Skip to main content

About Me

My photo
I am a freelance writer for newspapers,magazines as well as a journalist for TV.
I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.

#212- Adidas Originals Jeremy Scott + Kozue Akimoto = Fabulous Fall/Winter 2013 Catalog/Video Shoot

*** Yes, I will be a translator!

Out of the blue, the celebrity manicurist Ms.Emi Kudo (She works for many Hollywood celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Janet Jackson, Anne Hathaway, etc.) asked me, “Yoko-san, would you like to work for a photo shoot project as a translator for a Japanese model?  I know this is not like your regular project or your regular fees, but it might be fun for you for a day? ”

Emi introduced me to a producer, Mr.Frank Roller at GLAMPR LLC ( At this time, Frank coordinated the project of the Adidas Originals Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2013 Catalog/Video Shoot with a Japanese fashion model.

Many times I wrote about Adidas for Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion trade newspaper, similar to WWD and California Apparel News) at Project Show, ASR Show, Agenda Show etc, but I have never written about Adidas Originals Jeremy Scott or met Mr.Jeremy Scott yet.

Sounds like fun!

Sometimes I work as a translator for this kind of project. I love photo shoot. Meet nice people, Watch nice things and Eat nice food, the photo shoot project is not like a job, just like a fun party.

Yes, Of course, I will do it!

*** Am I a journalist? or a translator?

Working with a fashion designer, Mr.Jeremy Scott and a Jeremy’s favorite fashion model, Ms. Kozue Akimoto, it was fun!

Due to a contract, I can’t write about the detail about the photo shoot & video shoot, but I can write something on here without scoops.

As I am a journalist/writer, I have a habit of asking questions… I couldn’t be a just translator… ha ha…

I needed to ask questions like, “How many items she will wear?” (Kozue will understand how much she need to use her energy for each cloths, she can adjust her energy, right?), “Does she need to jump with this shoes?” (Again, she can adjust her energy for her shoot) etc…

What if I am the model, I would like to know the detail before shoot, so I asked many questions for Kozue to a photographer, a videographer, a fashion designer, a stylist, a makeup stylist and a hair stylist.

I was trying to make Kozue happy & easy.

She told me, she doesn't have a jet lag, but she just arrived in L. A. a night before the shoot, so I wanted her to have a nice day!

*** One word… FABOULOUS!

FABULOUS PLACE: MILK STUDIOS ( knows what is the high maintenance of art work. A Fabulous place to work!

FABULOUS FASHION DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR: Mr.Jeremy Scott ( knows what fun for fashion. I love his colorful items. His clothes have been worn by pop stars and celebrities including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani etc… A Fabulous Fabulous fashion designer!

FABULOUS JAPANESE MODEL: Ms.Kozue Akimoto ( knows how she can be a sexy, beautiful, cute, pretty and fun girl. A Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous fashion model!

Like Attracts Like… Fabulous Attracts Fabulous.

*** Do what you love!

Moreover… I broke the rule… I am sorry, but I am a Japanese woman (even though I live in U.S.A. for 25 years)…I couldn’t drop her at the hotel without dinner… so I drove/took her dinner (Oops… she treated me for a dinner…).

TALK+ LAUGH+ EAT… We had a fabulous time at CHIN-CHIN (American Chinese Restaurant) in Sunset Plaza.

I told her that “you will be more successful in the world!” 

Then, after dinner, her fortune cookie said same thing what I said.

She wrote a wonderful blog about the photo shoot & video shoot at

Regarding the photos in her blog, 12 hours photo shoot & video shoot later, she still looked fresh & beautiful and I looked tired & old… I guess I am not a fashion model… ha ha ha…

Kozue and I had an amazing time. She is a very professional & cool fashion model, but she is very cute, fun and smart. It makes sense that she has many fans in Japan.

Anyway, we had a fabulous day in Hollywood :)

Life is fabulous!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles May 11, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Yoko Fujimoto

Popular posts from this blog

#279- Happy Spring!

How many do you walk?

I saw this sign on the street in my new neighborhood, it says, “Walk 6,000 steps a day to improve health and 10,000 steps a day to lose weight. How many do you walk?”

Between “TBS TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.) news program, Road Rage, DMV, LAPD, CHP, Anger Management, Google, Cold, Gas range, A DIET BOOK BY YOKO FUJIMOTO, Senken-Shimbun, Agenda Long Beach Show, LA Fashion Market Summer 2018, Gas heater, TAX Return, Google, Google Play, LA Textile Show Spring/Summer 2019, LA Fashion Market Fall 2018 etc. (work, work and work… and sick and trouble… and work, work and work…and trouble…)” and “Descanso Gardens”… I have been walking a lot… really a lot… I walked 10 times of 17 miles per day (from my new apartment to Descanso Gardens round trip plus walking at Descanso Gardens) in two months.

My weight is between 80lbs and 83lbs, even I eat a lot (eat what I want) I can keep up my current weight (80lbs-83lbs).

#257- SLUT? in L.A.

Do you know about “The Slut”?I mean, “eggslut”?

If you don’t, you will enjoy my column on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper) website.

Here is my translation of my column into English from Japanese.
Enjoy :)

Published on July 13, 2015 (in Japan)
By Yoko Fujimoto
Writer in Los Angeles

Title of this column: From L.A. “Slut?”

Since a few years ago, I have been noticing the egg shape sign of “eggslut” ( on the way to L.A. fashion district in downtown Los Angeles.

“Slut” means in Japanese “bimbo”, “whore”, “hooker” and “slut”.
“eggslut (a woman is sleeping around with eggs)”? This shocking name of the restaurant has been bringing curiosity to me.

This restaurant (“eggslut”) has a counter at the “Grand Central Market” which is also famous as a tourist popular spot, and when I drive by this place my curiosity about this place is getting bigger and bigger, because I always see a long line in front of…

#276- Evil noise vs. White noise

Today (Nov 20th in the midnight) someone broke into my apartment (my front door two locks were unlocked / my door was locked before I went to bed)…
[I should’ve get up when upstairs guys were harassing me with loud banging noise around 3:20am-4:30am this morning.]

Two weeks ago, someone came to my back door (kitchen door) with a pair of scissors and chopped my mini rose flower (my mother and my younger brother’s gift) off (on Nov 7th), and someone also came to my back door with a pair of scissors and chopped my plastic door mat’s daisy flower’s petal off (on Nov 9th)…

It’s very scary… I have made police reports about these incidents…

I have been having bad luck with upstairs neighbor for long time…after former upstairs neighbor ( moved out, I was praying for a new upstairs neighbor who is a morning & quiet person… but my instinct told me one month ago, “you will get a new upstairs tenant who is a night p…