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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

Step into my room, but knock before you enter

Recently SWEET Interior Magazine did a little spread on my room. They came and took a bunch of pictures of my room and all of my stuff. It was the first time that I had a photo shoot in my room, sooooo there was some major cleaning that had to be done before they came over!

I love my walk-in closet! And now I’m sure that I can’t move anywhere with a small closet. So while they were shooting they were asking me questions about my room and I guess the best way to describe it is joyfully eclectic. I have a lot of different things in my room and I like to think of it as a collection of my travels because a lot of the stuff I have I get on my trips abroad. I really wish I could be minimal, it would be so much easier to keep clean, but that’s just not me. I also like to make a lot of the stuff in my room. A creative type if you might say.

Some of the things I love in my room:
-Doggy (my stuffed animal, he’s so old!)
-Abstract painting representing Japan and Bali (From Bali)
-Claudia, painting of the girl (From Bali)
-Candles (A collection from all over)
-Batman bucket (From Japan)
-Evil Eye charm (From Turkey)
-Stingray stained glass (From Hawaii)
-Pictures of all of my loved ones ♥

It was a different but fun shoot and I wanted to share it with you so that you could get a look into the place that’s all me.

Step into my room, but knock before you enter

But they forgot 1 important detail that isn’t in my room!

My shoe closets!! I LOVE SHOES!!!!

My shoe closets are messy but I’ve just got so many shoes! I try to get rid of my old ones but there are just some that I absolutely love and can’t let go. Sigh, shoes are my weakness! hehe

What are your favorite things in your room??

Xx,
Melody