Jinja is the Japanese word for shrine. Today for the first time I visited the Minamisawa Hikawa Shrine, a five minute walk from my apartment building. It had a serene and peaceful feeling and shrines are fast becoming my favorite places to take pictures. It was also such a beautiful experience to see some of the senior citizens in the community coming to the shrine to pray and pay their respects to their ancestors. I went with my friend Ruth and she was able to get some great shots of me! Check them out below!
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P.S. – I will be getting my own domain very very very soon! I think its time to expand my blog and brand and I’ll definitely enjoy playing with different layouts 🙂
Yesterday I spent my day in natures palm, with my new friend Ruth! She took these beautiful pictures of me and I took pictures of the scenery around us. We explored the area around Sayama Lake, a stones throw away from Western Tokyo in neighboring Saitama Prefecture. I’m very excited to know such beautiful nature is so close to where I live! Details about my outfit and pictures below, everyone enjoy their week!
So Monday was my actual birthday but I celebrated on the weekend with some close family friends! Saturday I went to dinner with one of my good friends I’ve made in tokyo so far, Sho. Afterwards we went bar hopping, where I proceeded to turn up off of life. I swear I was sober as a button and the only thing in that glass was ginger ale. I swore off drinking (except for a birthday glass of wine) because of the excess of alcohol I consumed in Thailand. This weekend I’m going to start my own original detox to get rid of the toxins I’ve acquired this month through poor food choices and drinking too much. Anyway I had a nice sober time at one of my favorite bars, Gaspanic. This place has a club feel and you can dance and not feel awkward, unlike most bars in Tokyo. I tried to create a #lewk but the lighting doesn’t do my outfit justice, in my opinion.
On Sunday I celebrated with my Japanese family, the Okamotos. They are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met and they always welcome me into their home with open arms. They are friends of my father and since moving to Tokyo, they’ve made my transition to life here so much more comfortable. They took me to a nice Italian restaurant, where we celebrated with an abundance of pizza, pasta, chicken, beef and much more. I had a great time and am so thankful to them for their lovely gifts and thoughtfulness!
Check out some pictures from my amazing weekend below!
New OOTD post coming soon! Till then be good and take care of yourselves…and each other.
So hey guys I just recently got back from my vacation in Phuket 🇹🇭! It was awesome and much needed. Along the way I met some really nice people, tried new things and tried to look as bomb as I could without screaming “tourist” with my fits. I don’t usually invest in summer clothing because it’s just not my season for fashion and so the annual H&M 70% sale was a godsend. I bought so many tips and shorts at amazing prices like ¥500 yen a piece! These are some pictures of what I wore during my six days in Thailand!
I’ve been itching to do this DIY for a while and a few days ago I said f*** it, it’s time! And I rushed over to Joann’s to buy fabric glue and faux fur. Luckily when I got there I grabbed the last black fur boa that was available and then I knew the fabric gods were looking out for me. Here is the finished product below. I might add the leftover fur I have to the ankle straps but I’m not sure yet we’ll see 😎
– a pair of single strap heels (preferably a cheap pair you don’t mind messing up)
– Fabric glue
– Fur boa (mix it up, there are so many colors at Joann’s!)
Its finally here! The first annual fashion week will be taking place the week of March 28th with its conclusion culminating in an amazing fashion show on April 1st. With talented young designers and awesome performances you do not want to miss this! Stay tuned for more details as we will be promoting heavily on Instagram and Twitter. Follow UMD MasTERPiece on Instagram and Twitter (@umdmasterpiece) 😁😁. Also if you like our promotional photograph and are in the DMV area, make sure to commission Ornelle Chimi, an up and coming, talented photographer who worked with us on our promo campaign! Her Instagram for professional photographs is @ornellec. Everyone enjoy Christmas and carry on!
Yesterday I attended Late Skate, one of the most creative and fun events I’ve been to in my college career. With roller skates and a dope mix of music, it was truly a perfect love child of chill and litness. Shoutout to WeSeeLions for coordinating and making this event possible. Check out some photos below of the event!