Friday, September 14, 2007

[Playlist] Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection 1







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Nodame Fashion Story 1

Ladies (and gents?), let's talk some Nodame fashion!^^

xXx "Senpai, it's your belt!!" xXx

While watching the drama, I often found myself wondering about the outfits that Ueno Juri wonderfully wore as Nodame, questioning whether they were custom-designed for the character( I mean, Nodame wears those one-pieces A LOT) or if they actually resulted from a great and careful job done by the production team's stylists in making the outfits selection. I thought they found the perfect look for Nodame in the drama as it matches with the image of Nodame in the original manga.




With some bouts of research that I did a while back(okay,so it was more "clicking" and "browsing" than an actual researching lol) I discovered the names of some of the labels used in the drama and I will feature them here in the blog from time to time. I'm sure some of us here already have the advantage of knowing some of these labels,but for those who don't ..there's nothing to lose if you check them out ne.Of course I am no fashion guru here,but just in case anybody feels like doing some online shopping to dress like Nodame...

xXx Mixing and Matching,a la Nodame xXx


One of the clothing brands used in the drama was Tartan Shop York, and as the name suggested the label focuses on outfits from tartan fabrics, ranging from dresses,tops,coats,shirts,pants and even shoes and sandals. Also included as part of their collections are knitted wears, button-downs, cardigans and scarfs and even funky nails sets. And they have a range of lifestyle products in tartan as well.^^






For more information,visit the label's official site here.It's fully in Japanese though. Or maybe if you happened to be in Sendai,Japan sometime soon, why not take a look at the shop on the 1st Floor,Fashion Dome 141.^^

Other York outfits worn by Nodame:





Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mel's Note #2 - In The Mood For Nodame/Chiaki

xXx always by your side xXx







Minna!^^ Firstly,a big shoutout to all of you who responded to my call in Note #1..it's so nice to be able to interact with the visitors of this blog!woohoo!*waves to the ones who posted,you know who you are ;-) * At least now I'm not 100% clueless..lol.And I know that I'm not alone at this blog.And of course for those who emailed me, I enjoyed each and every one of the mails ne.I'm always open for any comments,and I loved to hear your feedbacks and suggestion and it was very helpful..so don't hesitate to send me more.(^^)v

I am working on some of the
requests I've been receiving for a while now, so I'm hoping I will be able to blog about those requests soon. I'm trying my best to fulfill all of them, therefore I'm asking for some waiting-time from you guys and I hope that won't be a problem. Patiently ne, sooner or later I will definitely blog about the stuffs you wanted to read(and DL). ^^

xXx Nodame/Chiaki banner by chained_angel13 xXx

By the way,I just started a Nodame Cantabile Live Action "rewatch-marathon" yesterday.YET again. *sighs* I don't know how many times I've rewatched the NC drama now,but I do know that I never seemed to grow bored of it!And I do know that this time around I'm watching it with a different feeling; my heart would suddenly just go
doki doki at certain scenes where Nodame and Chiaki are together.^^ Why the sudden doki doki?Because I've FINALLY,ohmydearestgod finally arrived at Chapter 87 of the manga,that's why!*squeee*

I'm sure those of you who are also reading the manga knows what I'm talking about..hehe.*insert Nodame's "I'm in ecstasy" expression here* Sigh,Chapter 87 was so worthy of the thorough reading of the few previous chapters before it.I'm sooo glad I didn't just quickly flip through the chapters or sneak a peek at 87 at all before that(or read the spoilers!).Although I was very tempted to do so~I mean I have to admit I was just dying to know exactly what was going to happen.It was slowly killing me in from the inside,seriously!^^


Anyhow,when I finally came around to reading the chapter itself,and finally got there..oh,what bliss!I just had to re-read it over and over again AND again.Ninomiya Tomoko Sensei is simply brilliant in the way that she slowly but so surely developed Nodame and Chiaki's beautiful and complex relationship~it's perfect for me.And while I'm predicting a not-too-smooth journey for the Golden Pair in the future chapters (because I just have to be realistic like that) I AM going to savour the moments of 87 to the fullest extent before the amazing NCIS team releases chap. 88. *sigh*


xXx "This is fine..as long as I don't lose sight of her.." ~ Chiaki Shinichi xXx

I'm also looking forward to find out more about the newer plotlines that Sensei had started in the last couple of chapters,it's definitely getting more interesting.I honestly had never ever thought of a Tanya/Kuroki possibility happening before this,and right now I'm still quite undecided on how I feel about it.Guess I'll have to wait and see how their story plays out in the manga,if there is indeed going to be any.


And just because I'm so in the mood for NodamexChiaki right now..


I wonder if we'll ever get to see Nodame and Chiaki dressed up like this in the manga.^^

*Mel goes off to re-read chappie 87 while listening to Beethoven's "Moonlight".*



xXx Quasi Una Fantasia xXx

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sunday, September 9, 2007

[Playlist] Nodame Cantabile Mongoose Box 2








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