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Forever21

Hello all you beautiful people!! I recently went to Los Angeles to shoot for world famous fashion store and brand, FOREVER 21!!! It was an absolutely amazing experience not to mention my first big international shoot! They have a dream team of stylists, photographers, make-up artists and hair artists which made everyday on set a blast!!

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All of the great pictures are up on Forever21′s online site now so please be sure to check them out andddddd SHOP!! ;)

I hope to be able to work with Forever21 again. Thank you so much to everyone! Love you!

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

I want to be your next ROXY GIRL!! ❤

Hello Everyone!!! ♡

I recently entered ROXY’s Let The Sea Set You Free contest and have made it to the second round!!

Voting has STARTED!! Please cast your VOTE for me to be your next ROXY GIRL!!! Vote once a day, everyday from June 1-12!!

With your help I hope I can represent Asia Pacific in the next ROXY Campaign!!!

To vote for me please go to this URL, sign in with Facebook, and press the orange “VOTE” button:
http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/219930/voteable_entries/51715858#

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To vote for me please go to this URL, sign in with Facebook, and press the orange “VOTE” button:
http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/219930/voteable_entries/51715858#

Post this to your facebook, blog, twitter, youtube, anything and anywhere to SHARE with your friends & family to help me reach the TOP 10 FINALISTS!!

Thank you so much for all of your love and support!! Together we can make my dreams come true!!!

Xoxoxo,
Melody

PEPSI NEX – NEW TV CM FEATURING MELODY YOKO

Check out my New PEPSI NEX TV Commercial with world famous Japanese Rockstars B’z!!!

I had such an amazing time shooting this commercial. Everyone on the shoot was great and it was so surreal to be able to watch B’z perform so closely.

Thank you so much to all of the staff and to PEPSI NEX!!!

I absolutely love PEPSI NEX and this commercial!

Please watch it (over and over) and check out more videos of interviews by B’z, myself, and other model Kyoko, and also the Behind-The-Scenes video. http://www.pepsi.co.jp/gallery/index.html

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

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

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

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

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

I lost my Choo!

Last night I attended JIMMY CHOO‘s 15 Year Anniversary ICONS Collection Event. It was an absolutely fabulous night! The party was in preparation for the world wide launch and sale of JIMMY CHOO’s new (or renewal, bringing back all of the most ICONIC JIMMY CHOOs) collection. The shoes are absolutely to-die-for!!!!

The JIMMY CHOO ICONS Collection represent beautiful fashion ICONS over the past decades, with names like Brigette, Marlene, Rita, Faye, Lauren, Raquel, who wouldn’t see stars when looking at this collection?! My favorite is Rita, which is famous from Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw’s “I lost my Choo”. (Speaking of, I might have to go and rewatch that episode!)

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“Brigette”

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“Marlene”

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“Lauren”

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“Rita”

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Delicious fruity cocktails inspired by the ICONS Collection

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I paired my gorgeous Jimmy Choos and Jimmy Choo bag with a lovely pearl detailed bustier dress from One Teaspoon.

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“Dome” Jimmy Choo

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Jimmy Choo bag

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My friends and super awesome bloggers Momo-chan & Mai ♥ Check out their blogs!

With fellow Carte Blanche X Face, and Fashion blogger, Misha Janette

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Vogue Girl Japan Chief Editor Gunji-san

Models Emi Renata and Liv Lo

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Our JIMMY CHOOs!!!! #legs

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With CEO of JIMMY CHOO, Joshua Schulman

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As a shoe-a-holic myself, I couldn’t help but feel so happy just being in the presence of such an amazing collection of shoes. Also…thinking about all of the different outfits I could wear with every single pair, if I had them in my possession! Well I definitely now know what I will be asking Santa for this Christmas!

Thank you JIMMY CHOO for an absolutely splendid night and reminding me that the sky’s the limit when creating works of art that inspire the minds and hearts of people all over the world. It really is an ICONIC Collection, and I’m totally in love~!

Xx, Melody