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Hybrid-1 by ArvyniaDesigns Hybrid-1 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 1 0 Fashion006 by ArvyniaDesigns Fashion006 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 0 0 Fashion005 by ArvyniaDesigns Fashion005 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 0 0 Fashion004 by ArvyniaDesigns Fashion004 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 0 0 Fashion003 by ArvyniaDesigns Fashion003 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 0 0 Fashion002 by ArvyniaDesigns Fashion002 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 0 0 Fashion001 by ArvyniaDesigns Fashion001 :iconarvyniadesigns:ArvyniaDesigns 1 0


BJD - ArmanaFonL by AirinArt BJD - ArmanaFonL :iconairinart:AirinArt 24 0 The Bird and the Bard by shideh The Bird and the Bard :iconshideh:shideh 4,923 880 Yana Tochiko by sXeven Yana Tochiko :iconsxeven:sXeven 3,403 238 Goldfish Princess by YummyKitty Goldfish Princess :iconyummykitty:YummyKitty 4,679 511 Sakura Tea Party by laichro Sakura Tea Party :iconlaichro:laichro 348 8 daqiao,finish version by jiuge daqiao,finish version :iconjiuge:jiuge 14,151 1,054 Tao by akizhao Tao :iconakizhao:akizhao 2,355 96 tangled by the light by Novawuff tangled by the light :iconnovawuff:Novawuff 2,416 139 Aisa by Claparo-Sans Aisa :iconclaparo-sans:Claparo-Sans 2,957 131 colour traffic by robinpika colour traffic :iconrobinpika:robinpika 3,096 144





I currently live and teach in Japan as an English Teacher on the JET Program. I've been here for 4 years, going into my 5th year in 2010. I teach English full time and am pursuing my dream as a fashion designer part time, so I am a bit of a hermit. However, my friends come to visit me at my apartment and I sometimes put them to work. My room is known as "the bunny hotel" or "the sweatshop." I'm proud of that. I think.

I aspire to one day soon, be able to sew and concentrate on my little, humble fashion business full time. I have done custom clothes, costumes, and corsets. I love learning new things, methods, ideas, and inspirations concerning anything fashion or crafts - and I love talking about it with other people as well. I am determined to find a giant loft that I can create my pieces in, and be content that it will make me enough money to just live on. And maybe a little rabbit or two. And a cat.


Current Residence: Toyama, Japan
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, gothic rock, epic
Operating System: Windows 7
So I was wondering why my deviations (ha! Calling them deviations instead of illustrations and art... the DeviantArt world is changing our language) wasn't showing up. Turns out they were in the "scrap" category - which ... I'm not even sure why they're there cuz I'd never put any "scrappy" stuff on here anyway!

Well, now I know. Although, is there even a specific category for FASHION illustrations and sketches? I put mine all in conceptual illustration, but it's interesting how there's not one specifically for fashion... considering they have the range for everything else under the sun, dammit.

Well, I'm still in Japan, Toyama and we're living life as usual, despite the earthquake/tsunami hit last weekend and current nuclear issue.

Check this out for a cute explanation about the nuclear issue:…


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Kuromizuri2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I saw the Ziggy costume on your blog and I adore it! I was searching the net for ref pictures because I'm making that costume too, and your post helped me a lot with the pine paintings! Now I know how to paint them, thank you very much!
Ahmanora Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
How are things going on here my lady
ArvyniaDesigns Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Slow, lol. Too much to handle right now but hopefully when things settle down a bit I can pay more attention to this page. :)