Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bloggers' brunch at Pure Cafe, Minami-Aoyama

Happy weekend! This morning, I met up with fellow blogger Yuka of Blossomlink for a healthy brunch at Pure Cafe in Minamiaoyama, a very quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. I hadn't seen her since we went to the Espirit Dior after party back in December, so had some catching up in business. I had the homemade granola with rice milk and a muffin on the side, and Yuka enjoyed the grains salad with the soup of the day. the granola was simple with some mixed nuts and banana - so delicious! What a great way to start the weekend and enjoy some down time with a fellow blogger! I will have an OOTD post from today soon :)

I also wanted to share the beautiful marble Macbook skin I received from UNIQFIND, an online shop that sells beautiful cases and covers for your tech devices. The Macbook skins are great for decoration, and it is easily removable and adjustable because they use the highest quality adhesives. The marble skins are available in black and white, and you can find out more about them here



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adidas Originals & Magic Stick socks

Finally, my first ever pair of Adidas, along with my new Magic Stick Fuck socks. Can't wait to wear these in!

初めてのAdidas Originals をやっと手に入れました!去年、Magic Stickの展示会でオーダーしたソックスも届きました。早く暖かくなって欲しい!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lanolin-Agg-Tval Egg White Soap

Ever since I moved to Japan, I've become increasingly more curious and knowledgable about the skincare do's and don'ts. My skin condition actually became worse when I moved from California to Tokyo (maybe the change in environment, the water, the stress... who knows) and I've been trying different products to see if anything would help. My skin has finally started to settle down, so now I'm in the process of trying to get 
rid of my acne scars. I have really pale skin, so the little red marks on my face can really stand out. 

Anyways, I came across this egg white soap when shopping around for skincare products. I've heard that egg whites are very effective for getting rid of acne scars and preventing acne, but the only problem is, it's quite messy (yes, I've tried it before). So I thought I'd give this soap a try. At first, I was using it normally, just to wash my face. But what I recently found out was, it's much more effective to foam it up and leave it on for 5-10 minutes as a mask. After trying that for one week, boy, what a difference that has made! My skin looks brighter, cleaner and smoother. And it's not expensive at all.

Here's an article I found on Into the Gloss, and according to the article, you can purchase this soap here. Have you ever tried this soap? Any kind of feedback is welcome!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blondy & BLONDY ReLISH 2015 SS Showroom Pt. 2

I just finished another photo shoot for Blondy's 2015 Summer Collection last week, and this week they are exhibiting the collection in Shibuya. It's still a surreal experience to see my photos displayed on the walls of their showroom, and for all the kind words I've received from the designer, the press staff and the photographer. Probably one of my favorite brands I've worked for thus far. I couldn't resist and purchased an item from the collection :)

You can also take a look at my previous post about the Spring Collection here.

今日はBlondy とBLONDY ReLISH 2015 サマーコレクションの展示会に遊びに行きました。先週、Blondy Lookbook の撮影を終えたばかりなのに、もう既に作品が展示会の壁を飾っているのを見ると、やっぱり嬉しいです。サマーコレクションもレトロな感じで可愛いものがたくさん!私もつい買ってしまいましたw Blondyチーム、いつも優しくしていただいてありがとうございます!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

OUTFIT | First signs of spring in Hibiya Park

coat: Le Ciel Bleu (similar here)
sweater: J.Crew
denim: Le Ciel Bleu (similar here)
sneakers: Nike
tote: Zara

It's been a long, cold winter in Tokyo, but Hibiya Park hinted at the first signs of spring. There were even some adorable ume blossoms, and others about to blossom. This past week was unusually hectic for me, running around to my various gigs, and rain in between doesn't help with that either. That's why the Nikes + denim combo is my go-to for busy days like those. And also very little makeup for weekend down time. I can't believe only 1 more week until March! 


photos by Paint with Stars Photography

Thursday, February 19, 2015

my favorite Maybelline eye-makeup products

Happy Thursday, and TGI-almost-Friday. I'm sorry I have been a bit MIA about posting new content and responding to comments the past few days.. I read all of your thoughtful feedback and will be responding to them very soon! 

These days, I'm addicted to my Maybelline Japan eye makeup products that I mentioned in this post from the Maybelline Japan blogger event. I received 2 Ever Sharp Liners in black and brown, which are waterproof pencil liners. The great thing about these is you can sharpen the ends just by twisting the cap! I stopped using pencil or kohl liners because that was a huge hassle for me, but now I'm back in the game. These really don't smudge at all. And the last product is the Lashionista Care+, which is just like the regular Lashionista, but comes right off with warm water (no rubbing required!), and is also a 2-in-1 in that it takes care of your lashes while you put it on during the day. My lashes look long and healthy when I apply this. Love it!

最近、メーベリンのウオータープルーフのアイメイクにハマってます。メーベリンの新商品説明イベントで頂いたEver Sharp Linerのブラックとブラウン、そしてLashionista Care+ マスカラは毎日愛用しています!アイライナーは全然にじまないし、キャップをまわしたら、先が再びけずられる仕組みになっています!本当に使いやすいです。あと、Lashionista Care+もにじまないし、お湯で簡単にオフできます。しかも、つけながらまつげゲアができるように、美容液も入っていますよ。まさにperfect itemです。Maybelline,大好き!

Monday, February 16, 2015

BFGU Fashion Week 2015 Tokyo

I'm posting this a few weeks late, mainly because I couldn't find any good photos of the fashion show at Bunka Fashion College. But thank goodness for Tokyo fashion blogger Misha Janette of Tokyo Fashion Diaries, who did two separate blog posts of the show. I was actually very fortunate to model the outfits of some of the talented designers of Bunka, including Ko Yamamoto and Mai Nishi. All photos are from Misha's posts on her blog, "BFGU MA Graduate Show 2015. The Best and the Brightest," Part 1 and Part 2. She did an amazing job introducing each of the designers, a history of Bunka Fashion College which she herself graduated from, and of course, great photos of the show. It's also in English and Japanese!


All photos courtesy of Tokyo Fashion Diaries