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#79- Who is "PRINCETON WHO’S WHO"???

This morning, I received a fax from “PRINCETON WHO’S WHO”.

The fax says…

We are pleased to inform you that you and your business have been selected to be published for free in the 2009/2010 edition of Princeton Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals, & Entrepreneurs.

On October 27th, your candidacy was approved. Your prompt response is needed to ensure your correct information is published. For accuracy purposes, please be sure to fill out the information below and FAX it back to 609-613-5917 at the earliest opportunity.

The office of the Managing Director appoints individuals based upon a candidate’s current position, and usually with information obtained from researched executive and professional listings. The Director thinks that you may make an interesting biographical subject, as individual achievement is what Princeton Who’s Who is all about.

Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among thousands of accomplished individuals in the Princeton Who’s Who. Remember, there is…

#78- After LA fashion market week…fashionably fresh!!!

I am still writing articles for Senken-newspaper (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper, similar to WWD and California Apparel News) regarding LA fashion market week which held until this Tuesday.

At this fashion week/market week, I couldn’t make any fashion show and party at night, because I was not feeling well (to my friends, no worries, I don’t have H1N1 flu).

I just had attended the fashion trade shows and walked around many showrooms during the day time and just in case, I was care for my health at night.

So I want to say…”thank you very much for the invitations for fashion shows and I am so sorry that I couldn’t make it” to my friends who are the great PR/ Kimberly & Erika (PURE consulting http://www.pureconsultinginfo.com/index.php) and Henri (eM productions press www.emprds.com/press).

Here are the fashion shows, I couldn’t make it…

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010: Skingraft
October 13

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010: Mode Israel
October 14

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010:…

#77- Fashionably late is not for Japanese…

Last night, I have attended the 20th anniversary party for Cosmo Space of America (http://www.cosmospace.co.jp/), the commercial film and video production company.

When I have TV projects from Japan, I always call Cosmo Space of America, because this company has many great cameramen and staff to work with.

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As I am Japanese or my thing, I am always be somewhere on time or too early…for my work/interview with someone, attend the fashion show/ trade show/ party, even though Thanksgiving party or Christmas party at my friend's house.

The reasons for that are…

1: When I am there early, I am able to relax before work/ interview and prepare for a great work/ interview.

2: We never know the traffic situation in LA, you know what I mean, so I always leave my home half hour to one hour early, just in case. And I don’t like to make people waiting for me (Time is money, right? I really respect people’s time).

3: Especially at fashion show, event or party, if I am there early, I am al…

#76- October is here!

The other day, I attended the next fall/winter textile shows which are showing the products for 2010 /2011 fall/winter.

As I attend this kind of event and work, I sometimes confused…“Am I in 2011? 2010? 2009? ”…

The spring 2010 products are already in the past in my mind…

And…October is here! Am I in 2009 or 2010 or 2011???

I guess too much fashion trade shows, fashion shows, TV dramas and dreams (I was sick/spinning dizzy & nausea and in bed for couple of days last week. And then, I saw many funny & fantasy dreams during my sick time. ha ha ha!)…

Have a great October for you! xoxo

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Oct 7, 2009