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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

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

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

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

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

D R E A M

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dream with eyes open,
love with hearts open,
speak with minds open,
for the sun will rise again to bring a new day

World’s Greatest

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST MOM!!!! Thank you for all of the love and joy you bring me everyday. You are the woman I strive to be. I love you Mom!!!

 

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