Tsuji Nozomi (seen on the far right during her days as a member of Minimoni, one of the best H!P units) announced yesterday that she'll be returning to work by producing her own line of baby clothing. The line, titled "Baby & Ribbon," will be a collaboration with Akachan Honpo and has been in the works since last summer. She reportedly became interested in children's clothing after her baby girl Noa was born (not to mention she wore similar outfits during her time in H!P :D). The clothing will go on sale in March.
Nono was also part of the Elder Club concert last weekend in Yokohama; this was her first time performing since her marriage/pregnancy announcement in 2007. She'll be graduating along with all of the other awesome people who got fired for being too old older performers of Hello! Project. I'd love to see any pictures of this, so if you got the goods, hook me up. \:D/
Pictures of Nono from the announcement behind the cut, as well as her line.
When Tsuji went on hiatus, and even more so after the Elder Club graduation was announced, I started thinking a lot about what she might do to reinvent herself when she came back (because she never really had to face the question of who she was without Kago before she left). My favorite idea for her was a sort of fun, young mom persona who could sing Mini-Moni-meets-Mary-Poppins songs for young kids and maybe even host a kid's show and write parenting books for moms her own age who grew up as fans. Of course, no one knows what kind of musical career she'll decide to have now that she can decide (and I'm only assuming they've got more freedom now because it makes me happier) but this sort of thing makes me happy. And the clothes are cute.