I saw this photo shoot from two of my pals Ashley and Emily and a few other people and I died. And then I looked at the photos again and I died again. And then I knew I had to share this with you guys so that you can die at how unrealistically beautiful these photographs are too.
These photographs sum up my style so well (okay so maybe I wouldn’t dress quiiiiteee so flamboyantly in real life, but we’re talking aesthetics here, so don’t get too literal on me). Color, but not too much color. Dreamy, but not too much dreamy.
Every so often Instagram‘s Weekend Hashtag Project catches my eye. This past weekend was themed glitter (#WHPglitter). Of course anything remotely girly makes me happy and I was excited to see what people would do with glitter (I even participated myself!). On Monday, Instagram picks their favorite submissions, but there are always so many more that deserve attention, so I’ve rounded up my favorites.
Happy Friday people! This week went by super fast. I’ve been busy working on a big project for school, which (thank goodness) is almost done and shooting an outfit for a campaign that will go live on the blog on Monday (which I still have to write, heh). I’m really happy it’s the weekend and things are winding down now.
How amazing are these photographs by Chloe Aftel? New favorites of mine. I love how the film grain in the upper lefthand corner of the second photograph looks like fairy dust. Magic.
PS. Thanks for your kind words about my Warby Parker images & video. I really had fun putting the shoot together and hope to make more videos soon!
One thing I love about Instagram is that it is becoming a platform for people to visually create. I use my Instagram account to share behind the scenes peeks and everyday snapshots, but some people get really fine art with their Instagram accounts. Remember when Flickr used to be THE place to be if you were a photographer? Instagram is kind of becoming the new Flickr. It’s pretty cool.
Captured Nina on Instagram is a new account I follow. She’s a 15-year-old student from Slovakia. I’m really impressed by how expressive her photographs are.
A Little Birdy Blog has completely blown me away. Chloe is a (recently-turned) 16-year-old living in New Zealand and my goodness, she has such a strong eye for good design, color and composition; a powerhouse of everything creative. Her blogging how-tos are so spot on. I’d say more, but you’re better off just checking out her blog. Watch out, kids: this girl is going places.
This past Monday may have been National Coffee Day, but this past weekend, Instagram’s weekend hashtag project was all about tea (#WHPteatime). Which is extremely exciting for a tea fanatic like me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to participate, but I’ve loved browsing through some of the submissions (people get so creative on Instagram!). You can see Instagram’s top picks here (and also view all the submissions here), but here are a few of my favorites:
“From the preparation and pouring of the tea to the surroundings, company and conversation, many elements make up the ritual of teatime. Bring the elements of those rituals together and capture the moment through video. For photos, seek out soft window light, spend time arranging the details of your table and explore different angles as you shoot. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment. Get dressed up and stage a tea party somewhere unexpected, unearth vintage tea cups in a thrift store and let your caffeine-fueled creativity run wild.”
Are you a tea drinker too? If so, what’s your favorite tea? I’m personally a fan of Chamomile (sometimes when I feel like getting fancy, I’ll put lavender in it). Oh and I love fruity teas like Hibiscus tea too. But let’s face it: I love allllllll tea.