Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – September 2018

September was another busy month of events (but perhaps not as busy as August). The crispness of the fall season has arrived, along with various AW collection reveals. From beauty to music to fashion, I had the pleasure of attending or working for various events. I hope you enjoy this short but sweet party report … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – August 2018

August proved to be a much busier month than I expected! This is probably the longest Tokyo Party Report I’ve compiled so far with 9 events total, excluding a few that took place outside of the city. I’m sure some brands are recognizable, maybe others will be new and might spark interest. So without further … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – July 2018

My second post in this series! For my July report, I’ll be introducing several different kinds of events, including a music festival, a masterclass, and reception parties. Ever since I started working at a PR company in Tokyo, I’ve had more access to really cool events happening in the area and it’s always fun to … Continue Reading

SHOPSTYLE x LUISAVIAROMA Luncheon at Things Aoyama

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of participating at a beautiful luncheon hosted by SHOPSTYLE x Luisaviaroma at Things Aoyama. Despite it being a dreary, rainy Friday afternoon, many Japanese bloggers and influencers joined the luncheon surrounded by a colorful summer collection curated by Luisaviaroma, titled “Summer Escape.” Read on for more about this … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – June 2018

I attend a good amount of reception parties and events every month as a blogger, model and DJ. Although I do post about it on my Instagram and/or Twitter, I regret that many of the parties haven’t made it to my blog. So, I decided to do a monthly Tokyo party report with a short … Continue Reading

La Fondue Tokyo 3

La Fondue Tokyo had it’s third party at Wall & Wall Omotesando earlier this month, and thanks to all the participants and guests who attended we had a successful party. Read on for more about the arists who performed, including Saint Pierre from NYC, the pop-ups that participated and photos from the party. La Fondue … Continue Reading

Portland State University Japan Night 2018 Faces of Japan

Portland State University’s Japanese Student Society has been hosting Japan Night for 10 years now, and this year I’m proud to say that I was invited to perform and speak as one of the headlining artists. With taiko, kendo, dance performances, and a special performance by headlining artist Eden Kai, Japan Night 2018 proved to … Continue Reading

La Fondue Tokyo 2

La Fondue Tokyo had a successful second party at Wall & Wall Omotesando on March 29th! With many talented artists, DJs and a variety of pop-up brands, our second party proved to be even more diverse than the last. Read on for more about La Fondue Tokyo II with amazing photography by my friend, Fu … Continue Reading

Launch of NYX Cosmetics Japan

I’ve dreamed so long for the day to come, and it’s finally here! NYX Cosmetics has officially launched in Japan, and their first store opened on Friday, March 16th at the Harajuku/Omotesando Tokyu location. I’ve been following along on their journey, from media presentations to a demonstration by makeup artist Jordan Liberty, and I’ve enjoyed … Continue Reading

Jason Wu for Atelier Swarovski at Swarovski Ginza

Last week, I had the honor of attending the 10-year anniversary party of Atelier Swarovski and Swarovski Ginza. And to celebrate this remarkable anniversary, Swarovski Ginza invited Taiwanese-American fashion designer Jason Wu for an evening of cocktails, as well as having his beautiful collaboration collection on display during the party. Read on for more about … Continue Reading