Black bodysuit (featuring Wearall)

Show some skin this summer with a bodysuit. I got this Leora halter neck backless bodysuit from Wearall, an online shop with a great selection of dresses and bodysuits. While a bodysuit can be worn on its own, it looks great with a pair of jeans or shorts. I paired mine with my favorite Moussy … Continue Reading

Summer jumpsuit style (feat. Comptoir des Cotonniers)

A jumpsuit with a sophisticated silhouette and design is a must have for the summer months. I would wear this one from Comptoir des Cotonniers every day if I could – it’s the simplest way to exude Parissiene chic without much effort. I paired it with a relaxed fit jacket also from the same collection, … Continue Reading

Retro Shibuya streets & teddy bear coats

Sometimes you think you know a location so well because you’ve been there so much, but it turns out you don’t really know. My photographer friend Viktor showed me an unknown area (at least to me) in Shibuya that was like time-traveling for me to the Showa Era. Tiny izakaya shops (aka Japanese bars) in … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Faux fur, leather and minimal accessories

Wit the change of season, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade some of my accessories. One Little Forest sent me some handmade cases for my iPhone, which was perfect to refresh some of my daily items. I love the minimal design of this henna-inspired iPhone wallet, and the fact that it … Continue Reading

VOGUE girl Japan x Forever 21 fashion snap

Forever 21 has been one of my favorite places to shop since high school, and many years later I’m still shopping there for must-haves and style inspiration. This time, in collaboration with Forever 21 and VOGUE girl Japan online, I’ll be introducing my favorite item from the fall collection, which is this gray fitted knit … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Flared with a plain white tee

I remember back in 3rd grade when “bell bottoms” were the biggest craze, and all my friends wore them to school everyday. I wore my flares on and off throughout my school days until the skinny jeans came into the scene, but now it seems like flared denim has made another comeback. This pair I’m … Continue Reading

Blogger meetup – Francis Kenneth x Samantha Mariko

Last month, my blogger friend Francis Kenneth¬†visited Japan for the first time. We had dinner in Shibuya, and wandered the neon-lit streets afterwards. It’s always fun hanging out with him and photographer Sylvia G., whether it’s in LA or Japan. You can check out more about his experiences in Tokyo on his blog here. Also, … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Mesh details in monochrome

¬†   You can always count on Shibuya to be colorful and full of life with the hustle and bustle of city-goers. That’s why I chose to shoot this particular outfit here. The ultimate monochrome, just black and white with some mesh detail in this funky top from Tobi, now one of my favorite online … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Hip hop vibes in Shibuya

A quick outfit post from a couple days back. I had a my friend snap these after our lunch date at Weekend Garage Tokyo in Shibuya. This was the day of the adidas party, so I was like, “I have to wear my adidas no matter what!” and this is the outfit I came up … Continue Reading

the city that never sleeps

These were one of the first set of photos I took with my new Canon G7X, before I left for my vacation to California a month ago. A month ago… time really does go by quickly. Before you know it, it’s going to be summer again. Can’t wait to explore the city again with new … Continue Reading