When you want to be like a butterfly

I don’t think I’m the only one out there, but I tend to dress according to my mood each day. Some days I’ll wear the most casual outfit, T-shirt, jeans & sneakers complete. Other days, my inner girly-girl will crave that lady-like dress with a pair of killer heels. Even though my style is all … Continue Reading

All that shines is gold

Metallics are a great way to add spice to any outfit, whether it be a top, a bag, a skirt, shoes, or accessories. I always make sure I have a variety of metallic items in my closet for easy mix and matching. So when I spotted this deep gold pleated skirt on Shopbop, I knew … Continue Reading

MAKE UP FOR EVER Shinjuku Lumine 2 launch party

After waving goodbye to summer vacation, it’s time to put on those party shoes and get ready for the upcoming fall festivities. And what better way to welcome the fall season by DJ-ing for Make Up For Ever’s Shinjuku Lumine 2 store launch party! 夏休み明けは、秋にしか楽しめないイベントやパーティーが盛りだくさん!そんな中、世界的に有名なメイクブランド、メイクアップフォーエバーの新宿ルミネ2店のローンチパーティーで今月DJをやらせていただきました! Shinjuku Lumine 2 is a department store connected to JR … Continue Reading

Bright fall colors

The transition from summer to fall is probably one of my favorite in-between seasons in Japan. The unbearable humidity of the summer gradually lessens, bringing the crisp, autumn days. While the month of September is still quite warm, it’s hard to hold back the urge to start wearing fall-inspired outfits. Since it’s still a bit … Continue Reading

2 days in Florence, Italy

Like Rome, Florence was another beautiful city with its own historical and architectural flavor. My mother and I actually didn’t stay here a full two days, since we traveled from Rome the first day and traveled to Venice the next afternoon. I wish we had more time to explore the city, but I’m glad we … Continue Reading

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

How I started blogging + some blogging tips

A couple of days ago, I asked my followers on Instagram what kind of content they’d like to read on my upcoming blog posts. I mentioned having a somewhat bad case of writer’s block in my last post, and I thought the easiest way to start planning future posts was to ask you, my readers. … 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

Elegant street chic on Melrose

LA always reminds me of my university days, back when I had the privilege of attending UCLA. Coincidentally, Chase, my photographer for this shoot, is also a UCLA alumni from the Anderson School of Business. Background story about these photos: my brother and I decided to wait in line for the Daft Punk exhibition at … Continue Reading