Fashionista Cat saw a street performer on 42nd street. His name is Takahiro, he is a really good dancer and looks like he has so much fun! He dances hip-hop and he is from far away in Japan. Fashionista Cat and Minnie are wearing Alexander Wang. Takahiro is wearing Y3, Sushi and Buddy are wearing Gap.
Anther group of dancers come over on the street. “ You have to move! This is our territory.” Dog dancer said. “ No I don’t think so, I was here before you guys.” Takahiro said but it is too late they started to dance there. They are so mean to him but they have been dancing around here for a long time. Takahiro was in New York just a few months so he could not win this time.
Takahiro found another street good for dancing, there was less street traffic but some a good audience was there. Someone asked him “ where are you from?”“ I am from Japan. I would like to be an international performer.” Takahiro said. “ Oh well good luck. There is so much competition here. You are a really good dancer but it looks like just another hip hop dancer.” Someone said and left. Fashionista Cat and Nutmeg are wearing Chris Benz, someone is wearing Fila. Tkahiro is wearing Z Zegna.
Takahiro was concerned about his words. “ I don’t have originality? What do you think Fashionita Cat?” he asked.“Well when you come to New York everything looks brand new but you will be able to find originality not be the same as other hip hop dancers!” she said. “Sure!” Takahiro said. They are wearing dsquared2.
Fashionista Cat took him to a dance studio, which he has never been to before. It doesn’t look fancy at all. A cat is just dancing in front of the mirror. “ What is this? This place is nothing special for me.” Takahiro said.“ Well it does not look special but this place is magic! You will see.” Fashionista Cat said. “ All right then.” Takahiro said. Fashionista Cat is wearing Anna Sui,Takahiro is wearing Adam Kimmel.
Takahiro started to dance in front of the mirror. All of a sudden a pretty cat is dancing in front of him. It is not him but it looks like him. “ Hello Takahiro, I am Tanya, your dance teacher.” She said. When he moved she moved the same way. It looks exactly like his reflection. “ This is so much fun.I feel like I am teaching myself.”Takahiro said.
Class is over and the students have to leave the building. “ Where is the Tanya teacher? I want to say thank you to her.” Takahiro said. “Oh my god, you did not realized that is not the actual teacher. That is you! This is a magical place when you dance in front of the mirror. You will see an illusion but that is yourself.” Fashionista Cat said. Takahiro did not understand that Tanya was illusion. He thought he and he and Tanya were really dancing. Fashionista Cat is wearing Fendi,Takahiro is wearing Balmain.
The next day, Takahiro was dancing again with Tanya. He learned a great movement from her. “ Thank you Tanya! I was really looking for this move for a long time. It is definitely original, Japanese style.” Takahiro said. “ So now you are ready for the dance contest. Try it!” she said and disappeared. Fashionista Cat is wearing Malandrino, Takahiro is wearing Junya Watanabe.
Now they are at the Applo Theater in Harlem. A big dance contest is happening today. He is really nervous and doesn’t know what to do… “Where is Tanya? She said she would come with me.” Takahiro said. He is really worried about weather he can dance well or not. Fashionista Cat is wearing Antonio Berardi, Takahiro is wearing Issay Miyake.
Takahiro is still looking for Tanya “ Tanya? Where are you?” “ Let’s go inside. Why don’t you stand in front of the mirror and see what happens? She will be there.” Fashionista Cat said. When he did, he saw her. She was smiling at him,“ Takahiro, you can dance. Don’t miss your chance. This is it.” Tanya said. “All right, I got it.” Takahiro has more confidence now since he saw Tanya. Fashionista Cat, Tanya and Takahiro are wearing Louis Vuitton.
He gave a great performance. The audience was really excited with his energy! His moves were really original and nobody had done before. When he dances he is so free, it looks like there is no gravity at all. “ Great Takahiro!!” Fashionista Cat claps her hands. Fashionista Cat is wearing Proenza Schouler.
“Yoyoyo! What’s up New York? Tonights winner is Takahiro!” The judge was the same dog that told him he looks like any other hip hop dancer but he was trying to encourage him with his cold attitude. “ I did it I did it!” Takahiro said. “You know Tanya is always with you.” Fashionista Cat said. “ Now I got it, Tanya is my reflection. I’ve been teaching myself all along.” He said.
He becomes the most successful dancer. “I published my book, Takahiro Dance In the World!”he smiles. Now he has to travel all over the world for his dance tour. See you soon in New York. Still he is with Tanya everywhere he goes. Can you see Tanya? Everybody has their own Tanya. If you believe in yourself you will see her someday. Fashionista Cat is wearing Diane von Furstenberg, Takahiro is wearing Maison Martin Margiela.