A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FASHION BLOGGER

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FASHION BLOGGER

Dec.12, 2017

This is a documentary film made by @ZEREE STUDIO. Zeree Bao is a sophomore in Portland Art Institute, majoring in Film Making.

His final project of this school term is to create a documentary film of someone in his life that he worships or respects. By decomposing this person’s daily life, he gives a behind-the-scenes look into this person’s hard work and dedication. The goal is to tell a light-hearted story to spread positive energy and form a good example for others to follow.

A couple of weeks ago he came to me and asked whether I could be the person for this project. I was certainly honored and accepted the challenge!

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Here is the documentary film that I hope you will like. Feel free to share your thoughts on this project with us. Zeree and I will be thrilled to hear your feedback.

Film starring: my blog photographer: Bassel Hamieh & myself. : )

I am also excited to announce that I will be kicking off a youtube channel. You will see more of my style, house, kids, and cooking… all come alive before your eyes! Make sure to subscribe now.

I also encourage you to share your feedback with me so I am always offering high quality content that meets your expectations. Let’s talk!

FASHIONXT | FINALE

FASHIONXT | FINALE

Dec.5th 2017

FASHIONXT night 4, the finale, was definitely most crowded and had the highest level of energy compared to the other nights. Many Portland celebrities, including NBA player Evan Turner, and fashion industry leading icons were all there to experience the last night of 2017 FashioNXT.

 

Evening Highlight

A group of friends came to join me

It was also the best night for me because 7 of my great friends all came to join me. I was able to take a lot of fun group photos with them, drink cocktails and dance as if no one was watching… Besides, after three nights of socializing and networking, I deserved a night of relaxation to simply have fun! : )

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BURGUNDY VEST FOR FALL

BURGUNDY VEST FOR FALL

Nov 23rd, 2017

Today is Thanksgiving, so I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation.

First of all, I am very thankful for my husband providing the support and love that our family needs to fully function and grow. Ever since I started blogging, I have photo or video shoots almost every week. He often plays the role of both daddy and mommy during this time. I am also very thankful for my two loving boys showering me with their “infinite” love (according to them that is “how big” :>).

I am thankful for my loving friends who have provided tremendous support toward my blog’s success.

Last but not least, a big thanks to you, my blog readers/fans! You have shared your time and engagement to challenge or inspire me for betterment during this blogging journey.

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FASHIONXT | NIGHT 3

FASHIONXT | NIGHT 3

Nov 17th, 2017

Deciding on what to wear at a fashion show could be tricky. The pressure to piece something together that will leave an impression can be overwhelming. After the classic look for opening night, the casual look for night 2, my team and I decided I should go for a change.

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Evening Highlight

Meeting winner of Fashion Accessory Competition: Nuciano

As one of three judges for this year’s Fashion Accessory Competition, I was happy to meet one of the designers I voted for, Nuciano. She specializes in handcrafted bespoke clutches with authentic swarovski crystals. I had fun talking to her, learning how she finds inspiration for her designs and how she made each bag uniquely beautiful.

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FASHIONXT | NIGHT 2

FASHIONXT | NIGHT 2

Nov 3rd, 2017

As I was getting ready for second night of FashioNXT, I couldn’t stop myself from reliving the moments from the opening night. Even though I was sleep deprived from dancing till 2am, I still couldn’t wait to see what night 2 of FashioNXT was about to unfold.

By second night, I was a bit more relax with my look and my interaction with people. I decided to wear something lighter color and casual. I ended up with this Proenza Schouler white top and COMME des GARCONS grey shiny pant. I paired it with my recent favorite Cult Gaia bamboo bag.

Evening Highlight

Dancing the night away

My friend Alex , who is also my first Tango teacher, came and joined me at the After Party. Between Alex, my photographer and I , we had our mini dance party within the big party. We even danced Tango to the music that DJ was playing that night.

Designer Highlight: Myriam Marcela

WILD WOMAN was name of the collection being shown that night. It is a collaboration project between Fashion designer Myriam Marcela (left in below pic) & Textile Artist Laura Renée Maier (right in below pic).

2017 FashioNXT night 2-7026Together, they create a touring exhibition of a contemporary film and wearable art pieces to be auctioned across the world with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to invest in women in Latin America.

Check out their amazing collection in below video:

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FASHIONXT | OPENING NIGHT

FASHIONXT | OPENING NIGHT

Oct 19th, 2017

Last weekend was a great and crazy weekend! Not only did I attend all 4 nights of the Portland FashioNXT fashion show; but, also danced 4 nights of tango.   I have attended FashioNXT for 5 years, this year being the first time I have been directly involved in this wonderful event:

  1. One of the 3 judges for the FashioNXT Fashion Accessories Competition
  2. Partnered local blogger to report the whole event for my lovely viewers.

I would like to take a moment to give a HUGE thanks to my amazing photography and videography team.  I think my dear readers will agree they beautifully captured the  collections and moments.

Evening Highlights

The Walking Bike

Before the show started, two people with a mobility impairment rode a walking bike on the stage to showcase the Alinker bike.  The bike presents a collaboration between Daimler (One of the sponsors of FashioNXT) & Alinker.  Tito, the event producer, asked the boy how his evening was going. His reply was, “It is the best day of my life”.

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