Sunday, August 2, 2015

RMK URBAN GOLD Fall Collection Party

I attended the RMK URBAN GOLD Fall Collection Party, where the brand introduced brand new colors for their liquid eyeliner. I've tried RMK foundations and powders before, but not their eye products. One of the makeup artists did my eye makeup for me, and I tried the green eyeliner, and the shade was really gorgeous. I ended up taking the metallic rose eyeliner home with me to wear for fall/winter - can't wait to try this new color!

先日、RMK URBAN GOLD Fall Collectionのパーティーに行って来ました!RMKのファンデーションは使ったことあるんですけど、アイメイクは使ったことなかったので、すごく楽しみでした。メイクさんに、グリーンのアイラインを引いてもらいました。すごく綺麗な色!とても涼しげです。でも、結局メタリックローズのアイラインを選んだので、この秋冬は新色をトライしようと思います!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

OUTFIT | Summer lovin' in Harajuku

T-shirt dress: Blondy
bag: Le Talon
headband: Punyus
sunglasses: zero UV
bracelets: Beach Closet
sandals: Zara

With August just around the corner, it's finally starting to feel a lot like summer, or at least it is for me. The endless heat wave, summer barbecues and trips to the beach. And when its over 35 degrees Celsius everyday plus the humidity, less clothing is a must. This airy T-shirt dress from Blondy is the perfect summer basic, and add a couple of colorful accessories and you got yourself a beach-y outfit. I got this smiley tote and these handmade bracelets as birthday gifts, and they make my day instantly brighter. And I think I wear my pineapple headband almost everyday...

I'm really looking forward to the weekend - if everything goes well, I'll be recording a new song and I just got all the equipment I need to start practicing DJ-ing. I'm still a beginner and it's more difficult than I had thought, but I'm always up for the challenge. Hope you all are enjoying your summer and challenging yourself with something new! :)



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beach Closet

Misanga bracelets are very popular in Japan during the summer season, and I was lucky enough to receive this handmade set of 3 from Beach Closet. This is a new brand my friend recently started up, and her bracelets are all handmade with care. I love the chic navy against the pop of orange and purple. Since the closest beach is over 2 hours away, wearing this beach-inspired bracelets gives me that ocean vibe that I'm going to need for the next 2 months. Thank you Beach Closet for these beautiful bracelets!

夏になると、ミサンガは人気ですよね!先日、友達からこの手作りのミサンガを頂きました。ビーチをテーマにしたブランド、Beach Closetのミサンガは、どれも丁寧に仕上げられ、色合いもチャームもとても可愛いし、お洒落ですよ!このシックなネイビーに、ポップなオレンジとパープルが素敵です。海を思い出させてくれるブレスレット、ありがとうございます!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り

A Japanese summer is not complete without a summer festival, also known as "matsuri" in Japanese. My mother and grandparents used to take my brother and I to the matsuri every summer we visited Japan. The endless street food vendors, toys, games and the bon-odori and taiko performances have always fascinated me as a child, and even now as an adult. This matsuri I attended yesterday is the Tanabata Matsuri to celebrate the reunion of Orihime and Hikoboshi, who can only meet once a year on July 7th. This is probably one of the biggest matsuri in Saitama, and I just can't get enough of the lively atmosphere despite the immense humidity!

This year, some of my friends and I got together for a BBQ, and was later surprised with a beautiful birthday cake, gifts and flowers. I don't think I've ever been surprised this many times in one birthday - I am truly a lucky girl :) I am always grateful to be surrounded by such kind & giving people. Thank you so much♡


Friday, July 24, 2015

BABY-G x Humming Birds Magazine x Vita Coco

Summertime and the living's easy. I finally made my way out to the beaches of Miura, my first view of the ocean this summer. This used to never be the case when I was still in California, but what can you do when you're in Tokyo? Anyways, my friend Justine and I participated in the BABY-G event at Beach Bum, a beach house in Miura. This was in collaboration with Humming Birds Magazine, a brand new sports/ fashion magazine for women, and Vita Coco. All the girls participating were able to experience SUP (stand up paddle boarding), which was so much fun. I have never surfed or snowboarded in my life, but I think paddle boarding might be my thing. It was much more easier than I had imagined, and the ocean breeze and the slight waves were perfect. The delicacies made with Vita Coco coconut oil were also delicious. And of course, the BABY-G Beach Traveler series were perfect for a day at the beach <3

夏はやっぱり海ですよね!今日は、友達のジャスティーンと三浦海岸の方へ行って来ました。Beach Bum でBABY-G のイベントが行われていて、新しいファッション&スポーツ雑誌Humming Birds とVita Coco との最高のコラボレーションでした!参加したモデルさん達は、SUP(スタンドアップパドルボーディング)をすることが出来ました。初めての経験だったので、はじめは緊張しましたが、すぐコツがつかめて、ほとんど立ってパドルボーディーングができましたよ!海風がとても気持ちよくて、本当に楽しかったです。Vita Cocoのココナッツオイルを使ったアペタイザーも美味しかったし、ココナッツウオーターを使用したフルーツウオーターもさっぱりしていて、美味しく頂きました。そして、BABY-Gのビーチトラベラーシリーズもめっちゃ可愛かったです♡夏の思い出ができて、良かったです!