Wednesday, 29 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #46

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Photo #46: Gurgitators

More from yesterday's post. This is what the contestants had to eat in 30 minutes:
-one triple bacon cheeseburger
-one plate of fries
-one large root beer
-and 8 scoop ice-cream sundae with 3 brownies at the bottom

5 people finished.
3 broke the previous record.



365 Photo Challenge: Day #45

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Photo#45: Rhett's Challenge

I have never seen anything so gross in my life.
So much food. 
The pictures from this event were epic in the worst way. 
This guy came second.
A girl won. (Yay girls!)




Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Cover Wars: Nicki Minaj by Howard Huang for Paper Magazine

Nicki Minaj by Howard Huang

Personally, I wish Nicki would do more looks like this. She's deep into her "costume" phase right now, and that's fine, but I think she's forgotten (and consequently so has everyone else) how GORGEOUS she looks when she goes glam. She has all the makings of a style icon in the traditional sense, but she seems to prefer the Gaga route. That's perfectly okay of course, but I'd love to see her do more easy beauty shoots like this one. She's a beautiful woman. 




Monday, 27 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #44

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Photo #44: Laughs

All smiles.


Editorial: Hailey Clauson by Paola Kudacki for Harper’s Bazaar US March 2012

Hailey Clauson by Paola Kudacki

What do I love about this shoot? I love the bright colours and the vibrant tone. This editorial is very young, but not in a condescending way, and I think that's successful and important to note, because I don't think that fashion is very good at avoiding condescension. 


Sunday, 26 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #43

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Photo #43: 

shot these as part of the student profile project I was doing. 



Underground Magazine & College Gloss Internship

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Underground Magazine [Volume.1/ Issue. 1]

TA DA! I've finally, FINALLY gotten around to embedding my magazine to this blog. Last semester, I worked on a semester long project to create, brand, write and design a magazine from the ground up. With a team of four other girls, we slaved for hours in the lab putting together our vision of the magazine that we wanted to see. 

I'm so incredibly proud of this and I'm so glad to be able to share it with my readers. In the tabs above, you'll find the link to a full digital copy of the magazine. Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to lay it out in spreads so you'll have to read it page by page, but c'est la vie! I'm just proud to be able to showcase it all. If this picture looks familiar, it's because it's the Emerson Elephant! How awesome is it that my photograph made the cover?! If none of my dreams come true and I never make another magazine cover in my life, at least I'll have this one. With all the work we put into this, it's an incredible feeling to see it all come together. And of course, I've got my own, printed, ink and (glossy!) paper copy! :D

The other thing I'd like to announce is that I'm finally starting my College Gloss internship this semester. I applied back in November, but due to some internal staff changes, I haven't been able to start until now. My first post will be going up early this week, and it'll be a criticism piece on the Oscars. I have to say, I'm a little nervous! As the semester continues, you'll be able to find those posts in the College Gloss tab above. I'm excited about starting to write on a regular basis again, and I can't wait to get started. Happy Sunday!




Saturday, 25 February 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012

Editorial: Alejandra Alonso by Enric Galceran for L’Officiel Ukraine

Alejandra Alonso by Enric Galceran

I've been getting exciting about completing my MPS application. you should get excited too!


365 Photo Challenge: Day #41

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Photo #41: Chinatown

For one my classes I have to create a multimedia snapshot of Boston's Chinatown district. It was fun to shoot there, but the attitudes of the locals ranged from vaguely racist to super nice. It was a frustrating endeavor to say the least.



Friend Friday: Tools of the Trade

Welcome back to Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday! This month, we're talking about the tools we use as bloggers. So much of what we do is wrapped up in our ability to get it done. Technology obviously plays a major role in the way our blogs grow, expand and reach new audiences, but how exactly does that happen, and what exactly are those tools?

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1. What are the tools you use to blog?
What don't I use to help me blog these days? Let's make a list:

  • Macbook: my home base
  • Canon 60D: my single most prized possesion. it's practically my child. 
  • External Hard Drive: Considering how old this laptop is, I'd be lost without my hard drive.
  • Blogger: blogger gets a bad rep, but I've never had any problems, and I doubt I'll ever switch my CMS.
  • Apple Aperture: as a photographer, Aperture is an amazing tool that lets you edit AND organize your photos. can't even begin to tell you how much easier my life got once I figure out how to use it to its full potential!
  • Twitter: obsessed. it's an amazing tool for making connections with other bloggers, and showing your love by posting links you love.
  • Facebook: not as obsessed. since I rebranded my blog, I've been neglecting my facebook community. I need to get on that.
  • Polyvore: a super fun tool that I use for my Soundtrack Saturday posts.
  • Triberr: a tweet aggregator/distributor, that allows you to tweet other people's blog posts and have them tweet yours. by being in a tribe, you're already part of a community, but tweeting each other's posts really helps to drive traffic to each other's blogs in a mutually beneficial way.
  • Klout: klout allows me to keep track of the people in my network that I influence and who influence me. by strategically interacting with the right people, I can increase my sphere of influence.
  • Flavors.me: a personal website of sorts, flavors let me aggregate all my content from across the web in one place. from blogger to twitter to linkedIN, flavors nails down my digital imprint in one place.


2. What technology item is on your wish list?
More lists! Coincidentally, I actually just wrote up my wish list the other day while I was bored in class.  Most of my wish list consists of periphery photography items, but the biggest items are a new Macbook Pro, two more external hard drives for backing up my photos, a few more SD cards for my camera, and some new lenses. Right now, I only have a kit lens (17-135mm), which gets the job done, but just isn't as much fun as the 70-200mm I'm practically lusting after. I'd also really like to get a 50mm for street style, a 35mm for accessories shooting, and a 17-40mm for general shooting.

3. Through the barrage of posts, tweets, pics, etc, how do you avoid becoming a slave to the constant infiltration of information?
It's easy. I ignore it! As a senior in college, between keeping up with my classes and trying to plan for after graduation, there's only so much I can do in a day. Anything after that gets put on the back burner. I can't afford to run myself ragged over a hobby blog. I tend to keep up with the fashion news, but neglect to post about something that I'd normally cover simply due to time constraints. It's not ideal, but it keeps me sane, and I'm able to still know what's happening in the industry.

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Now, what about you? What are the tools to help you run your blog? What are you coveting, and how will it help you improve your blogging? Let me know in the comments below, then head over to Modly Chic to see what other members of FBFF have to say.



Thursday, 23 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #40

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Photo #40: Distraction

Smartphones. I'll get one eventually. But only when I'm forced to, and when it becomes completely impossible to function in the world without it.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #39

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Photo #39: Maya

Maya's my partner for a class assignment and she's awesome.



Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Cover Wars: Kati Nescher by Daniel Jackson for Dazed & Confused March 2012

Kati Nescher by Daniel Jackson 

This is my favourite of all the Dazed covers this month. I like the deep set eyes and strong cheeks. That combined with the white powdered face gives a really strong and dramatic  effect, and the red lip is just the icing on the cake. I'd definitely stop and pick this up off the newsstand.



365 Photo Challenge: Day #38

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Photo #38: Phunk Phenomoenon

Recognize her? That's because she's FAMOUS.
(and awesome)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #35

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Photo #35: Cupakery

I shot the cupcake challenge today. Manly-men eating cupcakes. Yum.



Friday, 17 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #34

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Day: #34: Veteran

This woman is awesome. I don't have the program on me now, so I can't give you her name, but I'll add it in when I get back home. You have to see this woman dance. It's this amazing mix of ethinc dance and hip-hop. EPIC. she was one of the judges of the freestyle competition.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #33

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Photo #33: Lil Phunk

Awesome kids, being awesome. Seriously, if you've never seen Lil Phunk perform, you haven't lived.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #32



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Photo #32: Maven

This is a photo that I took for a story I'm shooting for a fashion story in the BU Buzz. Don't you LOVE her hair? She's like an Asian Rumi Neely. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cover Wars: Kate Moss by Steven Klein for W Magazine/ March 2012


Kate Moss by Steven Klein

Good Kate vs. Bad Kate
I'm partial to Bad Kate myself.




365 Photo Challenge: Day #31


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Photo #31: WerQ

This is Katie. She is awesome. 
And also, you get two pictures today.


Monday, 13 February 2012

Editorial: Adele Atkins by Mert & Marcus for Vogue US March 2012

Adele by Mert & Marcus

Va-voom! Adele is perfection in my eyes, and after her amazing sweep of the Grammys last night, and her rousing performance after months of recovery from throat surgery, everyone knows why.

Now, her star will only continue to rise in 2012. This editorial shot by my personal favourite photographers M&M, is glorious, and really plays up her old school glam. I'm in love with it, and I can't wait to see her in even more shoots.


365 Photo Challenge: Day #30

Oh hai! It's Day 30! Now you get 6 pictures. Just because I'm proud to have made it a whole month, without copping out. This is also the first time I've shot sports with any measure of success, (and it was my first hockey game) so I'm particularly proud.

Photo(s) #30: Women's Beanpot Championship
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[Edit: I got an A- for this set. YES!]

Boston, MA. Feb 7, 2012- Northeastern University junior forward, Casey Pickett (14, left) scores the game-winning goal against Boston University sophomore goalie Kerrin Sperry (1), bringing the final score to 4-3, during the 2012 Women's Beanpot Championship at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday February 7, 2012. "It's an unreal feeling. Everyone wants to be that kid who scores the winning goal, but to actually be that person... it's impossible to describe the feeling." 

Boston, MA. Feb 7, 2012- Boston University sophomore forward, Marie-Philip Poulin watches as members of the Northeastern University Women's hockey team celebrate winning the 34th Annual Women's Beanpot Championship  at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday February 7, 2012. The Northeastern University Women's hockey team won the championship 4-3 in overtime after tying 3-3 with Boston University in the third period.

Boston, MA. Feb 7, 2012- Members of the Boston University Women's Hockey team react after losing the 2012 Women's Beanpot Championship to Northeastern University at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday February 7, 2012. The BU Terriers recovered from a 2-0 lead by Northeastern University early in the game, and later lead by 3-2, before the NU Huskies tied the score and forced the game into overtime, eventually winning 4-3.

Boston, MA. Feb 7, 2012-  The Boston University Women's Hockey team and the Northeastern University Women's Hockey team congratulate each other on a game well played after the conclusion of the 34th Annual Women's Beanpot Championship at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday February 7, 2012. Northeastern University won the game 4-3 in overtime.

Boston, MA. Feb 7, 2012- The Northeastern University Women's Hockey team lifts their trophy high after winning the 2012 Women's Beanpot Championship  at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday February 7, 2012. The NU Huskies won the game 4-3 in overtime. "We didn't get down after we lost the 2-0 lead. We stayed positive in the locker room and we got ready to go. We turned it around because we knew we could do it." said Northeastern University sophomore forward Claire Santostefano (13).

Boston, MA. Feb 7, 2012-  Northeastern University senior goalie, Florence Schelling (41) lifts the Beanpot trophy high while surrounded by her teammates after winning the 2012 Women's Beanpot Championship 4-3, at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday February 7, 2012. "Honestly, these are the games I love the most, where I have to be on every second. BU had the pressure on us because we only had 3 players on the ice since we had two penalties at the same time, but that's hockey. We were able to change the momentum." Over the course of the game, Schelling defended 47 shots from the Boston University team.


Sunday, 12 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #29

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Photo #29: Baby Terrier

Such a cute kid. He was SO amused by the Rhett mascot.




Saturday, 11 February 2012

A Tribute...

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There are no words.
RIP Whitney Houston




365 Photo Challenge: Day #28

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Photo #28: Hockey Dad

Go Huskies!

Friday, 10 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #27

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Photo #27: Pats Fan

I almost forgot about this lovely lady.
That's football for you.
I wonder what she thought about Madonna's performance?




Wednesday, 8 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #26

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Photo #26: Studded Hearts

So many pieces! 
*salivates*
I haven't been able to find really exciting studs in a while. That's probably why I default to my silver hoops so often. I see studs as place holders for more exciting jewellery, but why can't they be exciting on their own?



365 Photo Challenge: Day #25

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Photo #25: Trinkets

I haven't bought a new piece of jewellery in months. Not a tragedy obviously, but I love bangles and add-ons. Unlike clothing, accessories don't discriminate by size.




Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cover Wars: Victoria Beckham by Josh Olins for i-D Magazine

Victoria Beckham by Josh Olins

Perfection. Posh to me is the ultimate IT girl, and she can do no wrong. I loved her back when I was 9, and I idolized the Spice Girls, and I love her now that I'm 21 and she's become the ultimate style symbol. I think she's probably fashion's most visible success story, and I'm excited to keep following her journey in the industry.



Cover Wars: Lana Del Rey by Mario Testino for Vogue UK

Lana Del Rey by Mario Testino

After watching her perform on SNL, and forcing myself to sit and listen to her album, I still have no idea what Lana Del Rey is about. But I will say this: aside from her obviously enhanced lips, she's stunning, and I think she should give up music and just model full time. Her music and "image" don't really do anything for me, but she's beautiful, and I think she has a look that's almost literally tailor-made for high fashion. I think I read somewhere that she's actually signed to an agency. If she doesn't make it in music, I think she could have a very lucrative career in fashion.



365 Photo Challenge: Day #24

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Photo #24: Arm Party

I was actually doing this LONG before Leandra, but I didn't have a name for it, and I guess in reality, it doesn't count if all my bangles kept getting confiscated since I wasn't allowed to wear them in school...



Monday, 6 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #23

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Photo #23: Super Bowl Sunday

"I f*cking hate the Giants, and I'm not even from America!"

I kid thee not.
Sports makes people do really stupid things.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #22

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Photo #22: Beaded

When I was younger I was obsesses with putting cowrie shells in my hair. I'm glad I got out of that phase. They look much better in jewellery.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #21

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Photo #21: On Display

I like accessories shots. I especially like when I almost get them right. I really need to get some new lenses. The 35mm that's on my wish list right now would have been perfect for this.

Friday, 3 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #20

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Photo #20: Munchkin

THIS girl! so cute. Little Munchkin indeed, and she had so much energy, just running around with those little shades on like a boss. Awesome kid is awesome.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

365 Photo Challenge: Day #18

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Photo #18: Balloon Guy

Such an adorable little man. With the most gorgeous eyes you've ever seen, I swear.