NEW Website, NEW Blog

Hello everyone!  I have a new and improved website, updated by my very talented and great buddy from high school days, Ian Brizdle of Brizdle Consulting. If you want a website but not at all computer savvy like myself, please check Ian’s site.  Thanks to Ian, I no longer consider myself computer illiterate.  I can update and blog and post new pics on my website!   Woohoo!

I will continue to blog my work experience at and will be saying good bye to this blog.  Sniff sniff.  See you all soon at my new website!

実は私のウェブサイトが新しくなりました。高校時代からの友達のイアンがウェブ・コンサルティングの会社をしており、Brizdle Consulting で私のサイトを全てアップデートしてくれました!とてもウェブ関係が苦手な私でも簡単に色々教えてくれました。ウェブのアップデートをしたい方は是非彼のサイトをご覧下さい。

これからRISAは でブログのページも出来る様になったのでそちらをチェックして下さい。このブログとはさらばでございます。涙 では!新しいサイトで又お会いしましょう!

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In Red x VAIO


そこで話は変わるのですが、雑誌の In Red で Sony VAIO のコラボページのヘアメイクをさせて頂きました!めちゃくちゃ楽しい撮影でした。


Aloha!  So I’ve been in my hometown, Honolulu for the last month working and playing.  I’ve been honored to do hair and makeup for Japanese clients and local clients.  Every single wedding party is different in their own special way and it’s always exciting and challenging to create looks for brides that will suit their personality for their big day.  I’ve also been working with YSL, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, and Clarins.

While enjoying the sunshine, my awesome manager back in Tokyo surprised me with a link to a work I did with a magazine called In Red and Sony Vaio.  In Red is in stores now!  Please check it out.


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Went to a very cool ryokan in Asakusa to do a shoot with my favorite Aussies, writer Maki & photographer Geoff Johnson. I have worked on two books with them in the last two years, one is called Kicks Japan. Really cool book. Definitely go check it out if you like sneakers and Tokyo culture. This time they are doing a book on Japan and their cultural obsession with everything being cute. I cannot wait for this book to come out!

This is a little preview of the photo shoot. Model is lovely Takako from Bon Image Agency.

昨日浅草の旅館でとても楽しい撮影をしました。Kawaii! がトピックの本で外国の日本のカルチャー&アートブックです。2年前から一緒にお仕事をしているオーストラリア出身のスーパーチーム:ライターの Maki とフォトグラファーのジェフ・ジョンソンと又ご一緒できました。前は Kicks Japan という本のヘアメイクをさせていただきました。スニーカーが好きな方には是非オススメです。



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Glitter x Hawaii

I know it’s way late but I went to Hawaii on a photo shoot with Glitter Magazine! Since Hawaii is where I grew up, it was so much fun.  I got to show the crew a bunch of hidden places that only locals would know.  I enjoyed it so much.  The Hawaii x Glitter issue is out in stores now so please check it out. Here are some behind the scenes shots from the magical two days of shooting.

長い事ブログをアップしていなくて、申し訳ありません!故郷のハワイでファッション雑誌のグリッターと撮影をしてきました。ハワイ育ちのRISAなのですっごくエンジョイさせて頂きました。ロケハンの時や、ご飯を食べる時、ローカルしか知らないシークレット・スポットなどをクルーの皆さんとシェアできてとても楽しかったです。グリッター x ハワイ4月号は只今発売しておりますので是非チェックしてください。

Ala Moana Neiman Marcus

Model Sonia was such a sweetheart!!

Sonia checking super adorable photographer, MARCO's shots.

Very flat day for North Shore in the winter.

Waialae Beach Park...

Mami the Super Wardrobe Stylist, Marco the Fantastic Photographer, Sonia the Marvelous Model, and RISA the Ridiculous Makeup Artist.

Shooting at a friend's beautiful home.

Crazy skies above the pineapple fields

View from the top of Sheraton Waikiki

お疲れさまでした・ショット♥ハワイクルーの皆様。最高のチームでした!皆大好きです。本当にありがとうございました! Everyone from the Hawaii Crew. Love love them all, such a wonderful team. Thank you all so much for making this shoot such an amazing experience!

Ended our shoot watching the sunset at the Infinity Pool at the Sheraton Waikiki. Aaaaah, I miss you Hawaii.

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Zuca Pro Artist Case

and the

Zuca Artist Backpack

The case is only available through M.A.C. at the Omotesando store and it’s super expensive compared to the US! DAMMMMIIIIIITTTTTTTT.




日本では表参道の M.A.C. ストアでしか売っていなくて、アメリカと比べるとあり得ないぐらい高いのだ〜!ガガガーン。

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CECIL McBEE’s Press for February is out!  Got to do the hair & makeup for it. Once again, beautiful Darina is the featured model. Go get your life size Darina x Cecil McBee poster at your nearest Cecil store!


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Go get your GLITTER on!

March issue of GLITTER is out in stores! It’s full of sexy lingeries and spring feverish outfits. Ladies and gentlemen, I did a bunch of stuff in there, so go get em while it’s hot!

GLITTER の3月号が出ましたぞー!顔が真っ赤になっちゃうぐらいセクシーなランジェリーやスプリング・コーデがいっぱい載ってます!RISA が担当したページ見つけられるかな~⁇



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