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Friday, April 23, 2010

Otaku ♥ OTACOOL. An audience with Danny Choo.

I am surrounded by friends and family who all share a love and an appreciation of the Japanese trends or shall i call it culture of  anime, manga and video games.
I have been fortunate enough to meet one of the kings that opened the door to 'Otaku'? Danny Choo. Are you excited to read more?
This image from pretty much conjures up the life of Danny Choo.  Yes, I know, you are entitled to be jealous. He makes geek, very chic! (aswell as his father, a shoe god who I won't mention since Danny is not keen on names dropping *humble*)

So here is a  quick synopsis of the who where, why and when (almost) Danny Choo for those who do not know him yet. As written on his website, Danny resides in Tokyo and writes about life in Japan and Japanese pop culture which includes anime, figurines, dolls, cosplay, games and everything else that comes under the genre. is regularly featured in web, print and broadcast media such as CNN, BBC and G4TV.
To sum it up in a quick sentence I try not to sound sycophantic but that is the only sentence, I say 'He is the Choo of Cool, Otacool'.

Danny is regularly invited to speak at conferences around the world on the subject of his specialty Otaku and Consumer Generated Media. I am grateful to have met him at the School of Oriental and African Studies where he graduated. Danny returned to SOAS to deliver a very inspiring talk and to share his experiences with an audience that included fans, followers, students and friends.
Above image, Mirei-san. Kotobukiya-exclusive figure. License owned by DC
Danny talks about licensing of Mirei-san Merchandise. Available on
Check out the mouse pad I'm sure those who use alot of wrist action with the RPGs and computings will appreciate the pneumatic cushioning feature *winks*
Choo talks about his 2nd publication of the book 'OTACOOL' which derives from himself  delivering the message that  'Otaku is cool' where fans and followers send in their photos and if the pass the bodacious coolsomeness test, they get their very own page. Read more here
Technical hitches at the talk. I am sad and tweet about this as it happens in real time. Twitter: TheMadameMoi
A favourite amongst my friends, especially the boys, Japanese anime robot Gundam.

Contact info. Follow his story, he is truly an inspiration.
Danny and Moi

Smile Smile ladies
Danny and Nits
Stunning and she looks so real
See more of the night circus at
Elain aka Madamemaumau, She is the proud owner.
The Dolls having a meeting about Danny Choo
More dollfies at the event
A real life doll
Work of art in my palm
Hanging out, the ladies and their prize possessions.
Check out this fur jacket. I'm not sure of faux. A life size one for Madame Moi please?
Moi Danny and Nits. PEAS out!
Alex working hard capturing and recording Dannys antics
My outfit for the day.
Sun is not shying away so neither should you. Whether you are in St.Tropez or London Town, bring out the vibrant exotic hues. The holiday mood is in the air.
♥ Maxi dress ♥ Shrug cardigan ♥ Eclectic accessories, mix it up ♥ Mother of Pearl accent necklace ♥ Florals in ze hair ♥ Signature flower flower gold ring ♥ Vintage 60's glasses ♥ Bottomless suede bag (whereI carry the kitchen sink and if I am looking for something, expect Moi to be gone for a week, searching for the goods! ) ♥ Leather jacket for the evening breeze ♥ Fuchsia scarf ♥ Chunky cork heels ♥ hair volumised and loosely pinned back.
I THANK YOU for reading this post and hope that I open your eyes and build a bridge for you.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The next story: Erotica Fatalé.

Erotica Fatalé
Image courtesy of Fashionaires - The Seducer of Man
Erotica Fatalé The Synopsis: Only if he knew what his fate would be by the time the moon hits the sky.
Little does he know what is in line. His fate.  A never ending slumber that will begin with the touch of cold steel and end without love.
Covering the Fashionaires Erotica Fatalé photoshoot. I would like to take you behind the scenes and show you the fashionations.
Madame Moi's begins
Creative direction brief with the Models
Interview with Oliver Morris CEO of fashionaires he quotes,
"Fashionaires is a lifestyle. We are not cutting the edge. We cut the edge"
Model Tsukasa Abe
Art director Ruby, she is hands on and a perfectionist
Adding the finishing Ruby touches
His style. His identity. Abe.
Time for the Cosmetic magic
Make-up Artists Sandra and Jo
The Assassin. Eva Gold.
Body Sculpture prop

Oliver and Vipan, Fashionairians.
Fashionaires photographer Vipan in action
Assistant photographer, Sareena.
Test shots
Oliver's involvement in telling the story
Fashionaires writes, 'The Power Is Not In The Sword' A technique that is used is to emotionally dissarm your opponent's defences. The sword is there just for seduction of pleasure, its wielding cold steel that makes a man fantasize his twisted pleasure. The weapon of her choice is unveiling her natural beauty that no man has ever set eyes on before. It is a powerful gesture that gives pleasure without touch. Time is running out and he only has 4.5 seconds to live. Image courtesy of Fashionaires.
Its Not Always What It Seems. Over confidence and arrogance are a bad qualities, believing that you are in control of the situation in front of you is totally misguided. Revenge is sweet. Image courtesy of Fashionaires.
ANTICIPATING THE FINAL IMAGE. SUNDAY before MIDNIGHT 18.04.10 *Watch this space*
Fashionaires Erotica Fatalé Credits

Photo: Vipan grewal
Directed/Produced: Oliver morris/Vipan grewal
Assistant direction: Ruby slate balthazar
Models: Eva gold/Tsukasa abe
Mua: sandra hadi/Josephine Flawless
Stylist: Raphaelle marshall
Assistant stylist: Sacha cocks
Copywrite: Vipan grewal/Fashionaires
Editorial Coverage: Katy.V.Chung
Model Aba and Moi
VIP and Moi. Taking time out
A much needed beverage. Time to let our hair down after a long day and evening.
Kawaii silhoutte and bow sported by Raphaelle
Huddle up ladies! Oopsies Sacha, somebody missed the frame!
At the shoot i wear my first maxi dress this season. Spring rock eclectics. MAXI mise that dress.
♥ Tie-dye maxi dress ♥ Fitted leather belt to cinch in waist ♥ Contrasting vintage neckalace to break up the darkness of the dress
♥ Signature ring, the butterfly ♥ Gold vintage bangles and clasp bangle to add eclecticsm to the look ♥ Chunky wooden heels (for the extra height)
♥ Make up, liquid eyeliner, mineral transluscent powder and nude lips ♥ Hair is hand ruffled at ends with wax to give it texture, back-combed and swept to the side, pinned in slick. High gloss over the slick back side part (not too close to the roots though, greasy monkey!)
And that's a wrap! *Applause for all*

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