Fonda Dela Madrugada

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tokyo's culinary arts are as innovative and progressive as it's fashion. However, when it comes to Mexican food, I find Tokyo to be a few steps behind the Taco trucks. Since I have moved to Tokyo,  I have yet to find anything comparable to my favorite "American West-Coast" Mexican food. ;)

All held true until last week, when my beautiful buddy held her birthday shin-dig at a restaurant that served up legit Mexican. Fonda Dela Madrugado, what we called the "dungeon in the ground", had tasteful decor, unlike the "trying to hard", "tacky themed", Mexican restaurants I have frequented. The food was delicious and the atmosphere would be hard to beat if we had been in Mexico ourselves. Dinner included all the favorite authentic dishes paired with Cadillac and Strawberry Margaritas to wash it down. Don't like Tequila? The Sangria was on point! Besides the food, the live music had us all on our feet, dancing around the table to La Bamba and Bidi Bidi Bum Bum. 

The atmosphere + food + music = a night in the memory book. ME DIVERTî!

Three, steep stairways until you get to the restaurant
Jalapeño Poppers! OISHIKATTA NE!
Beef and Chicken Tacos... Solid!
"Feliz cumpleanos a ti, Feliz cumpleanos a ti"
Birthday FLAN!
Started with two, but once Bidi Bidi Bum Bum began everyone got on their feet.
Accessories: My Favorite GOLD pieces     Dress: Victoria Secret

~* I have fallen behind on my restaurant posts and look forward to catching up in the next few days. Stay tuned to salivate over a few of my favorite gems! *~

Just hangin' in my White Tee

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I tend to keep my style quite minimal on the weekends. A white tee always brings a straight forward approach to a look and keeps things easy breezy. A quality white tee is definitely up there on the list of wardrobe staples a woman needs to have in her closet. The main focus is the shape, cut and material. Chose one that flatters your body and is durable. Just like denim, the styling possibilities are countless. I combined the two basic pieces and styled with a few accessories. Simple Saturdays..

White Tee: LoveBoat   Denim Skirt: TopShop 
Necklace: French Boutique in Akasaka    Belt: Banana Republic

Ring: Harajuku Shop

Take Notes

Friday, July 29, 2011
I am super excited to be styling in the studio tomorrow!! Preparing for today's pull, I can't help but be inspired by a few men that know their fashion. Whether it is their stylist or wife, these boys know how to dress...They aren't hard on the eyes either.

Trousers and Vintage

Channeling my inner Charlie Chaplin and feeling the need for a change from dresses and shorts, I put on my light-weight trousers for ladies night. I kept the styling simple with a basic black tank, fedora and vintage gold accessories.

Happy Weekend..

Tank: Zara                 Trousers: Banana Republic
Belt: Grandma Heirloom.. My favorite Vintage
Fedora: Uniqlo     Cuff Bracelet: Vintage
OPAL RING: Vintage gifted from my Mom

Beach Bag Blues.. Kaimono ni ikitai!

Thursday, July 28, 2011
What do you carry to the beach? Do you use an actual beach bag? A cool tote that can go from sand to dinner? This summer I am spending a majority of my weekends on the beach and the device to carry all of my beloved belongings has become my biggest accessory. Unfortunately, I am slacking in the "cool" beach bag department and carry around a tote that came in my luggage set.. LAME. It is heavy, has no inside organization and the material is not set for the sand. A little late in the summer but right in time for sales,  I am on a quest to find my little beach buddy. Not sacrificing style for function, of course..

If you have any tips, trends or suggestions, I'm all ears! Here are a few that I like so far.

Jonathan Adler

Rag and Bone- Tote Bag

Tory Burch- Trompe l'oreil Tory Tote. (Is that long of a name necessary for a beach tote?)

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Nanette Lepore- Straw Tote.. This just may be the winner. LOVE THIS

Photos courtesy of


Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I attended the Grand Opening of GROM, an Italian gelato chain, in Shibuya. Currently, GROM has three locations here in Tokyo and even one in Osaka. With stores all over Europe and on both coasts of the US, one in NY and one in Malibu, this organic gelato company is making a global impression!

After sitting and talking with both CEO's and devouring multiple taste tests, it is clear why this Italian desert chain is so successful. Owners Guido Martinetti and Frederico Grom, started their company nearly 8 years ago. With just an idea and humble beginnings, the two owners brought back "old-fashioned" gelato. Returning to the roots of the Italian frozen desert, they combined premium, organic ingredients, processing it by hand and focusing mainly on quality control. The proof is in the pudding. It's to die for!

The mass buzz surrounding the opening in New York, was followed by enormous lines outside their store in Shinjuku. As a fellow citizen in queue, I can confirm it was well worth the wait! So I was thrilled to partake in the grand opening of GROM in Shibuya with friends, fellow fashionistas and bloggers. OISHIKATTA!!

Me with owner Federico Grom

After taste testing almost every flavor. I decided the Vanilla and Blueberry Gelato were my favorite!

The ladies with owner Guido Martinetti

Fellow taste testers. Lovely company! Onon and Rie.

Fashion Director, Kanoko and fellow Blogger Natsu

Top: TopShop             Shorts: LoveBoat


Modern Mania (67) Tokyo Fashion (50) What I Wore (40) Tokyo Style (28) Bon Voyage (19) Tokyo Events (15) Tokyo fashion week (14) Tokyo (13) Japanese Fashion (12) Savvy Tokyo (12) japan fashion (11) Tabemono (9) japanese designers (8) Tokyo Fashion Night Out (6) fashion (6) tokyo with kids (6) Tokyo Stylist (5) mercedes benz fashion week tokyo (5) uniqlo (5) Harajuku Fashion (4) Stylist in Tokyo (4) Tokyo Street Style (4) fall fashion (4) what to wear (4) Japanese Spring fashion (3) Katie May (3) Kids Fashion (3) Maya Murofushi (3) Styling (3) chanyn cheree (3) nyc (3) stylist standpoint (3) Beach Style (2) Fashion Inspiraton (2) Fashion Week (2) Italian brands (2) Jumpers (2) Nigo (2) Nigo for Uniqlo (2) Personal Style File (2) SOMARTA (2) Spring Fashion (2) Summer fashion (2) Vintage (2) chanyn kirtman (2) converse (2) fur (2) harajuku accessories (2) japan fashion week (2) johan ku (2) jotaro saito (2) mbfwt (2) nyc with kids (2) nycblogger (2) nycmommy (2) nycwithkids (2) tokyo baby fashion (2) tokyo excursions (2) tokyo family life (2) tokyo sites (2) tokyo travels (2) traveling with kids (2) what to do (2) winter fashion (2) yoshio kubo (2) 500 by gucci (1) ASOS African Collection (1) Al Qasr Brunch (1) Alexander Mcqueen for Target (1) Aoyama (1) Ato (1) BCBG Max Azria Resort 2013 (1) Baby Shower (1) Balmain Fall 2014 (1) Bandeau TOPS (1) Bape (1) Bape Women's 2012 (1) Beach Looks (1) Beach festival outfits (1) Big Beach Festival Tokyo (1) Black and White Trend (1) Boat Shoes (1) Breastfeeding Fashion (1) Bridal Shower (1) Cashmere (1) Causal Looks in Tokyo (1) Chanel Resort 2011 (1) Christian Dada (1) Christian Louboutin (1) Coffee Table Books (1) Color Block (1) Crochet Trends (1) Cropped Khaki (1) Current Elliot (1) DJ Ken Ishii (1) Dean Newcombe (1) Dog Fashion (1) Dolce Vita (1) Dubai Souks (1) Earthtones (1) Eggs and Things (1) Egoist (1) Elegance (1) FNO (1) Fall Fashion 2011 (1) Fall Shoes 2012 (1) Fashion's Night Out (1) Favorite Color (1) Fiat Cafe (1) Fiat and Gucci (1) Fonda Dela Madrugada (1) French Pastry (1) GROM (1) Galliano (1) Givenchy (1) H&Mkids (1) Hakone (1) Haute Couture (1) How to style Hot Pink (1) How to style with fur (1) Hysteric Glamour (1) Isabel marant (1) Italian Gelato (1) J (1) J.Crew baby (1) Jessica Skirt (1) Jimmy Choo (1) Kanye West PFW (1) Keira Top (1) Ken Ishii (1) Lady Gaga (1) Lancome (1) Lauderée (1) Leather (1) Macaroon (1) Mastermind (1) Missoni for Target (1) Miu Miu Resort 2011 (1) Modern Day Romeo (1) New Zealand Fashion (1) Nihomboshi Mitzukoshi (1) Nordstroms (1) Nozomi Ishiguro (1) Nursing Fashion (1) Omotesando (1) Omotesando Tod's (1) Pasteries (1) Pearls (1) Pet Kimono (1) Pet Paradise (1) Pet Ukata (1) Petal Shoes (1) Philosophy (1) Pink Pumps (1) Prada Sunglasses (1) Rachel Roy Spring 2012 (1) Rachel Roy for Macy's (1) Samantha Thavase (1) Seoul (1) Seoul Food (1) Shimoda (1) Simplicity (1) Spring accessories (1) Street Style (1) Styling with Vintage (1) Summe looks (1) Sunset (1) Takeshita Dori (1) Tod's (1) Tokyo Food (1) Tokyo Mexican Restaurants (1) Tokyo Mom Fashion (1) Tokyo Summer Trends (1) Tokyo beach concerts (1) Top Shop (1) TopShop (1) Trousers (1) True Beauty (1) UTme (1) Uxibal (1) Victoria secret monokinis (1) Vintage in Tokyo (1) Vogue Fashion Night Out (1) Vogue Japan (1) Washington Travel (1) Western Trends (1) White Tee (1) Wilfred (1) Yoyogi Park (1) alexander mcqueen tokyo (1) all white trend spring 2011 (1) araisara (1) art (1) atsushi nakashima (1) babies abroad (1) baby fashion (1) baby girl Gucci (1) balenciaga tokyo (1) barton farms and orchards (1) beach wedding (1) bebe Summer (1) billonaire boys club (1) birkenstock (1) black tie wedding (1) brunch fashion (1) buddha bellies cooking school (1) central park (1) city wedding (1) clueless (1) converse collaborates with missoni (1) corto moltedo (1) dolce and gabanna (1) facetasm (1) fashion news (1) fashion week instagram (1) french fashion (1) french lingerie (1) givenchy tokyo (1) h&m (1) hanae mori (1) harajuku toddler (1) helmut lang (1) holiday fashion (1) hong kong from tokyo (1) hong kong with kids (1) hoodies (1) how to style with vintage (1) humidity (1) i am other (1) ikebana (1) in process by hall ohara (1) instagram (1) issey miyake (1) italian designers (1) japanese cooking (1) japanese cooking school (1) jeremy scott (1) kidsfashion (1) kitson (1) ladygunn (1) levis (1) lingerie francaise (1) living abroad (1) luxury handbags (1) luxury scarves (1) madmen fashion (1) maison martin margiela (1) manhattan (1) meiji shrine (1) men's fashion (1) midtown (1) milan fashion week (1) missoni (1) modern (1) mommy bloggers (1) mommy fashion (1) monochromatic (1) moschino (1) moto-hakone (1) mount fuji (1) mr gentlemen (1) mr. gentleman (1) nadja solovieva (1) national art center tokyo (1) new born boy photoshoot (1) new born photography (1) new years fashion (1) newborn pictures (1) nyc bloggers (1) nye day excursions (1) omotesando stores (1) onitsuka tiger (1) park (1) pharrell (1) pharrell williams (1) pumpkin patches (1) roppongi (1) runway show (1) sacai (1) savvy tokyo instagram (1) shibuya hikarie (1) shichi-go-san (1) stretis (1) stylingkids (1) stylist standpint (1) styliststandpoint (1) tokyo Organic (1) tokyo adventures (1) tokyo art galleries (1) tokyo cooking classes (1) tokyo designers (1) tokyo disneyland (1) tokyo disneyland hotel (1) tokyo exhibitis (1) tokyo parks (1) traveling with baby (1) uniqlo ut (1) vassilisa (1) vintage cowboys boots (1) vintage jewelry (1) wedding dresses (1) wedding fashion (1) what to do in tokyo (1) what to wear holiday (1) what to wear in the hot weather (1) what to wear to a wedding (1) whattowear (1) where to go (1) where to go with kids in nyc (1) where to shop tokyo (1) yasutoshi ezumi (1) year of the sheep (1) yu amatsu (1) zadig and voltaire tokyo (1)
Designed by Powered by Blogger.