Fashion

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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Trendy Online Boutique Store – Choies On the Rise

Many friends will ask me where I find certain cute outfits I put together and the obvious answer to those that know me is that I work to find affordable yet adorable outfits wherever I can. If it’s not a sale at a department store then it is the hottest online boutique store that is on the rise which is Choies!

A good fashionista will know how to put together an outfit no matter the price tag. Fashion is art. Being creative with fabrics is super fun! I think it’s great to have a couple bold outfits that make a statement. Check out some amazing deals from Choies below.

I love this floral Kimono coat: $14

Choies Online Store

Choies Online Store

White Chiffon Shift Dress: $14

Beautiful white chiffon shift dress that you can elegantly wear on a date night or get together with some girlfriends. The fabric gently falls on your body and sways as if you are a natural model (don’t we all want to feel like that sometimes?). A simple dress that makes you look like a million bucks is how i like it.

White Chiffon Shift Dress Choies

T-Bar Headband: $2

I have always wanted to try one of these jewelry pieces. And what a bargain! For only $2 I can add this piece to any outfit when I take a night out into the town to an event.

T-Bar Headband Choies

 

Only a few selected items to give a tease. I think you will enjoy what this store has to offer. Stay tuned for more outfits from this wonderful site.

Cheers!

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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.

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ULTA Beauty

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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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Kansas City Fashion Week 2014

Kansas City Fashion Week 2014

Hey Peeps!

I am back and it has been a wee little bit since I have last written a post on my outings. This past weekend I got the opportunity to go to the Kansas City Fashion Week Show! Of course it was different from my NYC adventure but still fashion is fashion. I love exploring all designer styles and especially those that come from Kansas City where I reside now. I went by myself which was pretty independent as my boyfriend would call me out on. I mean because in this world you will no doubt run into somebody you know. Or if you don’t then you just have to put on your brave heels and meet new people which can be way more exciting! You never know who you will run into.  Now photo time….

Kansas City Fashion Week 2014

Brand Above: Architexture Designers: John & Christina Moncke

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Architexture4 Designer: Nataliya Meyer for Lucia’s SartoHeidiHerrmanDesigner: Heidi Herrman

These were my favorite designers of the night. To see the full list visit the KCFW site for all of them. Cheers!

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Things to Do in NYC: Try the WindowsWear FashionTour

Things to Do in NYC: Try the WindowsWear FashionTour

Have 2 hours to spare during your NYC adventure? Well here is a great opportunity to explore the history of fashion at it’s finest with WindowsWear. Not only get a fun tour guide to take you around the city, but you get the chance to see how major fashion empires set up their window displays during each season.

Things to Do in NYC: Try the WindowsWear Fashion

You not only get to learn about iconic brands such as where Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, and Tory Burch started their journey to fashion fame but you also get a stellar opportunity to roam the famous streets of New York City without the hassle and stress of finding your way with your phone or map. You have a guide to do all that work. You can’t visit New York without visiting and learning why it is acclaimed as the #1 Global Fashion Capital of the World!

Ladies you can’t miss it. Gentlemen, try this as a unique date idea.

Cheers!

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NYC Fashion Week 3 Day Experience

What a freaking dope experience it was getting immersed in the madness of NYC Fashion Week. I’ll try to recap as much as I can from the adventures I went through but to say the least was that I will definitely give it a go around again next year!

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I had the privilege of experiencing front row seats to the Exteberria run way show featuring amazing women’s and men’s leather wear only a few hours into arriving in the city. On top of that, taking a picture with Nigel Barker was oober fabulous. Check out more pictures on my Instagram!

Front Row

I had a chance to meet a group of lovely fashionistas at a networking event on top of this really cool Monarch Rooftop Lounge my second day. From models, makeup artists, and handbag designers there were so many connects I made just by joining this event to meeting rising fashion entrepreneurs. The view was epic and was definitely worth it as I expanded my network of fashion lovers. That night I ended going with a couple gals to this rooftop lounge called 230 Fifth. You should definitely check out these places in the city.

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My third day I got to go to a pop up shop for upcoming designers. Handbag designer Ella Danla (@EllaDanla) and AMco Clothing (@AdrianaMarieCo) were great hosts and premiered amazing new designs. What I love about these brands is that they showcase being positive and giving back to the community. It’s always so great to see brands that want to make a social impact.

Ella Danla

Really grateful to have gotten a chance to visit Fashion Week for a few days. It was awesome seeing all the avant garde type outfits strutting the streets. New York is definitely the place to experience the busy busy fashion hussle. Until next time…

Cheers!

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(Photo: Fashion Stylist – Johnny Wujeck, Instagram @jwujek, Dresses Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Chrissy Teigen)

Let a Stranger Dress You, I Dare You to be impressed

When shopping decisions suck, hire a personal stylist! It’s simple and affordable.

Fashion is an expression of our individuality, but are we always independent when we shop for that perfect look? I know when I have trouble searching or putting together an outfit I turn to my friends, sisters, and even fashion magazines for an opinion of some sort. Life can get busy and we all can’t afford personal stylists so why not turn to a stranger who can dress you? An explosion of subscription fashion services have flourished in the last few years. Don’t fret because now it may not seem so difficult to keep up with the latest fashion trends. What you wear defines you most of the time and it definitely adds more confidence to me when I feel like I am strutting a well put together outfit. If you don’t have a specific style, this route might even help you discover a style you never even explored. Let these guys do the work for you below.

For Men

Trunk Club

This is a men’s only subscription fashion service that sends one to three pieces of clothing each month based on a 10-point system where each item is assigned a numerical value based on size and cost.

How it works? Take a survey and get matched with a personal stylist. That stylist will then put together a box of clothing items for you each month. Learn more here.

How much? $60/box

Bombfell

This is a men’s only subscription fashion service.

How it works? Tell them your size and style preference while setting a budget. Tell your personal stylist what you are generally looking for or let them surprise you. Your stylist will send you a preview of what they selected and you can give them your input within the two day deadline. Voila! Your items will be shipped. Learn more here.

How much? $69-$129 per item chosen

For Women

StyleMint

This is a women’s only fashion subscription service is backed by some pretty big celebrity names.

How does it work? You can choose to buy or skip each month, depending on what’s on offer, and you only receive what you order. You can also return the items if required. Learn more here.

How much? Subscriptions start from $29.99 and each month you’ll get access to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s exclusive t-shirt collections.

StitchFix

This is an women’s online fashion site that allows you to have a personal stylist hand pick items for you based on a fashion survey you create.

How it works? Take a survey and based on that you will get five hand picked items selected and sent to your doorstep. If you don’t like it then send it back. Learn more here.

How much? Items are selected based on the budget you set but items are $55 on average.

Cheers!

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