A Dark Romance, Photographed by Jeff Licata, Styled by Kendall Farr, Jewelry by Simon Alcantara. Model Callie Grace Q models
March was an extraordinary month for Strasburgo Japan. They opened a beautiful new flagship in the Ginza district of Tokyo and the first Jewels of Strasburgo store in Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi. The lineup includes five CFDA jewelry designers: Simon Alcantara, Stephen Dweck, Mark Davis, Kimberly McDonald, Ten Thousand Things, as well as Savanah Stranger, and Shaesby. When you're in Tokyo please stop by! Strasburgo
If you're in Telluride, please stop by and view the Starchild and Numinous collections! Simon Alcantara trunk show and personal appearance Feb 21-28, 2016
224 E. Colorado Ave. Telluride, Colorado.
NUMINOUS BY SIMON ALCANTARA + MUSIC BY RYSZARD OSADA
Client: Simon Alcantara, LLC, New York, NY
Art Film Artistic Video --
Numinous is a "mystical, magical, and artisanal" collection of jewelry from Award-winning designer/ photographer/cinematographer Simon Alcantara, whose artful film makes creative use of color negative cinematography and powerful images to communicate beauty, meaning, and timelessness.
Composer Ryszard Osada's modern Classical Music track, "Waves Of Feelings (1st Movement)," is an intricate and masterly composition for two marimbas. Its minimal and hypnotic sound perfectly complements Mr. Alcantara's evocative film: Waves of Feelings (1st Movement -Delayed Marimbas)
You can learn more about Simon Alcantara's jewelry here: http://simonalcantara.com/jewelry/
Distinctive jewelry combining natural elements -- Appealing to the Higher Emotions...
Mysterious, magical, and artisanal, the Numinous collection references the Nuntius, Dream Phase 1&2, and Alpha Pavonis collections that came before it. The collection combines feathers, spinel, rhodolite garnet, pink amethyst, turquoise, and diamonds with yellow, rose, and white gold as well as sterling silver.
adjective nu·mi·nous \ˈnü-mə-nəs, ˈnyü-\
: having a mysterious, holy, or spiritual quality
: filled with a sense of the presence of divinity : holy
: appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense : spiritual
Numinous collection bracelet, sterling silver, hand woven with spinel and ostrich feathers. The Numinous collection will be released on Jan 2, 2016! Stay tuned.
It’s unbelievable that the end of 2015 is here. It was a year of tremendous movement, extreme experiences, and intense sensations. We made it through and I trust we have all grown from it. I am wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and a spectacular 2016. Let’s make some magic.
Some of my favorite places, people, and things in Japan! Thank you Japan for everything, see you next year.
Wishing everyone safe travels and a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Its hard to believe that that my schedule of personal appearances and trunk shows in Japan are over! As usual it was a whirlwind. I would like to thank Ms. Hono Uehara, Women's Fashion Director, and Mr Junji Tajima, President, as well as all the staff at Strasburgo Stores in Japan. You always welcome me and make me feel like family. Thank you as well to all the customers who come to see me year after year and allow me to live a creative life, you inspire me!
I'll have one day off before heading back to NYC. I'll spend the day visiting friends and doing some Christmas shopping. Tomorrow for the last entry of My Japan Diary I will share with you some of my favorite spots in Tokyo.
All photos by Simon Alcantara
Happy to be back in Tokyo one of my favorite cities! We're at the Aoyama store for another day of trunk shows and client appointments. Today was also the day to go over press clippings for December Holiday issues. I was so happy and grateful to see there were so many! Thank you Strasburgo and thank you Japan for the wonderful support!
Please visit the press page for details on the clippings below
Another day another city. This morning we arrived in Kobe, for our trunk show at the Strasburgo in the Daimaru shopping district. All the luxury brands are well represented in this area. I saw several of the customers that attended the Salon de Strasburgo in Osaka. It’s unanimous that a great time was had by all, and they fell in love with the collection. Today they came to confirm and add to their orders! It’s a great pleasure and honor to hear how much your customers appreciate your efforts. In Japan they truly understand putting your heart and soul into your work. I’m very grateful for that.
Cheers Japan! Until tomorrow,
This day had every second accounted for. Early morning bullet train journey to the Ritz Carlton Osaka, for the Salon De Strasburgo presentation of my new collections. Set up in the Crystal room, briefing of the staff and run of show. VIP client appointments and party, after party, and finally dinner at XEX West with the Strasburgo team. All in all, a joyful and exciting day!
This morning we flew to Fukuoka for the fourth day of trunk shows at Strasburgo stores. The day was filled with the joy of seeing friends, and the laughter and good vibes we always share together. Oh yeah, and we sold some jewelry too! I received the most beautiful Temari from my friend Yoko Nakamatsu. Temari’s are highly cherished gifts as they symbolize friendship and loyalty. They are intricately crafted, and are visually stunning and colorful. I was very moved by Yoko’s kindness and generosity. She was quite happy that I finally started using diamonds as it turns out it’s her birthstone. All that was missing was Marylin Monroe signing “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”
All images by Simon Alcantarara
My iPhone alarm rings at 6:00am, 6:15am, and finally at 6:30am. This time I realize it is time to get up! The usual (what city am I in today?) occurs, oh right I’m back in Tokyo. Some yoga, and two hours of searching for music for the Numinous film. I shower and dress for my day. The events in Paris, gratitude for my friends safety, and sadness for the tumultuous state of the world are all part of my morning. Next stop, the Strasburgo Aoyama store for another trunk show. Appointments arrive back to back, some overlapping occurs, and joy to see customers I have not seen in a year. Somehow we fit in lunch and a wonderful coffee break at the new Blue Bottle Coffee in Aoyama . To my surprise and joy they have a gluten free, molasses, ginger and spice cookie. Score! Back to the store for the last round of appointments, packing up the jewels, and a delicious Yakitori dinner at Toriyoshi. Tomorrow morning’s call time? 6:30am! Next stop: Fukuoka.
All images by Simon Alcantara