Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011


Rose Sunglasses

Cat Face Mask
Eye Neck Piece
Skull Straw Hat
Photo: Takeshi Hanzawa
Hair & Makeup: Masayoshi Okudaira
Styling: Kyoko Fushimi 

They described the character they wanted me to play through this painting:

"Remorse or Sunken Sphinx" by Salvador Dali

I knew Dali and I had a special bond...!!! How cool would it be to live in his paintings.

I'm also a huge fan of 装苑 magazine and Maiko Takeda's works.  It was such a great honor to work with them! The images turned out beautifully-- I'm sorry about the poor scanning quality. Please check them out in stores!!

more works by Maiko Takeda:


Listening Now

I like them even more now that I found out that the two vocals are Japanese!!! duh
FUJI ROCKでDeerhoofに会いたい!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hair Story

April 2010
April 2011



Paintings I worked on for the earthquake relief
It took me a while to post these up..

The appreciation of nature is a prevailing theme we see in Japanese culture.  From Shintoism to the obvious adoration of the sun in the national flag, we have throughout history strived to achieve an "oneness" with the elements.  Even in the face of natural disaster, we are not a people that posts haste in condemning the elements, but instead strive to understand them, to coexist with them, and are left in awe of its wonders, destructive as they may sometimes be.  Let us in these times of crisis adore the beauty it can also bring.

(translated description by a dear friend 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kagoshima Wedding

Japonis wedding shoot by beautiful but erupting Sakurajima

My favorite Make It people!!! 
Hair & Make up Photon Brilo

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Poor Little Rich Girl

It's my first time in Kagoshima! Alone hotel room with Factory Girl

So it seems like the places you go and the people around you influence who you become..

I think that in New York, people put so much energy into work-- They are who control the city. But when that energy gets out of control, the city starts to control the people.
NY brought the worst in her and the best in her.. It's very unfortunate for someone as talented and beautiful as Edie Sedgwick to have died so young..

I'm investing in some good movies I can watch alone and cry to because of my current identity crisis situation. Recommendations are very welcome...!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Agyness Deyn x Tim Walker

favorite model & favorite fashion photographer on UK VOGUE via agynessdeyn-online

Thursday, April 21, 2011


My younger brother in California started taking pictures with grampa's old Olympus Om-2


カメラは祖父のOlympus Om-2
His first roll of film ever..  incredible

also he turns 19 today
happy birthday jojo!!!!
big hug

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mysty Woman

Movie for Mysty Woman's collection "Have a Nice Trip" !!
Mysty WomanのPVをやらせてもらいました。

A Single Man

Alone hotel room again
recommended by a friend.

It's my second time here in Osaka this week
Apparently many of the shoots moved south after the earthquake.. The commute is a pain.
Saving electricity maybe?? I don't know.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Who Knows Who Cares

-Local Natives

Monday, April 11, 2011

Find me

 this month:




レストランの名前はJunkadelic Jalopy!




Saturday, April 9, 2011



1. Design your two rhombus-shaped-watercolor-paper.. each with four equal panels of isosceles or right triangles
2. Make creases by scoring the sides of the triangles. Paint with watercolor or watered down acrylics (sprinkle salt for cool gradient effect (the salt absorbs the wet paint))
3. Apply glue to the tabs 
4. Attach the two rhombuses together with the tabs

fyi I almost failed geometry and chem in high school..  it's really easier than it sounds

360° view:)


Branches are from the park! I painted them black and sewed them on. 
I have vellum attached on the inside for softer light. 


1. Print and trace your type on sticky foamcore and sticky wallpaper. Cut out the letters
2. Hide the foamcore 
3. Admire 
4. Admire

5. Super glue it