Ariana Lauren | Ferry Building

One thing I like about Fall weather is that I don’t have to be a sweat machine anymore. Also, I like layering up. The only drawback about Fall is that it gets darker a whole lot earlier, which cuts down a lot on my shooting times. Oh and did I mention it can get way too cold for my bloggers?

Ariana Lauren and I were pretty lucky that it was cold but not too cold during this shoot. I’ve forgotten how beautiful the Ferry Building is since I tend to avoid it due to the overload of tourists. But it was almost empty during our shoot, which made it so much easier to shoot. This shoot also marked our one year blogger BFF anniversary. Ariana and I met a year ago here at the Ferry Building. Since then she’s been one of the most important persons in my life and I don’t know what my life would be without her in SF! We’ve done so much too – Coachella, road trips to LA, NYFW, Outside Land, and exploring SF.

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Cooking with MyFangalicious and FashionbyAlly

If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been shooting quite a lot of videos for FashionbyAlly’s YouTube Channel. The latest one Ally and I did together was with Chef Kathy Fang of Fang Restaurant and MyFangalicious food blog. It all started when a couple of weeks ago, Ally was discussing a future video idea on Friendsgiving Recipes. A few days later, I was meeting up with Kathy over breakfast at Trace when the idea occurred to me to bring these two together. So I pitched the idea to Kathy while texting Ally about doing the collaboration. Both agreed! A couple of days later, we were at Kathy’s kitchen filming for Ally’s Friendsgiving Recipe Video. I had so much fun filming it! It was also my first time recording a cooking session, but it helped that Ally has already done a couple before and our favorite chef was very comfortable in front of the camera as well as knowing what to say. Such pros. Did I mention the best part? I get to eat whatever they cooked! My favorite was the parfait. Still thinking about it right now.

I implore you to check out the videos (Yes, there are two! We had so much footage that we had to split them in two parts!) Hope you like them! Very useful and easy Thanksgiving recipes that your friends and family will love!

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P.S. All the recipes can be found here: MyFangalicious Friendsgiving Recipes.

P.P.S. If you are Ally and you are reading this, comment ‘cute’ below.

Eunice Kim | Downtown LA

I had a quick shooting session with Eunice Kim of Eunique Kollection in downtown LA during the Fyuse x Studio5A Mixer. Eunice is always a pleasure to work with, and this is one of my favorite shoots in LA so far. Really love having the opportunity to shoot in a rooftop in DTLA, especially on a nice day. Hope you enjoyed the shots. Be sure to check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: City Chic.    Eunice-Kim-Eunique-Kollection-Downtown-Los-Angeles-Fashion-Blogger-7171b Eunice-Kim-Eunique-Kollection-Downtown-Los-Angeles-Fashion-Blogger-7146b Eunice-Kim-Eunique-Kollection-Downtown-Los-Angeles-Fashion-Blogger-7136b Eunice-Kim-Eunique-Kollection-Downtown-Los-Angeles-Fashion-Blogger-7242b Eunice-Kim-Eunique-Kollection-Downtown-Los-Angeles-Fashion-Blogger-7440c-3 Eunice-Kim-Eunique-Kollection-Downtown-Los-Angeles-Fashion-Blogger-7398

Ariana Lauren | Barcelona Dress

This is one of my favorite shoots with blogger Ariana Lauren, mainly because of how amazing this dress is (and of course, Ariana looking lovely as usual). I also found the perfect spot to shoot it near my work. I love that I work in a neighborhood with good shooting spots. Potrero Hill has a lot to offer! The dress is from For Love and Lemons, and you can find it at TopShelf Style (click here). Hope you enjoyed the shots!
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Ariana Lauren | Fall in Session

This is probably the most Fall-like shoot I’ve done this season so far. The weather was cold enough to make anyone want to wear fall clothes. And leaves on the ground! That’s as Fall as you can get in San Francisco! I don’t know how LA bloggers though, they don’t really have Fall weather unlike SF. Hope you enjoyed these shots of Ariana Lauren! Be sure to check out her blog post for more details: Hunter Green Suede.

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BlogLovin Awards 2015

I know this post is long overdue but better late than never right? The BlogLovin Awards Sponsored by H&M was the most memorable moment during my trip to New York for NYFW this past September. I am super grateful for Marianna Hewitt, she was so sweet to invite me to the event. I started evening with a major dilemma: my dress shirt ripped on the sides. It was brand new too. And it happens to be the last clean shirt I had for the trip. On top of that, I had 25 mins before the event started. Luckily I was staying in Times Square, so H&M was right around the corner. Did you know it takes 8-10minutes just to walk one block of Times Square when it’s loaded with tourists? Yeah, I learned the hard way.

Afterwards, Van Le (ForeverVanny) and I walked just a block away from my hotel to the venue. It was a pretty cool spot, but I was already busy being starstruck at all the famous / top bloggers that I saw right as I entered the venue. Let’s just say my mind was blown when I saw Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit. I’ve been wanting to meet her for the longest time! I was about to go up to her but I got nervous so I went back to Van and we decided to find a seat.

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At first, we had the whole section to ourselves. And then my friend Thania (@catcherinthestyle) joined us with her friends. It was a really fun group that joined us.

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Little did Van and I know that the other gorgeous ladies were none other than mega-babes Devin Brugman and Tash Oakley.

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And Angelica Blick was next to us as well.

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I went to say hi to Marianna Hewitt. She has lots of fabulous friends. I got nervous around them and couldn’t stay too long.

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So I decided to say hello to Louise Roe before she started the festivities. It was so great to see her after our last shoot together back in the spring.

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So I went back to my table as the event started. Van predicted 90% of the winners. She’s so clever. After the event ended, I took some more photos.

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I love seeing Tamara (@theglamandglitter) every fashion week. I feel like it’s not complete when I don’t take any photos of her.

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And Louise Roe came by to our section too and joined in on the fun! Aren’t they such hotties?

It was such a blast and a memorable night! Here’s Van in Times Square, it’s way quieter and less crowded past midnight. Oh, and we took some Photo Booth shots, don’t know where they went.

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Afterwards, we joined our friend Lina Dinh for late-night Korean BBQ in Koreatown. I remember we were all sad that it was our last night in New York City (except for Vanny, since she lives there), but were all happy that we all got to hang out during NYFW. Hope you enjoyed my post!