Tag: Astonish Diaries

Rewind: Nancy Zhang

Rewind: Nancy Zhang

April 15, 2011 I was fortunate enough to meet Nancy Zhang, the most amazing fashion illustrator I’ve ever met. She also has an amazing personal style, which I’ve admired since the very beginning. She was basically my first meeting once I arrived in Berlin. We 

Rewind: May 21 2011

Rewind: May 21 2011

ASTONISH Diaries: May 21, 2011 I decided I wanted to have my 28th birthday in New York City. It was also the perfect opportunity to visit my friends and make new connections in the fashion industry. I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful partner-in-crime, 

Just to Let You In On A Secret

Just to Let You In On A Secret

This dog always makes me laugh. There were times when my team and I would be presented with a problem. And I would just stare at the person presenting the problem with a blank stare. Of course, not for long. Eventually we as a team would figure out a game plan and figure out the best strategy for tackling any challenges.

Just some of the outrageous challenges we went through the past two years:

1. We printed the magazines overseas. Unfortunately somewhere along the line, there was a miscommunication as to where the magazines were being shipped. (The ship was already on its way to another destination). How do you tell a ship to change course?

2. What last minute food would you serve to a 20+ models and makeup/hair/stylist crew two hours prior to your fashion show?

3. An important team member is AWOL (absent without leave) in the last 48 hours prior to your deadline. What do you do?

4. You lost your press pass right before an all-exclusive industry after party. How do you get in?

There were so many more, but I’d rather stop here. Too painful to recollect.

 

The Melissa and Paula, Paula and Melissa Show

The Melissa and Paula, Paula and Melissa Show

A meeting of the minds, Melissa Ann and Paula Renee met up with me to discuss new ideas for upcoming video projects. So far the Britt & Whit video blogger collaboration shoot went pretty well. What else did we come up with? You’ll see.

Instagram This: New York Fashion Week

Instagram This: New York Fashion Week

I love Instagram. What’s even better is the ASTONISH coverage of New York Fashion Week / MBFW. I am grateful for the amazing team members that I have covering the shows: Paula, Dwight, Brawlio, Eric, Dennell, Kristen, Kate, Blake and David Geffin. We covered over 

Polyvore

Polyvore

SF Fashion Tech had an event at Polyvore HQ in Palo Alto. I am a big fan of Polyvore, so it was exciting to visit their office along with meeting one of the founders and the current CEO, Jess Lee. I met several amazing folks from their team and some of my favorite fashionistas.

Google Plus

Google Plus

We had a meeting with the Google Plus Team at the Google SFO (short for San Francisco Office). Andrea was kind enough to show us how Google Plus works. There’s plenty of things to get used to around this platform, it’s rather confusing at first.