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Best Instagram Accounts to Follow - BaseBodyBabes

The Best Instagram Accounts to Follow

As I continue down my blogging journey, I have come across the most creative go-getters out there. From the fashionistas that flaunt amazing outfits in the most scenic areas to the travelers that dare to seek new heights (literally). I would consider browsing through Instagram a hobby of mine. There are so many inspirational accounts out there. Not to mention I have advanced in my photography skills just by following these individuals I find amazing at how they portray their interests. Check out the top Instagram accounts that I follow. Of course don’t forget to follow me as I better my skills in photography! These are the categories I share on my blog, so why not show a little love for those that love what I love?!

Best Instagram Accounts to Follow - Bali

Travel

  1. AFAR – A community of travel enthusiasts.
  2. Cole Rise – One of the best…
  3. Murad Osmann – A guy and his wife traveling the world together
  4. Kirsten Alana – All. Over. The. Place.
  5. Nicole Warne – A realm of vivid color and endless possibilities (aka garypeppergirl).

 

Best Instagram Accounts to Follow - Alice Gao

Food

  1. Alice Gao – NYC-based food photographer. More than just food.
  2. Ashley Rodriguez – Creator of Not Without Salt.
  3. Diane Cu – Food and other fun stuff.
  4. Njinla – Awesome food places in L.A
  5. Pheebsfoods – All about the berries, nuts, and healthy shizz

Best Instagram Accounts to Follow - BaseBodyBabes

Fitness

1. Amanda Bisk – Former Australian pole vaulter

2. MsJeanettejenkins – Trainer and Nike Athlete

3. JenSelter – Bad ass fitness girl

4. Basebodybabes – Two sisters rocking it in fitness

5. MassieArias – Her fitness journey is inspiring

Best Instagram Accounts to Follow - BKstreetArt

Art

  1. Brooklyn Street Art – Leading a conversation about art in the streets.
  2. Jose Parla – Always transitory.
  3. TravelWriteDraw: Fashion illustrator that travels all over the world to live sketch fashion shows

Best Instagram Accounts to Follow - SongofStyle

Fashion

  1. Aimee Song – Founder of Song of Style.
  2. This Is Glamorous – Just what it sounds like.
  3. Sincerely Jules – Latina Fashionista in L.A.
  4. Andrearthur – Fashion Photographer
  5. Tuulavintage – fellow blogger

 

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Million Dollar Dream Homes - Spain

Million Dollar Dream Homes

Dream. See. Conquer. Go!

Oprah said to “Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” I say truth to that. What better way to start a Monday than with inspiration to help you get through the week. I provided some amazing photos of my dream home. It’s my vision board for my future home. I think you all should do that. Doesn’t have to be a million dollar home as the vision but anything that you desire in life. Look at a photo of it everyday and envision have it. These photos I found are from homes from all over the world. From Singapore to Arizona, these views are breath-taking. Sit back and enjoy the pics. Follow me on Pinterest to gather more dream home photos.

Spain Home

Million Dollar Dream Homes - Spain

Million Dollar Dream Homes - Bathroom

Million Dollar Dream Homes - Bedroom
Million Dollar Dream Homes - Living Room

 Singapore Home

Dream Home - Singapore

Arizona Home

arizona dream home

Home in Cyprus

cyprus dream home

Home in California

wine country dream home

 

 

 

kansas city fashion week

Kansas City Fashion Week 2015

 

It was a blast this year! Fabulous networking and meeting great new people in the fashion blogging world made my weekend. I got the chance to join the ULTA Press CocktailParty which featured amazing new products and of course the sweet gesture of including appetizers and drinks is always a plus in my book. Going to a fashion show was always on my bucket list and I feel blessed to have gotten the chance to attend NYC Fashion Week last year and many more events. Less than one year of blogging and I have had many opportunities to attend awesome events. Check out the fashion section of my blog to see. I felt it was time to really take a dive into Kansas City this year and meet the great designers and companies that make up the fashion industry here.

ULTA Press Cocktail Party

Great new products were featured at the ULTA Press Cocktail Party hosted before the show! The Benefits Mascara was my favorite in my goody bag. Met some fabulous bloggers and got the chance to indulge in the treats provided.

ULTA Beauty KCFW

ULTA Beauty

KCFW fur coat

 

ULTA Beauty Desserts

KCFW Food


KCFW Appetizers

Fashion Show Begins!

With front row seats, it was cool meeting the Owner of KC Magazine and the different stories they target to feature. Right across from my seats was of course the new friends I met in the photos below.

KCFW front row

KCFW Architexture

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Runway KCFW

 

KCFW Designers

 

KCFW Avant Garde Outfit

KCFW Front Row Seats
KCFW Funway
KCFW Makeup KCFW Men's Wear
ULTA KCFW red carpet

 

KCFW outfits

I love having the chance to attend these events. So much hustle and bustle but worth every minute! I hope you get the chance to seek out a local fashion show in your city. Or even try making a trip to NYC. You don’t have to be a part of the glam fame sort of life to attend. Feel free to contact me for how you can do that in your city!

Cheers!

jenny ching lifestyle blog in kansas city

 

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Introducing Young Fashion Designer Whitney Manney

Whitney Manney is a fashion designer and KCAI graduate. Her focus is on digital print textiles and I had the pleasure of meeting this fascinating women at her opening fashion show at UMKC Art Gallery! The culmination of fashion and art is unique and what more to love when combining those two things that I love in life. Check out the street artistic flair in her work below. I also got the chance to have her share her story and love for being a fashion designer in good ol’ Kansas City as a young entrepreneur.

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Name: Whitney Manney

Currently Reside: Kansas City, MO

Age: 24

Proud job title: Fashion Designer

Artist Statement: Translating the aesthetics of street art into ready to wear fashion and textile design is the main focus of the WHITNEYMANNEY label, acknowledging the principles of street art: involvement of the hand, the pace of creating new imagery and the unique quality of each motif has remained a source of inspiration for the label. Remaining artistically involved in every process of garment development allows creative freedom without restrictions. We create clothing and accessories for the woman who enjoys a hybrid between maximum comfort and high fashion. Each collection is created with a woman in mind who is not afraid to express her individuality in everything she does, leaving the role of being average to the rest of the world.

Contact: #WhitneyManney/@heywhithey/ www.whitneymanney.com

 

  • Tell us your story. Why do you make art? Where did it all begin 🙂

I’ve always been a creative person and knew that I wanted to be an artist, I just wasn’t too sure which medium I wanted to go into. I taught myself how to sew when I was 13 and went from there. Art for me is the thing that keeps me balanced in every aspect. If I’m not creating in some format, I feel empty in a way.

  • Where do you feature your artwork now if you do?

My current collection, PrimaRebelle, is on display at the UMKC Gallery of Art in the Fine Arts building, 5015 Holmes

  • Where does your inspiration come from?

My work is mostly inspired by the aesthetics behind street art and cultural movements that have defined the urban lifestyle that we know and live in today.

  • Has your artwork been featured anywhere?

I’ve been in KC Fashion Week and St. Louis Fashion Week twice, 435 Magazine, KC Magazine, Kansas City Live, Ink, Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University, and a whole lot of fashion blogs.

  • Favorite Color?

That’s like the hardest question to answer! I love them all, so I always say I don’t have a favorite color lol

  • Do you connect with other artists and how?

I am a Kansas City Art Institute Alumni, so I stay in touch with most of the friends that I made from there. Also I get to meet so many designers back stage at different shows. I try to make it to First Fridays and other openings as much as possible.

  • Which artwork are you most proud of? 

From the PrimaRebelle collection, I would have to say that I am most proud of the coral cape with gold appliqué. It took a lot of time and muslin samples to get that perfect drape!

  • Is there a favorite artist tool or color you have to include in your work?

Well I would say that my sewing machine and Photoshop would be my favorite tools to use in my work. Photoshop mainly because I get to manipulate my drawings/paintings and dye samples into beautiful patterns. I would say that pink always ends up in my collections…no matter how hard I try to not include it!

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10 Fascinating Facts About Art

Art is just so freaking cool. I admire all artists that find some avenue to express their individuality. From graffiti to fine art painters, I love hearing the various statements that illustrate what goes on in their minds when creating their work. Art comes in a variety of forms: Music, Fashion, Food, and Dance. I can’t get enough of it. It all started when I watched this documentary with a friend about the famous Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was a young artist from Brooklyn, New York who went from the graffiti on the streets to showcasing his work in the most famous fine art galleries in Manhattan. His work and style would feature the jumble of words, symbols, stick figures, and animals. Soon, his paintings came to be adored by an art loving public that had no problem paying as much as $50,000 for an original.

 

Then there is the wonderful Keith Haring designs. A lot of his work can be seen on clothing. My first t-shirt that I owned where I felt super cool was a Keith Haring shirt . It’s amaze to the ZING! It was really meant to be a shirt I wore to sleep but once in a blue moon I will wear it to the grocery store on a very chillax day. Which reminds me that I MUST go buy some more cutesy shirts with his designs. Anyways, wearing this shirt started how I became intrigued with fashion and art.

 

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Now here you go. Learn some random cool facts about art!

  1.  Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
  2. Art programs are mandatory in countries that rank the highest for math and science.
  3.  So 39% of Bob Ross’ paintings contain an almighty mountain, 44% contain at least one happy cloud, and 18% feature a charming little cabin.
  4. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, the winners received valuable works of art instead of gold medals
  5. Vincent van Gogh painted “Starry Night” while he was in an insane asylum.
  6. Leonardo Da Vinci invented high heels
  7. Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa’s lips.
  8. Mystery Build is an art contest with $21,000 in cash prizes. Create a work of art using only the materials in a Mystery Build Kit. Get famous.
  9. Vincent Van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works during his life: 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. He only sold one painting while he was alive. That is some serious persistence.
  10. Now last but the most awesome… Mystery Build is an art contest with $21,000 in cash prizes. Create a work of art using only the materials in a Mystery Build Kit. Get famous.

Hope you enjoyed some of these! You learned something new 🙂

Cheers!

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