Jessi Malay | Feline Fine

Singer / Fashion Curator Jessi Malay has always been on my top list of bloggers to shoot and my dream finally came through when we recently shot together on Melrose Place! It has been a journey of scheduling conflicts that kept us from doing a collaboration, but we finally pulled through. Jessi is such a natural in front of the camera, and her style is flawless. My only complaint is that we only shot one look this day because I really love working with her, but I know we will meet up again for more. Did I mention she’s an extremely talented singer?? Check out my favorites on her YouTube Channel: Best Mistake (Ariana Grande Cover) and Thing About Love. Find out more details of her outfit: Finders Keepers | Bring Paradise.
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P.S. Check out this Fyuse I did of her: CLICK HERE.

Cuppajyo | Ripped

Always a pleasure shooting with the lovely Jyo of Cuppajyo. I really love this look she shot with me. Great combination all around. I’m a big fan of distressed denim, but not extremely distressed as I’ve seen them in other looks. We shot this on my favorite alley in The Mission. Check out her blog post for more details about her look: Ripped Jeans.

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Ariana Lauren | Wine Country

I’ve always told Ariana Lauren that we needed to do some shoots outside the City, and we finally did when we joined the Fyuse team for a weekend trip in Wine Country (aka Sonoma, Napa, etc). We visited so many wineries in a span of two days, and it was a wonderful experience doing shoots in such beautiful places. Here were three wineries that were absolutely breathtaking. Oh and the wines were amazing too!

Paradise Ridge Winery

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Check out this Fyuse.

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate

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Check out this Fyuse with blogger Rachel Vogt.

Wilson Winery

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Hope you enjoyed the photos! Ariana and I are en-route for more trips this spring and summer! Stay tuned!

Ellen V Lora | Foxy

This was my first shoot with my fave blogger Ellen V Lora since January. It is probably the longest time period that we have not shot together since we shot almost every month last year. But I was just happy to be reunited with Ellen again. And where else? Melrose Place, of course! We also had an assistant this time, and took lots more Snapchats than usual. Did I mention I was in a rush since I also had a fashion show to cover right after the shoot (Camelia Skikos). But we pulled off four looks while having tons of fun! And that’s how we roll.

Check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: Get Shaggy With It.

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Ariana Lauren | Beachside

A beach day with Ariana Lauren turned out to be colder than we thought once we set foot at Crissy Fields in the Marina. A sunny day in San Francisco can be misleading. Just when you thought it would be summer weather, the breeze rolls in and makes you wish you brought a jacket with you. Luckily Ariana toughed it out for this shoot while wearing this lovely white jumpsuit. Hope you enjoyed the shots! Check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: Day at the Beach.
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Louise Roe | Inner French

Always love shooting with Louise Roe. This was in the Arts District of Los Angeles. Perfect day as usual – sunny and not too hot. She’s also a natural in front of the camera so shooting with her is a breeze. Hope you enjoyed the shots, now check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: How to Dress Like a French Girl.

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Cuppajyo | Floral Fever

I love shooting spring dresses. So when Jyo of Cuppajyo showed up in a lovely floral dress, I was more than excited to shoot it. Along with the help of the normal San Francisco breeze and warm weather, it turned out to be a wonderful and fun shoot. This was shot at my favorite spot in Yerba Buena Gardens, be sure to visit it when you get the chance. Check out Jyo’s blog post for more details of her outfit: Floral Fever.
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Jessica Hapatime | Yes Way, Rosé

This was from my shoot with Jessica Ricks (@hapatime) right after she came back from New York Fashion Week. Our conversation was pretty much all about surviving the frigid temperatures and how we were both happy to be back in sunny San Francisco. I always love shooting with Jessica, and I hope she visits SF more often! Check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: Rose Red.

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Louise Roe | Snow York

This was by far one of the hardest shoots I’ve ever done but no one would’ve noticed unless I told the story. So Louise Roe was running a bit late due to traffic heading to SoHo, and the snow was pouring like I’ve never seen it before. I thought the snow would calm down by the time she arrived, but it only snowed even harder. I was almost skeptical that I would be able to get any good shots at all with very poor lighting conditions and snow being everywhere. Did I mention that I’m not used to shooting in snow? With all of these factors, I made the best out of the situation and did the best I could. It really put me out of my comfort zone and started playing with settings that are out of my normal settings. In the end, I was glad to hear that Louise was very happy with how the shots turned out! I do prefer shooting with her in sunny Los Angeles, but this was indeed a memorable experience shooting with her in New York and if I had to shoot through snow, I’m a lot more prepared this time around! Check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: How to Dress Cute in the Cold.

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Spring Fling with Kate Upton for Express #ExpressLove

A couple of weeks ago, Jessica Ricks (@hapatime) told me about an upcoming event she was hosting at Express Union Square. Then she casually said Kate Upton would be there. I’m like, “What?? Kate Upton is going to be there?” I’ve always wanted to see her in person so I was super excited to attend yesterday’s Spring Fling with Kate Upton for Express. I was envisioning the event to be packed with Kate Upton fans and media, but I was fortunate several times to get really close to her to snap some shots. She even joined in on a photo booth session with my friends! My sidekicks for last night were Jyo of Cuppajyo and Samantha Huang, my ex-coworker from Charlotte Russe and also one of my favorite people in this planet.

Here’s Cuppajyo meeting Hapatime for the first time!
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Finally reunited with Anh of 9to5Chic! I haven’t seen her since last September’s New York Fashion Week!Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-04

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And then Kate Upton showed up and everyone stopped what they were doing. Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-27

And then she joins in on a photo booth session with Mike, Jessica, Samantha, and Jyo. No big deal. Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-33 Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-34

And more photo booth action with Jyo and Julia.
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I love hanging out with these two.
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Right before the media started to ask her questions, I yelled out, “Kate! Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” And everyone laughed. I really hope she heard that. LOL.
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