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

A Tokyo Autumn (plus Cyber Monday deals!)

As winter is fast approaching after the Thanksgiving festivities, I wanted to share these photos taken a little while back at Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the largest parks in the middle of the city. Talented Balinese photographer Govinda Rumi captured the beautiful autumn scenery that day, even though only half of it’s leaves had changed color. As you … Continue Reading

How to wear oversized silhouettes

  I’m a sucker for oversized, comfortable clothing – it’s a lifestyle almost, like living in a natural habitat. One popular trend this season is the super long sleeve. This Bershka number looks great with casual wide pants like the pair I’m wearing, or even just a pair of jeans. If you style two pieces … Continue Reading

Mixing the old with the new

You can never go wrong with an oversized, ankle-length cardigan. While there are many ways to style one, this time I opted for simple, yet quality pieces in my wardrobe. My favorite Rag & Bone tee, a pleather skirt, my mom’s old LV purse, a silver bangle with a leather wrap-around from Spanish jewelry brand … Continue Reading