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.
Happy June!I can't believe Summer is already here. Lately, I've been quite busy going back and forth to Japan and the states for my own social media work, and it's been amazing being able to explore various food, locations, and places to film. (I can't reveal what I visited Japan for yet, but it'll be released soon!) Here are a couple of delicate and delicious Japanese food photos for your pleasure. :D
I unfortunately have very limited time during these business trips, but what makes every visit so awesome is definitely the food. I can take photos forever because of the beautiful presentation! (Although I ate some of the dishes from the course before snapping a photo...) Japan has various speciality restaurants, and this time I was able to visit a healthy tofu place where you could also see the Tokyo Tower.
View from my hotel room!
Back in New York now for a little bit before another business trip this month!
I hope you all have a wonderful early Summer season!
Hi, everyone! 2017 has already been a year full of constant traveling for me for work which has been keeping me quite busy, but I thought I'd share some of my new favorite spots I discovered in Japan in this post!
A place called "Kamakura" in Japan is about 40 minutes from Tokyo by train, but it was my first time ever going there. The photo above is the Meigetsu-in temple in Kita-Kamakura, and I was appalled by the beauty of this place. The peak-through window to the garden has a different "face" for each season because you can see the foliage in the Fall, bright greens and ajisai flowers in the Summer, snow in the Winter, and sakura in the Spring! I recommend visiting early in the morning because there won't be as many people and you'll get to enjoy the calm and quiet environment.
Hokokuji was one of the most relaxing and refreshing places I've ever been to. It was a serene area full of bamboo trees reaching towards the sky that never seemed to end. I've seen this place numerous times in photos and have always wanted to go, so being there in person (especially when the weather and temperature was great!) was such a surreal experience. You can enjoy authentic matcha and wagashi (Japanese confectionery) here as well, so it's a perfect place to come with friends, family, or your significant other. I was told that this place is terrific for photos and it's known also known to be a popular "healing spot." To be honest, I did get a bit emotional inside because it was so beautiful and brought back many wonderful memories. :) I literally have hundreds of photos I took in Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura, but here are a few more!
I hope you enjoyed the photos, and thank you for reading! :)