Food lovers now seem to have more mediums than ever to showcase their knowledge, passion, and experimentations. Anyone with the desire to do so can easily start their own food blog, and even food photography has changed with the ubiquitousness of cell phone cameras that enable aspiring food writers and casual gourmands, alike, to document their meals, recipes, shopping excursions and anything else they deem interesting. This, of course, has spawned apps like Instagram that allow you to take photos with your phone, edit them and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or one of the many other platforms used by foodies today. With SOBEWFF occurring next week, Evian has teamed up with TV personality Chef Richard Blais, who will be taking over the French mineral water’s @evianwater Instagram account to bring us behind-the-scenes views of the food festival. To lead up to the event, Chef Blais is inviting all foodies everywhere to upload their own culinary creations to Evian’s Instagram account as part of #evianeats Foodie Photo Series.
When the countdown to the holidays begins, it can feel as though we are embarking on a shopping, gifting and wrapping marathon. Overcrowded malls, crazed and cranky customers, expensive shipping policies, and an infinite amount of options that never seem to fulfill your specific celebratory needs, the list goes on and on. But never fear, Glam Damn It has got you covered with holiday guides to help you get through the New Year without losing that festive feeling, especially when it comes to your most fashionable of friends.
What to buy for someone who basically bought everything from Gilt Group, One Kings Lane, and The Outnet already? Try sticking to staples, with a twist. Here's a list of must-have accessories.
Let's face it...everyone's obsessed with Instagram. The biggest fad of 2012, it's simply instagood. The folks over at CollegeHumor decided to whip up a song a la Nickelback to produce "Look At This Instagram," a hilariously awesome video about the many habits of the typical Instagram user. Watch below for a seriously good laugh!
Santlov, a Miami-based photographer and graphic artist, will be display his work at the brand new South Beach hotel, Gale Hotel on December 6th, the second day of Art Basel. Santlov has blown up on Instagram, with over 277,000 followers, and now he has this amazing opportunity to display his art in Miami. The event will take place at 7:30pm with a private cocktail reception in the Regent Bar, with Don Julio 1942 and Johnnie Walker Blue Label serving as the sponsors. After the reception, the doors will open to the public, with a personal tour of his underground gallery. Santlov will also announce the opening of Miami's new weekly party, BeachKred. Musical sensations Santigold, DJ Ruckus, Ross One, and Trouble Andrew will join Santlov in hosting this great event.
If you're looking for a diverse mix of brassy accessories to flaunt all over NYC, then Erin Yogasundram is who you need to get in touch with. Making serious moves as the owner of the online store, ShopJeen, she has already taken the steps needed to become a successful entrepreneur at the mere age of twenty one.
“I have always had my hand in fashion in one way or another,” she told us of her different fashion phases. “When I was 12 I really liked Good Charlotte so I would hang out at Trash & Vaudeville a lot. Then I went through an Abercrombie & Fitch phase. I have been all over the board and my style is constantly changing.”
StrutType, a new iPhone app, gives both amateur and professional photographers the ability to turn their photos into turn-of-the-century works of art. iOS app developer Christine Summers of Ultimate Chemistry and media relations guru Neil Alumkal, and President of Stuntman PR, collaborated to bring this unique app to life. The app recreates dry-plate photography between 1875 and 1920. It features a range of 20 filters, black & white, gray tones, sepia, greens and cyans combined with period-specific canvases, textures, watermarking, vignettes, light-leak effects and frames. “The wood and brass Strut folding camera introduced the first portable, dry plate photography in our history. It was actually the flaws of the process that gave images of that era a character that’s been lost ever since,” explains Summers, President of Ultimate Chemistry. “The light leaks, the vignetting, the canvas, the frames, the random blurs and the tinting culminated to create a certain magic that’s almost unachievable now. This is the first time in a century where you can get that look without an extreme amount of antique shopping.”
Come one, come all, to the First Annual Evian Wood Racquet Cup. The West Side Tennis Club will play host to this fun-filled day of retro tennis-themed celebrations in honor of Evian's 25+ years of being the official water of the US Open. The event will take place on August 18th from 12-5pm and is open to the public. Come drink unlimited Evian, enjoy a curated wood racquet tennis tournament, listen to live music from the Hungry March Band, and test your skills the courts open for public play and table tennis games.
This season's most in-style lipstick, as predicted by Rachel Zoe, is giving you a chance to win an entire set of Exude Lip Creme and Gloss (valued at $406)! All you have to do to enter the contest is post an Instagram photo of your out-of-date lipstick @ExudeLipstick #LipstickUpgrade for your chance to win! Make sure to check out Exude's Facebook page on May 31st to see if you won! Good luck!
Trendabl is the newest form of instagram for the fashion hungry and obsessed. The idea behind the app was to create a community of people that have one thing in common: a love for fashion. Trendabl is the newest app for iPhones and iPads to unite fashionistas in all forms! Take photos, add filters and tag information about the designer or brand, the store, the color, the price, where you found it, and share it with your equally fashion obsessed friends all over the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.