Tuesday, November 26, 2013

All Madewell Everything

Madewell top, pants and ring, B by Brian Atwood espadrilles, Banana Republic headband, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs watch

Not much time to write at the moment as I am currently drowning in homework (didn't someone, somewhere once say that senior year was supposed to be fun?), but I wanted to do a quick post in this look that I wore to school last week.  I have found that my wardrobe is quickly becoming primarily Madewell clothes (whereas, two years ago, it was 95% Free People).  I recognize that, in this post, my shoes are not Madewell, but believe me I do own three pairs from there that would have suited this look as well.  Not sure if my obsession is justified because their clothes are so beautiful or a problem because they are so overpriced. An ongoing dilemma. 

Also, for reasons unknown, two of the videos on my YouTube channel were randomly deleted and re-uploaded by YouTube last night.  They both lost all of their views, likes, and comments, so I would really appreciate if you guys would click on these two links so I can get the views back to where they were before. Thank you!!

Teen Vogue Fashion University video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeBNG040tfk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUKXXI-_z1mznqZqmBZVnJ3A

Hair Tutorial Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5vdCcy3ltU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUKXXI-_z1mznqZqmBZVnJ3A

Love, Sophie 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Let's Try Something New: Dark Lips

Madewell tee and sunnies, Free People corduroy jeans, Superga sneakers, Topshop jacket, beanie and rings, and Lionette NY necklace

I am one of those people who absolutely despises when anything changes.  I don't like starting a new school year, a new job, a new tv show. I don't even like changing the way things are organized in my room. I just like to stick to the old, the comfortable, the method of living that I know won't have a negative outcome.  Now, changing a lipstick color doesn't exactly seem like an extreme change, but considering I absolutely despised lipstick until about last year and since then have only worn neutral shades, this might as well be a complete life overhaul for me.

Seeing as this is new territory, I made sure to do my research.  I read a lot of blog posts and watched a lot of videos on how to wear a dark lip, and I found a lot of conflicting opinions. One of the most helpful was Michelle Phan's video on dark lips for different skin tones. However, I was still cautious, so I decided to go for a drug store brand instead of a more high end product in case something went horribly wrong.  I ended up mixing together Maybelline's Super Stay 14 Hour lipstick #100 'Wine and Forever' and Maybelline's Color Whisper #85 'Berry Ready'.  

Against my mother's wishes (which she knew I would completely ignore anyway), I wore the lipstick to school last week with this exact outfit and actually got a lot of compliments.  I think I might even wear it out again.  I would say, overall, my dark lips experiment was a success.  Have you tried anything new lately? 

xo, Sophie


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Teen Vogue Fashion University 2013

Last weekend I had the incredible opportunity to attend Teen Vogue Fashion University. TVFU is an annual event hosted by Teen Vogue that basically acts as a way for young fashionistas to listen to and meet industry professionals, from editors to bloggers to models to designers and everything in between.  Attendees apply for the program and must be accepted, we then get to choose which seminars we want to attend and before I knew it I was on the train headed into NYC.  Most of the other teens I met there were from all over the country (Ohio, Texas, Alabama, etc), and I actually didn't meet one other person from New York there, which was super fun.  

The seminars I attended were with the editors of Teen Vogue, Danielle and Jodie Snyder of (my favorite) jewelry brand Dannijo, designer Thakoon Panichgul, style icon Alexa Chung, supermodel Coco Rocha, the bloggers of Into The Gloss and The Coveteur, and editors of Vogue Phyllis Posnick and Eve Mcsweeney. 

There were also two shopping events, one at Express and one at Topshop.  I only went to the Topshop one, but it was so much fun.  They had a DJ spinning, an ice cream bar, a nail station, a station to customize your pieces with your initials, and a constant stream of mini desserts.  Not to mention a discount for all TVFU students (I may have done a bit of damage, but I couldn't help myself!)

After everything was over we all received our certificates and "graduated".  I learned so much about the fashion industry and met so many amazing people. The weekend was absolutely incredible, and I cannot wait to attend next year!

Because I had a front row seat at the Alexa Chung seminar, I managed to be one of the four lucky girls to score a photo with her (albeit a bit blurry)!

I scooted my way up to the front to try and talk to Danielle and Jodie of Dannijo for a minute.  If you know me, you know how much I absolutely adore their pieces.  They noticed I was wearing their necklace and had their phone case, and they were so excited that I was able to get a pic with them!

This pass got me into all my seminars and the Condé

 Nast building.  It had my schedule on the back, which was extremely helpful. 

I have made a video that includes a whole bunch of footage of the seminars that I attended. If you are interested in watching a specific seminar, all of the time links are in the description of the video on my actual Youtube page.  Enjoy! 

I hope you enjoyed the video! 

xo, Sophie

p.s. Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog!  I just want to thank all of you who have supported me this past year.  I have had so much fun and I have learned a lot, and I cannot wait for the next year!