Elegant street chic on Melrose

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

How to wear an oversized hoodie – Part II

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

How to wear an oversized hoodie – Part I

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

In the backstreets of LA

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

Nina Ricci Les Belles de Nina New Fragrance Launch

Nina Ricci launched two new beautiful fragrances, and I had the pleasure of attending the launch party in Tokyo. The concept behind the pair of perfumes is a deep and everlasting friendship, and models Frida Gustavsson and Jac Jagaciak portray exactly this. The two fragrances are Nina eau de toilette and Luna Blosson eau de … Continue Reading

Party-ready in Desigual by Christian Lacroix

Have you ever encountered a dilemma when trying to find the perfect statement dress? Whether it’s the color, the style or the overall design, I’m sure many things factor in when choosing the right dress. I’m always on the lookout for something sophisticated and chic that is suitable for a party or event. When I was … Continue Reading

A Friday night at UCESS the Lounge

My second ever DJ set at UCESS the Lounge in Harajuku went surprisingly well, despite running late because the train stopped (boy, did I sweat it there!) and customers already in the venue waiting for the event to start. Last time I played for 40 minutes, but this time I played an hour-long set with … Continue Reading

‘Cause it’s a thriller night

  These Michael Jackson “Thriller”-inspired photos would have made a perfect Halloween blog post, don’t you think? Photographer DRK Tokyo is master at taking nighttime photos in his lair called Daikanyama. We snapped so many awesome photos in a matter of 15 minutes, all in one secluded area that he describes as “old Daikanyama,” a part … Continue Reading

You say goodbye, and I say hello

Oftentimes, song lyrics are a form of comfort for me, especially when the going gets tough. I recently experienced something rather unpleasant, and while it was difficult for me to grasp at first, I’m already recovering swiftly thanks to a fabulous support system and some smarter, less emotional thinking on my end. I told myself, … Continue Reading

Listening to music in style with Sudio Sweden

  Listening to music on the go has changed for me completely thanks to Sudio Sweden’s wireless earphones and headphones. When they first sent me the VASA BLA wireless Bluetooth earphones, I was amazed at the quality of the sound, and how much outdoor noise it blocked while I was listening to my music (with all … Continue Reading