Saturday, May 2, 2015

Embrace simplicity

I finally had a chance to do a photo shoot session to update my modeling portfolio - these are just a few from the batch. Ever since I dyed my hair black, my makeup routine has changed as well. Changing my hair color and chopping it shorter made me realize that a more natural, simplified look is actually better. In these photos, I'm only NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and Radiant Creamy Concealer  Even for my daily makeup routine, I've been skipping eyeliner and mascara most days now. I just use a neutral eyeshadow, fill in my eyebrows with a brow powder, and curl my lashes with the Shu Uemura eyelash curler

I've changed my hair style quite a few times in the past 4-5 years, and one thing I've realized is that your haircut and hair color really determine how your makeup should be done. It took me a while to know what looks good on me in terms of face shape and skin color, but I think this little black bob + fringe is here to stay, well, at least for a while. Have you had a similar experience where a change in hairstyle has made you simplify your look, or change your makeup routine? Let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

OUTFIT | Hip hop vibes in Shibuya

hat: New Era
jacket: vintage Levi's
skirt: the Dayz tokyo
shoes: adidas

A quick outfit post from a couple days back. I had a my friend snap these after our lunch date at Weekend Garage Tokyo in Shibuya. This was the day of the adidas party, so I was like, "I have to wear my adidas no matter what!" and this is the outfit I came up with. The weather was nice enough to pull out my beloved vintage Levi's jacket and my pleather skirt from the Dayz tokyo from the back of my closet, and to finish the look off with my New Era cap. Stark contrast to my last OOTD, eh?

何日か前のコーデはちょっとヒップホップ風。この日はadidasのイベントへ行くことになっていたので、「絶対adidas履いていかなきゃ!」と思い、このコーデにしあげました。デニムやミニスカートの季節になって、嬉しいです♪仕上げはNew Eraの白いキャップ。前回のコーデとは全然違うねw

Lunch at Kitte, Tokyo Station

This past weekend, I met with my mom, her cousin and daughter for lunch at Kitte Marunouchi, which is right next to Tokyo station. It's a post office turned department store, with lots of shopping and dining that you can only do in Japan. We lunched at a shabu shabu / tonkatsu restaurant called Hirata Bokujo - the ginger pork I had was delicious! It was so nice to catch up with my mom's cousins, who were visiting Tokyo for the day from Osaka, and of course, my mom. I've been sick in bed with some kind of flu, and with work on the other days, so I haven't seen her as much as I was planning to. What can I say? I love my mom :)

先週末は、母と従姉妹達と、東京駅のKITTE でランチしました。母が1年ぶりに日本に来日していて、従姉妹達も日帰りで大阪から来ていたので、ちょうどいいタイミングで会うことができました。KITTEの金華蓋料理・平田牧場 極 で美味しいランチを頂きました。豚の生姜焼き、おすすめですよ!家族と過ごす日は楽しいし、本当に癒されます。

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!