I wish I didn’t have to say this, but I’ve had an unexpected case of writer’s block on top of an extremely hectic week this past week. With my mother visiting for only a week from California and my best friend from high school visiting Japan this month for the first time, I wanted to make sure I spent enough quality time with them while getting on with my work and prepping for some important jobs over the weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts about my DJ gig at Sound Museum Vision for “Places + Faces,” a big event that welcomed special guests Giggs and KOHH. Then the next day, I walked in a fashion show for Brazilian bikini brand Darea under almost no sleep – needless to say, I was pretty exhausted from all of the festivities.
本当は言いたくないんですけど、久しぶりにちょっとしたライターズブロックになり、その上ものすごく忙しい一週間でした。母が一週間だけカリフォルニアから来日していて、高校の親友が今月初来日していたというのもあり、仕事の合間を縫って二人と十分な時間を過ごしたいと思いました。インスタグラムでフォローして下さっている方はご存知かもしれませんが、金曜日の夜にVisionでスペシャルゲストGiggs & KOHHを迎えたイベント「Places + Faces」でDJをさせていただき、次の日はDareaというブラジリアンビキニのブランドのファッションショーに出させてもらいました。
While I feel like I performed well despite my crazy schedule, I clearly saw room for improvement in many areas. I’m realizing more and more that self-critique is so important to keep on improving in your craft even if those around you pat you on the back and congratulate you on your successes. I’ve only been DJ-ing for half a year so I don’t even have to mention that I still have so much to learn. And even though I’ve been modeling for even longer than that, I still need to work on certain areas. I think doing a bikini fashion show really opened my eyes especially because it requires the model to be in the best shape possible and be extremely comfortable and confident in her body.
Blurbing aside, is anyone experiencing overly warm weather where they are now? It’s been 30 degrees Celsius in Tokyo the entire weekend even though it’s still May, but at least I can sport off-shoulder tops and sandals now that it’s warmer. This tropical number from Fig & Viper is currently a favorite in my wardrobe. Is anyone else excited for summer & ice cream weather?
内容の濃い話はさておき、日本に住んでいない方も暖かい気候に恵まれていますか？まだ５月なのに夏のような暑さが続く週末だったので、オフショルのトップスやサンダルをクローゼットの奥から引っ張り出してきました。このFig & Viperのトロピカルプリントのトップスは今ハマっているアイテムです。アイスの季節が楽しみになのは私だけかな？
Fig & Viper blouse, Urban Outfitters jeans, zeroUV sunglasses, Are You Am I choker, Mimmi bags cross body, Public Desire heels
All photos by Fu Sheng Wang
I get writers block every now and then so I can relate. I came back from Cuba last weekend and it’s been quite difficult to get back into the grooved of things. But I am obsessed with your outfit especially that top babes!
While there’s always room for improvement in any of our lives, I think it’s so important to be happy with our current position as well, and I think you have SO much to be proud of. You’re doing amazing things with your DJing and modeling, and look at how much you’ve progressed with this blog. It’s seriously awesome, girly! I am loving this bright outfit – especially those amazing pants. They make your legs go on foreverrrrr – which is a rarity when it comes to super distressed denim! Keep rockin’!
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Hope you could enjoy the visit of your mom? I completely can relate to having a writers-block when having a busy week.
But hé, your back and looking great as always. So in love with your jeans, super.
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Wow !! What I can’t believe is how you just said you have only been deejaying for half a year because you seem like such a natural and you are truly so talented! I love this look with the amazing pants and bold floral ! Completely gorgeous!!
This top is so pretty, I love how you styled it babe. It’s awesome that you are learning how to DJ. You are a beautiful model babe!
Your jeans are killer! I have been so busy with graduation. And my friends graduating and parties. My graduation is in two weeks – After that I can start to enjoy my summer somewhat. So glad we have the summer ahead of us.
Keeping busy is keeps you on your toes but can get overwhelming if you don’t take a break every once in a while. Keep grinding babe & this outfit is killer! I especially love the heels <3
Ummmm can I live in your closet please??? Your style is effortlessly dope! You make the simplest outfit look so chic. That’s they kind of style I like. And yes, we must all self critique. If we aren’t getting better at our craft every day then we aren’t improving. Now let me borrow that top girl!
I’m a little obsessed over this floral top. It has the most beautiful neckline and you have the beautiful neck to wear it well. It is almost like the updated kimono style. Love those ultra distressed jeans too. Such a great look overall for that updated summer style.
Wow! You look amazing! Perfect sense of style and very chic outfit!
I so need this blouse in my life and the colours in it are amazing when paired with jeans! Looking fabulous as always girl!
Writer’s block can be a pain sometimes, but it gives us a chance to sit back and do other things to get inspired again. Amazing post as always and I love your outfit. 🙂
I think it is great to take a break sometime and just hang out with friends and family. We all need a recharge and to get up again. This floral looks amazing on you and I love the girliness of the blouse combined with the edginess of the distressed jeans. I also like that it falls slightly off the shoulders. Such a beautiful look. I hope you are able to take care of yourself and rest and enjoy the moments too. xoxo, Christine
I am madly in love with your entire outfit babe! You’re so lucky you can pull off boyfriend jeans so nicely lol. My legs are twigs in them and I just look way too small in them LOL! I guess I have yet to find one that works for me. Your top is so pretty and I love how bright it is. Perfect for spring/summer! Great look hun! xo, sharon
Great style! I’m always such a big fan of your style: stylish and edgy! This off the shoulder floral shirt is so pretty and it is filled with tropical vibe for sure!! and I love your distressed denim! They are so cool!!! Such a great combo!
You look vibrant in this color and prints. Nice!
Over here it went from 15 to 30 degrees celsius just like overnight and everyone was kind of caught by surprise here in Stockholm, but a pleasant surprise at that. 🙂 And don’t blame yourself for being busy living your life or having writer’s block!! We all experience that at times and besides, you’re working on so many things simultaneously and some quality time with your mom and best friend was much needed. Speaking of that fashion show. I am sitting here thinking that I’d REALLY have to be extremely confident with my body to do so and would probably turn an offer like that down (like I’d ever get one, haha), so cudos to you for doing that! 🙂
I’m totally in love with this look and your style. Everything is so perfect. Btw I’m going to take part in fashion show and show the bikini so I’m kinda nervous, as you told model should be in a perfect shape for that.
Your style is truly mesmerizing Samantha! I love the mix of bold colors for the off the shoulder top, and how you add in edginess with the distressed denims. And you always play up accessories so well like this wrap choker and cat eye glasses. What is your source of fashion inspiration? I think being a trendsetter is one thing, but also seamlessly putting vastly contrasted pieces together is your forte! Hehe~ and props on your DJ and modeling gig, I’m inspired by your story to pursue after your dreams and not stopping until you’ve achieved it. Thanks for being inspiring in both fashion and career! 🙂 xo~ Lena
We had that perfect 30 degree weather here for so long it was amazing. But this past week has been more like 20 and sometimes rainy. Those rainy days seriously mess with my shooting schedule! haha. The gig sounded good, you have to just keep on practicing and working at it!
I am so in love with your top! The floral print is so stunning, but what I love most about it is that gorgeous open v-neckline. It’s such a great alternative to the ubiquitous off the shoulder top. You are totally rocking this look and look gorgeous as always!
LA weather is always on the warmer side in general, but definitely, can’t beat the heat in Japan during the summer time. OMG I was totally dying when I lived in Kyoto cause it was so humid. I’ve definitely become more confident in my body, by doing fashion blogging.. kind of like for you with modeling, you start critiquing your appearance or the way that you carry yourself if that makes sense. I definitely started noticing my posture more, how my voice sounds, and how fit I was. Because of that, blogging has helped me work on my personal growth for self-improvement. 🙂 It’s good to know that I’m not the only one that feels that way.
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Loving this look babe!!! love those jeans and those sunnies are so cute! working it!
Even though you still have things to learn, your experiences Dj-ing and modelling were both so great! Your life sounds crazy busy but full of life xx
Such a cute tropical print top babe!!! I don’t think I have seen you in tropical prints before but absolutely love it!
The ripped jeans match perfect
Super adore the top!!!
Though it’s supposed to be warm here, it’s been really cool here and that’s why I’m sick…ugh! So good you got to spend time with your mom and your friend. Quality time is definitely important with our loved ones in our busy lives. Pretty blouse you’re wearing, btw!
I need this top!! I love the vibrancy of it and how it lays off the shoulder. I think you paired it perfectly with those heels!!! I see the details on that heel and it’s so subtle but refreshing!! Don’t worry, we all self critique ahha and I know I keep myself busy A LOT. We always have room to grow and that’s what makes things exciting and worth it hehe.
With love, Jenn
Girl I totally get you. My schedule has been super hectic and I’ve had no time for anything!! I think it’s important to prioritize and just enjoy the moment and do the best we can. I’m sure the bikini fashion show went well! You just gotta own it and work it AND like you said, grow everyday. 🙂 I’m sure you killed it!
You looking so fashion forward in this p9ost. Nice shirt and heels . You matched very well together.
Omg I am so obsessed with your top and sunglasses my love!!! Thank you so much for sharing and always inspiring us with your awesome looks that too cool for school. Hehe.
You’re such a beauty, those jeans look so cute on you.
I just love your style!! And those are the prettiest heels ever! <3 I also love the pattern on your shirt! Have a great weekend!!
I love the rich colors of this top! It looks beautiful on you!
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Perfect look in that dress:)