Shades of cool in home sweet Tokyo

After a long yet short trip to Paris, I am finally back in home sweet Tokyo. While I won’t get into details here, I did encounter a small list of unexpected events throughout my trip; but despite such setbacks, traveling to the city of my dreams was the best thing I did for myself, and … Continue Reading

Hello July, Hello summer

Hello July! I can’t believe we’re already in the second half of 2017. July is my birthday month, so it makes sense that summer is my favorite season of the year. Growing up, I was always envious of the other kids that had birthdays during the school year since the entire class could celebrate with … Continue Reading

How I started modeling + some modeling tips

I did not expect myself to be a model, or at least make it modeling one of my occupations. But here I am in Tokyo, slowly but surely building my career hand-in-hand with my blogging. My first photo shoot was actually during my university days, probably about 7 or so years ago (I may have … Continue Reading

Ginza, the Beverly Hills of Tokyo

June is here, and so are the warmer, sunnier days that have been on a continuous streak for the past week or so. The rainy season usually starts mid-June, so I’m making sure to enjoy the beautiful weather until then. This weekend, I did a photo shoot at Zushi beach in Kanagawa prefecture, and my … Continue Reading

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

How to do street style the girly way

To those of you who wanted to dress more casually but still wished to maintain that element of feminism – well, this is the post for you. As you may already know, I’m huge fan of street style and definitely not shy to wear the most oversized T-shirt or the most distressed jeans. But I … 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

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