In December, I visited Fuji Television! The last time I went was at the beginning of the year, so it was wonderful to reunite with everyone. :)
Here's me with the lovely Ms. Chiyo Abe! I look up to Ms. Abe and Ms. Kuge in so many waysーnot just as an announcer but as a woman and individual. Japanese is certainly one of the hardest languages in the world, but I had the greatest honor of being able to hear and learn how to speak beautiful, proper Japanese because of them. I was extremely thankful for Ms. Abe kindly making the time out of her busy schedule to see me!
Having lunch inside FujiTV with former FCI NY members was so much fun as always! It warms my heart speaking about our time together in New York and catching up on what we've all been up to lately.
I was also introduced to everyone from the International Department! Although we are many miles apart, it's wonderful to be able to meet and speak in person as we share the same vision and ideas.
After several weeks in Japan, I came back to New York filled with snow and Christmas lights! Every time I see the Rockefeller Christmas tree, it reminds me that the year is coming to an end. It's unreal that 2017 is almost over, but I'm also very excited for what's to come in 2018!
Please have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!! Best wishes for 2018!
It seems like Fall is finally approaching New York City (much later than usual!), so I'd like to share a few photos from one of my recent photoshoots in New York City.
Luckily, the day I had the shoot was like the perfect Summer day even though it was in October. :)
Arabesque in Central Park
Strolling in Fifth Avenue
Stunning view of the Empire State Building
Now that November is approaching, I feel like 2017 will be over in no time!
I hope you enjoy the magnificent seasonal changes, and please keep warm!
September was a month full of events for me, one of them being New York Fashion Week! The highlight of the week for me was certainly being able to greet Zac Posen (who I've always watched on Project Runway) and for shooting for an exciting project!
Every year, I get so inspired by the fashionistas gathered from all around the globe because of their fashion and makeup. As for hair, 2016 was all about braids, but this year, it's the effortless look that's been sported on the runway.
世界中からファッショニスタが集まるため、メイクもいつになく派手!! ＆濃い!!! メイクさんに聞いた話では、去年はbraids（編み）スタイルのヘアが大人気だったのですが、今年は力を抜いたeffortlessなスタイルが人気とのこと！
I had the honor of having a fitting with one of the designers to wear to her fashion week. Her runway was an awesome combination of unique, colorful designs and edgy music!
I don't have the height of a model, but so many of these fashion lovers inspire me to challenge myself to various looks and be more adventurous. I can't wait to explore and dip my toes into the upcoming trends! :)
In today's TV episode, I shared all about the latest Delivery Services in the states! I was especially interested in the "Online Styling Service" which focuses on the latest fashion styles and trends.
All you have to do is answer a survey where you can answer your clothing sizes, styles, and preferences in detail, and the professionalist stylist takes care of the rest! When the box of items arrive at your house, it includes a personalized note that tells you what pieces they chose for you and how you can style them. It'll allow you to explore various designs, brands, and looks you may not choose yourself but still suits your taste!
What's so awesome about this service is that you can pick out the items you ended up loving to purchase and easily send back the rest. I was a bit afraid that the clothing weren't going to fit well since I sometimes struggle finding the right sizes for my body type in the US, but surprisingly, most of the items fit like a glove because I entered all the details in the survey!
There were items in the boxes that I personally wouldn't have picked out if I were shopping at the store, but when I actually put it on myself, I ended up loving it! You get to do all of this at the comfort of your own home, so you can take your time coordinating different pieces together that you may already have in your closet and then choose your absolute faves to keep. I think there's really no better way to discover new trends and styles especially if you're a really busy person or have trouble choosing new pieces of clothing to add to your wardrobe!
Trying this service out made me want to be more adventurous with my fashion picks. If you missed the TV episode, you can still check it out HERE! I hope you try these awesome online delivery services out yourself as well! :)
Lia was found on the streets on LA near a dumpster, and after she was rescued, I had her flown over to NYC. Here is what she looked like (below) when she first came to me. It seemed as though she didn't want to live anymore because she was extremely thin and ill. She wouldn't eat, barely had the energy to walk, and was fearful of human beings. :(
For the first month or so, she would always step back whenever someone approached her. It was an automatic reaction she had which I believe came from being abused by someone (I could tell by her injured nose and expression). Therefore, I made sure to approach her very gently and slowly in a low position, letting her know that she would be okay being around me and that there was nothing to be scared of.
Lia always hid in the corner of a room, so I got her a little "home" so that she could have her own space for a while. I no longer need to use this today, but back then, it was very helpful because I could still see what she was doing from a distance (since it's see-through), and she could also see her surroundings while feeling comfortable. She didn't need to be worried of who or what may come into her private space, so it allowed her to rest well and eat more at her own pace.
She started opening up to me as the days went by, and although it took several months, she started to enjoy walks again! (In the very beginning, I had to wear clunky shoes to attract her attention and have her follow me.) She now runs along with my brother's doggie as well!
Now, she begs for food with twinkling eyes, runs with me at full force at the park, and sleeps in my arms at night. I truly could not be more thankful that she came into my life, and I hope that she feels the same. :) It is absolutely life-changing to see her grow (both mentally and physically!)... and I hope that you can rescue or help spread the word about adopting and the importance of caring for these innocent furry friends, too.