishing Kwl-E Co. Ltd. with UI designer Mr. Sugumori and Engineer Mr.Rei.The name of the company is made up from "kwl", the slang term for cool, and e, which come from "kawaii" and "kakkoii", which mean "cute" and "cool" in Japanese. the name also derives from "kui" which comes from a famous Japanese saying We are planning to develop a high-quality web portfolio service, which will allow users to express their commercial will and creative attributes. I would like this web site to turn into an aspiring artists' helping hand, so that they can do what they love for a living like me. I have been imagining this for a long time. A dream we have been imagining since we met at the end of May is about to be realized.

  I have had the opportunity to work in the fashion industry as a photographer since I was 17 years old. I've had the chance to write for a fashion magazine and go to New York to see street fashion overseas. I have been surrounded by unrealistic and hard-to-believe opportunities. From these opportunities, I was able to find various work and look at the world through a camera lens.

  But this time around, I am going to be diving into the IT industry. I have been surrounded by people form the information technology industry. But, half of them are surprised at what I am doing. "Aren't you going to be a photographer?" "Aren't you going to make some fashion-related website?" Of course, I love photography. It's not about if i am in love with the camera or the photographs themselves. And of course, I have a lot of compassion and love for fashion. I just feel like there is bigger possibilities in bringing people together and setting up a place where people can interact with one another.

 When I look back, at an early age, I was excited at the familiarity between the Internet (connection) and fashion (self-expression). I grew up in the generation where that familiarity was the the strongest. When I was around 10, I was inspired by Gina Garan and fell in love with with the photographs of the Blythe dolls. I love the insipid and mysterious expressions of the 70's.

 I grew up watching the old cartoons, so I have always been interested in retro. I used to put Skipper's (Barbie's sister) 60's clothes on replica Price dolls. On my homepage, I have hand-drawn icons and GIF animations, as well as a custom BBS set up. I think that this is why I write about fashion on my blog.

xx E