Retro kimono style in SALZ Tokyo

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

NYC Travel Diary part II

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

RMK Color Mosaic Summer Collection 2017

RMK‘s new summer collection, “Color Mosaic,” has beauty lovers in Japan on their toes. For their spring collection, they had an impressive presentation as well as beautiful displays of past collections to familiarize the guests with the history of RMK (see post here). This time, they held an all-day event where guests could freely attend … Continue Reading

NYC Travel Diary Part I

NYC – the city of dreams, never-ending energy, and so much life. I can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks since I visited this amazing place, and going through the photos really had me missing all of it. On Saturday morning, I hopped onto the plane at 6 A.M. with 2 hours of sleep, and … Continue Reading

You say goodbye, and I say hello

Oftentimes, song lyrics are a form of comfort for me, especially when the going gets tough. I recently experienced something rather unpleasant, and while it was difficult for me to grasp at first, I’m already recovering swiftly thanks to a fabulous support system and some smarter, less emotional thinking on my end. I told myself, … Continue Reading

Party outfit ideas for less

What better way to start the new year than with a stylish party look for less? Shopbop currently has a huge selection of items on sale, and because the dresses really caught my eye (maybe because of the holiday season), I decided to put together 4 evening looks. Everything that is curated here is all … Continue Reading

Holiday sweaters for under $100

Since the Christmas holidays come around only once a year, it makes sense not to spend a fortune on one or more holiday sweaters. I’ve picked up some cute and affordable holiday sweaters from Shopbop for your shopping pleasure. You can check out more selections here on Shopbop or by clicking one of the buttons below. … Continue Reading

Interview for “isei Beat” by Cosmopolitan Japan

My interview for Cosmopolitan Japan is now up on their website, featuring the new “isei Beat,” a smartphone with superior sound quality and camera. Since the interview is in Japanese only, I decided to translate it into English myself for all my English-speaking readers. 日本語のインタビューはこちらで読んで下さい! Q: You’re always known for your very mode and cool look. … Continue Reading

Holiday gift guide & Shopbop sale!

The holidays are fast approaching, and ’tis the season for giving and receiving. Of course I’d love to give thoughtful and quality gifts for my friends, but why not do that AND save some $$? SHOPBOP & EAST DANE are both having their big sale starting now until Tuesday, November 29th at 11:59 P.M. PST … Continue Reading

My winter skincare routine

Being a huge self-proclaimed beauty guru, I’m always on the lookout for new products that are compatible with my skin type. I actually don’t mind spending some extra $$ on a good product because 1) good skincare will show as you age and 2) I’m a model so I absolutely must take care of my … Continue Reading