Misako Uno look.1
An interview with the charismatic Misako Uno of AAA,
A multi-faceted performing artist.
She’s the main vocalist of AAA, but Misako Uno is also active in a wide range of areas like acting and modeling. This multi-talented performer creates a friendly atmosphere for the interview, while looking cute in her Onitsuka Tiger gear. We take this opportunity to ask her about fashion and beauty care.
── What are your thoughts looking back on today’s shoot?
The colorful jacket is nice, very spring-like. When pairing a floral-print item like this with sneakers, it’s important to use something contrasting to balance out the look. I tend to go with more casual sneakers, so in that case I want to find a more feminine article of clothing or accessory to complete the outfit.
── Tell me about your image of Onitsuka Tiger
The Onitsuka Tiger shoes I had before were pretty simple, with red and blue stripes on a white base. But I was really impressed with the nice design of the ones I wore today! I wasn’t expecting them to have so many items with such quality designs, because they had always seemed rather basic before.
── Do you often wear sneakers in your private life?
I do! I wear them for rehearsals, and for when I have to walk a lot. I like designs with white, or ones with lots of color. I probably wear a lot of bright colors on my feet. Mostly I want sneakers that make a light impression.
── Do you have any favorite fashion or outfit points that you’d like to mention?
I tend to dress in basic styles. I don’t really wear anything too elaborate. For me, size is the most important thing. These days there are a lot of oversized clothes, but I include one thing that fits tight to add a more feminine appeal to the outfit.
── Do your fashion preferences tend to change often?
I wear a lot of things that don’t match my age, and now that I’m in my 30s, I don’t really wear many trendy fashion items. There are a lot of cute-looking items on the market now, but I think it’s important to avoid throwing too many things into an outfit just because they’re popular. I like to be aware of trends while also having fun trying lots of different looks.
── I guess people tend to shift into different fashion modes when hitting their 30s
Yeah, it’s definitely different from my 20s! In my 20s I was all about wearing what I liked, but now I think about what would bring out my strong points to make me look good, so I think more about how I look in the eyes of others now. When I see women my own age around me, I get a sense of the nice appeal of femininity.
── So what do you think are the good points of a more mature woman?
Someone who’s flexible. I’m often with someone who’s adaptable like that, they have a lot of things they’re interested in, so when I see them trying out something new, they really look great. I know a lot of women like that, and I really admire them.
── Oh by the way, do you happen to have any health or beauty points that you’re focusing on?
I definitely try to take care of myself. I have a personal trainer who I work with regularly, and I’m really focusing on keeping in good shape with nice proportions. For beauty secrets, I exchange information with friends and my makeup artist, then try to find the best things for me, and make sure to regularly revise and update everything.
── So then, what about food? Do you have any particular rules about eating?
Yeah, I love food, but I want to look good too, so it’s hard to find the right balance (LOL). Sometimes you might be feeling lazy or whatever, but then sometimes you have to keep a serious mindset… you know, like when dealing with work, emotional situations, stuff like that. So I try to find a balance between enjoying myself and being disciplined, by watching what I eat, but not so much that it gets really stressful.
→ Next month in Look.2 we get the scoop on Misako’s private life, and ask all about what she does on her days off, her secret dreams, and more!