Monday, October 31, 2011

leaves & lights

From a photo shoot in Fullerton:
(top:Brandy & Melville; skirt:; platforms:Blackmarket)

Relocating to Downtown Fullerton for some night life:
(; shoes:Jeffrey Campbells)

Many thanks to amazing photographers John and Tweedy Cudal, and make-up artist Rosie Chhun.
And congrats to Gabe on his modeling debut :)

Hope you all had a good weekend and happy Halloween!

Samantha Mariko

Monday, October 24, 2011

abbot kinney

This morning, I stopped by Jin Patisserie on Abbot Kinney for exquisite tea & cake. 

I was also delighted to find a cute Japanese goods store called Tortoise General Store, located a few shops away.  They have some unique kitchenware and other supplies, some which are handmade!
Some of their items were reminiscent of my childhood days (such as the picture books on display and the tops). In the end, I decided to purchase a pair of pretty wooden coasters.

To learn about their private workshops and events, you can visit their website here.

I hope you enjoyed it!

Samantha Mariko

Monday, October 17, 2011

concept los angeles

Last night, I had the honor of representing designer Elaine Marie in her installment at Concept Los Angeles. 

(with models Chara and Nicole, and with the lovely designer above)
Her outfits are so cute!
For more about her line, click here.

There was so much to see at this event - so many talented designers and models. 

From the Thai Nguyen runway show (I am in love with these dresses!)

I hope you enjoyed it! 
You can go here to find out more about Concept Los Angeles. 

Samantha Mariko

Monday, October 10, 2011

sunday morning

Spent a lovely Sunday morning at Redondo Beach Pier.
(; pants:zara; sunglasses:rimo)

There was a beautiful jewelry shop in Fisherman's Wharf called Mie Pearl.
The Japanese owner and his wife were so kind. They let me pick out an oyster and mounted my pearl on a ring. I love it!

To finish it off sweetly, I headed over to Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt. The best ice cream I've ever had hands down. Click here for their website. Enjoy!

Samantha Mariko