Doing my usual scroll through on my Tumblr feed, it didn’t even take me five minutes to get stopped in my tracks. Although during this time of the day I usually come across funny gifs, occasional inspirational posts, or even debates about any given topic, this time, I came across the editorial “Stranger Than Paradise,” which was shot in the May 2013 issue for W magazine. Photographed by Tim Walker, and styled by Jacob K, I was blown away at the artistic freedom W magazine gave its staff to portray Tilda in such an artistic yet captivating way. I mean, do you see the Alexander McQueen caged head-piece? Unlike other editorials filled with designer clothes, I was captured by Tilda, not disconnected. I always hear fashion professionals speak about giving their readers fantasy in every editorial they produce (sounds familiar, doesn’t it?) but I finally got it with this editorial in particular. For starters, I actually took to the blog to share my excitement and glee over a Tumblr post (rightfully an editorial in W, but Tumblr is where I originally saw it). And the name of the editorial itself? Genius. The gestures within the editorial capture the essence of being isolated in your own world, while the clothes are amazing in themselves, capturing Tilda’s bliss and peculiarity in each and every frame.
While I am disappointed it took me seven months to stumble across the editorial, I am also quite happy. Maybe if I actually had the opportunity to meet her at the Pringle of Scotland fashion week event I went to (she left approximately ten minutes before I arrived), I wouldn’t be able to keep my mouth closed. I was thinking about doing a weekly Saturday or Sunday inspiration post, but I think when it comes organically the passion is there, while with contrived posts, it isn’t. I’m still working out content I want to capture on the blog but I definitely had to share the editorial with you guys. To see all the pictures for yourself, give W magazine’s website a visit. I promise, you may even swoon harder than I did.
Hi, lovelies! I hope you are doing well, I sure am. I’m actually sitting here thinking about how time has just flown on by and I will be leaving London for New York in a week. Crazy. I can literally remember when I arrived and the feeling of being lost and out place I experienced. Now it seems as if London is a second home to me (well, third, my grandma’s house is my second). I am planning on filming a video on advice tips for studying abroad so definitely look out for that because there are a lot of things I’ve experienced while in London that I want to share with you guys. For now, bask in my new video I recently uploaded to my Youtube channel: fashionpopqueen. I realized there were a couple of items I have been using incessantly during my trip, so I decided to show them to everyone, as they are my favorite beauty products to-date. So enjoy, like, comment, and subscribe. Oh, and also, if you are in the finals rut, take a deep breath and remember your grades never define you. You will do fine and winter break will be amazing, so have faith.
Hi lovelies! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, I sure did. I had the opportunity to go salsa dancing for the first time, yesterday, and might I say, it was a great experience. Prior to Thanksgiving, I took some wonderful photographs showcasing one of my favorite items to wear this season: my blue fuzzy Betsey Johnson scarf I received as a Christmas present last year. There is something about this time of the month that feels magical. Surely, the temperatures are dropping and that is never fun, but the crunchy leaves on the floor and the impeding holidays are definitely things to be thankful for. This season I have started to put non-existent layering skills to a test, with some handy accessories to help. Layering truly is an art, as you have to carefully choose pieces that are functional, fashionable and warm altogether. Not to mention, every moment of getting dressed somehow seems more difficult during this time of the year – am I right, or am I right?
So tell me, what are your favorite Fall/Winter accessories and how are you learning to layer this year?
Also, I am planning on starting a new segment on the blog called Stylish and Successful in which I interview people I find inspirational and stylish, so you can possible be as inspired by them as I have. If there is anyone you would like to be featured on the blog, do drop me a line via Twitter @fashionpopqueen. I look forward to hearing everyone’s ideas and advice.
Jacket: H&M|Dress: Gracia| Shoes: ASOS| Cardigan: Thrifted| Scarf: Betsey Johnson
Boy can the end of a college semester get hectic. Okay, well, it isn’t exactly the end just yet, but it does feel like it – three more weeks, Shammara, three more weeks. With the spare time I had over the weekend I decided to record an outfit video with the intention of showcasing three different outfits, but when I reviewed the video footage I decided to just go with just one. The video is short and sweet but quite frankly I think it is cute. So click, click, click away. Oh, and remember, like, comment and subscribe!