Quote of the Day

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. Never the goal”.

Vogue Italia September 2012 by Peter Lindbergh

Vogue Italia September 2012 || Peter Lindbergh

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Upgraded Tuesdays || Parris Goebel

Parris upgrades any day – damn’t she’s otherworldly! This video is from 2012, and the precision and musicality blows my mind! By the way it’s real time not sped up. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you reach 2:30 time in the video. Enjoy ;) xx
P.S Let’s not even touch the styling in this video. Too on point for words.

Upgraded Tuesdays || Willdabeast

So it’s Tuesday… The Mon-daze has past, and it’s not quite Humpday or Friday…. So I decided to upgrade Tuesdays by posting a fierce dance video every week.

First one up of this series is a combo choreographed by Willdabeast Adams (LA) to the song “Upgrade U” by Beyoncé (fitting isn’t?).

Just. Watch. Honestly, if you don’t’ feel hype after watching this, then I don’t know if you’re human or not…

Everything about his choreo is right. And the dancers in this video all KILL. IT. Enjoy :)

P.S. Willdabeast, you have my heart. <3

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Streets of Fashion Month||Tommy Ton

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Tommy Ton is simply spectacular, and I find street photography to be so fascinating. Specifically during fashion weeks. Every one is just ready to take chances and that’s what style is all about.  Just going for it no matter what and wearing what you feel like. Yes, fashion week is where everyone finds out what the next trend is, but on the street, there’s a conglomerate of trends and decades of fashion and style being tossed about. It’s not about one look or one designer, it’s about the power of choice and individuality among the chaos.

Here are my favorite looks from Fashion Month, all captured by Tommy Ton. <3

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Thank you style.com & Tommy Ton!

For more of his photos from this album, check out this link: http://www.style.com/street/tommy-ton/2014/090514-tommy-ton-street-style-spring-2015-ready-to-wear

The Wild Ones || Sarah Bahbah

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Australian music festival photographer, Sarah Bahbah, simply transports me to the time and place of each photograph she takes.  As a lover of music and festivals alike, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve wanted to capture key moments during a concert and wish I could bottle them up forever.  Sometimes those moments pass you by so quickly, taking a video or photo won’t cut it or it’ll take you away from the present time.  And, if you do capture the story… it’s never like what you saw with your naked eye.

Somehow, Sarah captures those moments and she’s not only photographing the artists on the stage, but has stepped back and started a series called “The Wild Ones”.  Here, she focuses on the individuals who attend the shows, and it’s in these pictures, where I fell in love with her photography.

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“People thought I was capturing the festival, but I really wasn’t capturing it the way I really saw it, raw organic moments. I was getting really frustrated and decided to step back and photograph the subtle wild ones.” – Sarah Bahbah

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“I heard this quote once […] “Observe everything around you as if you’ve never seen it before,” and it’s so true.” – Sarah Bahbah

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“I will go around festivals and dedicate certain lighting hours to trying to find people who are going against the norm.”- Sarah Bahbah

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“He was really good looking, I was just like “Hey, um you look really good smoking that cigarette, can I take a photo of you?” He had really big blue eyes. I just said, “Okay look at me and smoke.” And then I took his photo and ran away.” – Sarah Bahbah

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Follow Sarah Bahbah’s tumblr for one raw moment after another! @raisedbythewolvesau

Quotes are from Nylon’s interview with Bahbah by Jackie Yaeger. Click to see full interview!

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All images by Sarah Bahbah

Happy || Pharrell Williams

If this performance doesn’t make you smile from ear to ear, you should go stand in a corner and give yourself a time out. No Debbie Downers allowed!

This opening performance obviously rocked my socks off! When Pharrell emerged wearing sparkly red sneakers and his Vivienne Westwood iconic hat with a group of talented dancers, I was already grinning. With award-winning choreography by Fatima Robinson, the hit song “Happy” produced for the highly popular movie, Despicable Me 2, reigns as a top Academy Award 2014 performance! I especially loved when Pharrell did a shimmy with Meryl Streep and danced with Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams!  This is proof that dance and great music will always bring people together :)

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Here is the original video of Pharrell’s Happy video. Put on your happy pants and do a little dance.

XO

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NYFW Fall/Winter’14 || My Picks

Tommy Ton in New York

Image by Tommy Ton

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & the City

Click on a image below to see full image and slideshow.
Photos from style.com 

Be Inspired. <3

Thank you for checking out my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week!
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