Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bloggers' brunch at Pure Cafe, Minami-Aoyama





Happy weekend! This morning, I met up with fellow blogger Yuka of Blossomlink for a healthy brunch at Pure Cafe in Minamiaoyama, a very quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. I hadn't seen her since we went to the Espirit Dior after party back in December, so had some catching up in business. I had the homemade granola with rice milk and a muffin on the side, and Yuka enjoyed the grains salad with the soup of the day. the granola was simple with some mixed nuts and banana - so delicious! What a great way to start the weekend and enjoy some down time with a fellow blogger! I will have an OOTD post from today soon :)


I also wanted to share the beautiful marble Macbook skin I received from UNIQFIND, an online shop that sells beautiful cases and covers for your tech devices. The Macbook skins are great for decoration, and it is easily removable and adjustable because they use the highest quality adhesives. The marble skins are available in black and white, and you can find out more about them here








今朝はブロガー友達のユカさんとピュアカフェでブランチをしました。彼女と会うのは、ディオールのアフターパーティー以来だったので、色々お話で盛り上がりました。ピュアカフェのモーニングはとてもヘルシーで美味しかったです!私は自家製プレーンのグラノーラにライスミルク、そしてマフィンをチョイス。ユカさんはグレインズサラダとスープを食べましたよ!

最近、UNIQFINDという、MacBookのケースやカバーを販売するお店からマーブルスキンを頂きました。とても高性能なので、はがしたりはり直すのも簡単!MacBookをちょっとお洒落にしたい、という方におすすめですよ!詳しくはこちらをご覧になって下さい!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adidas Originals & Magic Stick socks



Finally, my first ever pair of Adidas, along with my new Magic Stick Fuck socks. Can't wait to wear these in!


初めてのAdidas Originals をやっと手に入れました!去年、Magic Stickの展示会でオーダーしたソックスも届きました。早く暖かくなって欲しい!



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lanolin-Agg-Tval Egg White Soap



Ever since I moved to Japan, I've become increasingly more curious and knowledgable about the skincare do's and don'ts. My skin condition actually became worse when I moved from California to Tokyo (maybe the change in environment, the water, the stress... who knows) and I've been trying different products to see if anything would help. My skin has finally started to settle down, so now I'm in the process of trying to get 
rid of my acne scars. I have really pale skin, so the little red marks on my face can really stand out. 

Anyways, I came across this egg white soap when shopping around for skincare products. I've heard that egg whites are very effective for getting rid of acne scars and preventing acne, but the only problem is, it's quite messy (yes, I've tried it before). So I thought I'd give this soap a try. At first, I was using it normally, just to wash my face. But what I recently found out was, it's much more effective to foam it up and leave it on for 5-10 minutes as a mask. After trying that for one week, boy, what a difference that has made! My skin looks brighter, cleaner and smoother. And it's not expensive at all.






Here's an article I found on Into the Gloss, and according to the article, you can purchase this soap here. Have you ever tried this soap? Any kind of feedback is welcome!


 最近、スウェーデン製の洗顔を毎日欠かさず使っています。アインズトルペで偶然この洗顔が目に入り、お試しサイズを使ってみることにしました。この洗顔は、卵の白身でできていて、美白効果もあり、ニキビ対策にも抜群です。しっかり泡立たして、5−10分ほどマスクみたいに置いといたら、肌が明るくなった気がします。ニキビも出来にくくなったと思います。このような洗顔を使ったことがありますか?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blondy & BLONDY ReLISH 2015 SS Showroom Pt. 2





I just finished another photo shoot for Blondy's 2015 Summer Collection last week, and this week they are exhibiting the collection in Shibuya. It's still a surreal experience to see my photos displayed on the walls of their showroom, and for all the kind words I've received from the designer, the press staff and the photographer. Probably one of my favorite brands I've worked for thus far. I couldn't resist and purchased an item from the collection :)

You can also take a look at my previous post about the Spring Collection here.


今日はBlondy とBLONDY ReLISH 2015 サマーコレクションの展示会に遊びに行きました。先週、Blondy Lookbook の撮影を終えたばかりなのに、もう既に作品が展示会の壁を飾っているのを見ると、やっぱり嬉しいです。サマーコレクションもレトロな感じで可愛いものがたくさん!私もつい買ってしまいましたw Blondyチーム、いつも優しくしていただいてありがとうございます!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

First signs of spring in Hibiya Park


coat: Le Ciel Bleu (similar here)
sweater: J.Crew
denim: Le Ciel Bleu (similar here)
sneakers: Nike
tote: Zara








It's been a long, cold winter in Tokyo, but Hibiya Park hinted at the first signs of spring. There were even some adorable ume blossoms, and others about to blossom. This past week was unusually hectic for me, running around to my various gigs, and rain in between doesn't help with that either. That's why the Nikes + denim combo is my go-to for busy days like those. And also very little makeup for weekend down time. I can't believe only 1 more week until March! 

もうすぐ3月ということは、もうすぐ春がやってくる。週末の日比谷公園はまだ肌寒かったですが、可愛らしい梅の花が咲いていました。やっぱり心が弾みますね。先週は色々バタバタが続いてたので、こんな感じのデニム+スニーカーコンビネーションの楽チンスタイルはマスト。やっぱり、お洒落で楽なスニーカーは欠かせない!




photos by Paint with Stars Photography