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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

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

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

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

Girl Crush #1: Erin Wasson

I love Erin Wasson.

So happy that Carte had a P.O.V. of her spread in Elle France.

Not only is she a hot supermodel from Texas, she is a kick-ass stylist, as well as an amazing designer. She has collaborated with RVCA and has her own jewelry line called Low Luv. Her many tattoos plus her tomboy-ish don’t give a f*** personality makes her someone who is just effortlessly, Cool. Erin’s personal style can only be hers and is just as famous as she is.

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Erin reminds me to just be myself!!! And to love what I do!

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

M.I.A.

These past few weeks have been absolutely insane! I have been either working, in meetings, writing papers, or studying for my final exams! And I can’t believe it’s only been 2 weeks…

I am planning on going on a 2 week holiday at the end of the month so everything that I need to do has been piling up before I leave. But you’ve gotta work hard to play harder right??

I am so looking forward to this vacation! Can you guess where I’m going? If you guys can wait 1 week with me, I’ll let you know then!

I have one more final exam on Tuesday and then I’m on summer vacation! I hope I get good grades again this semester. Going back to school is rough, especially in the summer when all you want to do is hang out at the beach or by the pool.

The jobs I’ve been doing recently are really fun! Not to say that all of my jobs aren’t fun, but it’s been great shoots for ads, catalogs, web, tv, and magazines that have all really fit my personality and style! It’s a great feeling to find joy in your work. As a model you are sometimes used as a prop for clothes, make-up, accessories, etc. And of course that’s the job of a model! Although I’ve been busy with work, I am very happy with the work that I’ve been doing!! I think birthday month’s are just everyone’s time to shine and being a July baby, I think it’s just my special month.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to the past 2 weeks~*

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I hope you’re having a great Sunday!!

Xx,
Melody