ayazakura’s diary

ジュエリーブランド「アヤザクラ」のデザイナーAYAが綴る日記です。

episode14 ソウルの女王・エリカ バドゥ

ブログに何度か綴ってあるブルックリンFultonストリートにある

「ジェイコブズアイ」

Jacobs Eye's instagram

https://www.instagram.com/jacobs_eye/?hl=ja

 

アヤザクラジュエリーを卸していた2001年頃。

その近所に住んでいるネオソウルシンガーの

エリカバドゥがお店に来てくれたのです!!!

 

彼女のCDは全部持ってるぐらい

日本にいる頃からの大ファンなので

わたしもジェコブも半ばふわふわした感覚…

 

彼女は、アヤザクラを見た瞬間、

いくつもいくつも指輪を指に指してくれて

「let me take this and this and this...... !!!」

 

その時は彼女の歌のon and on が頭の中で鳴り響いていました(笑)

夢のような大人買いしてくれたのです…涙

 

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気さくな彼女は、まさかの写真もオッケイで、もう夢のような一時…!!!

人生最高のジュエリーモデルでした!

 

そしてその何日か後、

朝から電話が鳴り響き、これって綾の作品じゃない?という連絡

 

急いでマガジンショップに行ってみると

表紙にアヤザクラをつけていたのです!!

鳥肌〜!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

無名の若手デザイナーのジュエリーをつけて表紙なんて!!!なんてこと!!!

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こうして私は、エリカバドゥのおかげで

色んな雑誌にその後も何度も何冊も彼女の私物として載せていただきました。

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彼女が出演するコンサートやライブにいった際

ステージ上でアヤザクラを発見し、

彼女に無言で背中を押してもらった気になり本当に本当に力をいただきました!

 

20年経った今も彼女の曲や歌声は色褪せず

歳を重ねるごとに彼女の生き方などにも共感でき、

あの時の体験が私にとって生き抜く糧となっています。

 

PS、毎日アヤザクラアトリエでは彼女の音楽をかけてるので、また聞いてみてくださいね

love and respect forever!!!

because of you  i am still exist!!!

・・・

I wrote several times on my blog about the shop called ‘Jacob's Eye’ located on Fulton Street in Brooklyn where i carried my jewelry around 2001.

 

One day, neo-soul singer Erykah Badu who lived in the neighborhood came to the store! !! !!

I had been a big fan of hers since I was still in Japan so much that I have all of her CDs, so Jacob and I had butterflies in our stomachs.

 

The moment she saw my Ayazakura collection she tried so many items and said let me take this! And this and this! !! !! on and on and on! !! !! At that time, her song titled "On and on" was repeating in my head hahaha. Amazingly she  bought so much of my jewelry, I was so over the moon I could’ve cried. 

 

She was a friendly girl, and agreed to tale photos for me, so it was like a dream! !! !!

She was the best jewelry model of my life!

 

And a few days later, I got a call from a friend asking if my work was on the cover of a magazine. Half believing I hurried to the magazine shop and I couldn't believe what i saw. Eryka Badu was on the famous magazine cover wearing Ayazakura!!! I was so shocked, I couldn’t believe it!!! My jewelry was on the cover !!!

 

I have to say a huge thanks to Erykah Badu, I have been published in various magazines many times thanks to her. Whenever I rushed to a concert or event where she performed, I recognised Ayazakura jewelry on the stage, I felt like I had her push my back silently, and many times when i lose my energy it really helped to be uplifted, knowing she supported me, even if she may not have been aware.

 

Even now, 20 years later, her music and voice have not faded. As I get older, I can sympathize with her way of life, and that experience is a source of survival for me.

 

PS, I play her music every day at Ayazakura Atelier, so please come listen!

 ・・・

episode14. 소울의 여왕•에리카 바두

 

블로그에 몇 번인가 글을 쓴 적이 있는 

브루클린 Fulton 거리에 있는

「Jacob's eye」

 

AYAZAKURA 주얼리를 가게에 출품해 판매하고 있던 2001년 경.

그 근처에 살던 네오소울 가수 

에리카 바두가 가게에 온 것 입니다!!!

 

그녀의 CD는 전부 가지고 있을 정도로

일본에 있을 때 부터 팬이었기에

마음이 들떠있었다...

 

그녀는 AYAZAKURA를 보는 순간,

몇개씩이나 반지를 껴보고

「Let me take this and this and 

this...!!!」

 

그 때는 그녀의 노래 on and on이 머리 속에 맴돌며

꿈인 것 마냥 대량 구매해 주었지요...

 

소탈한 그녀는, 설마했던 사진도 오케이,

꿈만 같은 한 때...!!!

 

인생 최고의 주얼리 모델이었습니다!

 

그리고 그 며칠 뒤,

아침부터 전화가 울리고,

이거 AYA의 작품아냐? 라는 연락

 

급하게 매거진 숍으로 가보니

표지는 AYAZAKURA 주얼리를 착용한 사진이었던 것입니다!!

닭살이~!!!!

 

무명의 젊은 디자이너의 주얼리를 하고 표지 사진이라니!!! 이 무슨 일!!!

 

이렇게 저는 에리카 바두 덕분에

여러 잡지에 그 후로도 몇 권씩이나 

그녀의 개인 소장품으로써 실렸습니다.

 

그녀가 출연하는 콘서트나 라이브에 갔을 때

무대 위에서 AYAZAKURA를 발견하고,

그녀가 말없이 등을 떠밀어준 것같아서 정말로 힘이 났어요!!

 

20년이 지난 지금도 그녀의 곡과 목소리는 빛이 바라지 않고

나이가 들수록 그녀의 생활방식 등에 대해서도 공감이 되고

그 때의 체험이 나에게 있어서 살아갈 양식이 되고 있습니다.

 

PS.매일 AYAZAKURA 아틀리에에서는 그녀의 음악을 틀어 놓고 있으니, 한 번 들어보세요.