Simon Alcantara

Posted in Art and Cuture, CULTURE, fashion, Japan, photography, travel by simonalcantara on November 3, 2011

Good morning Osaka. 8:24 am.  Have a beautiful day….

Good morning Osaka. 8:24 am.  Have a beautiful day….

benisdanger: Your pictures are beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much!! Very kind of you to say.

Be well,

SA

Sake

Sake

Shrooms

Shrooms

Sakuichi Osaka Is Everything.

Yoda?

Yoda?

Pigs eye.

Pigs eye.

TOUCAN

TOUCAN

anatawa kawaii buta desu

anatawa kawaii buta desu

Lanvin Ballerinas

Lanvin Ballerinas

At Strasburgo Osaka

At Strasburgo Osaka

Donald In Cosmic Samurai

Donald In Cosmic Samurai

Osaka Bound

Osaka Bound

2121 Design Site Tokyo

2121 Design Site Tokyo

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Of Tokyo

National Art Center Of Tokyo

Jesse Mercado.  @theeeo

Jesse Mercado.  @theeeo

(Source: theblurrymuse)

—Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire
Letter to Cardinal de Bernis, April 23, 1761 (viamisterchu)

misterchu: Yes. This man Marcel and his way of thinking, remembering. And thinking about remembering also. I am hoping to go to see the last of him (and many others) in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris next month (I need to go to Spain as it is, and compared to the Austin, Texas I find myself living in it really is a good opportunity and not so very far). Anyway, interesting post. Be well. MC

Mister Chu, your way of thinking is also very captivating, immediately making the reader present in the magic that is your expression. Thank you for sharing your vision.

Simon Alcantara

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Where Patti and Robert lived 222 Photo: Simon Alcantara

Posted in Art and Cuture by simonalcantara on October 4, 2011

Where Patti and Robert lived 222

Photo: Simon Alcantara

Interior Gates of the Sanjusengendo Temple. Kyoto, Japan. Photo: Simon Alcantara

Posted in Art and Cuture, photography by simonalcantara on August 23, 2011

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My Page In America Fashion Travel

Posted in Art and Cuture, fashion and photography by simonalcantara on August 19, 2011

 

 

CHIC TIN MAN? PHOTO: SIMON ALCANTARA

Posted in Art and Cuture by simonalcantara on July 31, 2011

 

RISING STAR: ISMAEL CRUZ CORDOVA (CLICK THE IMAGE) PHOTO: SIMON ALCANTARA

Posted in Art and Cuture by simonalcantara on June 20, 2011

Posted in Art and Cuture, CULTURE by simonalcantara on May 12, 2011

THIS IS HOW RYOSUKE UEHARA WAS COMMUNICATING TODAY AT THE MUSEUM

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Kyoto

Posted in Art and Cuture, Japan, Kyoto by simonalcantara on April 22, 2011

One of the coolest nights of my life! I don’t even smoke cigarettes.

Photo: Kyoto, Japan Nov. 2008

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Transformation Beauty @shaundross

Posted in Art and Cuture, BEAUTY, fashion and photography, photography by simonalcantara on April 15, 2011

“His exceptional beauty expands our stale definition of beauty, open your eyes and let it in.” Simon Alcantara

Check Shaun out in the Katey Perry ET video

Photographer: Karl Simone. Stylist: John Tan. Jewelry: Simon Alcantara. Clothing: Olksen

COSMIC SAMURAI

Posted in 1, Art and Cuture, fashion, fashion and photography by simonalcantara on February 12, 2010


STERLING CHAIN FRINGE OVAL CUFF WITH HINGE. COPYRIGHT SIMON ALCANTARA

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE COLLECTION

COSMIC SAMURAI COLLECTION

This collection began for me with the word “Imagine” from the famous John Lennon song.  Imagine a world where everything is as it should be.  A world in balance, where integrity, honor, courage and politeness are the signposts.  I was inspired by an amazing Samurai exhibit I saw in the Tokugawa museum in Nagoya Japan. Surprised by the weaving techniques used to create the armor and the ultimate impression of power that was in the final look. Since all of my collections use weaving as a starting point I was inspired as to how I could create this impression of power using my design vocabulary.  I was interested in the combination of the ethereal quality seen in the works of Michael Angelo and Japanese artist Tomoko Konoike, the magical, primitive dream states you see in Rousseau paintings and the inspiring book Bushido by Inazo Nitobe which is an essay on Samurai ethics, I mixed these inspirations to create this feeling of a warrior not fighting to conquer but a warrior fighting for what is right, fighting to bring back a sense of balance.  A warrior who knows that power has to come first from within and that power should never be imposed on someone else.  I sensed these qualities in the collections of Balenciaga, Todd Lynn, Lanvin, Prabal Gurung, Giambatista Valli, J. Mendel, Prada, Albino and Ann Demeulemeester and I set out to design a collection that would work well with their clothing but would also work with the simplest ensembles a modern woman would use to adorn herself.  My collections always work together from one season to the next and the women who have been collecting my designs from the beginning are always pleased with the timeless and adaptable sense of my collections. Enjoy.

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