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

PARCO Renewal featuring Samantha Mariko

My very first large-scale ad for PARCO department store in Chofu, Tokyo. I am so honored to be the image model for their store renewal, and to have worked with an amazing team who believed in my skills as a model. And so weird to be posing in front of my own photo… but hey, … Continue Reading

Accepting yourself

In the last 5 years, I’ve changed significantly – my look, my style, the way I view life. 5 years can seem long to some, short to others. To me, it’s both. I went from a university student studying piano to Tokyo-based model, went from long, light-brown locks to short, black chops. In terms of … Continue Reading

bright morning sun

Not all of our days are our best days, but we can make them better through our own willpower. But most of all, it’s the people we surround ourselves with who give us that willpower, the motivation to keep on moving no matter how dark the storm, how dreary the light. Thank you for believing … Continue Reading

Okami Kult Winter Lookbook

photographer: Viktor Farkas models: Samantha Mariko & Sho produced & designed by: Viktor Farkas for Okami Kult     Meet Okami Kult, a street and art wear brand based in Tokyo, Japan. “Okami” being the Japanese word for “wolf,” Okami embodies an original combination of cute and scary. Check out it’s new winter collection now … Continue Reading

Rainbow spectrum with Black Arrow Photography

I don’t own this sweater. Rather, it doesn’t exist in this form. When I shot with Omar from Black Arrow Photography last month, he told me to wear something simple because he would be adding graphics when editing the photos. I was pleasantly surprised when he sent me these because they are so much more … Continue Reading

angels & demons

        photos by Nahoko Suzuki   Makeup by Asuka Takei   styling by Hikaru So   model Samantha Mariko

show me some attitude

photos by Nahoko Suzuki hair & makeup by Asuka Takei modeling & styling by Samantha Mariko wearing Tobi top and skirt, Zara wedges and Forever 21 necklace

Crimson lust

Photos // Nahoko Suzuki Makeup // Asuka Takei Styling // Hikaru So Model // Samantha Mariko


My first commercial is now broadcasted all over Japan. I never thought my loud voice would come in handy like this, but it did this time. Featuring Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama. 初めてのCMのお仕事は、イーオンモール ザ・バーゲンでした!叫び声がこういう場面で役に立つとは思わなかったです。是非見て下さい♪