Emily Valentine

Freelance Writer

London based graduate, writer and photographer with a passion for quirky & colourful fashion, Japanese travel and pop culture.

Topics covered include Japanese culture, alternative fashion, pop culture, photography and student & graduate advice.

Self published magazine and blog: www.lovejapanmagazine.com


Alternative Fashion & Pop Culture

Tokyo Dreams
MyM's Emily Valentine sits down with Adelaide, an English model with a passion for Japanese fashion currently living in Tokyo.
Pop-Up Paradise
From traditional kimono to colourful street wear, Japanese fashion is as diverse as the country itself. British business Butikku is bringing something refreshingly different to...
Shinkurose By The Sea
Meet Shinkurose AKA Debbie and Emily, a mother and daughter dream team combining their design, pattern cutting and sewing skills to create beautiful handmade garments and...
Paint It White
Meet Minori, a shironuri artist from Japan. With many strings to her bow including designer, artist, costumer maker and fashion icon, Minori has made a name for herself at home...
Ballet Beautiful
Tutus, tulle and turning en pointe,; ballet is a beautiful dance form, and the fashion associated with it is just as romantic. We sat down with Manchester based dancer Kat...
Angelic Pretty Come to London
The Tea Party Club has been organising fashion events for a decade now, but its last ever event at London's Institute of Directors proved the most lavish yet, with Japanese...
Decora Dreams
The name Kurebayashi should be familiar with any fan of Japanese youth fashion. A regular in popular Japanese magazine KERA, Kure-chan is a cute and colourful model with a love...
Over The Rainbow
Emily Valentine met the fashion blogger who’s not afraid to go bright and bold.
Frock 'n' Roll
With a Tokyo music tour under her belt and a debut solo EP on the cards, Megan Valentine is fulfilling her dreams of being a solo performer. Her aqua anime-inspired hair and...
Think Pink!
Emily Valentine celebrates cherry blossom time with Calıfornian model and J-fashion enthusiast Chiffon Fleur.
Gentlemen Prefer Kawaii
Emily Valentine sits down with Danny, a J-fashion fan from Brighton who proves that kawaii isn’t just for girls.
Kimono Chameleon
The kimono is one of the most iconic and beautiful of traditional Japanese garments. Emily Valentine chatted with Tokyo-based kimono enthusiast Anji Salz to find out more.
Dreaming of a Kawaii Xmas
Tis the season to be kawaii, and MyM'S Emily Valentine has been on the hunt for this season’s cutest and most colourful fashions and accessories.
Wicked & Whimsy
The Tea Party Club recently hosted its annual London fashion extravaganza, and MyM’s Emily Faulder was there to share a brew
The Sweet Smell of Success
With a chart-topping musical career spanning 15 years, Perfume are one of Japan’s most influential girl bands. MyM's Emily finds that Perfume: A Gallery Experience makes perfect...
Sanrio's New Superstar
Sanrio’s latest star in a long line up of cute characters is the lazy (yet adorable) Gudetama. MyM's Emily chats with Gudetama,the world’s laziest egg, about his rise to the top.
J-Fashion Dreams
MyM's Emily sits down with the ladies of Dreamy Bows, who are bringing Tokyo street style to the UK with their J-fashion pop-ups.
Tea, Cake and Hello Kitty
Devotees of Hello Kitty are in for a treat this summer ...quite literally. MyM's Emily took a trip to Soho café Cutter & Squidge to experience their new pop-up.
Time After Time
MyM’s Emily joined the London leg Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda's TIME AFTER TIME; a world tour that’s capturing the essence of kawaii.
Harajuku Street Style
If you've a passion for snapping Japanese street style you can't help but be inspired by the cute and colourful fashion found in Tokyo's Harajuku district.
Around the World with La Carmina
MyM’s Emily speaks to La Carmina, a professional traveller, author, journalist, blogger and TV host with a passion for Japanese pop culture and alternative fashion.

#Photography Magazine

#PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine - Issue 21
Interview with Kyler Zeleny, photographer and author of photo book 'Found Polaroids'
Secret Moments of Maikos
Review of 'Secret Moments of Maikos' by Philippe Marinig, a photobook exploring the intimate world of apprentice geisha.
#PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine - Issue 20
Interview with Casey Meshbesher, founder of women's street photography movement 'Women in Street' for the Women's Issue #21.
#PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine - Issue 19
Interview with fashion photographer Katja Stuckrath for Issue 19 of #Photography Magazine (p.74)
Europe Unite - #PHOTOGRAPHY Issue 18
Interviews with migration culture photographers Emanuele Cremaschi (p36-39) and Daniel Castro Garcia (p92-108) for Issue 18 of #Photography Magazine.
5MINS with David Williams
David Williams – you may know him as the photographer who shot ‘Men with Cats’ – a project that threw him into the spotlight and bagged him features on a huge range of sites...
PRINCE: A Photobook by Huw Alden Davies
We're big fans of visual storytelling, and were delighted to be sent a copy of Huw Alden Davies' new photo book 'Prince' to review. Offering an insight into the life of the...

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