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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

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

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

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

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Evil Twin dress : Topshop top : Decious lace cardigan : vintage belt : Mercury Duo boots : Chanel sunglasses

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~*M*e*o*w*~

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Xx, Melody

Union

Hey all! So I recently shot for Hong Kong store Union Shoes. And actually, it was shot in Tokyo.

The shoes were cute but the styling was ah-maz-ing!

Styling was done by Samu, Photographer Nakada-san, Hair and Make-up by Yusa-san. And everyone was great! It felt more like a free shoot rather than for an advertisement and catalog.

Here are some pics

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The photographer showing me how to pose! hehe

And the gorg styling by Samu:
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Miu Miu Top

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Givenchy Jacket

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After a long day we were all very happy to finish by 11pm!!

Such a great campaign with so many great pictures! Hopefully it will be up around Hong Kong soon!

So if you’re in Hong Kong…keep an eye out for me!!!

Xx,
Melody