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Wearing colors that you’re normally not used to wearing can be a boost of confidence. My wardrobe is accumulating more deep blue hues recently, starting with blue velvet, outerwear, sunglasses and this beautiful dress from Lucia Berutto. A button-up silky dress with a tassel to cinch the waist, this is the perfect dress to throw on with a pair of heels when you want to look effortlessly chic. Paired with a simple yet elegantly structured bag like this one from Oliver Bilou and you’re good to go. And Jens did an amazing job at capturing all the details of this outfit.

普段着ない色合いを着てみると、ちょっとした自信に繋がりませんか?私の最近のワードローブは、びっくりするくらいブルーなアイテムが多くなっています。ベルベット素材のもの、アウター、サングラスとこちらのLucia Beruttoのワンピースを含みます。ボタン式のシルク素材で、タッセルでウエストを締めるワンピースは、ヒールと合わせたら特別な日じゃなくても気軽に着れるコーデに仕上がります。そして、このOliver Bilouのバッグのように、形が整ったシンプルなものをプラスしたら、間違い無し!カメラマンのイェンズさんはお洋服を素敵に写してくれました。

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Fashion aside, a couple of days have passed since the election results, and while I was honestly quite shocked at first, hearing about all the protests in my home country was more upsetting. I mean it is worrisome because so many things can change in the next 4 years and so forth, but being violent and negative about the situation won’t change anything. I can whole-heartedly say this from my experiences in the last 4 years. As an agency-signed model, I have had to deal with more than enough rejection for various job opportunities, but it hasn’t stopped me yet. I have the choice of taking it personally and act like it’s the end of the world (which I’ve done, and trust me, it didn’t help me in the least), or I can learn something from the rejection or failure and improve myself for the next opportunity.

ファッションはさておき、大統領選挙から数日が経ちましたね。結果を初めて聞いた時は普通にショックでしたが、その後のデモのニュースを耳にした時の方が悲しかったです。次の4年間、何が起こるか分からない中もちろん心配ですが、暴力的でネガティブな行為で何が変わるのか。私自らの経験から言えます。事務所に所属しているモデルとして、今までたくさんの資料選考やオーディションで拒否されましたが、それでもなるべく前向きに立ち直りました。ネガティブ思考でどん底に落ちる選択もできましたが(やったことあります、でもなんの解決にもならなかったです)、逆にその経験を通して勉強して、次のために自分磨きに励むようにしています。

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Furthermore, I lost my father only a year after moving to Japan in a tragic accident, and his mother, my grandmother, 2 years later. At the time, I was devastated. But these incidences only made me stronger and have helped me to grow as a person. So, what I’d like to say is, violence and negativity is not the answer. After this election, I realized I need to educate myself even more about U.S. politics and international affairs, and I hope others will do so as well. Because we need to move on, and with a more positive outlook.

そして、日本に来て1年も経たないうちに突然父を亡くし、その2年後、父の母、私の祖母も亡くなりました。当時は本当に悲しみの海の中をさまよっているかのようでした。でも、この出来事のお陰で学んだこともあったし、自分も成長できたと思います。なので、私が言いたいことは、暴力とネガティブ思考が答えじゃないと思います。この大統領選挙が終わって、次に備えるためにもっと政治や国際問題の知識を広げないと行けないなと改めて実感しました。もっと前向きに進むために。

 

Lucia Berutto dress, Oliver Bilou bag, Asos heels & choker, zeroUV sunglasses.

 

Photos by Jens Burger.

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Wow babe absolutely love the look! Such a beautiful dress paired with this sunglasses! You have a wonderful style!

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Marcy

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Love love love this dress! And those mirrored shades are TDF!!
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You are seriously so gorgeous!! I love this outfit and those mules!!

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Sooo Lovely Photos:) Love your Look:) Totally In Love with that Blue on you:)
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Omg that colour!! The entire outfit is just so stunning. Look at you stand out against the crowd, definitely loving your style.
Also I NEED that bag !!

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I am deeply sorry about your loss of your father and grandmother. I am wholeheartedly agreeing with you that we need to move on and make the best out of everything we have right now. Negativity can only bring us down even further.

This dress with the vivid colors is just so beautiful and you styled it perfectly.

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I seriously LOVE that dress and print on you! Blue is so your colour and goes perfectly with your jet black hair!

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Perfect look, I love your style. Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

Camille xo

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You’re one strong woman! Sorry for your Dad and Grandma!

I love this outfit, the details captured are amazing! The mules are so pretty too!

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I agree that negativity will not cause any progression for the US no matter who the president is. The best we all can do is work together for proactive solutions to better everyone for the best long term reasons.

Also I love your silk dress! The pattern is so beautiful on you!

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Gorgeous outfit Sam! That print is beautiful. I love your attitude. I didn’t like the results either, but destroying things solves nothing.
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I agree colors can change your style game! I love the mix of black and that blue! xo, Jessica

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I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s and grandmother’s passing. Your strength and positivity is an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your message with us, Samantha! I hope in time the division here in America will heal.

xo, Jo
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You are so chic & fashion forward ! Love the dress & sunnies, great look !
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I am really happy that you think from the positive side even though you have gone through such disheartening moments in life. You are right, negativity helps nothing. Btw, your silk dress and sunglasses?! They are just so cool!

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I’m sorry to hear about what happened to your family sweetie, and it is very comforting to read that these incidences made you stronger. I also think like you that we all should be well educated with politics in order to make the right choices. You look beautiful in this dress and pictures are very lovely. Xx, Gina

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Blue can be one of the trickiest colors to master, as far as wearing multiple shades of it. You have mastered this look babe. I love that dress and those blue sunglasses. Very street chic 🙂

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I love your positive attitude and wholeheartedly agree with you. I am sorry for your devastating loss of family members. It’s very hard to lose loved ones yet it does make you appreciate things more and also see things differently. You are a strong and influential woman. I love this printed dress and your sunglasses. You walk with such confidence and grace! Xoxo, Christine
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your photos are so cool! love this look babe, those shoes are so cute!!

xo, samira

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Wow I loveee this look so much! So fierce babe! You look amazing and the color looks great in you! I’m loving the shades and that bag too! And I am so sorry to hear about your loss 🙁 but I am glad that you choose to look at it on a brighter side and it made you stronger! Thanks for sharing!

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Your outlook on this is so strong. It clearly comes from the heart. I am sorry to hear that about your loss. You are so strong.
xx Jenelle
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I’m so sorry for your lost. I too have no grandparents left. But my mother and father are luckily still alive. I deeply feel for you.
You look stunning in these pictures and love your outfit,
X Charissa from http://www.ladygoldapple.com

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Wow, the color is gorgeous. Everything about the outfit is just so stunning. I’m sorry to hear about your lost. You are such a strong person. Continue to be strong and never give up! xo

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Yess, so good! Love that print on that dress

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UM how are you so freaking fierce?! With your amazing lipstick, those funky sunglasses, that printed dress, I love EVERYTHING. You look amazing!

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Violence and negativity are never the answer. I’m so sorry about your father. It really only makes you stronger. I love the effortlessly chic silk dress though. You look beautiful in blue!

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This is so edgy. I’m obsessed with how you paired this outfit together. Stunning!

-Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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I am a huge fan of this gorgeous blue-sy look! You pull off those deep jewel shades so perfectly. And can we talk about those fierce sunnies? ADORE!

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Stunning look! The dress is absolutely amazing!

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This dress is so chic and different! I want it 🙂

xo, Maryam
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I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that any immigration policy changes aren’t as dramatic as Trump has projected and also don’t affect hard working people like yourself. Well actually I hope there aren’t any immigration policy changes that are unfair. But we’ll see. Love your look. Your photographs and styling are always on point!

xx Yasmin
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This shirt dress is so pretty ! You have styled it well with that amazing bag! Love your style babe!

Xx, Jessie
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Oh this dress is gorgeous and it is perfection with those mules!! Loving this. And can we talk about the sunnies. I need a pair of these. Nice : )

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Wow girl!! This dress is amazing on you and you and definitely stand out in the crowd??

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you’re so incredibly beautiful! Thx for sharing <3

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This dress is incredible on you Samantha. I love the shades of blue and the pattern. So pretty on you!

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Apart from looking stunning, I must say you’ve captured the essence of what I think. I mean, how can one vote (and be disappointed) if one hasn’t got a clue what the vote is about? All people need to read and learn more about how politics and internal as well as international affairs work before they go and vote for something because “he/she said that we need to make this country better” and I hate their counterpart. Seriously, voting should be based on facts, not on personal sentimental values.
And I’m sorry to hear about the losses in your family!
xoxo
Thomas

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whoaaah i super love this shoot, it’s like for magazine <3

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So sorry to hear about your father love and you are right violence and negativity is no way to live. I love that silk dress on you, looks so comfy and the print is amazing. I have the same handbag, isn’t it super cute, I love it.
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I love looking thru your photos, straight out of magazine all the time.

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So sorry about your losses! It is great seeing that you were able to get through it…and you look beautiful in this outfit!

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Loving the shades of blue babe. Your photos look so amazing! xo, sharon

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I am such a big fan of your bag and those glasses!

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I’m so sorry for your losses. I completely agree that it’s important to move on and all life experiences make us stronger. I, too, believe in stopping hate and spreading love. We have enough violence and it doesn’t resolve anything. On a brighter note, you look absolutely gorgeous! These photos are so editorial. Flaunt it girl!

XO Jenn
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WOAH! You totally nailed this look! I LOOOVE your style! <3 I really can't get over this dress with it's bold print and silky sheen!

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Wow this dress, shoes and bag are just so fab together. Love your shades, too.
xoxo, Rachel

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Such a beautiful look and love how you paired the sunnies with the dress!
Jordan xx
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I really love the way you put your outfits together your such a boss
francesca
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lovin the printed dress!

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I’m absolutely in love with how edgy yet feminine this outfit looks! Your style and aesthetic always inspire me truly.

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This is so gorgeous! And I love it paired with those heels, just perfect!

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So sorry for your losses; your passion nonetheless shines through, and that outfit is beautiful. Lots of love your way.

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Loved the blue kimino type of jacket. You look stunning!

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The dress print and color combination is awesome!
Love your shoes as well ❤️

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