Brazilian And Japanese Model Kana Oya Dishes Where To Buy The Sexiest Lingerie In Tokyo


We asked Brazilian and Japanese model Kana Oya all about her fashion icons, luscious skin and where to buy the best lingerie in Tokyo.

Could you tell us your favorite part about being Japanese and Brazilian? 

When I think about Japan, there’s nothing better than Japanese food. Japanese food is delicious, healthy, beautiful to look at, and very delicately made. I love it! Being Brazilian – to get tanned beautifully, and maybe my butt. [Laughs] 

By your Instagram, you can tell you live a very balanced life and eat well! Do you have a favorite recipe right now? 

Beet salad: Chop up the beet leaves, add tomatoes, avocados, crushed almonds, and chia seeds. Then, pour on a dressing of white vinegar, salt, and olive oil.  

Your fashion is always on point! What is your current favorite fashion trend? 

I often wear menswear. I think it has always been my style to mix menswear with my outfits. 

Do you have a fashion icon? 

I don’t really have one, but my favorite model is Freja Beha Erichsen. 

Can you give us any tips on how to keep our skin as luscious as yours? 

Cleaning and washing your face is very important. You have to remove your make-up and dirt thoroughly. Then, I use Herbfarmacy’s Temple Balm. 

What’s the craziest/funniest thing that’s ever happened on a shoot? 

In the middle of the night, I did a shoot on the street in Las Vegas wearing underwear and heels while climbing up a step stool. Another time, I remember doing a shoot wearing underwear under a raincoat while on a rubber boat on a no-man’s island. 

What lingerie stores do you recommend for someone visiting Tokyo for the first time?  

La Perla. 

What is the most important thing you do when you want to get dressed up and look sexy? 

Taking care of my skin. I think it is important what part of your skin shows with the outfit you are wearing. The rest is your fragrance. 

Do you have any hidden talents? 

I’m great at playing Nintendo’s Mario Kart.

Do you go to New York often? What do you look forward to when you are there? 

Yes, I go to NYC often! I was in New York during the end of last year, and I have already been to the city three times this year. Everything is fun, and I love that town. So much culture is mixed in one place. It’s a tough place, but the music and art are very active, and I think there are so many people with style. 

 Photography, Styling, & Interview by Maya Kibbel

Clothing provided by American Apparel & O-MIGHTY

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