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28 Jan

Insta-Gal @lilmixedhunny On The Ups And Downs Of Online Life


Ceilidh Garten aka @lilmixedhunny is not your typical "insta-girl". She's a certified paralegal with a genius-level IQ, who started pursuing modelling and acting after realising a law career wasn't for her. The NY-based 21-year-old has appeared in a film clip for The Weeknd, a campaign for Milk Studios, and modelled for people like Opening Ceremony and VFiles.

Ceilidh kick-started her web career through an advice Tumblr years back and is passionately against bullying, admitting that she's learnt from personal experience both as victim and perpetrator. We caught up with the young model to talk about the pitfalls of Instagram, female togetherness and staying humble.

Ava Nirui: How and when did you start your Tumblr? Ceilidh Garten: I've...
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25 Jan

The Fashion Blogger Who Started As a Model


Natalie Suarez, Model and Fashion Blogger

Which came first, modeling or fashion blogging? I was one of the first fashion bloggers back in the day — I started my blog,Natalie Off Duty, in 2009, when I was 18 and had been modeling for a few years. Back then, it was just me documenting my life as a model behind the scenes. It didn’t become a full-on business till I signed with the social-media agency DBA. I work with them to pitch projects to brands and do sponsored photo shoots. Like, last summer I did this whole road trip with Teva where I drove through the South and ended up at Bonnaroo. I knew I wouldn’t be a model forever, but I thought,...
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16 Nov

These Hijab Fashion Bloggers Will Make You Rethink Modest Style

As fashion brands start to collaborate with more diverse and inspiring women,Uniqlo also jumped on board when it announced its newest partnership with fashion designer and blogger Hana Tajima. Hana, who converted to Islam at 17, is bringing cool, modest designs to her new line. Hana Tajima LifeWear Collection for Uniqlo will feature pleated skirts, trousers, long dresses, and even traditional pieces like the hijab. Tastemaker Hana represents an empowering group of women who want to align their spirituality with their personal style. And like our fellow favorite plus-size bloggers, the Muslim influencers here are diversifying the fashion field with their beliefs, #OOTDs, and unique voices. These ladies prove you don't need to rock thenaked-chic look to make a splash in...
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4 Nov

100 Sshots, One Day Of Not Eating: Whwat Happens When You Say What Really Goes Into The Perfect Bikini Selfie?

From fashion bloggers to fitness experts to simply photogenic everyday citizens, the "Instagram celebrity" has emerged as a new branch of fame in our social media-run world. Essena O'Neill, an 18-year-old from Australia, was a regular teen who amassed half a million followers on Instagram (on top of 200,000 followers on YouTube and Tumblr and 60,000 on her Snapchat, all now inactive) with selfies, outfit posts, and #fitspo photos. After building that up, she decidedlast week that she was done with social media. She deleted 2000 photos, renamed her account to "Social Media Is Not Real Life," and changed the captions on existing photos with truthful anecdotes about posts she was paid for, how many tries it took to get the shot, and the pressures she...
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29 Oct

The New Instagram App the Fashion World’s Already Obsessed With

Instagram's new app, Boomerang, is pretty much a fashion girl's dream come true. It allows you to upload your #OOTD or that amazing new It bag you just scored — but in motion. While your post isn't exactly a video, it plays a back-and-forth movement on a continuous loop. That means that when you're scrolling through your feed, you don't have to press "play" to watch Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne share kisses at the Balmain party — they're already smooching each other's cheeks. Aside from satchels swinging and models hanging out, there are plenty of fashionable poses you can try. Read on for some ideas from our favorite brands and style stars to follow. Then learn all there is to know...
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28 Oct

Best Beauty Vloggers: Pixiwoo’s Sam and Nic Chapman

What do Joan Collins, Val Garland, and Kim Kardashian have in common? They've all been guests on Sam and Nic Chapman's celebrity-inspired channel. YOUTUBE | | 1.88M subscribers INSTAGRAM | @pixiwoos | 524K followers FACEBOOK | | 517K likes TWITTER | @pixiwoos | 225K followers Ever since the Chapman sisters started their red-carpet makeup channel on YouTube in 2008, they've been committed to answering specific requests in the comments section of each video. So while there are Kardashian how-tos on their feed, they also have tutorials for replicating the makeup worn by Aishwarya Rai, Beth Ditto, andNatalia Vodianova. Their 500-plus videos dissect an extensive range of looks and techniques, from punky Siouxsie Sioux eyeliner to rosy Kate Middleton blush.   Best Beauty Vloggers Pixiwoo's Sam and Nic Chapman Give Good Face's Jordan Liberty Essie Button's Estée...
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15 Oct

3 Must-Watch YouTube Beauty Vloggers

I absolutely love YouTube. I'm obsessed with all aspects of it, from comedy and daily vlogs to podcasts and (most importantly) beauty vloggers. I've talked about beauty vloggers before (and still love them all!), but I've decided to do a bit of an update and feature three more equally awesome women everyone should check out. Keep reading to learn who they are! 1. Claire Marshall (heyclaire) Claire Marshall is one incredible YouTuber with a serious passion for what she does. A few years ago, she packed up her Brooklyn apartment and moved to LA to continue doing what she does professionally: makeup. She's atrained makeup artist who was very in-demand by photographers in both NYC and LA, and her videos show it. She's extremely technical,...
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