A taste of tropical

I wish I didn’t have to say this, but I’ve had an unexpected case of writer’s block on top of an extremely hectic week this past week. With my mother visiting for only a week from California and my best friend from high school visiting Japan this month for the first time, I wanted to … Continue Reading

LA meets Tokyo street style

Growing up in California and having lived in LA for a couple of years during university, it’s hard for me to let go of that way of thinking and I think it shows in my personal style. After moving to Tokyo 5 years ago, I’ve also acquired a lot of the Tokyo style that’s trending … Continue Reading

A black & gold affair

Black & gold has got to be one of my favorite color combinations to wear. When I was asked to style this Moussy x Adidas collaboration T-shirt, I immediately knew I wanted to style it with metallic items. In my previous outfit post, I wore their white T-shirt with distressed denim and silver flats, so … Continue Reading

Getting to know Hiroshima – Kosanji Temple and the Hill of Hope

Hiroshima was our next destination for the Global Travel Blogger Summit, and I’ll be writing two separate posts about it as I did the most sight-seeing in this prefecture. Scroll down below for more photos and information on these tourist destinations. 日本初のグローバルトラベルブロガーサミットの次のストップは広島でした。広島で一番観光地を廻ったので、二つの記事に分けてまとめます。今回は、耕三寺と未来心の丘を紹介します。 KOSANJI TEMPLE Kosanji Temple is located on Ikujishima Island along the Shimanami Bridge … Continue Reading

Navy is the new chic with AllSaints

Before I delve into the rest of the Global Travel Blogger Summit adventures, I decided to squeeze in an outfit post taken during that week. My good friend Gail of The Equinox Fashion took these photos for me, despite the very limited amount of time we had before the two of us headed over to … Continue Reading

Crisp spring basics

Spring is here, and it’s my favorite season after summer (I’m a summer baby so it makes sense). When I think of spring fashion, I immediately steer towards brighter colors and airier silhouettes and materials. This is where an oversized, crisp white shirt from Allumer comes in perfectly for that chic boss babe look. If … Continue Reading

On the go with Oribagu

Being a girl with multiple occupations, I’m constantly out and about, sometimes traveling to 3-4 locations in the city per day. As a model, I’ll have auditions and photo shoots to go to; as a blogger, I schedule my own photo shoots somewhere in the city with photographers or go to business meetings; and as … Continue Reading

Stand Out From The Crowd

Standing out from the crowd – this is actually tougher than it sounds. Some people are naturally gifted with extroverted personalities. I have and still meet people who are bold in their actions and speech, and from an introverted girl’s POV, it’s something I’ve always looked up to. But I don’t let my shyness keep … Continue Reading

Samantha Mariko x Büddy Starr

My photo shoot with Büddy Starr is by far one of my favorites I’ve done so far. His style of photography and thy way he directed the shoot really brought the energy level up to create a variety of  poses and expressions. One minute I was doing the sultry look, the next I was jumping … Continue Reading

Downtown sporty in all black

I think we all have those days where it takes longer than usual to choose the outfit for the day – somehow, there suddenly aren’t enough clothes in your closet and coordinating even a simple outfit becomes a frustrating task. It happens to me all the time probably less so now than before. I think … Continue Reading