Ridiculously talented and with doll-like features, model, DJ and photographer Yuka Mizuhara is Japan’s newest IT girl.
How did you get into DJing?
I started collecting records about two years ago because a friend of mine was doing it. One night, he was playing with legendary Japanese DJ Towa Tei in Tokyo and they were only playing vinyl. I had some on me and they invited me to play with them, so I did. I loved it so much that I continued and here I am today!
What is your favourite genre of music to play?
I love soul: James Brown, of course; Marvin Gaye; Earth Wind Fire... “September” is the best song. It just makes you want to dance.
If you could raid one person’s wardrobe who would it be?
My sister Kiko Mizuhara’s wardrobe! Although I kind of do already. She has a really good collection of clothes; while she doesn’t let me borrow everything, it’s still like having two wardrobes, which is super cool. I’m very lucky.
Do you have any fashion tips you swear by?
I tend to wear slim t-shirts with bigger pants, or slim pants with an oversized tee. I like a balanced silhouette, plus it makes my waist appear slimmer and my butt look bigger, which I love!
What are your summer essentials?
Sandals, sunglasses and swimwear. That’s all you need for summer.
ZARA mirror sunglasses, $39.90