For Meet the Muse this time around, we’re back in Tokyo with Alisa Ueno of underground label FIG&VIPER. It’s not the first time we’ve featured the creative polymath on our pages though: the tail end of 2014 saw us capture her and her crew as we looked at subcultures in some of the world’s major metropolises.
Now, two years later, we got back in contact to see how where she’s at. You can follow her on Instagram via @alisaueno.
For more fashion muses, check out last week’s installment with Teodora, shot by Rupert LaMontagne.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
Who or what are you currently inspired by?
I’m constantly curious about what the Olsen twins are up to. And this is not something that’s “current,” but I’m always inspired by the things that I see and the people I meet throughout my travels.
How has your style changed over the years?
Until around two years ago, I really liked wearing streetwear. I still do wear some pieces occasionally, but today I prefer clothes that are a little calmer.
What is the thing that gets you out of bed each morning?
If I had a choice, I would stay in bed all day.
Tell us about your day-to-day. (What does it entail?)
I’m in the office from 9:30am till 7:00pm. When I get off work, I’m usually doing one of these things, hang out with my boyfriend, go out for a dinner with my friends, or go to salon to get my hair or nails done. When that’s done, I go home and take a bath and sleep around midnight.
If you weren’t doing what you are now, where would you work?
I can’t even imagine but I would live in the States.
If you weren’t in Tokyo, where would you live and why?
NYC. I love being in the city and, for me, I think NY would be the best place for me to live in. I also really like Berlin as well, so those two cities would be my choice.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Imagine that you will be writing an autobiography in 10 years. This way you know what you have to do today in order to accomplish the things you would want to write about in your autobiography.
The last lesson you learned?
In my English class.
Describe your perfect day.
Wake up around noon, hug my boyfriend and then go back to sleep. Wake up again around 2 p.m. and do my laundry if it’s nice out, have some sushi delivered home and have a Harry Potter marathon. Then take a nice long bath and fall asleep watching Harry Potter again.
What skill do you possess that people wouldn’t expect from you?
I’m actually not a bad cook.
What could you eat every day and not get tired of?
Japanese white rice.