Tuesday, June 30, 2015

OUTFIT | DREAM but do not sleep

shorts: vintage Levi's
hat: zero UV
sunglasses: zero UV
bag: Zara
shoes: Vans

It's summer and I realized I was lacking in the T-shirt department until dream but do not sleep sent me one of their graphic T's to try out. The cool thing about this brand is that it is UK-based, with firm roots in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene and promoting strictly positive vibes. I chose one of their more simple designs, with their original logo across a gridded background. I think I'll be wearing this T-shirt a lot this summer. I kept things casual with my trusty vintage Levi's and my zero UV gear - their Epic BMX collaboration snapback is super cute!

夏になって、Tシャツが足りないことに気づいた。運良く、dream but do not sleep というUKのブランドから可愛いグラフィックTが届きました!このブランドのユニークなポイントは、EDMをベースとしたストリートスタイルを提案しています。私もEDMの楽曲をやっているので、少し親近感が湧きました。今回のコーディネートは、zero UVのサングラスとスナップバックでカジュアルに仕上げてみました。夏、早く来ーい!!

Monday, June 29, 2015


My first commercial is now broadcasted all over Japan. I never thought my loud voice would come in handy like this, but it did this time. Featuring Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama.

初めてのCMのお仕事は、イーオンモール ザ・バーゲンでした!叫び声がこういう場面で役に立つとは思わなかったです。是非見て下さい♪

Friday, June 26, 2015

OUTFIT | Playful summer vibes in Tokyo

dress: Forever 21
headband: PUNYUS
bag: Zara
shoes: Vans
sunglasses: zero UV

I am ready for some summer fun, seriously. The pool, the beach in Izu, the hot springs in Hakone, somewhere. At least my birthday is coming up in a few week.


All photos by Paint with Stars Photography

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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, Sylvia just started an awesome food blog - check it out at sylviageatery.com !

先月、ブロガー友達のフランシス・ケネスが初めて来日しました!この写真を撮った日は、渋谷でご飯を食べて、渋谷の人気スポットに案内したり、楽しい時間を過ごすことが出来ました。彼のメンズファッションとライフスタイルブログをこちらでチェックしてみて下さい!そして、この写真を撮ってくれたカメラマンのシルヴィアさんのフードブログもすごくいいですよ!Sylviageatery.com を是非チェック♪ 

All photos by Sylvia G. Photography

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NARS favorites

If you didn't know already, I am a huge NARS fan, especially skin makeup. Ever since I participated as a model at NARS Tokyo artist summit, I was immediately hooked - their foundation and concealer worked really well with my acne-prone skin and stayed put all day, which is like a miracle for me.


Recently I'm using / 最近使っているもの:
All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation - has a matte finish to it, and a little goes a long way
Radiant Creamy Concealer - the best concealer I have ever used, period. 
Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder - sets your foundation beautifully, I use it with a powder puff
Christopher Kane x NARS Blush - such a pretty and subtle color for your cheeks
The Multiple stick blush in Orgasm - I use a little bit of this on the apples of my cheeks for a touch of color

Do you use NARS? What are you favorite makeup products?