Chill Out It’s Summer Mix 2

Have you listened to my latest mix yet? If not, now is the time to check it out before summer is over! “Chill Out It’s Summer Mix 2” is available to listen on my Mixcloud, or you can scroll to the bottom of this post to listen as well. 私の最新のミックスはもう聴いていただけましたか?まだの方は夏が終わる前に是非Mixcloudで聴いてみて下さい!この記事の一番下からも聴けますよ♪ Chill Out, It’s Summer Summer … Continue Reading

Back to Basics

Yes, like the Christina Aguilera album that marked a change in her overall style and presentation. For me, back to basics means stripping down whatever I feel is unnecessary and making the decisions that I’ve always wanted to make, including my new haircut. バック・トゥ・ベーシックス。そう、クリスティーナ・アギレラ新しいルックとスタイルをデビューしたアルバムのように。私にとってのバック・トゥ・ベーシックスは必要じゃないものを捨てて、今までやってみたかったことを思い切ってやってみること。このヘアカットもそのひとつです。 My dream haircut Sporting an super-short haircut has always been a … Continue Reading

Happy Halloween in Aderans

Wishing all you party people out there a Happy Halloween? ハッピー・ハロウェン? It’s been a couple years since I did some serious dress-up for Halloween, and this year, these custom-made wigs by Aderans inspired me to do a Halloween-themed shoot. Aderans is known as a wig brand for older ladies in Japan, but when they reached … Continue Reading

The Power of “NO”

Saying “no” can be one of the most difficult things to say to someone. It can change relationships, hurt people, and even cut ties with the other individual or party. I’ve had to do it countless times in both professional and private settings – saying no to people I considered my friends because they were … Continue Reading

Samantha Mariko x Büddy Starr

My photo shoot with Büddy Starr is by far one of my favorites I’ve done so far. His style of photography and thy way he directed the shoot really brought the energy level up to create a variety of  poses and expressions. One minute I was doing the sultry look, the next I was jumping … Continue Reading

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

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

My first article for Cosmopolitan Japan

My first article as contributor for Cosmopolitan Japan is now up on their website! Introducing 5 bold lip colors from 5 different brands for an easy fall makeup look. The article is in Japanese, but there are photos and links for all the lip colors I recommend. You can read the article here on Cosmopolitan … Continue Reading

ELEGANT Magazine August Issue No. 27 “White Minimalism”

It’s a rarity and an honor to be published in a fashion magazine, so I’m really excited to share this editorial with you. ELEGANT Magazine August Issue No. 7 – “White Minimalism” with photography by Apple Sabrina Chua, hair by Maiko Kurishima, makeup by Mami Abe, and modeling by me. We decided to work the … Continue Reading

A week of outfits for Cosmopolitan Japan

Check out my latest feature on Cosmopolitan Japan – “A week of outfits by Samantha Mariko.” I think this article helped me realize I’m a style chameleon, that I love incorporating a variety of trends into my style and dress depending on my mood. The text is in Japanese but if you don’t understand Japanese, … Continue Reading