I became a Mika Nakashima fan when I watched Nana live action movie, adaptation of Ai Yazawa’s manga of the same name. I’m not sure if I was entranced by her cool punk character, her captivating voice, or her eccentric beauty. Probably everything. As a result, I dug up the internet and its cache to see every image ever published of the Japanese celebrity. In every photograph, no matter what topsy-turvy hairstyle, she was a brunette (black, brown, or red-head).
Nevertheless, that was years ago. Imagine my surprise when I recently googled her name and a blondie surfaced. Her beauty has not faded. And I was urged to paint again (after n days!).