Category Archives: *F*A*S*H*I*O*N*

We were made to be awesome~ ❤

Amazing video to start your day! x

mexibeads are happi-beads

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Mexibead heels by Christian Louboutin
Sometimes wonderful people discover wonderful treasures like these beautiful hand-beaded “Mexibead” heels by Christian Louboutin.

I fall in love once more. The beautiful detailing of these heels, the rainbow of colors, they are a dreamer’s dream.

I think I’ll choose to never take these heels off. Ah thank-you-very-much.

Xx, Melody

Kawaii International Ep. 03!!

Hey Everyone! I’ve been working on an international TV show called “Kawaii International”. It showcases “kawaii” culture from Japan to all over the world. It is a really fun TV show and every time we learn so much. “Kawaii” means “cute” in Japanese and it has taken off onto it’s own culture with fashion, brands, hair and make-up, accessories, music, and even slang!

Our guests for Ep. 03 are fashion blogger from Malaysia, Cheesie, and fashion model from U.S., Rin Rin.

A fun “kawaii” quiz!

If you thought you might have recognized her, you’re right! It’s fellow Miss X, Misha! I love her new wig brand PLUMB!

With Cheesie! She is so cute and so sweet! Please check out her blog here: http://cheeserland.com/

With Rin Rin! She’s a Cali girl just like me! She was also very cute and sweet! Please check out her blog here: http://ameblo.jp/angel-rinrin/

Look how cute this shoe is!

On Ep. 02 we learned how to make D.I.Y. Kawaii items and Rie-san makes things out of wool. She brought us a start-up kit so we could try it ourselves. Thank you so much!

Please tune into NHK World TV Channel to watch “Kawaii International”!

And check ☞ http://www.nhk.or.jp/kawaii-i/next/index.html

In UTC or Universal Time Coordinated, timings are as follows:
June 29, Fri. 23:10
June 30, Sat. 3:10/ 7:10/ 11:10/ 15:10/ 19:10

In JST or Japan Standard Time,
June 30, Sat. 8:10/12:10/16:10/20:10/
July 1, Sun. 0:10/4:10

Be sure to CHECK! IT! OUT! ( •ॢ◡-ॢ)-♡

Xx, Melody

Hello Posh Spice, I mean Mrs. Beckham

I went to the launch of Victoria Victoria Beckham at Lane Crawford IFC in Hong Kong with the always lovely and fellow Miss X, Ingrid Chen.

I am wearing an Urban Outfitter dress and Zara heels, while Ingrid is wearing a Victoria Victoria Beckham dress.

Doing our best Posh Spice pose! Werk it gurlz!

Mrs. Beckham appeared at Lane Crawford IFC in Hong Kong and walked around the VIP area with everyone following her trying to get a picture with her. She was pretty in person, petit (hard to believe she’s had 4 kids!), well-poised and all I wanted to ask her was to sing “Wannabe”! hehe She stayed for about 5 minutes and made a short speech about her new line before she was escorted by security to her private room.

It was a fun night with free-flowing Moet Chandon and all you can eat gelato. After I met up with friends and hit the town! I love going to Hong Kong and especially when my trips coincide with fabulous fashion parties! Until next time…

Xx, Melody

 

Trouble Maker

I like when Britney says, “I can be your treble, baby you can be my bass”.

Being a trouble maker is not as easy as you would think. Wandering the streets at night looking for people and places to cause trouble, ignoring all of the rules, fighting with strangers, drinking (for free), breaking hearts. You may think I am a sweet, innocent girl but I am not. As you can see I am a 100% genuine BAD@$$. Don’t get in my way because you will get hurt.

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ACRONYM jacket : Forever21 crop top : Zara pants : Deena & Ozzy booties

hehe (inner trouble maker was talking)

Ok so I’m actually not a total trouble maker but aren’t we all? And at least I can pretend to be in my super cute crop top from Forever21.

Xx,
Melody

FENDI x MASERATI

I was invited to the Italian Embassy in Tokyo to attend the world tour of Italian giants collaboration FENDI and Maserati. The party was filled with foreign diplomats, CEOs, celebrities, models, stylists, car and fashion enthusiasts but none could compete with the main event. In the middle of the room was the beautiful Maserati Gran Cabrio with FENDI interior and details. The color was a beautiful blend of blueish gray with gold highlights. I’ve never driven a car like this (and probably never will) but it is definitely a fantasy. Fit for men and women, the FENDI x Maserati has something special. There’s only a limited amount of these babies made so if you like what you see, go get it NOW!

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Of course, head-to-toe in Fendi. I love my black Fendi dress. It was pretty sexy because it was see-through. I wore a little black bikini underneath.

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We ran into our wonderful friend Elizabeth.

Now for the main attraction…du-dun!!!

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Vroom Vroom! I think I found my new car.

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With famous Japanese stylist Don Konishi-san.

It was a wonderfully glamorous night. Thank you FENDI and Maserati for showing us that fashion and cars DO go hand-in-hand.

Xx,
Melody

Spring Favorites Video! Plus a Surprise!!

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while but I’m back to give you all of my new favorite items that I’ve found over the past few months!

Here are the brands I mentioned:
La Mer – http://www.lamercollections.com/
Charlene K – http://www.charlenek.com/
Tom Ford
Sephora Eyeshadow in Meteor Shower – http://www.sephora.com/
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
Roberto Cavalli Parfum
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
H&M
Princess Polly – http://www.princesspolly.com.au/
Miu Miu Flower Bracelet

I hope you enjoyed it! And don’t forget to leave a comment on the youtube video page for your chance to win “Melody’s Spring Giveaway!”.

The closing date is April 06, 2012 so don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!!!

Comment here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kk2xAnMfNY

Thanks for watching! And Good Luck!!

Melody’s News!
New PEPSI NEX TV CM – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxyw6AWOeog
New International TV Show “Kawaii International” – http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/kawaii-i/
“Kawaii International” Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/KawaiiiOfficial

Xx,
Melody

Location Shooting in Boracay, Philippines for Body Magazine & FHM

My first job of the year was an amazing collaboration of shooting a catalog for new sandals brand, Plip Plop, cover and inside spread of Body Magazine, and shooting for FHM Taiwan. I was invited by my friend and photographer David Barker to meet him in the Philippines, Boracay Island to shoot.

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It was just after New Years so the island was bustling with people from all over the world enjoying their vacation. Coincidentally, my friend from Tokyo was there on vacation as well so I was able to meet up with her and her mom and spend some relaxing time together outside of Tokyo. It was really nice.

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The shoots consisted of my own hair and make-up and my own styling, which I had never done before but it was actually really fun. It was so natural and smooth. And it was more like we were just having fun shooting pictures on a beautiful island than actually working. I am very lucky to have a friend as a great photographer. All of the pictures turned out beautifully on our two-manned shoot. I’m waiting excitedly to see them in print!

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So if you’re in Taiwan or China, Please keep an eye out for me coming to magazine racks soon and make sure to pick up a copy! Great pictures plus interviews in both Body Magazine and FHM. And as always thank you for all of your support!

Xx,
Melody

New TV Program “Kawaii International” introduces Kawaii Culture and Fashion to the World

Hey Everyone!

Today is the start of my new TV show, “Kawaii International”. I will be co-hosting the show which will be introducing the best of Kawaii Culture and Fashion in Japan and around the world. I’m really excited to be doing a program in English and to showcase “Kawaii” to everyone all around the world.

The best part is that it is a program in English and can be seen from anywhere by live streaming online from NHK World TV!!!

http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

Program: Kawaii International

Streaming dates: Feb. 19, Sun. 1:10/ 5:10/ 9:10/13:10/ 17:10/ 22:10 (UTC=London Time)

Feb. 19, Sun. 14:10/ 18:10/ 22:10/ & Feb. 20, Mon. 2:10/ 7:10 (JTC=Japan Time)

Channel: NHK WORLD TV


Co-hosting with fellow C.B.X. girl, Misha Janette!


We love KAWAII!!!

Along with Kawaii.i you can get live chats and news updates about the show.

Stay Kawaii!!! And Please make sure to watch “Kawaii International”!!!

Xx,
Melody

A little bit about Me – Melody Yoko Reilly

I posted this on my Japanese blog and thought it might be fun and interesting to share with you all here on Carte since I don’t think I ever formally introduced myself!

Love you and thank you always for all of your amazing comments and support!

Let me introduce myself~*

Name Melody Yoko Sakakibara Reilly

Birthday 07/30/1988

Hometown Redondo Beach, California

How long have you been a model? 5 years

Hobbies Dance, yoga, swimming, shopping, baking, traveling

Favorite color? Red, White, Black

Favorite animal? Stingray

Favorite food? My mom’s cooking, chicken, white rice

Favorite flower? Plumeria

Favorite book? The Alchemist

Favorite movie? The Wizard of Oz, The Fifth Element, all of the Batman movies, Almost Famous, Ace Ventura, City of God

Favorite place? Bali, the ocean

Favorite fashion style? Casual, sexy

Favorite fashion item? Denim shorts, bikinis

What accessory do you alway wear? A diamond ring that I bought from Ahkah, hoop earring

Who inspires you? My mother and father

How did you become a model? My mom sent my pictures into a model search.

What did you want to be when you were younger? A detective, a singer, a whale trainer

Are you left or right handed? Left handed

When was your first kiss? When I was 13 years old

What is your favorite nail polish color? Uslu Airways x ACRONYM’s matte black color

Do you have any pets? At my parents house in CA, I have one dog named Mickey.

Tell us something not a lot of people know about you. I have a stuffed animal named Doggy that I take with me everywhere and that I cry easily.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Hmm…that’s tough, I guess I’ve never counted…

What is your favorite restaurant in Tokyo? I like El Torrito Mexican Restaurant. The thing I like most there is that you get all you can eat chips and salsa!

Number one place you would like to go? Brazil

Do you have any beauty secrets? Drink lots of water, eat vegetables and fruits, and get a proper amount of sleep.

What is your “charm point”? My eyes and my lips

What is your New Years Resolution? to Eat Healthy, Be Healthy. to blog more! ;) to learn a new language, I’m thinking Mandarin! Wish me luck〜♥

I hope you enjoyed this little Q&A with me!

If you have any more questions you would like to ask please write them in the comments!

bye bye

Xx,

Melody