Sunday, April 26, 2015

OUTFIT | Business casual with Metrocity

bag: Metrocity
coat: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo
shirt: Zara
jumpsuit: Zara
shoes: Garmentseven

I've been a little bit MIA this weekend, due to a cold and a fever that has been and is still persistent. I'm getting better though, so no worries. Make sure you don't catch a cold in the middle of spring (it sucks!).

These were taken last week when I had an audition and an interview lined up in one afternoon. Sometimes, models go to auditions in casual attire, then change from sneakers to heels right before their turn at the audition, and truthfully, I do that too. But I try my best to look put together whenever possible, and this was one of those days. When I found this sleeveless/ shoulder-less jumpsuit at Zara, I wasn't expecting myself to layer it over a white shirt, but it's actually quite necessary during these chillier, pre-summer months. And also a great way to achieve the business casual, "OL (Office Lady)" look in an effortlessly chic way. But I can't wait for the warmer summer months when I can wear this jumpsuit as is!

Also, if you remember my post about the Metrocity Pop-up from last week, here is the bag I mentioned! I am seriously in love with this structured bag c/o of Metrocity - the pop of orange and the leopard print on the sides of the bag are so cute. You can also use it as a shoulder bag, which is so convenient. Check out their online store here for more chic and useful bags for day and night.

Have a nice rest of the weekend. x




All photos by Paint with Stars Photography

Thursday, April 23, 2015

adidas originals flagship store tokyo opening party

Photos from the adidas originals flagship store tokyo opening party tonight. It was probably one of the most crowded parties I've attended! The store will officially open tomorrow in Omotesando - can't wait!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Metrocity Pop-up in Shinjuku

Last weekend, I stopped by the Metrocity pop-up shop in the Shinjuku Odakyu department store. This brand first launched in Italy in 1992, and has since then launched in other countries, and now is making its way to Japan. This was my first time getting a glimpse into the brand, I was very impressed. All of their bags, accessories, clothing and shoes are high quality, stylish and colorful. Their bags, clutches and wallets were my favorite- you can tell they put so much detail into their craftsmanship by how useful they are. For me, I look for space and practicality, as well as, of course, the design and quality. If you're looking for the perfect bag, you must shop at Metrocity (check out their online store here!).

I'll be posting more photos of the bag I received, so stay tuned!

女子は、バッグがいくつあっても足りないですよね。先日、Metrocity というブランドの、小田急百貨店新宿店で行われていたポップアップに行ってきました。このブランドはバッグやアクセサリーをメインとしていて、本当にクオリティーが高いものばかりです。特に、バッグやクラッチ、お財布などがとても使いやすく、デザインがとてもお洒落で可愛いです。私にとって、使いやすさと収納スペース、そしてもちろんデザインとクオリティーをバッグに求めるので、Metrocityはまさに上記のポイントをすべてクリアしています。頂いたバッグも本当にお気に入りです。一年中大事に使おうと思います♪。皆さんも是非、オンラインストアをチェックして下さい!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

OUTFIT | Army & retro-inspired at Ebisu Garden Place

sunglasses: zeroUV
jacket: Zara
T-shirt: Le Ciel Bleu
skirt: Zara
heels: Zara

Spring / summer is the perfect season to sport your sunglasses. ZeroUV, a brand from Orange County, California, sent me some stylish shades for the upcoming season, and I was only too thrilled to feature them :) These retro round frames are ideal for dressing up an outfit because of the elegant metallic mesh cat-eye detail. I thought the gold frames would go well with army green, and that's where this Zara jacket comes in handy. Don't forget to check out all the other affordable sunglasses on zeroUV website!

We shot these photos at Ebisu Garen Place, which is where the Lancome 80th Anniversary party was held (you can read my post here). It's a fancy area for dining and shopping with beautiful architecture. I'm just loving the glorious weather these days, too :)

T minus 3 days until my mom arrives - I can't wait to see her and spend some mother-daughter time here. It just seems like whenever I make my yearly visits back home, we are both too busy to really spend quality time together. So many things to look forward to!



Friday, April 17, 2015

Samantha Mariko in FACADE MAGAZINE Issue 02

Issue 02 of Facade Magazine is out now! It's such an honor to be part of such a beautiful magazine, as there are so many amazing editorials, fashion inspiration, interviews - you name it! You can check out my blogger feature on p.15, with photos by Paint with Stars, Nahoko Suzuki, Jason Mordeno, and Hamakiya Shutter Underground. You can read the entire issue on ISSUU here, or purchase the print  here. Enjoy! :) 

アメリカのFacade Magazine Issue 02 に初めてブロガーとしてとりあげていただきました!