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Rock Stars Before and After a Performance

When I was more┬áinvolved with music back in the day,┬áI was used to seeing this sweaty transformation as seen above. It’s funny because you go into a show and you’re standing next to a gaggle of groupies oggling the musicians – the whole time I’m just thinking – seriously, just wait until you see them afterwards. It ain’t pretty. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed seeing this photo series entitled “Before/After” done by music photographer Brandon Anderson. I also think it’s quite interesting to see the comparison of both a soft and hard look that is visible in the before and after shots. In the before, the musicians look calm and at ease with themselves while the after shots show the musicians looking very hard and rugged.

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Ariana Grande for Marie Claire

While I’m very excited to see Ariana Grande in concert, I’m pretty disappointed to hear that she is such a diva in person and especially to her fans! It’s such a bummer. I would never pay nearly $500 for her meet-and-greet package, but I remember what it was like to idolize a young pop star when I was a kid and having parents that will go to great lengths to make you a happy kid – including my father who accompanied me to my first concert at age 7. Spice Girls. They’re really a girl group… for everyone.

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An Italian Beach Resort Photographed From Above

The other day I had a talk with my manager about how a vacation home isn’t really a vacation because it can still be quite stressful trying to make time to see everyone and making plans. Instead, we reflected on how a true vacation is basically going to a beach and doing nothing while being surrounded by sand. That was a pretty nice image to think about for a few seconds. I can’t wait until I get to have a vacation like that (and I know it will happen, but we’ll need some time to get there!) So it’s fitting that I stumbled across this photography series of an Italian Beach Resort photographed from above by Bernhard Lang. Because of how crowded and how big it is, it doesn’t seem that relaxing to me or the type of thing I would be looking for, but I’m sure there are people that eat this stuff up. Regardless, the photographs are pretty amazing.

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Madewell Fall 2014 Catalog

I just thought about how many times I’ve posted about a Madewell catalog being out for the season and I think it has been many. Many times. I actually do love their catalogs though – more than any other retailer. There’s always a paper version mailed out and in stores and a digital version for what we use to transfer our favorite snapshots over into a post! Actually, I’m very impressed with Madewell’s digital catalog this season because instead of flipping through “fake pages” all I have to do is scroll downwards. So it doesn’t reflect a “true” catalog, but who needs that anyways? At least they’re not trying to hide that I’m viewing this catalog on a website. With that, here are our favorite fall looks. Gimme gimme.

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A Collection Part 40

As the years go on, the “A Collection” posts get farther and farther apart from each other! When it comes to the end of summer, I always feel like it’s the most appropriate time to wrap things up. I started this post back in April, can you believe it? It’s about time we got this published!

Goodbye summer. Hello fall! We’re so excited to be in you!

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Vanessa Hudgens x Flaunt

She kind of looks unrecognizable in this spread. I can’t put my finger on it.

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Salt Lake City Engagement Session

I know we spend a fair amount of time on wedding videos, but I must admit it’s not the only thing I love about weddings. When you consider a wedding, you have to think about all of the aspects that go into it. There are so many little pieces that it makes sense that it takes a year long engagement to get there and all of the decisions along the way. Every once in awhile, I stumble across an engagement shoot that I can’t take my eyes off of or a wedding story that I just have to share. Wedding videos were a start on Yow Yow! but I think over time, we might expand to other details. Hopefully you’ll be on board with us for that too!

I’ve seen so many engagement shoots that emphasize setting and being around scenery and the outdoors. This downtown Salt Lake City shoot strips all of that down. It’s so simple and so perfect.

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A Wedding With the Olsen Touch

When I first laid eyes on this wedding, I couldn’t turn away. I scrolled through the number of pictures that there were and when I was done, I thought there would be more. It was a gorgeous wedding with a beautiful bride and groom and oh ya – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen designed the bride’s dress!

If you were wondering whether or not the designer twins were making house calls on customized gowns, think again. The bride – Molly – is a longtime friend of theirs so when she became engaged, they were more than a little excited to be creating her dream wedding dress.

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Five Favorite Pins: Beautiful Backdrops

Readers,

I’m currently working on planning a stellar end-of-summer party for my company so naturally my first source of inspiration was to go straight to Pinterest. Anyone that knows me knows that I love a good photo booth. When I was organizing events back in Seattle, I was a huge fan of the minimalistic photo booth that allowed people to just download their photos digitally. Props weren’t absolutely necessary. Pulling back a curtain was so old school. Plus, I was a huge fan of a great backdrop. As I search for the perfect photo booth for this event, I’ve come across several backdrops that I’ve just saved to my Pinterest boards that I can’t help, but look at again once more and wish I could recreate myself! If only I had all of the time in the world to DIY…

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Florals never go out of style. This backdrop is perfect for any garden party!

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Blog Roundup

- Garden State gets its own vinyl [Prefix Mag]

- American Apparel’s CEO Dov Charney gets fired [The New York Times]

- 13 Summer movies every guy should see [Cool Material]

- A photo series of “What the World Eats” [Trendland]

- Free outdoor movie screenings all over the Bay Area [Thrillist]

- How to set a table in 10 seconds

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Anna Kendrick for Elle

Her hair is perfection throughout this entire photo shoot.

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Kimye’s Wedding – The First Photos

So E! revealed the first photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s wedding today and yes, they were as gorgeous as you thought they were be. The very fashionable couple both wore Givenchy as they are pretty close friends with Riccardo Tisci. Kim wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown while Kanye opted for a custom Givenchy suit.

I know I haven’t seen very many photos, but I think I love the look of her third wedding even more than her second!

Now the big question is…will there or will there not be a televised wedding special on E! I really need to know.

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Cardiknox Does Capitol Hill

We’re five sleeps away from Seattle and I’m already getting nostalgic. Last year we blogged about a band called Cardiknox currently in Brooklyn, but originally from Seattle – at least one half of them was from there anyways. They recently did a photo shoot with Free People back in my old stomping grounds of Capitol Hill and it’s basically…perfect. They hit up my favorite spots, walked my favorite streets, and looked exceptional while doing so. Here are some of my favorite snaps, but don’t take my word for it – you’ll have to check out the full spread on the Free People blog here. Above, the duo is at one of my favorite restaurants – Oddfellow’s – on the secret outdoor patio that is a dream!

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The Most Endearing 4-year Old

I promised you cuteness this morning so here you have it! Kevin shared with me this post about an endearing 4-year old in Japan the other day who is photographed by her father in the most endearing series we’ve ever seen. I’m loving the photos that are being created out of this by father Nagano Toyokazu and his daughter Kanna. I hope my future child is just like this.

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A Boy And His Rescue Dog

I’ve had this page starred for what feels like a couple of weeks now just waiting to post, but for some reason I never got around to actually doing it. Today’s posts are all about cuteness because I’ve got another one for you later on today that will make your heart melt even more along with this one. Zoey is a 7-year old rescue dog from Taiwan and her best friend Jasper is a pretty cute looking baby. Together, they make the perfect pair. The photos in this series were all taken by Jasper’s mom Grace Chon who is a commercial photographer in Los Angeles. I can’t get enough of these.

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