Monday, March 30, 2015

OUTFIT | Cherry blossom viewing in trench coats & denim

trench coat: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo
sweater: Uniqlo
heels: Steve Madden
clutch: Wego
sunglasses: Free People
earrings: SLY

The long-awaited cherry blossom season has finally arrived, and it's looking a lot more like spring in Tokyo. Lisa from Paint with Stars and I have been shooting during cherry blossom season (check out our post from last year), and this year turned out to be even better weather-wise. Ueno park was lively with tourists and families trying to enjoy and capture the beauty of sakura on their cameras as well. These distinct changes of seasons are what make me proud to be Japanese, and to be able to live in Japan to savor it all.

Last week, I received a few items from the French brand Comptoir des Cotonniers, and these boyfriend jeans were one of them. These are the best boyfriend-fit jeans hands down - perfect fit,  perfect wash, perfect length. I rolled mine up a bit to balance them out with my heels. Some of my Uniqlo pieces from last season went perfectly with the denim. Perfect for a stroll in the park underneath the pink blossoms:)



皆さんも桜を満喫していますか?Happy spring!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rouge Coco

From the Rouge Coco launch event at the Chanel in Omotesando, Tokyo. I finally had the opportunity to try on every shade imaginable of Chanel lipstick. But I think the Rouge Coco in Gabrielle (worn on Keira Knightley here) is my favorite. I love a classic red lipstick. My girlfriends Marie and Hikaru & I enjoyed some adorable hors d'oeuvres and a photo/video booth on the 3rd floor. Thanks for having us Chanel Japan!

今夜は、シャネル表参道店でのルージュココのイベントに行ってきました。友達のマリーとひかるちゃんと色んな色のルージュをトライして、女子力を満喫しちゃいました。私はCMに出演中のKeira KnightleyさんがつけているGabrielleが一番好き!クラシックなレッドは欠かせませんね。シャネルで楽しい夜でした♪

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!