Okami Kult Spring/Summer 2016

I love supporting my friends. Apart from my family, they are the ones who support me with my pursuits, so it only makes sense to do what I can for them. This is my second time modeling for Okami Kult, a Tokyo-based street wear brand by my friend Viktor, who is also a fantastic photographer … Continue Reading

BANSAN 2016 SS Lookbook

These photos for the BANSAN 2016 SS Lookbook were taken last year, but I wanted to wait ’til exhibition season to post some of the looks. The designer, Mayuko Ban, graduated from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, and has started her line, BANSAN, which is characterized by her unique patterning, Japanese traditional silhouettes, and use … Continue Reading

blondy 2015 SS Lookbook feat. Samantha Mariko

I had been waiting for Japanese fashion brand blondy to post their 2015 SS Lookbook on their website. And finally! they did. This was my first lookbook gig as a model, and I’m not shy to say I am proud of my work here. The blondy team was also very pleased with the outcome, which is … Continue Reading

blondy & BLONDY ReLISH 2015 SS Collection Showroom

On Friday, I was invited to check out the 2015 SS showrooms for Japanese women’s fashion brand blondy and it’s sister brand, BLONDY ReLISH. What was so special about visiting blondy showroom was that I was the model for their 2015 SS lookbook. Imagine my surprise at seeing my face on the walls of their … Continue Reading

Lookbook.nu Tokyo Style Report by Samantha Mariko

Hey everyone!! I recently teamed up with Gloria Tran from Lookbook.nu 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

youth street design with kay lim

These photos are from a photo shoot featuring outfits by the talented designer Kay Lim. Having a photo shoot in downtown LA was really exciting – I feel like I got to know the area a little bit more. Working with this team was a great experience. You guys were awesome! 🙂 I hope I can … Continue Reading