On March 28th, actress Ueto Aya appeared as a surprise guest at the 'SPRiNG Collection 2012' fashion show organized by fashion magazine 'SPRiNG'.
'SPRiNG' is a magazine that created the term and fashion style 'nachukawa' ('natural kawaii'), which refers to a style that is both natural and pretty/cute. The magazine invited 500 of their readers to this fashion show, which included live performances and a live talk show hosted by comedy group Wagaya.
Towards the end of the show, Ueto Aya appeared as a secret guest, and presented the latest trend for the spring/summer collection, which combines a feminine and classic style. Her outfit was a border one-piece by fashion label 'To b. by agnes b.' The audience enthusiastically welcomed the actress, who blew a kiss to them in return. "You are so kind," she said. "Thank you very much. I love you!"
During the live talk she revealed, "I'm usually wearing nachukawa outfits in private, I'm not into too elegant clothes."
Wagaya responded, "You're such a cutie, you can probably wear anything. You would even look stylish dressed like Hadaka no Taisho (khaki shorts & white tank top)."
They also asked her to tell them the secret behind her beauty and she explained, "When I have a day off, I either go have a lava bath, go to the gym, or do some yoga. I always make sure to do something that is good for my body."
Her close friend Becky also attended the fashion show as a guest. "We often go and have a walk together around Shibuya, Daikanyama, and so on," Ueto revealed. "We also like to go shopping at Marui or Parco."
"Aren’t people there surprised?" Wagaya asked. "The employees sure must be on the verge of fainting seeing you two in person."
Ueto replied, "They barely recognize us, although Becky is not even trying to hide her identity." The audience couldn't believe their ears.
At the end, she once again thanked the audience for the warm welcome. She revealed that she was very nervous before coming out on the runway, since she hasn't been on one for a very long time. "My upper lip is always protruding when I'm walking," she said embarrassed. "However, all of you welcomed me in such a kind way and Wagaya did a nice job heating up the atmosphere beforehand."
Other guests included JUNO, Kawaguchi Haruna, and more.
source: tokyohive, cinematoday