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

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

New Balance ICONIC 574 x ELLE girl Japan

The New Balance ICONIC 574 sneaker is a classic that has been loved by many over the years, and this spring, they are introducing 4 new colors for the women’s collection. In collaboration with ELLE girl Japan, they put together a special event for bloggers and influencers at Tenoha Daikanyama to celebrate the launch of … Continue Reading

Desigual 2015 SS Collection Preview Party

I know that my most recent posts are all about 2015 Spring/Summer collection previews in Tokyo, but I have one more! This was actually a party – the Desigual 2015 SS Collection preview party that took place in Daikanyama, one of the more stylish areas in Tokyo. I’ve known the brand Desigual growing up in … Continue Reading

Nicolai Bergmann for FURLA Capsule Collection preview party

If you love decoration flowers, you’ll love Nicolai Bergmann’s flower and design. The flower designs in a box are very popular in Japan, and last night I was lucky enough to attend the Nicolai Bergmann for FURLA Capsule Collection preview party in Aoyama. Flowers + FURLA bags… an irresistible combination for girls. I don’t wear … Continue Reading

Thom Browne New York 1st Anniversary Cocktail Party

Tonight, I attended the Thom Browne New York 1st Anniversary Cocktail Party in Aoyama. I had a great time with my managers and 2 of the girls in my agency, Moeko and Hikaru. The cocktail party was a success – all 3 floors of the store were open to guests, and there was a photo … Continue Reading

DVF in Japan

I mentioned very briefly in my last post that I participated in a special event, and this was it. I had the privilege of being one of the models to represent Diane von Furstenberg’s Pop Wrap Dress from the Andy Warhol Collection for two events. She is famous for designing the wrap dress, which is … Continue Reading

JFW Fashion Fair 2013

I had the privilege of attending JFW Fashion Fair 2013 on Thursday at Tokyo Big Sight as a representative for It was my first time taking photos for a fashion website, but I had a great time keeping an eye out for great style. I took some extra photos of some of the cool … Continue Reading

soluvlee collections @ club sutra

I know this is a huge jumble of photos, but there were many good ones to choose from so I’m just putting them all up! These were from the runway show at Club Sutra for Soluvlee Collection‘s EDC line. It was so fun working with the other models and getting to know them. Big thanks … Continue Reading

concept fashion week

Photos of the 2012 fall collections from LA Concept Fashion Week. I had the honor of modeling for Elaine Marie Style again for her installment at the Ace Gallery. The photo above says it all – her fall line is a mix of British grunge style from the 70s with some 60s flare.  I didn’t … Continue Reading