Thursday, February 5, 2015

OUTFIT | Minimalist sorcery


coat: Le Ciel Bleu; knit dress: Madewell; skirt: Zara;
shoes: Nike; scarf: Uniqlo; watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs









Photo-shooting with Nahoko, round 2. It was Monday, I didn't know what to wear on this chilly February day, so I threw together some of my favorite items at the moment. Sort of resembling a sorceress... not intentionally though. I almost wore my plaid scarf from Uniqlo until I realized it looked hideous with the rest of the outfit (what was I thinking?). Time and time again, I am always reminded that you can never go wrong with black.

I think I'm starting to build a minimalist wardrobe. I recently found an article about minimalism via Into Mind blog, and it thoroughly explained what minimalism is and how to get started on such a wardrobe. I wear the same key pieces over and over again, combining them with others so I don't get bored with myself. I would much rather spend extra money on an item I really like than have too many less expensive and poor quality items. I ended up getting rid of a huge chunk of my wardrobe recently, and I realized they were all pieces I just picked up on a whim. Bad habit. I also believe owning less items forces you to be creative when creating daily outfits. :)

Yet again, Nahoko did an amazing job. We went from location to location to yet another location on our short lunch break, which resulted in all these cool shots. When she saw my outfit, the first thing she said was, " I like it, you remind me of a sorceress." Awesome. 



月曜日の朝はいつもバタバタで、何を着よう?!と迷いながらも、何かしら気に入った格好に仕上がる。カメラマンの鈴木さんには、「魔女みたいだね。こういう格好好きだよ」と言ってくれました。キキとは遠くかけ離れてるけど、こういうダークな感じは私も好き。こういう寒い日はレーヤーで暖かく、スタイリッシュに。



All photos by Nahoko Suzuki




32 comments:

  1. i love minimalist wardrobes! they are so classy. that coat is gorgeous Sam. fabulous fountain.
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  2. i love this sorceress-esque vibe! so great for this time in winter. great photographs.
    cleaning out your closet translates well to cleaning up the mind as a blank slate for creativity- totally agree. less is more :)
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  3. Wow your friend Nahoko take a great shoot! I love all the pictures and your black outfit! You look great when you wear trainer shoes! <3


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  4. Really incredible outfit - I love minimal oversized monochrome looks like this. Although I have the feeling that if I attempted this, I would just be lost in fabric. I love Into Mind's blog too and although I do not think I am ready to make the plunge into minimalistic wardrobes entirely, I have been doing a lot of cleaning out and getting rid of things I no longer need, want or wear.

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  5. Beautiful photos and your stunning Miss Samantha, I love your outfit<3
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  6. love the shoes! the pictures turned out beautifully for a quick lunch break shoot!

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  7. Same here! I'm totally going towards a minimalist approach when it comes to clothes. Definitely agree, I would rather spend money on quality items than having multiple poor quality items! Your outfit is so on point and a perfect example of minimalism! Love your Nikes!

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  8. Love your look so much!

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  9. Awesome sneakers... great buildings!

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  11. such a lovely layering. So mysterious and magical looking. I love it!

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  12. I definitely get what you say about moving towards minimalistic clothes, lately I have been eyeing more minimalistic clothes too! I mean, I still love florals, pinks, frills and such, but I definitely love how a minimalistic look looks!
    These pictures turned out really beautifully ( props to your photographer) and you look as stylish as per usual! You go girl! :)

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  13. Stunning photo-shoot!! Love all the backgrounds and poses, it adds to the mystery of the outfit..great concept.. really fantastic Samantha :) I've been seeing alot of minimalist outfits lately.. I think it's so fierce and artistic <3

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  14. Yes I am loving the minimalist trend, and you did a great job styling. Plus the photos are gorgeous.

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  15. always love your style, onee-san :D
    how adorable you are, you really know how to mix and match many various fashion items (your clothes & shoes) in one outfit to go, I admire you too for being yourself. Minimalist style is always good on you :) keep inspiring us with your own magic :)
    btw i love the running shoes, im thinking to get a new one this month

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  16. わたしもお洋服が大好きなので、スタイリングがうまくいかなくて、いつも何度も鏡の前で脱いだり着たりを繰り返しています。新しい組み合わせが見つかったり、意外なものがしっくりきたりしてそういう時間も楽しいんですよね!わたしもこういうダークなカラーでまとめたスタイリッシュな格好はだいすきです。レイヤーの作り方がまりこさんはとっても上手なので参考になります♡

    akiko

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  17. Wahhh~ Beautiful as always! I've really been liking the minimalist approach too. I've donated so many cheap, low quality clothes that I've literally only worn once :/ In the end, it's not worth it!

    Steph
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  18. Oh you look lovely Samantha! Minimalism fits you like a tee! Definitely you have that chic and avant-garde look down pat, a true beauty with amazing fashion sense! Oh I can't get enough of your hair, I've had long bobs with bangs before but I never looked nearly as good as you dear!! Hope your week is going on well! :) xo~ Lena
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  19. Awesome style, Sam! By the way, your modelling skills are amazing :)

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  20. you look awesome! love all the pictures!

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  21. Oh, I loved the pictures on your instagram but these are even better! The outfit is fantastic.

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  22. Great shots! And since you mentioned sorcery, this reminds me of Harry Potter! Cool look!

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  23. 写真がとてもきれい!!Samanthanの洋服がだいすきです。

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  24. Great outfit, I wish I could find coat like this in Europe. Minimalistic wardrobe is a great idea, I just started to make mine and I can tell that I'm in love with it :)

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  25. I decluttered my closet last year but haven't worked on building a minimalist wardrobe. But the idea and concept I really love and want to practice soon. I love your outfit too here! Sorceress indeed!

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  26. i would never thought you just got into minimalist! i mean, you look like such a pro!

    also naharo really did a good job! these pics are mesmerising i love the second one the most

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  27. i would never thought you just got into minimalism! i mean, you look like such a pro :D
    also nahoko did a really good job! i love the second pic the most xxx

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