Month: July 2015

Eunice Kim | Being Eunique

Eunice Kim | Being Eunique

You know it’s a good photoshoot when you have way too many good photos and can’t decide which ones to post. And you also know it’s a good photoshoot when you connect so well with your subject. In this case, the subject being Eunice Kim. 

Francis Lola | Hello Kitty

Francis Lola | Hello Kitty

This may be the coolest and most bad-ass outfit I’ve ever shot, and Francis Lola totally rocked this look. We shot this in a hidden alley on Melrose Place. Check out her blog post for more details of her look: Hellz Kitty.

Kier Mellour | Red & Pink

Kier Mellour | Red & Pink

The last time I shot with Kier Mellour was in the freezing cold during NYFW in February. It was nice to shoot in warmer weather this time. We’ve been trying to shoot for the longest time and we finally got to it during her short visit to San Francisco a few days ago.Hope you enjoyed the shots! Check out her blog post for more details: Kier Couture | San Fran.

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Bryn Newman | Outside Lands Style

Bryn Newman | Outside Lands Style

I was enjoying a nice warm summer day in SF and then the fog and cold breeze rolled in. You know what that means: Outside Lands is coming. I’ve been going to OSL for the past three years now, and they all have been historically 

Ariana Lauren | Hayes Valley

Ariana Lauren | Hayes Valley

I was finally reunited with Ariana Lauren after not seeing her for almost two weeks due to my traveling schedule. I love hanging out and shooting with her, and she suggested we shoot in Hayes Valley, one of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco. We 

BeautyCon LA 2015

BeautyCon LA 2015

Last year, I went to BeautyCon for the first time and had a very memorable moment. I met a lot of amazing people and some of them have become my best blogger friends since then. I decided to check it out again this year knowing that I was going to have another blast hanging out with my friends and meeting new ones.

I came with YouTuber Ally Chen (@fashionbyally) and musician Lola Fair (@lolafair). We spent some time out in the courtyard and took some fun footage and Fyuses with other bloggers and attendees. It was really fun showing Fyuse to everyone and watching their reactions!

Ally and Lola

Afterwards, we realized there was a side entrance for Talent and Professionals, and we escaped the heat and went inside. Ally and I went straight for the Talent Lounge which was filled with so many YouTube Stars, Viners, and Makeup/Beauty vloggers. We ran into Amy Pham (@iamamypham), Stephanie Villa (@soothingsista), Sophia Chang (@fashionista804), Claire Marshall (@heyclaire), and Jenn Im (@imjennim).

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Later on, I joined Glam Queen Arika Sato on the red carpet and watched her get interviewed.BeautyCon LA 2015 Photography by Ryan Chua-1012

I also finally got to meet TV Host Xixi Yang in person!BeautyCon LA 2015 Photography by Ryan Chua-1072

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Then Arika and I went back to the Talent Lounge. I also got to meet Jen Chae (@frmheadtotoe)! Here she is with Sophia and Arika.

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You just never know who you will run into at the Talent Lounge: @karrueche, @mac_daddyy, and @jamaalbuster with Arika. Here’s one of Evelina and Arika that I took for her Instagram.

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I also ran into Julia Kelly (@MissJuliaKelly), who I wanted to take a photograph last year but she was heading off on another direction. But I was able to snap a photo of her this time around.BeautyCon LA 2015-1144

 

One of the biggest struggles being in the Talent Lounge is figuring out who is who. BeautyCon and New York Fashion Week always make me realize that the blogging/vlogging world just keeps growing and growing with new stars and existing stars that you didn’t know existed. But that is what attending events is for – meeting them in person and getting to know them if you get the chance.

I later found Ally and all the new friends she made: @miastammer, @laurdiy, @treemachannel, @taramassicotte, @jill_cimorelli, @viviannn_v. Oh here’s the coolest Fyuse ever: Click Here.BeautyCon LA 2015-1148

Here’s Tree and Vivian! Here’s a Fyuse I took of them: Click Here.
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And here’s Tiffany Ma (@misstiffanyma) and Ally.BeautyCon LA 2015-1140

Okay so it got super hot inside The Reef, and I decided to head out to the Meet Up Tents. I hung out at Arika’s Meet Up and then Marianna Hewitt’s. When Arika wasn’t busy, I brought her to hang out at Marianna’s tent and take these fun photos.

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Here’s a cute Selfie Fyuse that Marianna took at her tent: Click Here. Check out her YouTube video of her day! (She’s so fast!)

Hope you enjoyed the photos! Definitely worth checking out if you’ve never been to BeautyCon and esp if you love makeup/beauty and meeting YouTubers and other celebs!

Ellen V Lora | Me You Versus Life

Ellen V Lora | Me You Versus Life

Back on Melrose Place with this babe Ellen V Lora. It took me awhile to decipher what was written on her bralet, then she told me it says “i.d.f.w.u” from Me You Versus Life (MYVL Clothing). I thought it was clever, especially the name of