My Short-lived Career as a Fashion Model…or so I thought

So, in spring 2007, when I was on concert tour in Japan for seven weeks, I not only was the subject of a TV documentary on Asahi Broadcasting, but did some magazine interviews. Here I am on page 11 of the August 2007 issue of Switch Magazine, which is a hip arts and culture color glossy, in my Living on the Earth dress and scarf (created by Tokyo fashion designer Aya Noguchi of Balcony and Bed), and playing my Pro Series Traveler Guitar. I was photographed in the living room of Aya’s house, on a hill overlooking the sea, a few miles from Tokyo.

A photo taken with my camera at this, at this point my one and only modeling session of my entire life (at age 58!) I swear I do not eat, sleep and shower with that black hat on, but it seems to appear in every one of the magazine photos. It’s one of those flexible recycled paper and plastic hats that fold up in a suitcase and resume their shape afterwards.

Ecocolo Magazine appeals to environmentally conscious young women.
Here’s the September 2007 issue.

Ecocolo also ran a feature article on the Living on the Earth clothing line, with a photo taken during my concert at the Natural High Festival in May 2007, while I was being filmed for the TV documentary.

Also in the September 2007 issue of Ecocolo: an interview with me by Dr. Keibo Tsuji Oiwa, an anthropologist, teacher, author and translator who teaches International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama. I read with fascination The Other Japan, a book on Japanese environmentalism, civil rights and national identity, that he co-authored with David Suzuki.

However…(!)  My fashion modeling career continued with a group outdoor modeling session
for Murmur Magazine in Yoyogi Park, in Tokyo, on October 12, 2009 (belowz0.

10-12-09-Japan-Yoyogi Park-modeling session

Then I began modeling for Kaoriko Ago Wada’s organic fiber, fair trade fashion company, Little Eagle, in December 2010 (at age 61), and continued through 2019 (age 70).

10-14-19-Japan-Kobe-Modernark-Alicia on stage w guitar modeling Little Eagle dress
Modeling a gauzy black ensemble by Little Eagle, while performing a concert
in a stage set created by Kaoriko Ago Wada, at Modernark Pharm Café
in Kobe, Japan on October 14, 2019.