STYLE GURU BIO: Rikki Matsumoto

June 3rd, 2016 at 2:10am

Whenever I need to introduce myself I always start with my name. I know it is not that original, but it really defines me. Well, I’m called Rikki Matsumoto. I have Japanese, African, Spaniard and native Mexican flavor running through my veins. Such as my blood, I like to define myself as a diverse person. If you need to know something about me, it is that I’m always looking for something to do. I never go out without a camera hanging form my neck. Also, I adore looking for old clothes in flea markets in order to style them up a little bit.

Since I grew up in a little town, fashion was never a big deal on my life. It wasn’t until I moved to Monterrey to study filmmaking that fashion took a relevant place. My first day at school, one of my teachers showed us a ’50s Hollywood movie: All About Eve. Everything was so beautiful, glamorous and dramatic. And from that moment, I fell in love with fashion and film photography.

Now as a Style Guru, I get the chance to share some of my style with all that quirky guys like me. By the way, while we’re talking about style, I have to say mine is a little bit strange. Remember I told you about my love for flea markets? Well I tend to use what I find there. Also, I mix it up a little with things from fashion stores. For me it is like giving a piece a second life and also wasting less. That way, you help the environment a little bit.

If you were asking yourself about my look, it’s time to answer your question. In Mexico, summer means hot weather, and when I say hot, I mean it. So I took my old denim shorts from ASOS. I cut them off to give them a new vibe and paired them with a white V-neck from Zara. On top of it, I’m wearing an oversized fruit patterned shirt I found once on a flea market. White fashion sneakers from Pull&Bear and a black hat from Urban Outfitters finish off my look. As Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard would say, “I’m ready for my close up.”

I know it’s going to be an amazing summer.