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HeyDoYou*NYFW—Unlock the Color Palette with CHEN PING STUDIO

From Lady Gaga to Rihanna, Chen Ping, the London-based designer has renowned for his practical but also stage-friendly outwear collection.

In NYFW 2019, he presents the latest winter series, and name it as “HIMALAYA.” As the highest mountain in the world, its various ranges have been given by different layers of natural colors. Getting inspiration from that, the show has also added couples sets of color palettes to the show in Pier 59 studio , which is near the chilly Hudson River, AKA,  ” bring spring to the end of the winter”.

HeyDoYou went to the backstage to see our beloved makeup artist Frankie Boyd and hair stylist Braydon Nelson preparing for the show ,  who have brought flushes to the skins and matched hair for the clothes. All looked right.

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Leaving backstage, the show starts. HeyDoYou has recorded the color palettes been released innovatively in this new season, and the streetwear styles are even more colorful than what Gaga wears.

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The refreshing color combinations have shown the possibilities streetwear can have in the below 0-degree weather, and tell you that being pilot, pillow or wrapped in the mattress are all the real choices. As long as we have color, the correlation from bottom to top, from deco to makeup, sentimental feelings will let those sketchy-shaped puffers be changed into delicate high fashion.

 

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HeyDoYou at New York Fashion Week * threeASFOUR at the Guggenheim

Light under the gigantic Rome of the signature architecture Guggenheim Museum, a fashion show is going on. threeASFOUR, the fashion brand which signatures the multi-layered patterned and curvy shape getting inspired by nature, has partnered with Stanley Casselman, the new york based artist who created crafted graphic art to the interface of clothes.

In New York Fashion Show 2019, they cooperated with each other on this big party called” LIGHTBEINGS.” Twenty models came out in a row with different color-textured patterns, all individually stunning around the stage of the Peter B. Lewis Theater, with dramatic-appropriate facial designed makeup by Frankie Boyd, and be around by the music by Ben Brunnemer.

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About Guggenheim:

Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences.

About threeASFOUR:

threeASFOUR is a trio of transnational artists based in New York City who use fashion as their primary medium. Founded in 2005 by Gabriel Asfour (b. Lebanon), Angela Donhauser (b. U.S.S.R) and Adi Gil (b. Israel), the collective has built a legacy of fusing cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to create clothing at the intersection of fashion and art. Drawing their core aesthetic from the universal languages of sacred geometry, threeASFOUR is devoted to the creative exploration of themes of consciousness and cultural coexistence.

Check its Instagram here: @threeASFOUR.

 

 

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Bon Your Appétit with “Perfect Flavors”

I have been obsessed with Bon Appetit’s youtube series for a while.

In this creative series, the chef Claire Saffitz (my favorite) attempts to recreate our favorite junk and comfort foods in the open space of BA Test Kitchen. Kit Kat, Cheetos, Lucky Charm, Pringles… She tested every detail and made one sample after days of trials.

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This might not be the accurate taste, I guess. But watching her experienced all the ups and downs in the reproducing the food and get opinions from her naught but funny gourmet colleagues by side are enjoyment for the audience. What Bon’s one’s appetite? I guess it is the flavor made by hand and heart.

Here brings this book” Perfect Flavors”. It offers the creative, easy-to-prepare recipes inspired by family and travels. From holiday dishes to go-to takeaway meals, 282 dishes have included almost every western dishes which will bring your joy and fit for sharing.

Some photos of recipes to glimpse in a row.

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More Information: 

About the book: Naomi Nachman is a renowned, round-the-world cooking teacher, food columnist, recipe developer, and personal chef. The author of the bestselling Perfect for Pesach cookbook shares her passion and enthusiasm for cooking, serving, eating, and sharing amazing food – every single day. Perfect Flavors brings us exotic recipes from all over the world – and old favorites with a new twist. Whether you’re looking for elegant and sophisticated cuisine or a quick and wholesome meal, you’ll find what you need among these delicious and doable recipes.

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Purchase it here: https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Flavors-Creative-easy-prepare/dp/142262238X

 

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Pre-Experience New York Fashion Week with MAN SHOW

MAN SHOW, the preferred menswear fashion trade event, returns to New York as pre-show during this January 22-24 – proudly uniting the special and unique design trends for men wear in four countries—United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and France.

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Located in Spring Studio, the major location where every New York Fashion Week holds in, MAN SHOW has held its trade show including 70 brands in two floors, and you can see the brand list here:https://www.manwomanshows.com/

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Since its establishment in 2012, MAN/WOMAN has been dedicated to fostering an intimate community of fashion talents from around the globe – welcoming top tier brands, designers and press at their shows in New York, Paris, and Tokyo.

This time, it sets the stage for over 1000 buyers from the best fashion retailers across the globe, uniting them with top emerging and established design talents. In doing so, MAN fosters an unprecedented platform for innovative creatives and industry entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate. 

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Natural Beauty Ideas from bareMinerals and Josie Maran

This holiday season, chemical-laden cosmetics are on the naughty list.

Instead, these holiday exclusives are formulated with clean, non-toxic ingredients. Plus, these festive, prepackaged gift sets are easy and convenient, making them a perfect option for a last-minute gift for any beauty fanatic.

From long-lasting liquid lipsticks to nourishing skincare duos, these gifts from bareMinerals and Josie Maran include something for everyone.

BRAND ONE: bareMinerals

bareMinerals Solar Spectrum Beauty Essentials

For those who want a little bit of everything, look no further than this holiday exclusive. This gift is filled with full-sized picks from eyes, face, and lips. Matte, sparkling, and shimmering finishes can be used to create infinite makeup looks throughout the season.

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Price: $98

Where To Buy: bareminerals.com

GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights

The palette of 18 stunning eyeshadows to rock around every holiday hot spot is equipped with 8 new and exclusive hues. These sophisticated neutral shades, in soft matte to rich metallic finishes, provide seamless bendability and pigment-packed color that lasts up to 12 hours.

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Price: $48

Where To Buy: bareminerals.com and ulta.com

BRAND TWO: JOSIE MARAN

Firm and Nourish Power Duo

Say goodbye to dull and dehydrated skin with this bestselling skincare duo. This gift set nourishes and hydrates your skin with two full-sized favorites, 100% Pure Argan Oil and Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter – packed in a beautiful responsibly sourced makeup bag.

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Price: $19

Where To Buy: Sephora, sephora.com, and josiemaran.com

Josie Maran Pure Argan Hydration Duo

If one of your beauty goals for the upcoming year is to hydrate and attain a radiant, vibrant complexion, then this duo has you covered! This nourishing, travel-friendly duo includes Josie’s classic, cold-pressed, 100% Pure Argan Oil and 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.

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Price: $49

Where To Buy: Sephora, sephora.com, and josiemaran.com

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Content Marketing | How to use Instagram to do growth marketing for Illustrators

As an illustration enthusiast, I have Instagram to post my sketches and digital pieces. After I came to new york and happened to have some illustrator friends, I began to realize that Instagram can be a good way for illustrators to promote themselves and showcase what they have as a portfolio to clients.

Set my friend Lulu Qu for example. Her professor and I knew each other from one event at the society of illustrators. He introduced Lulu to me by forwarding her Instagram to me, which has clearly shown what Lulu’s art style and personality.

From then on, I treated instagram as a window to let people know what you are doing and a useful tool to tell story for your audience. The following is my “Instagram Experiment Journey”.

Step One: Build the portfolio

I have posted 20 sketches in two months and gained 200 followers at first, these sketches recorded my life in new york city. I took my sketchbook to the spots I have been to, and wrote down detailed descriptions about it. The styles of all the pieces are black and white.

Step Two: the account and Purchase Ads

After two months of organic growth, I started thinking about promoting my account as an artistic portfolio which can get people’s empathy. Therefore, I upgraded my Instagram account to business type and promoted two posts. This transition has gained some success with my follower number growing by 200.

So, how can I promote my post to the best effect they can achieve?

You need to pay attention to these three: Timing, Audience, and Tags. These three posts are closely related to your post content too. If Van Gogh is still alive, I guess his posts can organically gain several million likes no matter when he posts it. But you are not Van Gogh, I am not too. So it is very important to “ post the right content at the right moment to the right audience group“. For example, I drew this sketch on the fireworks of independence day above Hudson river. It does not take me a long time to do it, but it still gains 150+ likes comparing to the average likes to my posts. The trick is, I have adjusted the filter to the tints and shades to fit for the atmosphere firework brings, When I promoted the post, I have targeted the group of millennial audience in new york right after the firework has ended. And for the content, I want to target those media which report lifestyle events. I have both tagged the major media name in the post, and # topics related to lifestyle and fireworks.

Step 3: Find the main direction for content

After a while of posting, the content of my account became diversified and a little messy. At this time, I started thinking about three questions on my Instagram account.

  1. What I can bring by this account? 2. What topic I pay attention to? 3. Why the others have to pay attention to the content I pay attention to?

After this, I also consider these factors: public opinions, the changing of the audience, and my personal feelings. For example, after the CNN bomb affair, I feel horrified and start drawing some pieces on politics. One piece I took a photo in front of CNN has even gained the like and comment from NYPD, but after posting four pieces, the amount of likes has gradually decreased.

The reasons for this has concluded by me into two: 1. The sudden switch of style from entertainment to politics lets my audience feel hard to adjust to it. 2. Instagram has been purchased by Facebook now, which encourages the content more with ” positive interaction“, and people feel intimidated to post likes on debated political content.

This is one unsuccessful try, but it also brought some surprising results. After this, the major audience of my account has transferred from the female from 18-24 to male from 35-44.

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Then I want back to draw lifestyle content and tried my best to be coherent. In November, I have drawn one graphic novel on the coffee map and posted that series of photos on the Instagram. The storytelling skills let the later profile visitors have a clear understanding of what you are doing and be more willing to follow your account.

Step Four: Collect Friends and Build Community

Instagram is not only about presenting my art, but it is also a platform for me to communicate with friends with common interests. From that, I have met lots of artist friends and helped them do business partnerships. I helped Lulu to bring her art for Joe’s Pizza back to Shanghai and did modeling for my friend Emma’s illustration showpieces. Sometimes people found me through my account to seek for illustration partnerships, and I helped them to draw time-lapse pieces for business usage. In November, I cooperated with two Parsons graduate to do one business plan for a transparent art renting agency and won in one pitch.

In this December, I just graduated from Fordham University with a master degree of media management at Gabelli Business School, and the followers of my drawing account have increased to the number of over 1000.

These might be micro-achievements for some really successful figures, but it means something to me. My drawing account for myself is my side project for practicing media skills I learned, and build network upon my passion for media and art.

Hope this article can help illustrators or creators to know more about how to do promotion on Instagram.

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