Behind the Scenes: Fashion Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes: Fashion Photoshoot

Two weeks ago I teamed up with Pamela for a photoshoot. The photo shoot started out wonderfully, the sky was beautiful, the birds were chirping UNTIL the skies opened and down came a whole lot of rain!!! It was literally only 10 minutes into the shoot when the torrential downpour began. But honestly, two creatives, a camera, and rain…we made it work. The outcome: STUNNING photos. Check out some shots and a little #bts vide below. Enjoy!

xo, ang.

Finding Inspiration in Lost Files

Finding Inspiration in Lost Files

As a busy young woman, I find that I’m literally spreading my time super thin. Whether it’s with my office job or my hobby, it can be very mentally draining. Sometimes I want to just give up and not push myself so hard, but then I find little things that motivate me and inspire me to keep on keeping on.

I’ve been in a small creative funk lately and today I decided to go through my camera roll in my phone (who else does this when seeking inspo?) to see what catches my eye and help get my creative juices flowing. While scrolling through my album, I came across some shots I took last year of a fashion event for MATCHESFASHION and a photo gallery for a good friend of mine, Valine; a super talented young photographer. I wanted to share those photos with you all, maybe someone else finds inspiration in them also.

How do you guys cope with a creative funk? What do you turn to motivate you?

xo, ang.

My February Favorites!!

My February Favorites!!

Yesterday I introduced a new series on my YouTube Channel; monthly favorites. Each month I will share with everyone what I’m obsessing over. For the month of February, I put together some beauty, fashion and lifestyle items and talked about them in my latest video. You can check it out below (every item is linked below for you)!

Be sure to drop a like and subscribe if you are new to my channel!

Xx, ang.

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette: http://bit.ly/2EZOsZd

350 Nature Glow Morphe eyeshadow palette: http://bit.ly/2TuJmgE

Ban.do planner: http://bit.ly/2HqXEYg

The Self-Love Experiment: https://amzn.to/2VOYv9c

Nike Zoom 2k: http://bit.ly/2ETctjB

Vans Authentic “Off The Sticker”: http://bit.ly/2XQL9LE

Jordan Retro 13: http://bit.ly/2HdyAog

Air Max Plus: http://bit.ly/2XRXJu7

My Very First NYFW

My Very First NYFW

This past week was New York Fashion Week and I had the amazing opportunity to attend a couple of shows. The first show was VFILES: Be Heard. Make Noise powered by adidas Originals. It was a huge party, filled with poppin music, dope dancers, live performances and live photoshoot onstage. Besides the issue of the insane entrance to the show, the show was all about urban fashion.

The next show I attended was on the other side of the fashion spectrum, SEL ARLENE. The designer Sel, is a young woman who has a knack for all things sexy yet chic. Every piece that went down the runway, I would say “I need that in my closet.” Check out my latest video here to get the visuals to both shows!

A photographer, travel blogger and singer…

A photographer, travel blogger and singer…

Hi all, so it’s been some time since I shared with you some features that I’ve done. In the recent month, I had the opportunity to interview three pretty dope and influential people. Let me start with the MISSBISH features: First, DAFINA; she is a Swedish-Albanian singer/songwriter who has such a unique R&B flow. From her lyrics to her sense of style, everything about DAFINA screams queen! Click here to read all about her! Next, Johnny Utah; an urban/street style photographer based here in my city, NYC. I learned so much about him while interviewing him; how he got into photography, the equipment he uses and his thoughts about “iphone-ography.” Feature here!

Lastly, my interview with Jennifer Morilla for Latina.com. Not only does this young Latina travel to amazing breathtaking places, but she also provides fresh, drinkable water to 100 people for up to five years! Learn more about her here!

It’s been such a busy month for me, I don’t think I’ve had a good nights sleep all this month. But it is all worth it; I got to learn about three amazing people who in their own way, make a mark in the world.

Portraits: Gunner Stahl x PUMA

Portraits: Gunner Stahl x PUMA

Yesterday, 10/21, I had the pleasure of attending a special event dedicated to the amazing Gunner Stahl. Rap’s popular photographer is known for his portraits of famous rappers and artists such as Kehlani, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and much more. In last night’s event, Stahl not only showcased his dope shots but also released his merch in collaboration with PUMA. The collection included a super stylish pink beanie, pink dad cap and white fitted.  This first fall/winter collection is dedicated to his mother who passed from breast cancer, so it was only right to use the pink. Check out the photos below!

A special thanks to Anai, Nikki and PUMA for having Margaret and I there!

Taikan Everything, You’re EVERYTHING

Taikan Everything, You’re EVERYTHING

A few months ago I was gifted a dope tote by brand Taikan. The bag is everything I ever wanted in a tote. If you know me, you know I’m always sporting a small cross-body bag BUT the Sherpa Totebag is a new favorite. There are so many compartments to choose from for any of your personal things, it is very spacious inside and even has a slot for your laptop. That’s all in the inside; on the outside, there are two small pockets (front and back) and two small pockets on left and right sides for water bottle or any bottle of your choice. Just to give you a visual on how much it can fit, I carried two sneakers, a make up bag, two bottoms and two water bottles all in one trip to Coney Island for a shoot. Long story short, this bag is perfect! Head over to Taikan’s online store to check out the Sherpa Totebag and many more dope bags.

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