LA always reminds me of my university days, back when I had the privilege of attending UCLA. Coincidentally, Chase, my photographer for this shoot, is also a UCLA alumni from the Anderson School of Business. Background story about these photos: my brother and I decided to wait in line for the Daft Punk exhibition at … Continue Reading

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

During my 2 week stay in the states, I flew out to Dallas, TX directly from NYC to visit my relatives there. The last time I visited Texas was during Christmas when I was still a little girl, so you could say I had no knowledge of the Dallas area. My aunt, uncle and cousin … Continue Reading

How to wear an oversized hoodie, part II with a feminine twist. “What?!” you say. “How can you possibly wear anything oversized and unstructured with no womanly silhouette into something close to feminine?” And I say, you can with a few tips and tricks. オーバーサイズのフードプルオーバーの着方、パート2をお届けします。今回は、女性らしい着こなし方、です。「え?!女性らしさのカケラもないアイテムをどうやって女性らしく着るの??」と思う方もいるかもしれませんが、ちょっとしたアドバイスでそれが可能になるのです。 In my last post, I introduced the boyish, casual way … Continue Reading

While some like to keep things perfectly fitted, I like to make room for more and keep things oversized. Read on for part 1 of how I wear oversized hoodies. 洋服を身体にフィットして着こなす人がいれば、私みたいにゆるゆるオーバーサイズものを着たがる人もいる。サマンサ流のオーバーサイズのフードのプルオーバーの着方を知りたい人は、読んでね。 Well, first things first – I like to analyze the size and length of said hoodie. This one from Champion that I picked up … Continue Reading

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‘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 – 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

I’m back from my slight blogging hiatus, and I’m ready to get back into the game. In my last post, I mentioned that I was visiting my hometown in California, and also traveling to New York and Texas, all in just 12 days. To be completely honest, it was not enough time at all to … Continue Reading

And I’m back in beautiful, sunny California for the next two weeks, with brief travels to New York and Texas in between. Since I live an ocean away from my hometown now, whenever I’m back I realize how lucky I was to have grown up near the ocean and I can appreciate everything now that I’m … Continue Reading