Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#BeCoolAroundTheWorld Tokyo fashion interview

Another Samantha Mariko interview, this time conducted by Italian actress Gaia Messerklinger. Sweet, gorgeous and bubbly, I totally enjoyed meeting her and answering any questions she had about Tokyo fashion and lifestyle. My friend Natalia and I met with her at a cafe in Shibuya to discuss what the fashion culture is like in Tokyo and our take on it. She also interviewed blogger & stylist Misha Janette, and blogger & models RinRin Doll and Junko Suzuki of Kawaii Labo Tokyo. Hope you enjoy the video!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Week 2015 Fall/Winter

And like that, Fashion Week is over. It's so crazy how all the shows and installments are crammed into a single week, and to see the photographers, press, bloggers, models, etc. hustling from location to location each day. Thanks to my friends and Maybelline Japan, I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the shows I attended, and all the unique and inspiring fashionistas. I can't wait for next season's festivities. Until then... <3


MBFW Tokyo - John Lawrence Sullivan 2015 AW

John Lawrence Sullivan 2015 Fall/Winter at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo.

John Lawrence Sullivan is a men's and women's brand designed by Arashi Yanagawa, a former professional boxer. Established in 2003, this brand is known for producing edgy styles while maintaining traditional elements, with a main focus on masculine taste. I was in awe at the entire collection - I love traditional looks with a modern twist. Each look had subtle details, whether it was in the color, the silhouette, or the accessories. The coats were definitely my favorite, especially that metallic, out-of-this-world one. I think each of these looks perfectly matched the futuristic hair and makeup that was explained during my backstage visit. Also, it goes to show that women look great in mens-inspired fashion!

ファッションウェークで最後に拝見させたランウェイ、John Lawrence Sullivan 2015 AW. デザイナーのArashi Yanagawaが2003年に設立し、エッジの効いた、テーラードデザインが特徴の男性像を基本的にコンセプトとしたブランドです。このコレクションを目にして、まさにその通りと実感しました。メンズもウィメンズも、きりっとしたラインの綺麗なルックばかりでした。トラディショナルでもあり、でもモダンな感じがとても伝わってきました。メタリックのコートなど、とても未来的な印象。ヘアメイクと相性抜群の、素晴らしいランウェイでした!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Backstage with Maybelline Japan for Sulvam

Before the John Lawrence Sullivan show yesterday, I visited backstage with Maybelline Japan to check out the makeup for the show.

Renowned Japanese makeup artist MIZU explained that the concept of John Lawrence Sullivan's 2015 Fall/Winter collection is all about the futuristic look, with pale nudes and touches of shimmer around the eyes. Some of the products he used were the Super Mineral 24 Liquid Foundation, the Pure Glow Mineral Powder Foundation, and the Big Eyes Eyeshadow. He also used Essie nail polish 501 in au natural. It's amazing how high in quality Maybelline products are, and at such an affordable price. MIZU did a phenomenal job creating an icy, futuristic look for each of the models. Y

ou all will love the photos I'll be posting next - of the actual show! Stay tuned :)

昨日は、John Lawrence Sullivan のバックステージにお邪魔しました。今回はメイク担当のMIZUさんに、メイベリンジャパンの商品を使ったモデルさんたちのルックを説明してくれました。このショーのテーマは「未来的。」とういうことで、ペールヌーディーの色合いをファンデーションやコンシーラーで作ったり、ちょっと光沢感を足したりと、本当に綺麗にモデルさんのルックが仕上がりました。使用していた商品の中で、メイベリンSPミネラルリキッドロングキープ, メイベリンピュアミネラルグロウ, そしてメイベリンアイシャドウBR−1。メイベリンのコスメは使っていますか?


Saturday, March 21, 2015

MBFW Tokyo - Sulvam Mens 2015 AW

Photos from the Sulvam Mens 2015 AW runway at Shibuya Hikarie.

This was my first time attending a men's fashion show, and I must say, I was very impressed with Sulvam's AW collection. Clean silhouette's, dark hues with a pop of color, dressy with a hint of casual. So many subtle details in the material, colors and hemlines made the collection more interesting. And can't forget the variety of headwear sported in many of the looks. Who knew a suit would look so good with a head wrap?

What are your favorite looks in this collection? Let me know in the comments!