Lauren Nakagawa

Hello everyone and welcome to my personal style diaries, my name is Lauren Nakagawa. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I am a quintessential California girl to a tee. I hold a BFA in Costume Design from the prestigious California Inst. of the Arts and have lived and worked as an LA based Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer for the past 6 years. I've had the privilege of dressing many talent over the years, men and women from haute couture to street wear. And as much fun and grueling this industry is, the tide has been changing to where I ask myself "what's next?" With the shift in LA's film industry, the Bay Area has been pulling me back recently and I am very happy to split my time each month. While deep in thought as I wrapped up my last shoot of the year, I was looking at my beat up little sneakers as I ate my sushi lunch...and then Shoes & Sashimi was born :) This style blog will serve as a photo diary of all my wardrobe pieces I have collected and continue to collect over the years thanks to my countless shoots and films I've been a part of. And because I'm not on set every day (although I would love to be) you'll also get to see my love for food as I eat from the Bay to LA and back again. Thank you for taking interest in my journey whether it be for the fashion inspiration, love of food and city life or all of the above. I'm not entirely sure where this blog will go or become, but I know it'll be 100% me. All the best, Lauren

Take Me Away to Half Moon Bay

Another weekend well spent, this time in beautiful Half Moon Bay. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably see all the real time pictures of our sea side adventures. If not, be sure to follow @Shoes_and_Sashimi to keep up! The weather was perfect, the sky was clear, the water was cool, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring […]

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Neutrals in Noe Valley

It’s already been a busy week and I’m still thinking about the lovely brunch we all had to celebrate my boo’s 35th birthday :D What’s our favorite brunch spot in SF? We head to Noe Valley of course. This might be a bold statement, but I would voluntarily wait a good hour or more for Griddle Fresh‘s […]

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Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

Happy Birthday ‘Murica. Did everyone have a good 4th of July weekend? As usual, I look forward to our big family reunion on Great Uncle Jack’s almond farm in Modesto, CA. It’s the highlight of the summer as far as family events are concerned. My Japanese American side of the family (Dad’s side) literally planted […]

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LA Weekend Road Trip

Well, it was a whirlwind trip this time around but I’m glad that the boo and I could get away for some little sun and r&r for the weekend in LA. Staying in an apartment in Echo Park was great for those of you who know where this little neighborhood is. Just outside of Silverlake […]

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American Oxygen

Can I be honest? I miss LA. The Bay Area is my home, born and raised of course, but since being back I do miss the weather (it’s so cold here), my weekly morning yoga studio that I could prance to, the kiddos I saw grow up on a weekly basis, endless brunch spots, the […]

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Hell No, Cardio

G’morning ya’ll. I find this post so fitting. This was shot a few days later, post Runyon Canyon. If any of you really know me, I’m not a runner. Like, at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love to work out. I just do other means of exercise, preferably in temperature controlled rooms such as spinning and […]

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