Accepting yourself

In the last 5 years, I’ve changed significantly – my look, my style, the way I view life. 5 years can seem long to some, short to others. To me, it’s both. I went from a university student studying piano to Tokyo-based model, went from long, light-brown locks to short, black chops. In terms of … Continue Reading

bright morning sun

Not all of our days are our best days, but we can make them better through our own willpower. But most of all, it’s the people we surround ourselves with who give us that willpower, the motivation to keep on moving no matter how dark the storm, how dreary the light. Thank you for believing … Continue Reading

Okami Kult Winter Lookbook

photographer: Viktor Farkas models: Samantha Mariko & Sho produced & designed by: Viktor Farkas for Okami Kult     Meet Okami Kult, a street and art wear brand based in Tokyo, Japan. “Okami” being the Japanese word for “wolf,” Okami embodies an original combination of cute and scary. Check out it’s new winter collection now … Continue Reading


Japanese lesson: 興味ない (Kyoumi  nai) means NOT INTERESTED. This Salz-Tokyo T-shirt says it all. Also available in beanie and sweatshirt form. T-shirt: Salz-Tokyo, beanie: Salz-Tokyo, jacket: Forever 21, pants: Le Ciel Bleu, shoes: Adidas, clutch: GUM via Farfetch All photos by Viktor Farkas

angels & demons

        photos by Nahoko Suzuki   Makeup by Asuka Takei   styling by Hikaru So   model Samantha Mariko

show me some attitude

photos by Nahoko Suzuki hair & makeup by Asuka Takei modeling & styling by Samantha Mariko wearing Tobi top and skirt, Zara wedges and Forever 21 necklace

Crimson lust

Photos // Nahoko Suzuki Makeup // Asuka Takei Styling // Hikaru So Model // Samantha Mariko

I would be lost without you

photos by Nahoko Suzuki makeup by Asuka Takei styling by Samantha Mariko

Without you here, only echoes will ring

A line from one of my favorite ballads by Tokyo Jihen, “Sweet Spot.” photos by Nahoko Suzuki makeup by Asuka Takei styling by Samantha Mariko

Embrace simplicity

I finally had a chance to do a photo shoot session to update my modeling portfolio – these are just a few from the batch. Ever since I dyed my hair black, my makeup routine has changed as well. Changing my hair color and chopping it shorter made me realize that a more natural, simplified … Continue Reading