Great fabric shop and hats made in France

Another busy day . A student told be to go to a fabric store hidden in a small lane and dutifully I obliged. Well I left a lot of money there . Found a lot of interesting tools which will aid my spring collection . Also stuff I might not use but it's beautiful

Hat shop with many mass produced hats  .There are a lot around actually 

Hat shop with many mass produced hats  .There are a lot around actually 

Some shops are full with hair ornaments for the kimono fashion and there were button shops and ribbon shops . People still make a lot here themselves or have it tailored.

Hair ornaments for kimono fashion  

Hair ornaments for kimono fashion  

japan is a feast for the eyes and there are so so many little shops hidden where the different trades still work . The woman in the street is elegant and understated and all walk in the same base . No feeling of being rushed . I could get used to this . Even with so many people I do not feel overwhelmed . I have that feeling more in Melbourne . Seams to have so much more chaos and noise . 

Fourthies and Fifties fashion is celebrated as its the 7o bday for the shop 

Fourthies and Fifties fashion is celebrated as its the 7o bday for the shop 

I saw some terribly badly made hats using silk abaca with a French label . I can not think of a student who would do such bad work . Really disappointed just because made in France. It surprised me to see it for sale . Japanese do know quality but not when it comes to hats by the lol if it.

Perfect for pretty things . It Gotta have lace  

Perfect for pretty things . It Gotta have lace  

Am on the train now and  I am sitting next to a man who is making for Australian standards very impolite noises by not using a tissue . They quit happily pick their nose , look at the finds and swipe it in the pants .

Have not seen tissues around in any once hand yet but they are starting to hand them out in the street as promotion education .

Japan in so many ways is so advanced and than again super behind .

No one eats on trains or in the street walking . I like that ! Makes you stop to sit down . What is annoying you have to take shoes if when you go into a change room to try on a top ......not that any do fit me I have to add. Well ..:... Issey Myake does

Badly made French hats . Silk abaca does NOT want to be used in that way  . No the wrinkles are not part of the design and yes there are wrinkles everywhere 

Badly made French hats . Silk abaca does NOT want to be used in that way  . No the wrinkles are not part of the design and yes there are wrinkles everywhere 

not impressed with the hats from France . Terrible use of silk abaca

And another one which seamed to have missed quality control . Paris cloth does not like to be treated like this either . I find it hard to be polite on things as such or turn a blind eye when we are talking $500 upwards . I let it pass out of China for $ 29.95

And another one which seamed to have missed quality control . Paris cloth does not like to be treated like this either . I find it hard to be polite on things as such or turn a blind eye when we are talking $500 upwards . I let it pass out of China for $ 29.95

More hair ornaments. Yes tiny hats get worn too. Now there is a market 😜 

More hair ornaments. Yes tiny hats get worn too. Now there is a market 😜 

Oh I could have bought a LOT of buttons there but I did restrain myself  

Oh I could have bought a LOT of buttons there but I did restrain myself