Tuesday, March 25, 2014

like steel



(Jacket, top & skirt: Forever 21; shoes: New Balance; ring: Soo Ihn Kim;
watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs; clutch: Wego)


Hair, makeup & styling by Samantha Mariko (me)
Photos by Jason Mordeno



I'm excited to finally have a new outfit post for you guys! I had the pleasure of teaming up with Canadian photographer Jason Mordeno for an impromptu shoot in Shibuya. He is also the photographer who shot me in the blond wig in this post (photos coming soon!). I am so pleased with these photos - Jason is very precise when it comes to lighting, posing and other details like fixing the model's hair or clothes. I learned so much from him in terms of posing, and what angle looks best in a photo. I've been modeling for almost 4 years now, but always learning something new!


I'm sure many of you know by now, but I LOVE cropped tops! I was never really a fan of tucking a shirt in a high-waisted skirt, so cropped tops are perfect. This one is a favorite because of the shoulder detail. The draped skirt is soft to the touch and adds a great contrast to the top because of its movement. And my beloved New Balances... need I say more? Just the perfect pop of color to this outfit.


Shooting with Jason was pretty much like hanging out - he has a great sense of humor, which makes the shoot more enjoyable. After the shoot, we had some coffee and dessert with his friend, Rene, who was helping out with the lighting. It's too bad they live all the way in Canada, but I sincerely hope we get to work together again in the future. 



I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I did. 


Don't forget to enter my Delfonics giveaway, which ends this week!! Hurry, hurry! 





Love,

Samantha Mariko






37 comments:

  1. Lovely photos *_*! I've actually been wanting a pair of New Balances ever living in Tokyo. They seem to be way more popular in Japan than in the states.

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  2. So beautiful shoes. Love how you combined them with one color look. :)
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  3. Stunning my dear! x

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  4. he took beautiful photos of you sam. that top and skirt are so pretty! you look gorgeous.
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  5. ahhh love this look
    ...you look so nice both of you worked well to produce such amazing photos.
    I understand how you feel about cropped tops and high waist things makes sense for a crop top.
    fun post to read : )

    -dominique xx

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  6. I love the last photo! You are so beautiful!! <3

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  7. Hi dear, great job with this post. So lovely and chic!

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  8. love these photos! and your shoes are great! they give this outfit a nice playful touch.

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  9. I think I'm in love with your New Balance !!!! Cant wait to see the pictures from the shoot with your blond wig

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  10. pretty as always. you look good in every photo (!!!) but i especially love the 3rd to last. and LOVE the NB shoes!! since i'm training for the marathon, i've been researching and buying athletic shoes like crazy, lol :)

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  11. great look

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  12. love your hot stunning pictures..i like your skirt and black top...keep showing us more, really like like ittttttttt...;))
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  13. Gorgeous pictures and the outfit! Very stylish!
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  14. You look so gorgeous! Awesome photos and outfit!


    Rosalina
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  15. Beautiful!!
    thanks for sharing.
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  16. I think is one of the best outfits that Ive seen this season. Im seriously totally in love with it!

    YOU ROCK IT GIRL!!!

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  17. This is stand out elegant and modern look, sporty chic with those fabulous pink sneakers and the draping of the skirt is really beautiful. You look stunning! Thanks for stopping by hun :)

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  18. Oh very cute shoes!
    xx

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  19. You have good reason to love crop tops- you rock them! Love how you paired the cutout top with the skirt.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  20. Crop tops are perfect for high waisted things, perfect for avoiding the awkward bunching up. Love the surprising touch of your colorful sneakers!

    Mili

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  21. The colour is just so right! Love your pink sneakers too!

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  22. Absolute perfection! You're gorgeous, like a model!!!
    xoxo

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  23. this is like my favorite look ever! amazing xx

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  24. Hi Samantha, I have similarly dark shaded hair like you and I had to completely bleach it to get any other colour in, it is quite damaging but worth it for a short while. I enjoyed reading your opinion on my last post. Happy Friday Dear!

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  25. Wow you shoes! We have same shoes but in different color! <3 I love your outfit and all your photos, you look like a doll! Beautiful make up too <3

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  26. Amazing combo! love the total look!

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  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE <3
    xoxo
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  28. I love how you styled these colorful sneakers. Stunning look!

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  29. You look so.good in those photos, your face is perfect. And such a great way to wear the sneaker trend - that jacket is amazing!

    xx Hélène
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  30. Your bangs are so stunning, and so is that asymmetric skirt hem. I can see why you chose to shoot with Jason again---the lighting and the angles are well-balanced.

    Brittney

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  31. I'm in love with your shoes Samantha!

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    Patricia ♥

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