Amy and Lena modeled in a fashion show! The ad below calls for volunteer models - no payment, but you get to keep the swimsuit or yukata (summer cotton kimono) you model. It seemed like an interesting thing to do, so I submitted applications for them, and they got in!
The event was put on by the local fm radio station that their father has had quite a lot to do with, and is currently doing a radio show for. Amy and Lena and I have all done English show name announcements for the station, they and their giggles can be heard every day around lunchtime announcing the Aroma Cafe Lunchtime show. You can listen online here
Of course all of this background is probably part of the reason they were chosen, but of course their proud mother likes to think it's also because they are so beautiful!
Lena coming onto the catwalk. She was the first on, and I was very proud of her poise, I thought it was quite a scary thing to do, being the first on. Also her shoes were too small, so she had to pretend they weren't squeezing her feet. She did great!
She is wearing a yukata from Comme ca Ism, a popular boutique selling men's, women's and children's clothes. That's a face in profile on the skirt, like the Kagura dancing princess mask. She got to keep the yukata, pink obi and geta (shoes) but had to give the twirly whirly back.
Amy came on a bit later.
I don't know where her yukata came from, but it's lovely! She kept that, plus the obi, bow and geta. She had to give the bag back. She hated her hair!
Lena and her fake Comme ca Ism family in matching yukatas!
Amy with the other young girls: on the left, Nana, 11 and Hina, 13 on the right.
The whole group, women's and kids' swimwear, kids' and adults' yukatas.