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

Blogger interview with zeroUV

How’s everyone’s week so far? I’ve been enjoying your comments on my latest posts – thank you! I’m happy to announce that my interview for zeroUV sunglasses is now up on their website under their “Blog Diaries” section. You can read the interview at “Blog Diaries: Samantha Mariko.” ZeroUV has the best selection of sunglasses … Continue Reading

#BeCoolAroundTheWorld Tokyo fashion interview

Another Samantha Mariko interview, this time conducted by Italian actress Gaia Messerklinger. Sweet, gorgeous and bubbly, I totally enjoyed meeting her and answering any questions she had about Tokyo fashion and lifestyle. My friend Natalia and I met with her at a cafe in Shibuya to discuss what the fashion culture is like in Tokyo … Continue Reading

FEATURE | Interview for Cloth App Launch

  I had been meaning to post about this earlier, but anyways, I’d like to introduce a new iPhone app called Cloth. Cloth is a brand new fashion app where you upload your look, organize them by category, weather, etc, and share them with everyone else. According to The Next Web, “Cloth… is you personal … Continue Reading

FEATURE | Fashion One TV Japan feat. Paint with Stars and Letters Impromptu

Remember the photo shoot I did with Lisa from Paint with Stars back in July? I forgot to mention that Fashion One TV was shooting live footage of the shoot, and it is now up on Youtube! I’ve never had a video taken for any of my photo shoots, so this one was special for me. Lisa and I … Continue Reading Tokyo Style Report by Samantha Mariko

Hey everyone!! I recently teamed up with Gloria Tran from for their Tokyo Style Report segment, and my report on blogging and fashion in Tokyo is now up on their website! You can read it here – “Tokyo Report: Tips and Tools for Blogging by Samantha Mariko” Many thanks to Gloria for featuring me and for … Continue Reading

Interview with Asian Fortune Magazine

Hey everyone! I hope you are staying warm this time of year, especially if you are living  in a place like Japan! I’m finally back in Tokyo, settling myself into the daily grind again. I’m also eager to announce that an interview I did with Asian Fortune Magazine is finally up on their website! The article, “Growing up … Continue Reading