Take a Trip to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

I filmed a little opening segment for my TV at Sensōji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan with Elli. It is a beautifully big temple and the most well-known in the Tokyo area. With this year almost over, it felt good to feel cleansed and at peace with everything that this year has brought me. I was able to look back and realize what changes need to be made and what my goals are for the year to come.

Lots of Peace and Love to you.

Xx,

Melody

SEVEN for SEVENTY | Coach 70th Anniversary

Happy 70th Anniversary Coach!!

I attended Coach‘s “SEVEN for SEVENTY” Event at Tabloid in Tokyo to help celebrate their 70th Anniversary. “SEVEN for SEVENTY” showcases seven amazing photographers collaborating with Coach’s beautiful 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Red Bag.

The photo exhibitions were beautiful and inspiring.

The live performance was creative and full of life.

With REED KRAKOFF~☆

PL DICORCIA

MIKA NINAGAWA

REED KRAKOFF

WING SHYA

STEVEN SEBRING

CHEN MAN

SHEILA METZNER

Tokyo blogger Mai-chan, L.A. photographer Josh and I had so much fun at the “SEVEN for SEVENTY” party by Coach!

Thank you Coach for a fabulous night!

Xx,

Melody

Rickzilla

Yesterday I met up with fellow Carte Blanche X girls Arissa and Wendy (who are visiting Tokyo Yay!), Tokyo blogger Mai-chan, and a few more friends and we went to an awesome private sale with brands like Anne Demuelemeester, Dries Van Noten, Nina Ricci, Rick Owens, Sacai, Sacai Luck, and Superfine. It was a madhouse but so worth it.

Check out the pic!

Since I couldn’t resist all of this fashion treasure, I decided that it would be an early Christmas present to myself and ended up purchasing my first Rick Owens jacket and Anne Demuelemeester dress and top. I am so excited about my R.O. jacket as I probably would of had to save a long time to get one at retail value.

After the sale my friend Hiroko from Pred PR took us to the Rick Owens store in Aoyama to check out “Rickzilla”. What is “Rickzilla” you ask? Well let me show you…

It is a huge Godzilla inspired wax figure of Rick Owens, hair and all…

I was actually quite disgusted by Rickzilla, but I think that was the purpose. It is a big (expensive) joke by Rick. There are actually only 3 in the world and are travelling around the Rick Owens stores. The other 2 are of a realistic Rick Owens and a peeing Rick Owens.

Besides Rickzilla at the store in Tokyo, the staff informed us that it was Rick Owens’ birthday! Can you believe he is 50 years old!? So they were serving champagne and in the spirit of birthdays, I had a glass at 3 in the afternoon, which was actually the first thing I had to eat all day because I was busy.

Rick Owens M&Ms not for sale ;)

Yesterday turned into a a great day for fashion, shopping, and my closet!

Rick Owens jacket :: Mink Pink leather shorts

Happy Birthday Rickzilla! I mean Rick Owens!!! Thank you for my beautiful jacket!!!

Xx,

Melody

 

Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo

November 5th, 2011 :: VOGUE presents Fashion’s Night Out in Tokyo, Japan!

The pure amount of fashion muscle out on this night was amazing!!! All of the Vogue editors from all around the world, including the Godmother of fashion Anna Wintour, international fashion designers, international celebrities, and international fashion bloggers, not to mention all of the amazing local Japanese designers, editors, stylists, models, bloggers and fashionistas that keep Tokyo at the top of the fashion scene!!!

Needless to say, nothing like this has ever happened in Tokyo!

Ready to start the night~

At Rag & Bone with models Liv Lo and Kana

Half American & Half Japanese girl! ;-)

Time for a little TV interview

Stopped by the Marc Jacobs store

Bumped into model Juliana at Marc Jacobs

We stopped by one of our favorite jewelry stores, Star Jewelry

With sexy SJX model Stefano! Thank you Chiyomi-san!! We love Star Jewelry and SJX!

Ooo child! Look who we ran into next!

Feeling fabulous with Liv, Jonte, and Danielle

Next stop, Michael Kors After Party at the U.S. Ambassador’s House.

(Passports, I.D. checks and invitations were strictly necassary!)

Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Jennifer Hudson, OH MY~

With Daniel, Misha Janette, and Shin

Getting our drink on at the Michael Kors After Party. I loved Liv‘s Michael Kors dress!

Jennifer Hudson live!!!!

With models Elli-Rose and Sara Mary

The end to a very unforgettable night!!!

I wonder what next years FNO Tokyo has in store!

Xx,

Melody

GARTER Exhibition S/S 2012

In the same showroom as GIZA, I took a look at the GARTER S/S 2012 Exhibition. Most of the pieces are handmade one-of-a-kind but for this upcoming season GARTER has created a few pieces in a collection that are absolutely gorgeous. I love the detailing and silhouette of the leather dresses. Even Lady Gaga is a fan as she wore the leather studded vest with the big “G” on it!

The unique designs of GARTER are definitely innovating and inspiring.

worn by Lady Gaga!

I loved this bra top so I HAD to have it!

Do you see something interesting?

!!!

Xx,

Melody

 

GIZA S/S 2012

I went to check out GIZA S/S 2012, which is designed by Mademoiselle Yulia. Known for her DJing, awesome fashion style and not to mention her blue hair, GIZA jewelry is gorgeously crafted for fashion lovers. The bold pieces of GIZA as well as the S/S 2012 collection has an essence of Egypt and reminds me of jewelry Cleopatra would wear. The deep rich hues of the Egyptian pieces are contrasted with the pop funky style of dinosaurs and unicorns on big gold chains. It was so much fun just looking at the variety in her collection that I instantly fell in love with both the rich and funky pieces.

with Mademoiselle Yulia and Mai-chan! Thank you Yulia!!!

Can’t wait to wear my new GIZA jewelry!!!

GIZA is definitely making it’s way to Asia so keep an eye out for the fresh new designs by Mademoiselle Yulia!!

Xx,

Melody

Fall Beauty Giveaway! The Winners!!

To all that entered my Fall Beauty Giveaway! Here are the winners!!!

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments! I loved reading all of your comments very much!!

Congratulations to the winners of the “Melody’s Fall Beauty Giveaway!”!!

I will be doing more “Melody’s Giveaways!” so please keep watching!!

Xx,

Melody

Versace for H&M = Love at first sight

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to go to the H&M press room in Tokyo to get a sneak peek at the new Versace for H&M Collection. With so many bright tropical colors and eye-popping patterns, the new collection is absolutely amazing! Right away, I fell in love the eccentricity of the Versace for H&M Collection. It reminded me of Miami, Florida in it’s glamorous 80′s and made me want to be on a beach somewhere, listening to live music sipping on a mojito.

With half of the collection dripping in bright colors and patterns, the other half is cool and glamorous with black leather and studded designs. Not only is the clothing absolutely rocking, the accessories and bags are pretty fab too! Oh, did I mention the men’s collection is just a awesome as the women’s?? For me, the whole point for fashion is to have fun and feel good in the clothes you are wearing and this collection is all fun baby! The colors and the styles of the pieces only further accentuates the young, vibrant, iconic feeling of the Versace for H&M Collection.

The official launch was held last night in New York with many famous celebrities and fashion icons, including Prince who performed at the after party, all gathering together to see what the Versace for H&M Collection had in store.

I think this collection is for people of all ages; it will remind the older crowd of their younger days, when they used so much hairspray and tanning oil, and it will excite the younger crowd of the glamorous days that we never were able to experience.

I was so inspired to see such a mass of exciting pieces in one collection! And being sold at a store with a price point that is completely affordable!

Versace for H&M Collection is by far my favorite collection of this year!!!

COUNTDOWN until Versace for H&M Collection hits stores: NOVEMBER 19th, 2011

Watch out for gators!

Love this bright yellow plunge dress with studs!

Leather + studs = Rockstar

Oo la la

Love this hat!

With DJ Peli

My girls Mai-chan and H&M PR Tabasa!

Blending in~ on the Versace for H&M Collection interior amazingness! Interior pieces are a big throw and cushions!

Fundies!

The beautiful detail of the metal tipped collar.

Just say “Yes!” to leather studded pants.

Yusuke and I looking gangster fab in our matching Versace for H&M jackets! We are thinking about starting a rap duo, what do you think?

We love Versace for H&M Collection! Such a great time hanging out at the H&M press room!

Thank you H&M!!!! Thank you Tabasa!!!!

I am dying to get my hands on some Versace for H&M Collection pieces!!!!!

If you have a chance definitely try to get yourselves to H&M stores on November 19th, 2011 to check out the new Versace for H&M Collection. I promise you won’t regret it!!

Xx,

Melody

New Beauty Loves! + FALL BEAUTY GIVEAWAY!

It’s that time again! My FALL GIVEAWAY!!! This time I want to share with you some of my new favorite beauty loves!

If you would like to enter make sure to go to my YouTube and leave a comment on this video!!

Xx,
Melody

And it don’t stop

This year my Halloween celebration ended up being 4 days long! I’m usually not so avid about Halloween as I tend to stress out on what to be and buying a costume and whatnot but this year was probably my best Halloween yet! Not only was it filled with costumes and make-up and friends and parties, it was the easiest and cheapest Halloween to date.

Here’s a run through of my HALLOWEEN transformations from the weekend~*

BOO!

ROBOT girl
You bet I was doing the robot all night long!
Domo Arigatou Mr. (Miss) Roboto!

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MINNIE MOUSE (in the Halloween spirit, I wore this to work on Saturday morning and it’s just a make shift costume using my real clothes!)

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EVE (from ADAM and EVE)

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CAPPIN’ JACK SPARROW

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Jack Sparrow had to be my favorite costume bc I got to wear a fake mustache and beard! Lol Everyone seemed to love it and told me I pulled off Jack Sparrow pretty well for being a girl! Haha

How was your Halloween??

What did YOU dress up as??

Xx,
Melody