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

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

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 become a more confident person

I’m probably the last person that should be giving any advice on this topic. But being know as the “shy girl” the first half of my life and now trying to make it in the entertainment industry where shyness can pull you back, I decided I’d give some advice through my experiences over the years. … Continue Reading

German Haute Couture in Tokyo

Most of my photo shoots consist of my own styling, but this time, I had the honor of wearing German haute couture by German designer Annabell Johannes. It’s not too often I get to wear something this unique, so many thanks for letting me wear this amazing setup! And how lucky were Jens and I … Continue Reading