Recently, we’ve released a great new line of clothing called Travel Japan Series. Today, we’re also celebrating the coming Spring with these new items and a sale. This line is all about the Japanese sakura (aka, cherry blossoms). Cherry blossoms are revered in Japan, and mark a change of year and season. These flowering trees don’t actually produce edible fruit, but only the most delicate and beautiful flowers; albeit, for only one week. Some Springs are warm and sunny, and so every single Japanese person with a picnic blanket goes out and eats, drinks, and relaxes with friends, family, and or colleagues. It is perhaps the one time of year with bosses allows staff to get off early, especially to set up and join the office cherry blossom parties. Learn more about cherry blossoms from previous posts.
Just finished preparing and making the new Travel Japan Series of shirts available at ablyth-shop.com. These are great as conversation starters, as the unique and interesting design and contents just lure friendly attention. There’s currently 12 premium products, and 4 budget versions. Over time some will be removed from the store and new ones will be slotted in. Also, take advantage of the new customer discount code “FirstTime20” for 20%, valid until the end of this month. Go now to ablyth-shop.com.
Who: Models and Makeup artist (Nagoya-based people only)
What: Wanted one or two models (preferably an expat / foreign person) to model a range of t-shirts that are designed for an international market.
When: 26th February 2018, 12.30 to 3pm.
Who: Men and/or women aged 18 to 35 (the target demographic for these t-shirts)
Where: Meieki, Nagoya, Japan
Pay: ¥2,500/hr, 3 hours
Benefits: Models and MUA get a selection of 5 photos to keep for their own self promotion. Get a discount coupon for the online shopping store that is being promoted. Participants may be able to keep some clothing if a social media promotional agreement can be made.
Make-up artist: To prepare and assist models before and during the shoot.
If we don’t have a MUA for this shoot, models, please do your own makeup: simple and natural looking is needed.
Wear: Please bring and wear plain and solid colour jeans or trousers is fine.
FYI, the shoot location is indoors in an atmospheric, very instagram-able location.
More info and updates: Will be added above and below.
This announcement does not affect anyone ordering ABlyth branded products (which are created and shipped from the US and the EU), but non-ABlyth products that are shipped from China. Firstly,
Happy Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year)
Secondly, due to some products being shipped from China, there will be delays due to the CNY holiday. Please understand that it’s an important holiday, and so there will be delays and a backlog of orders this month. Any orders of products going into Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Macao, and South Korea may also experience delays. FYI,
Lunar New Year is: 16th Feb 2018
Holiday period: 15th – 21st Feb 2018 or 11th – 21st Feb (depends on country and company)
Enjoy your time with family this CNY.
ABlyth Product Update
New designs have been in development, and I hope to have these out either Friday this week, or Wednesday next week. These are totally cool, and I hope you will like them. Look out for updates on this.
Guess what models I’ve been shooting recently 🐒 😄 I’ve got a tonne of photos to process, and a busy few days ahead. Thanks to @godwhale on Instagram for taking this photo of us monkeys 😄 Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2nEfOtZ.
It is hard for me to be on this side of the camera. It took me about 10 takes to do this (on two days). Eventually, I gave up and just went with this one. I know being a model is hard, and I really get it now.
Japanese snow monkeys (macaques) in a hot spring, at Jigokudani Monkey Park Nagano. Sign up at http://ablyth-shop.com to get this photo, and another like it, for FREE. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2FTHDXG.