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

An all-black uniform

I’m currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and it’s one of the most interesting reads I’ve had in a while. I decided to start reading it without reading any summaries or reviews, and it was nothing like I had expected, which is a good thing. Sometimes picking up a book and not expecting the expected … 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 | Short hair & statement earrings (plus a video!)

And the bob becomes shorter. I think this is the shortest I’ve ever had my hair, and I absolutely love it. Having the perfect cut can really add a sophisticated touch to an outfit. And with my shorter ‘do, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try some statement earrings. I fell in … Continue Reading

Morning sunlight in an urban playground

  When my photographer, Nahoko, brought me to this lifting outing in the somewhat discreet area of Nogizaka, my first thought was, “What the hell is this place?” A playground for adults, perhaps, I have no clue. This is definitely not a place for children (ha!). These wooden structures were so interesting, so modern, and … Continue Reading

Earth tones in Kichijoji

One of my good friends is leaving the country for a month, so I’m glad I got to spend some time with him this evening in Kichijoji, aka the most popular place to live in Tokyo. My first time in Kichijoji and I loved it. We had hot wine with honey & cinnamon, strolled through … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Autumn leaves and winter coats

Fall in Japan is gorgeous. Even in the city, you can experience the changes in season at countless parks, Kitanomaru Park being one of them. Lisa asked me if I would be interested in doing a fall-inspired photo shoot this weekend, adding that the foliage should be pretty around this time. And she was right. … Continue Reading