Bilingual Culture Magazine

Hello New Girl

Text/Interview: Ayaka Yoshimura
Translation:Karolina Höglind
Photo:Reina Tokonami
Hair&Make:Kana Ohira

昨年、長期に渡ったオーディションを経て見事8期Wooly Modelsに選ばれたえりこ。まだ16歳の彼女は色々なことからインスピレーションを受けて日々成長している。
After an audition stretching over a long period of time, Eriko brilliantly made in to the end and was chosen for Wooly Models vol. 8. She is still very young at 16 years old, and her inspiration she finds all around her in her everyday life.

 


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編集部AYAKA(以下A):まず、モデルになったきっかけって何?

ERIKO(以下E):中学1年の時アメリカで暮らすって決めたの。どうせアメリカ行くなら日本で何か残していこうって思って(笑)ずっと憧れてたモデルに挑戦しようと思ったの。前は恥ずかしくて周りの人に笑われるかなって怖かったんだけど、まあ日本離れるし、いっかみたいな(笑)

A:なるほど、、、今も日本ってことは、モデルは楽しい?

E:そうそう!ウォーキングレッスンとか楽しくなっちゃって、モデルが好きになったの。今はすごく楽しい!

A:なるほど、Woolyではえりこがなりたい自分や、やっていきたい事を自由に考えて発信してほしいな。ロールモデルとか目指してる人とかいる?

E:3人もいるんだけど、1人目はモナちゃん!彼女すごく独特なの、表情が素敵でエロすぎない抜けた感じ?口元も好き。ダンスしてる動画とか、海外の友達との生活とかすべてオシャレで本当に憧れる!2人目はキコちゃん。女の子みんなの憧れだろうけど、私の中では本当に誰が何を言おうとずっとこれからも1番の存在。3人目は水原ゆかちゃん。笑顔が素敵すぎて、彼女を見るだけで元気もらえる。それだけ影響がもらえるってことは彼女自体がハッピーなんだろうな。

A:えりこは見た目だけじゃなくて、内面から自分らしさが溢れ出てる人が好きなんだね。いろんな事を吸収して輝くえりこが眩しいよ!笑 そうそう、えりこを初めて見た時髪型がボブで、キコちゃんを連想したの覚えてる!

E:それ、本当に凄く嬉しい!そう!だから私も私だけの確立したものを見つけるんだ。今は音楽をやりたいな。ゆかちゃんを見てDJに興味持ったの。アメリカとか上海とか色々な国でレコードを集めて私だけの音楽を作りたい。目標は7月でフロアデビューして、秋には色々なイベントに呼ばれるようになりたいな!

[Editor MEMO]
今回の撮影地:Impact HUB Tokyo
目黒川沿いの路地裏を進むとそこには、人の集まりや温かみの溢れる一風変わった建物が見えて来る。世界各国から起業家達が集まるその空間では、アート展示やカフェ、イベントなどが幅広く開催されており、Wooly Magazineのようにバイリンガルでクリエイティブな雰囲気を味わえるとてもオープンな空間となっている。Wooly読者なら間違いなく気にいるだろう。
併設カフェスペースではこだわりのコーヒーと曜日や日にちによってメニューが変わるフードも。毎週火曜には「TOKYO SPICE CURRY」による出張カレーも楽しめるとのこと。そこに居るだけで何か面白いアイデアが生まれそうな、センスがキラリとひかる空間にあなたも訪れてはいかが?

IMPACT HUB TOKYO
153-0063
Tokyo-to, Meguro-ku, Meguro 2-11-3 Insatsu Koujou F1
TEL 03-5761-6775
Weekdays:9:00am – 22:00 pm
Sat, Sun, National Holidays:10:00 am – 20:00pm
webサイト:https://hubtokyo.com


Editor Ayaka (From now on A): First of all, what was it that made you become a model?

Eriko (From here on E):It was in my first year in Junior high when I decided that I was going to live in America. Since I was going to go to America, I thought that I might as well leave something behind here in Japan, haha. So I tried to do some modeling, something that I had always admired. I used to get embarrassed easily so I was afraid that people around me would just laugh at me, but I was gonna leave Japan anyway so I just thought ‘whatever’ and tried it, haha.

A:I see… So now being in Japan, do you enjoy modeling?

E:Yea that’s right! Even walking lesson are getting more and more fun, so now I really like modeling. It’s a lot of fun!

A:That’s great! I hope that with Wooly you can become more and more the person you want to be, and freely come up with ideas of what you want to do and share that through us. So, is there anyone you look up to? Any role model, or someone you are aiming to become like?

E:I’d say there are 3 people. The first one is MONA! She is really unique and she expresses herself very lovely, in way that isn’t too sexy, if you get what I mean? From her dance videos to her lifestyle with her foreign friends, it is all just so amazing and I really look up to her. The next one is Kiko. I think most girls do adore her, but no matter what anyone else says, to me she is, and always will be, very important. The third one is Yuka Mizuhara, with her lovely smile which gives me energy just to look at. Thinking how she can influence me so much just through that one things must mean that she herself is really happy.

A:Eriko you seem to really like people not just based on what they look like, but people who overflow with their own personality from the inside. You seem to absorb so many things around you, which really makes you dazzle and shine very bright, haha! Oh, and I remember when I first met you, your hairstyle was a bob, which kind of reminded me of Kiko!

E: I’m so glad to hear that! And yes, that is why I also want to find my own place here in the world! Right now I kinda want to work with music, and watching Yuka I became interested in trying out DJing myself. I want to collect CDs from all around the world, from America to Shanghai, and just create my very own music. I’m aiming to do my proper DJ debut in July and by fall I hope to be invited to play at events here and there!

Editor’s Note
Shooting location : IMPACT HUB TOKYO
Following the back alley alongside Meguro river you can find a slightly unusual building, a place overflowing with warmth and by people gathered there. It is a place where it seems like office workers from all around the world could be gathered at, a place where events and exhibition are held regularly, as well as being a café. The open space itself is somewhat similar to Wooly, it is something that gives you a taste of a bilingual and creative atmosphere. So there is no doubt in my mind that it is a place Wooly readers would enjoy. In the café space, they offer carefully selected coffee and a food menu which changes on a daily basis, as well as depending on the weekdays. Every Tuesday you can enjoy a business trip curry, ‘Dada curry’. Just by being inside the facility and interesting ideas seem to start popping into your mind, so why don’t you give this space dazzling from high sense, a try?

IMPACT HUB TOKYO
153-0063
Tokyo-to, Meguro-ku, Meguro 2-11-3 Insatsu Koujou F1
TEL 03-5761-6775
Weekdays:9:00am – 22:00 pm
Sat, Sun, National Holidays:10:00 am – 20:00pm
web:https://hubtokyo.com

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