Yes, like the Christina Aguilera album that marked a change in her overall style and presentation. For me, back to basics means stripping down whatever I feel is unnecessary and making the decisions that I’ve always wanted to make, including my new haircut. バック・トゥ・ベーシックス。そう、クリスティーナ・アギレラ新しいルックとスタイルをデビューしたアルバムのように。私にとってのバック・トゥ・ベーシックスは必要じゃないものを捨てて、今までやってみたかったことを思い切ってやってみること。このヘアカットもそのひとつです。 My dream haircut Sporting an super-short haircut has always been a … Continue Reading

Spring is finally here, and a new season marks the beginning of changes to come for many. In Japan,  cherry blossom season is when the school year ends and the new one begins, signifying change and growth. Maybe it is as simple as the warm weather and the beautiful cherry blossoms that are finally giving … Continue Reading

I can honestly say that skincare has grown to become one of the most important aspects of my daily routine. While inner beauty is just as important, what you put on your face will make you or literally break you (I’ve been there already, trust me). After dealing with a traumatic few years battling acne, … Continue Reading

Disclaimer: This guide is aimed more towards first-timers in Tokyo as opposed to people who have been living in the city for some time. When I have friends visiting from other countries for the first time, the most commonly asked questions are, “What’s the night life like in Tokyo?” or “Which clubs or bars do … Continue Reading

I’ve dreamed so long for the day to come, and it’s finally here! NYX Cosmetics has officially launched in Japan, and their first store opened on Friday, March 16th at the Harajuku/Omotesando Tokyu location. I’ve been following along on their journey, from media presentations to a demonstration by makeup artist Jordan Liberty, and I’ve enjoyed … Continue Reading

Last week, I had the honor of attending the 10-year anniversary party of Atelier Swarovski and Swarovski Ginza. And to celebrate this remarkable anniversary, Swarovski Ginza invited Taiwanese-American fashion designer Jason Wu for an evening of cocktails, as well as having his beautiful collaboration collection on display during the party. Read on for more about … Continue Reading

I think many of us stumble upon those moments when we feel too overwhelmed with everything that’s going on in life that it’s nearly impossible to think straight. I’ve been there too. And when that happens, it’s important to know the best way to undo all the anxiety and stress. In this post, I want … Continue Reading

My personal style has changed significantly over the years due to many factors. The most important one is probably the fact that I get to work with different brands, which in turn allows me to try new styles. And as I discover new brands and become acquainted with the creative minds behind them, each one … Continue Reading

The concept of challenge has been an important topic for me in the pursuit of growth and empowerment. As a student living in the California bubble, I didn’t really understand what it meant to truly challenge myself, and was afraid to try new things. As an adult having lived in Tokyo for over 5 years … Continue Reading

On Friday night, Prada celebrated the launch of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection in Tokyo at their Aoyama Flagship store. The entire collection was a pop of bright colors from various comic-inspired designs for both the men’s and women’s collections. But there was more to the collection than I had imagined, a not-so-hidden meaning behind the … Continue Reading