Super Model Carmen Dell’Orefice is 81

Super Granny Series #6

I’d like to finish this series with this post.    It wasn’t my intention to select only women.    The fact is I simply couldn’t find anyt men.   The last person,  whom  you  may have heard of her too,  is Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81-year-old super model.    She is elegant, beautiful and graceful (@@)    I feel it is rude to call her a “granny”.   She was born in New York and has been modelling since she was age 15.


According to wiki,  she lost most of her money twice in her life.    For the first time,  it happened in the 1980s and 1990s when she was investing in the stock market.   For the second time,  it happened in 2008 when she was duped by one of Bernard Madoff’s ponzi schemes.   It seems she was unlucky with money.

Her posture is beautiful.  I think posture is a key point for beauty.

New Flamenco Costume

Recently, I danced wearing the costume I bought in Tokyo.   How do I look?     At first, I hesitated to buy such a showy dress because I’m not good at flamenco yet.  But I changed my mind.  I should start from the style.  This dress seems to be for a ballroom dance, but whatever is OK.  A woman in the mirror is my teacher.

flamenco lesson

A series of articles about Kumafes,  the festival of Japanese pop culture, will start from the next.   Please look forward to it!

“KISS” and Women’s Clothing Retailer “Honeys”

I hold shares in women’s clothing retailer “Honeys”   This company sends shareholders a free ticket once a year.  The amount depends on how many shares you hold.  I’m given 3000yen every year.    I didn’t use it all up yet even though its expiry date was close.   I couldn’t have found my taste of clothes every time I visited.  Why do you think I invested this company?   I thought the share price was too low.  Anyway I went shopping to use the ticket last week before expiry.   Honeys operates women’s clothing shops not only in Japan but China.

In the shop, I found a T-shirt with KISS printed on the front.   As a matter of fact, I like KISS.  I used to listen to their music in the 70s.  KISS is the famous rock group for painted face.  Of course their music is cool too.   They look scary but their music doesn’t sound scary. lol   I like Paul Stanley’s voice.   By the way,  why does Honeys sell these T-shirts ?  Is KISS popular among Japanese women?  Do they ever know Kiss?   I don’t think so.   I’m sure Japanese women like EXILE or ARASHI….  hmm..  mystery.

I bought this T-shirt.   It was 1200yen, 20% off from 1500yen at clearance sale.  I paid all by using free ticket.

Do you think  it’s weird for  a middle-aged woman like me to wear this T-shirt?   I don’t care.  I’ll wear what I want for the rest of my life.  I sing a medley of their hit songs at karaoke in these days.   They created not only hard rock but ballads.  I think “Beth” is an ageless great song.

I Unexpectedly Met Kumamon!

When I went downtown, I unexpectedly met Kumamon.  He was performing in an event.   I saw real Kumamon for the first time.  Kumamon is a publicity character created to aim at vitalizing and boosting this area economy.   He is very popular here.

at bakery

at cake shop

at department store

crane game

at luggage store       what a big kumamon backpack!

at  clothing shop

at candy shop                                              bus pass