Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to check out my fashion & lifestyle blog.

My name is Samantha Mariko, a half-Japanese model & musician from Orange County, California, currently residing in Tokyo, Japan. I started this blog in late 2011 while I was attending UCLA, and has since then grown into a precious space where I can share my style, sometimes music, day-to-day activities, beauty, travels, and anything that interests & inspires me. 

Sponsors include: Alma chains, Artistic & Co., Baby-G, BARAKA, Bershka, The Black Market, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Daniel Wellington, Desigual, Eden the Collection, Epoi, Forever 21, Fossil, Free People, Front Row Shop, The Golden Heart Store, Good After Nine, Hidden Treasure, Jump from Paper, Klasse 14, Marisara, Metrocity, Rings & Tings, Shein, Shop Bop, Skyed Apparel, Skywatch, Snapmade, Sudio, Tobi, UNIQFIND, Yoins, Zaful and ZeroUV.



Street snap on DropTokyo.com 2.29
LA Weekly "The Most Beautiful People of Coachella 2016" 4.18
Model & stylist for Tokyo Typo Store Lookbook 4.30
SHEL'MAG 「やっぱりMoussyのデニムが好き!ファッショニスタ達の着こなしコーデサンプルまとめ」style feature 5.28
Cosmopolitan Japan Online 「【リアル一週間コーディネート】サマンサ麻里子の場合」style feature 7.7
SimplySxy Blogger Interview 9.7
ULTRA JAPAN 開催直前"フェスコーデ"は決まった?H&Mが着こなす最新ファッション 9.15
Cosmopolitan Japan Online 「サマンサ麻里子が教える、ポイントで取り入れる簡単モードメイク」article 10.18

blondy 2015 SS Lookbook model 1.15
Fashion Forward blog feature 1.5.15
Wondermika blog feature "Blogger of the Week, Samantha Mariko, Japan" 1.25.15
Yahoo article, "7 Ways to Leave the House in Sweatpants" Outfit feature (cited incorrectly) 02.10.15
Blogger feature on The Golden Heart Store blog - "Samantha" 2.15
Interview for "BeCoolAroundTheWorld - TOKYO" Youtube video 3.20.15
Blogger feature on Wearona.com "24 Hours in Tokyo with Samantha" 4.15
Blogger feature on Wearona.com "Tokyo Insider Guide by Samantha Mariko" 4.15
Blogger feature on Facade Magazine Issue 02 "Samantha Mariko" 4.15
Style feature on KBS2 "A Style for You" show 5.18.15
Street snap on Fashionsnap.com 5.15
Fashion snap feature on ELLEgirl Japan online 6.9.15
Interview with zeroUV 8.5.15
Style feature on Your Next Shoes - "Meet the Top 10 Jeans Bloggers of August 2015" 9.2.15
VOGUE girl Japan - Forever 21 でつくる秋のコーディネート21 Style feature 9.22.15

Asian Fortune Magazine - Growing up Half Asian American: Curse or Gift?  1.15.14
Feautured blogger on Fablia.biz 1.26.14
VINCA blog - Samantha Mariko by Jason Mordeno Photography 4.22.14
Model for Eden the Collection Lookbook 5.1.14
Feature on Lookbook.nu - Tokyo Report: Tips and Tools for Blogging by Samantha Mariko 6.11.14
Feature on Alma Chains' Alma News gossip page 8.14
Fashion One TV Japan Photo Shoot Feature 9.5.14
Banner feature on Skyed Apparel website 10.14
Interview for Cloth App Launch 11.04

Yan News - Asia Collection Ho Chi Minh Fashionista feature 3.5.13
Tripanista feature "What to Wear in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan" feature 5.8.13
Paint with Stars blog feature "Samantha" 6.10.13
Tripanista feature "What to Wear in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 7.14.13
What I Wear blog feature "JFW -  International Fashion Fair 2013" 7.23.13

ApparelNews.net fashion slideshow "LA Fashion Week: Fall '12"  3.10.12
AllAccessMagazine.com feature "Miss April - Samantha Mariko" 4.19.12
NHK World "Tokyo Eye" - Akiruno and Tokyo Summerland 6.19.12
Hello, Emy Blog feature "サマンサ麻里子x Brandy Melville" 8.14.12
Extra in Pink Martini ft. Saori Yuki - "Is That All There Is" music video
Extra in Mayer Hawthorne's "No Strings" music video 8.27.12
Extra in AYE SONG's "Take it to the Head (cover)" music video 10.11.12
Paint with Stars Blog feature "Samantha - Autumn Glow" 11.9.12

Jpy+ Magazine "Street Snap"  4.11
ApparelNews.net "2WJD Party in Little Osaka"  8.4.11
PhotoVogue "Youth Street Design for Kay Lim Style"  11.19.11
Half-asians.com feature "Samantha Mariko"  12.14.11
POSI+TIVE Magazine "A Fashion Story"  12.29.11


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