My photo shoot with Büddy Starris by far one of my favorites I’ve done so far. His style of photography and thy way he directed the shoot really brought the energy level up to create a variety of  poses and expressions. One minute I was doing the sultry look, the next I was jumping up … Continue Reading

I think we all have those days where it takes longer than usual to choose the outfit for the day – somehow, there suddenly aren’t enough clothes in your closet and coordinating even a simple outfit becomes a frustrating task. It happens to me all the time probably less so now than before. I think … Continue Reading

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 Autumn/Winter is not quite over yet, but since I won’t be attending any more shows for the week due to my work schedule, I decided to do an early recap of the shows I did attend. Fashion Week always proves to be an exciting and inspiring experience, from the runway … Continue Reading

Diane von Furstenberg‘s Spring/Summer collection fashion show proved to be a new era for the brand. This resort-inspired collection designed by Jonathan Saunders was full of brilliant colors, patterns and silhouettes. Ranging from dresses to swimwear, the ideal summer wardrobe is all in this one collection. Saunders is well known for his use of bright … Continue Reading

LA always reminds me of my university days, back when I had the privilege of attending UCLA. Coincidentally, Chase, my photographer for this shoot, is also a UCLA alumni from the Anderson School of Business. Background story about these photos: my brother and I decided to wait in line for the Daft Punk exhibition at … Continue Reading

The kimono is probably my most favorite traditional garment of clothing, not only because I am Japanese, but because there are endless ways to style one, depending on the season, the design of the kimono, and what accessories you wear it with. It’s easier to get your hands on a yukata, the lighter garment worn … Continue Reading

During my 2 week stay in the states, I flew out to Dallas, TX directly from NYC to visit my relatives there. The last time I visited Texas was during Christmas when I was still a little girl, so you could say I had no knowledge of the Dallas area. My aunt, uncle and cousin … Continue Reading

How to wear an oversized hoodie, part II with a feminine twist. “What?!” you say. “How can you possibly wear anything oversized and unstructured with no womanly silhouette into something close to feminine?” And I say, you can with a few tips and tricks. オーバーサイズのフードプルオーバーの着方、パート2をお届けします。今回は、女性らしい着こなし方、です。「え?!女性らしさのカケラもないアイテムをどうやって女性らしく着るの??」と思う方もいるかもしれませんが、ちょっとしたアドバイスでそれが可能になるのです。 In my last post, I introduced the boyish, casual way … Continue Reading

While some like to keep things perfectly fitted, I like to make room for more and keep things oversized. Read on for part 1 of how I wear oversized hoodies. 洋服を身体にフィットして着こなす人がいれば、私みたいにゆるゆるオーバーサイズものを着たがる人もいる。サマンサ流のオーバーサイズのフードのプルオーバーの着方を知りたい人は、読んでね。 Well, first things first – I like to analyze the size and length of said hoodie. This one from Champion that I picked up … Continue Reading

Introducing part II of my NYC travel diaries. This one has twice the amount of photos than my previous post since I actually spent the entire day in the city, so this time I’ll be introducing locations chronologically. ニューヨークでの旅行日記パート2を紹介します。前回のパート1よりコンテンツが多いのですが、是非最後まで読んで下さい。   THE LIGHTHOUSE After staying out all night on Saturday with my girlfriends (we went to … Continue Reading