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! :)
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! :)