I visited Boston for the very first time in my life for work!
It was unusually very cold (even though it's already April!), but I got to briefly visit must-see spots such as the Massachusetts State House and serene Boston Common.
The people there were incredibly welcoming and sweet, and I was mesmerized by the history and beauty of Boston.
I had a full-on hair and kimono makeover to really have the full experience. My kanzashi hairpiece even had an adorable crane on it!
The kimono I was wearing was a feminine design with bright pink sakuras on it, and a lot of people kindly came up to me. :)
Unfortunately, I got "kyou" (bad fortune) for my omikuji, but I tied it properly so that the bad luck would all go away.
Hopefully this year will be even bigger and better than last year! :)
The delicious "yatai" area was filled with delicious sweets and Japanese traditional food that makes you feel as if you were transported back in time!
Of course, I had to choose my favorite takoyaki and freshly made dango. :)
It was wonderful discovering another breathtaking place in Japan, and I truly hope to be able to go back again soon. <3
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! :)