June is here, and so are the warmer, sunnier days that have been on a continuous streak for the past week or so. The rainy season usually starts mid-June, so I’m making sure to enjoy the beautiful weather until then. This weekend, I did a photo shoot at Zushi beach in Kanagawa prefecture, and my team and I were blessed with the most perfect beach weather. Even though I grew up near the beach in California, I’m not much of a beach girl; however, blue skies, sparkling ocean, and palm trees swaying in the breeze can be tempting for anyone. It also reminds me so much of Huntington Beach and LA. I can’t wait to show you all the photos we took in Zushi!

やっと6月になり、暖かく日差しの強い日々が最近続いています。梅雨は6月半ばぐらいからなので、それまでにこの良い天気を精一杯味わいたいですね。今週末、逗子ビーチで撮影をしにいきましたが、本当に素晴らしい天気に恵まれました。海の近くで生まれ育ったにもかかわらず、あまりビーチガールではないんです・・・でも、青空に輝く海、風に揺れるヤシの木という光景を目の前にしたら誰だって興奮するでしょう。故郷のハンティントン・ビーチとロスを思い出させます。出来上がった写真を早くシャアしたいです!

Speaking of similarities between California and Japan, Ginza is one of my favorite places to hang out in Tokyo because to me, it’s the Beverly Hills of Tokyo. With all the luxury brands lined down the street with their beautiful shop windows, I can get a little taste of Rodeo Drive in Japan. Also, new department stores have been opening in this area, allowing for a fulfilling and convenient shopping experience all within walking distance. I think that that is the beauty of Tokyo.

カリフォルニアと日本の共通点といえば、私にとってロサンゼルスのビバリー・ヒルズに一番似ているのは東京の銀座だと思っています。ショップウィンドウがお洒落なハイブランドのお店がずらりと並んでいる大通りは、ロデオドライブを思い出させます。あと、最近銀座では新しいデパートがオープンしているので、お買い物や飲食ができるお店がどんどん増えています。すべて歩ける距離にあるので、その便利さが東京の魅力だと思います。

So I debuted the mini denim skirt for the first time in a long while (I’m actually really self-conscious of my thighs believe it or not), and only just now realized how pale I am… I think this is usually the case during the first few weeks of summer, but I’m hoping to soak in a little bit more sun to get that healthy-looking glow before my trip to Paris next month. I am a lot more excited about my first time in Europe than shown in the photos (laughs). So if anyone has any recommendations of where I should go in the city, please leave them in the comments below! And if you’re a blogger or photographer in Paris, let me know and I would love to meet you! I will be available between July 8th – 11th for photo shoot sessions or blogger meet ups 🙂

今年初のミニスカートデビューをしましたが(太ももを見せるのが実はちょっと苦手で・・・)、自分の肌の白さには正直びっくりしましたね。初夏はしょうがないかもしれませんが、パリへ行くまでにもう少しヘルシーに見える肌にしたいです。初パリ、そして初ヨーロッパは、写真で写っているよりもすごく楽しみです(笑)。パリでお勧めの場所がありましたら、是非コメント欄で教えて下さい!あと、パリに住んでいるブロガーやカメラマンの方:お会いしたいです!7月8〜11日はまだスケジュールが空いているので、ご連絡お待ちしています☺️

 

Zara duster cardigan (similar here), Topshop top (similar here), Tobi scarf (similar here and here), zeroUV sunglasses, Uno de 50 cuff, All Saints crossbody bag, Zara skirt, Underground Creepers

All photos by Fu Sheng Wang

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Love this look!

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You are looking so fierce babes! I think there’s always similarities between different cities so it’s great that you were able to compare. 🙂

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i absolutely love your style!

great post!

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I visited Ginza when I was in Toyko last fall and it rained while I tried to shoot there! Such a bummer because I loved that area and it totally reminded me of Beverly Hills in CA, although more chic and energetic. These denim shorts instantly caught my eye. I am always looking for a good pair of cut offs for summer to live in. I love that bag too and is the perfect size to take along anywhere. I am so excited for your Paris trip next month. I love Paris so much and want to go there again soon. Can’t wait to see your beach shots too. xoxo, Christine
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I truly love the way you styled these fabulous shorts and you always make everything you were so unique and stunning! It’s fascinating to hear of your travels and I enjoyed this comparison of cities !! I am looking forward to hearing about Paris and you are totally making me want to travel !!

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OMG I just got back from Paris in April. I also went to Rome & London. Paris was my favorite by far. You have a lot to look forward to.

xxgracie

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I love your denim skirt! Lovely outfit and great pictures as always. 🙂

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These photos make me miss my time in Tokyo so much!

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I saw this look on your Instagram and absolutely love it!! That skirt makes you look like you have legs for days! I love the raw hemline on it too. So true, these photos totally look like you took them in Cali and not Japan 🙂 Hope you have a fab time in Paris!

xo, Jo
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As for your trip to Paris, here are some of my favorites.

Paris’s shopping passages. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/02/paris-hidden-passages-shopping-shops
City of the dead: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/06/travel/paris-cemeteries/index.html

Eagerly awaiting your photos … )

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Totally loving your skirt:)
Regards.
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Would love to hang out in Ginza one day! Never been to Beverly Hills [also like to visit that] but it looks and sounds great. Again: you look fab and the team captured you really well <3 XO Charissa || http://www.ladygoldapple.com ||

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you are always looking so fierce babe! and beverly hills in tokyo sounds amazing! i have yet to visit tokyo but i think this will be my first stop once i do! xo, sharon

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I can’t wait to see your beach pictures! And these photos turned out amazingly too (of course)! I love the mini skirt on you, and you should certainly not be ashamed of your thighs because they’re perfect – just like the rest of you – and the fair skin makes you look like a porcelain doll. Just stunning!!

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I love love love your style! It’s so unique and FIERCE! Cannot wait to hear about how Paris will be! So exciting!

Looking forward to your post and more of your outfits xo

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Oh for freaks sake Samantha, we need to sync our schedules as I’ll be flying out of Paris on June 26th, haha. As someone who calls Paris his second home (me) I could basically write an essay about what you should do, see, where to eat, where to go clubbing, etc. Knowing you and considering it’s your first time in Paris you should do the sights of course, but there’s so much more to Paris than that. You’ll have to walk down Rue St Honoré and you’ll see more luxury shops than you’ve ever seen in your life and on that street you’ll find my favorite shop of all times, Colette. You just can’t miss out on that one. Regarding more hands on tips regarding all things you shouldn’t miss, feel free to drop me a line 🙂
Love,
Thomas

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You’re rocking that mini denim skirt with those loooong legs of yours! I love how there is a Beverly Hills somewhere in every country or city. I remember when I was in Aspen for the music festival and I thought the exact same thing with all the designer boutique stores they had. I hope you have fun in Paris!

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I must go to Japan!!! This looks so incredible and so do you my dear!! I love me some shopping, so this destination sounds like the perfect place to do so. Thanks for sharing!!

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I absolutely need that denim skirt in my life!!! It’s so cool and stylish! As I always say, your style is completely fly!! I love it! And by the way, you have nothing to be self conscious about you. You are perfect the way you are!

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I knew once I first saw this look on Instagram, I would be obsessed. I’m also not too big on beaches. It’s too hot! LOL and I’m drooling over those creepers! I already have too many pair, but I think I need these too 🙂

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Gosh! Your outfit really looks good on you, Sam! Love how you pull them off! Also, your sunnies is what l really need this summer 🙂

xx shaine
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I should visit Ginza . If only to see fabulous people and outfit.
Gorgeous outfit, dear.

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That skirt looks amazing on you, I love the little black shorts underneath. It’s something I’d totally do!

xo | Cindy Elena
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Amazing shoot looking so cool in it
Regards .
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The Beverly hills in Tokyo sounds amazing will need to add it to my list!
You look so stunning and fierce as always. I absolutely admire your style.

xoxo
Marcy

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I love these shoes! They are so much fun, perfect with the duster coat and torn denim skirt. This area is so lush and glossy! It does have a Beverly Hills vibe to it. Yay for warmer sunny days too!
xx Jenelle
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I was going to comment how gorgeous your legs are!! They are so long and skinny, I’d kill for them, don’t know what you are self-conscious about. I can’t wait to see your photo shoot and your Paris trip photos.

xo Sheree
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I love your style so much, I wish to visit Japan one day and shopping there, cuz there are so many cool brands! I love the skirt so much, totally my style and I love your pale skin too, you look amazing! Have a safe trip and have in Paris!

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GIRL. Seriously. You slay every single time. I am so obsessed with your look from your hair to your fashion sense. You look so great!

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I need to visit Ginza…sounds wonderful! Also I’m loving your beautiful look!

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Such a stylish look babe! I love your hair, how do you keep it always so perfect! Love that denim skirt, it’s super slay!

xx, Jessie
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Only visited once but I absolutely love Ginza as it has my favourite stores and so full of glam! Would love to see your fave pieces from various stores!

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It does look like Beverly hill lol. You know I love your style, you look sexy and beautiful girl.

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