Photo by  Anya Kay

Photo by Anya Kay

Photo by  Cara Kelly

Photo by Cara Kelly

 Rie  victoria  aoki



Welcome to my blog!

I'm Rie; pronounced "RI-ay", and I blog about outfits, style tips, fave photographers, yummy recipes, my ordinary days, ballerina life - pretty much all about my life!

I started this blog to express more about my fashion style which I describe as “BOHO MEETS THE CITY CHIC”, and my style ideas to wear the items in so many different ways since I never repeat the same outfits. I also would love to share my life as a fashion lover slash a professional ballet dancer, also a normal human being.




Photo by  Lauren Driscoll

I was born and raised in the SUSHI country: Japan, living in the US for almost 8 years. I’m a professional ballet dancer at First State Ballet Theatre and ballet is the reason I came to America. This year marks my 21st year of dancing! - Currently based between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, but I’ve lived in Washington D.C., Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Florida; pretty much all over the east coast!

 I was always into fashion since a young age. - I used to dress up my little sister (I was 8 y/o, she was 3 y/o haha) and snapped her photos, then handmade “fashion magazines”. I also used to have a fashion blog back in Japan when I was a teenager, featuring my “Mori-girl style”; ‘Mori’ means forest in Japanese, and Mori-girl style is earth tone colored with lots of lace and embroidered things, really nature themed girly style. I wish I still had the blog!

So I think my love for bohemian style came from there. And then as I get older and exploring America’s big cities more, I started putting urban spice to my look. And now here I am.

My style has been featured on Free People Office BLDG 25 blog and I had my first photoshoot with Free People. Since then, I’ve gotten more serious about doing fashion in America, in English - it’s not easy for me to do this in my second language! But my love and passion for fashion can’t let me stop, ever since I (re)started here I’ve worked for fashion websites/instagram pages such - Coach, Free People, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, Novella Royale, FOREVER 21, and many other clothing brands, local news papers and magazines!

Fun facts: I’m married to my hubby Eddie who I met through ballet, we’ve been married for 5 years! And despite the fact I’m a ballerina, I eat so much that some people literally judge me - I eat like a sumo wrestler!

Hope my blog brings you a little joy, confidence, and happiness! Come visit me if you are bored and want to kill your time too, you are more than welcome here!

E N J O Y !