Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My darling, what wonder have we wrought here?



Outfit Details:
Mink Pink sheer navy blouse - courtesy of Threadsence
vintage plaid shorts - Jet Rag
glasses - forever 21
Darling Tote - R&Em


(from the actual R&Em lookbook)

Last night was the premiere party for the lookbook I shot with R&Em, and while I wait for pictures from the event (and try to figure out why my USB ports aren't working), I thought I'd share a couple of photos from our shoot. As mentioned in my interview with Nylon, this lookbook was shot the same way I maintain my blog - with my Nikon D90 and a little remote. Bobby and Mara (from the R&Em team) were on hand for a lot of them, so some of them were also taken by Bobby.

I was happy to shoot the lookbook this way, because it's a more realistic portrayal of me: my apartment, my clothes, my makeup - and my animals even made appearances. I hate to use the terms "normal" or "real" when describing anyone, because I've yet to meet a model who was a figment of my imagination and no one really knows what normal means. What I want to say is that I'm grateful to have had so many great opportunities, even though I don't fit the standard model prerequisites: I'm only 5'7, have a healthy amount of meat on my bones and let's face it, I can barely even walk without tripping over my own feet (thanks, pigeon toes).  Experiences like this never cease to thrill me, because I never dreamed I would get to do such things. Thank you to R&Em for giving me such a fun opportunity, and to all of you for your continued support. No one would give a crap about me or my blog if I didn't have such amazing readers - and I really do think you are the best.
 

82 comments:

  1. gorgeous!
    keiko I love your look here, even more so the colour on your lips!
    stunning lips - as always lol.

    * thanks for being a daily inspiration.
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  2. the tote is adorable, as are you. cannot wait to see the whole lookbook!

    <3 steffy
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  3. That really is one darling tote! Too lovely as always Keiko :)

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  4. I love that the photoshoot was done in the same style as your blog. So fitting and real! (Whatever "real" is..like ya said). :)

    Congrats on all the great opportunities and taking us along on the ride.

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  5. This is probably my favorite look from the lookbook, you look so adorable in those glasses and the outfit is sort of "school girl" chic!

    You are so BEAUTIFUL and creative that these opportunities shouldn't come as a surprise anymore. :D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  6. That's a lovely lookbook and your animals are so sweet :)

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  7. *Also, forgot to mention that Miku's surprise appearance in the lookbook is beyond adorable!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  8. You look gorgeous. Authentic photo shoots is part of what I love about blogging becoming such a main part of the culture. It allows more of a real interpretation of beauty.

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  9. pretty stuff
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  10. Keiko, you are SO real... (haha, even though you don't like using that term). Maybe I should say 'down to earth', b/c that's what you are. :-)

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  11. Love your pictures... always so cute and pretty!

    www.ascensionstyle.com

    =)

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  12. Great pics !

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  13. I am dying for the cute little tote! Darling just happens to be one of my favorite Beach House songs and one of my favorite terms of endearment.

    On another note, I would hire you as a model in a heartbeat! Thanks for taking risks. It might push one of us to do the same.

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  14. Keiko you truly are an inspiration :)
    We need more role models out there like you!
    Not everybody can be a size 2 6ft model and I love the way you embrace who you are, because you're simply gorgeous!!

    xx

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  15. love the outfit you look so cute with those glasses on!

    giveaway on my blog!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

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  16. That is just the cutest bag, I love it xoxo

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  17. Gorgeous as always Keiko! Thank you for introducing this brand! I bought the Woodstock bag a month ago and I get plenty of compliments & looks. I guess not very many have seen this bag in San Francisco.

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  18. these pictures are super adorable. what a cute bag! I used to be so obsessed with tote bags and I had like 45 hanging on the back of my door. I hardly even used them! I just couldn't not buy one every time I saw a cute one. now I make them which is maybe a better way to feed my addiction...

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  19. Stunning use of that top. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  20. Love the glasses!

    ~M
    Classy & Fabulous

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  21. Very cute plaid and sheer blouse combo!

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    XXMimi

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  22. That's so neat that you got to be in the R&Em photo shoot! I'm so glad that it looks like how you usually do your outfit posts. You are always so beautiful, Keiko. And that "darling tote" is truly darling, no pun intended :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  23. The 'darling' bag is so precious! Congrats on the lookbook - I love the pictures!

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  24. Adorable! Love the glasses and what I can see of the shorts, such a great plaid and color combo

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  25. You.Look.Great.

    I am by no means large, I fit in a size 2 most of the time, but I have meat on my bones too (specifically the thigh bones and the hip bones) and it's so nice to see a girl who actually looks like a girl looking fashionable.

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  26. cute outfit :)

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  27. Fantastic sheer blouse! You look perfect.

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  28. Love the penny crossbody bag!
    xx Allie

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  29. You look darling in these pictures. I'm excited to see the lookbook.

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  30. i saw this on Nylon, and you look adorable like always. i have to agree im so glad you are the face of so many things, its nice to see an everyday beautiful girl doing her thing and still living her normal life. good for you keiko :)

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE

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  31. Lovely pictures! And I adore your skirt. Your life is so exciting :)


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  32. You look lovely. I'm glad you have such great opportunities like these.
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  33. Is the Bobby you referenced your Bobby? Either way, love the photos. That bag is adorable!

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  34. You're a very beautiful girl, Keiko and I think it will be people like you who can change the public's perception of beauty (which is sometimes anorexic, no good at all :< )

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  35. I saw this blouse and thought "Oh how I like that blouse!" and then I realized it was Mink Pink! I love Mink Pink and have a few pieces of theirs including an awesome dress that has a graphic photo of a building on it (I think it was on ModCloth but I had gotten it from another site).

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  36. You are incredibly stunning and I feel like I would just love you in person as much as I do via your blog, you deserve every opportunity that comes your way. Congrats on this, you look beautiful!

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  37. Wow, this is incredible! I don't think anyone will ever understand just how much I need that tote.

    Bethany

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  38. I want those shorts so hard!

    Linds
    http://myialife.blogspot.com

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  39. You look amazing, cute outfit!!

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  40. I love this look, especially the tote bag! Can't wait to see the whole lookbook. Must be amazing!

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  41. that darling tote is so cute! and you look amazing!

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  42. You look lovely! Can't wait to see the entire lookbook!!!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  43. You look so so so gorgeous!!

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  44. Love the colours in this outfit. The bag is amazing too

    Marisa:)

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  45. these shots are lovely! you are lovely! and you do always inspire. I'm very happy, you had such an opportunity. you deserve it!

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  46. Lovely bag and you are looking so good!!

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  47. You look stunning! Great song by Colin Meloy too =)

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  48. Love this look! Thats one darling skirt! :)

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  49. Congrats on the shoot! And love your shorts! =).

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  51. I have a question... where do you announce the winners of the giveaways?
    because I never see the winner announced in the post...

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  52. The navy and plaid is great - and of course your specs!
    I love it when outfits look great without needing a lot of layers and different pieces, and this is a great example of how simplicity can make a look shine.

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  53. You are adorable!! I absolutely love this outfit. Especially the blouse! You look stunning in it. I'm so glad you've been getting so many opportunities. You should! You have something that makes you extra special. :)

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  54. Cute outfit! really great photots!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  55. Thank Goddess there are other images of feminine beauty out there besides the pages of Vogue! All the best to you, beautiful!

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  56. Oooo can not wait to see the pictures from the event! You look lovely as per usual Keiko (-:

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  57. That really is one darling tote! Too lovely as always :-)

    xoxo Michaela

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  58. eeeep cuteness! I love the blouse <3

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  59. so cute, I love your hair and lipstick here.. looks like a vintage beauty!

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  60. Great bag!!!
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  61. I'm so excited to have seen you on nylon's website! I'm a huge fan of yours & the pictures are great.

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  62. Congrats on the Nylon interview! I loved it, that's so amazing for you! You look adorable and I just bought glasses like that recently! I love the sheer navy top and that skirt! That tote is great too!

    - Meanz (Koi Story)

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  63. I should have known you would look extremely beautiful in sheer... You never fail to impress me, Keiko!

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  64. Hi Yoli,

    With the exception of the most recent giveaways, the winners have been announced. http://www.keikolynn.com/search/label/giveaways

    They are announced in the bottom of the posts and the winners are always contacted by email (or blog/twitter/facebook if the email isn't provided). I don't do new posts to announce the winners because it wastes space.

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  65. You look so great in glasses Keiko! I love the ones that have a darker fame on top and look like eyebrowns. ;)

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  66. Beautiful as always :) You never cease to amaze me and you are truly beautiful! ^^ I am a fan.

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  67. Ahhh I love the bag! And your outfit and look complement it so perfectly!

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  68. That look is great, especially love the skirt, such a nice colour combination!

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  69. So cute! I love the retro vibe. That lipstick is perfect on you!

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  70. This outfit is really cool. Love the specs. Congratulations on your lookbook shoot!

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  71. woooo a new blog to follow! just started following dear. I LOVE this sheer blouse on you and that lovely wall color!

    xoxo

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  72. KEIKO!!! U HAVE A NEW FOLLOWER!!! LOVE UR TOTE! IS SUPER CUTE!!! U JUST GAVE ME AN INSPIRATION FOR A TEE DESIGN! <3

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  73. i recently got some similar glasses! they'r so cute.. u'r 5'7? i thought u were taller judging by other pictures. About the models u say, i personaly think u look much better, healthier, and a long ect. xoxo

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  74. Love this look!! Such a pretty, pretty bag!!

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  75. the tote is absolutely fabulous!!!

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  76. cute look! i love the little tote.

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  77. I love the glasses. I am so very much into "nerdy" glasses. Not that you're nerdy. You know what I mean, right? AH.

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