My name is Samantha Mariko, a half-Japanese model, musician and DJ from Orange County, California, currently residing in Tokyo, Japan. I started this blog in late 2011 while I was attending UCLA as a classical piano major, and has since then grown into a precious space where I can share my style, modeling work, beauty, travels, music and anything that interests & inspires me. For collaborations and inquiries, please fill out the contact form.
Sponsors include: Alma chains, Artistic & Co., Baby-G, BARAKA, Bershka, The Black Market, Calvin Klein, Citizen watches, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Daniel Wellington, Desigual, Eden the Collection, Epoi, Festaria, Forever 21, Fossil, Free People, Front Row Shop, The Golden Heart Store, Good After Nine, Henry London, Hidden Treasure, Jump from Paper, Kate Spade New York, Klasse 14, Metrocity, Nixon, Oliver Bilou, Pioneer, Rings & Tings, Shein, Shopbop, Skyed Apparel, Skywatch, Snapmade, Spotify, Stradivarius, Sudio Sweden, Tobi, Uncommon Goods, UNIQFIND, Uno de 50, Yoins, Zaful, zeroUV and Zoe of Switzerland.


Cosmopolitan Japan 「サマンサ麻里子が指南!ホリデーシーズンにカレと行きたいデートスポット」 12.20

blondy 2015 SS Lookbook model1.15
Fashion Forward blog feature1.5.15
Wondermika blog feature “Blogger of the Week, Samantha Mariko, Japan”1.25.15
Yahoo article, “7 Ways to Leave the House in Sweatpants” Outfit feature (cited incorrectly) 02.10.15
Blogger feature on The Golden Heart Store blog – “Samantha”2.15
Interview for “BeCoolAroundTheWorld – TOKYO” Youtube video3.20.15
Blogger feature on “24 Hours in Tokyo with Samantha”4.15
Blogger feature on “Tokyo Insider Guide by Samantha Mariko”4.15
Blogger feature on Facade Magazine Issue 02 “Samantha Mariko”4.15
Style feature on KBS2 “A Style for You” show5.18.15
Street snap on Fashionsnap.com5.15
Fashion snap feature on ELLEgirl Japan online6.9.15
Interview with zeroUV8.5.15
Style feature on Your Next Shoes – “Meet the Top 10 Jeans Bloggers of August 2015”9.2.15
VOGUE girl Japan – Forever 21 でつくる秋のコーディネート21 Style feature9.22.15


Asian Fortune Magazine – Growing up Half Asian American: Curse or Gift?  1.15.14
Feautured blogger on 1.26.14
VINCA blog – Samantha Mariko by Jason Mordeno Photography 4.22.14
Model for Eden the Collection Lookbook 5.1.14
Feature on – Tokyo Report: Tips and Tools for Blogging by Samantha Mariko 6.11.14
Feature on Alma Chains’ Alma News gossip page 8.14
Fashion One TV Japan Photo Shoot Feature 9.5.14
Banner feature on Skyed Apparel website 10.14
Interview for Cloth App Launch 11.04


Yan News – Asia Collection Ho Chi Minh Fashionista feature 3.5.13
Tripanista feature “What to Wear in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan” feature 5.8.13
Paint with Stars blog feature “Samantha” 6.10.13
Tripanista feature “What to Wear in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 7.14.13
What I Wear blog feature “JFW –  International Fashion Fair 2013” 7.23.13

2012 fashion slideshow “LA Fashion Week: Fall ’12”  3.10.12 feature “Miss April – Samantha Mariko”

NHK World “Tokyo Eye” – Akiruno and Tokyo Summerland 6.19.12
Hello, Emy Blog feature “サマンサ麻里子x Brandy Melville” 8.14.12
Extra in Pink Martini ft. Saori Yuki – “Is That All There Is” music video
Extra in Mayer Hawthorne’s “No Strings” music video 8.27.12
Extra in AYE SONG’s “Take it to the Head (cover)” music video 10.11.12
Paint with Stars Blog feature “Samantha – Autumn Glow” 11.9.12

Jpy+ Magazine “Street Snap”  4.11 “2WJD Party in Little Osaka”  8.4.11
PhotoVogue “Youth Street Design for Kay Lim Style”  11.19.11 feature “Samantha Mariko”  12.14.11
POSI+TIVE Magazine “A Fashion Story”  12.29.11