My shameless selfies & Interview with the’Instacollage’ team

Photos are reality and reality is just photos… says our generation. #sodeep#notbasic

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(On the bus)

Hey guys! It’s me Konni again(obviously) and I’m sitting around as usual, taking shameless, superficial selfies. But today I’ve brought to you something that isn’t usual at all too-here’s a rare opportunity: getting to talk to the masterminds behind a popular smartphone app.

Being a wannabe techno-geek myself, I got talking with Alex from ‘Team Instacollage’.

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K: Hey Alex! First things first- why did you develop the app in the first place?

A: Thank you Konni for crediting me as being the developer of InstaCollage ;). But, I am not the real developer of InstaCollage. It was developed by my friend, Lavi, about an year and five months ago, who is a passionate android developer and a great one. He developed this app during his college time, but there was no real reason to develop it. I joined him six months ago to turn InstaCollage into a business, which does not suffice with just collage making. So, right now, we are porting this android app to iPhone, which we are planning to release within 2 months.

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(But first-Lemmetakeaselfie! Used to be obsessed with that song by The Chainsmokers. Oh and my phone camera sucks(as you can see in photo above) so bear with me. This photo is from my high school graduation day when I was caked with makeup : )

K: Cool. Tell us a bit about your app.

A: InstaCollage, as the name says, it’s a Simple Collage Making App on Android. I do really mean it “Simple”. The app has pure Black-and-White interface designed to let you focus on the most important thing while making a Collage, i.e. your photos.

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K: Ooh. So that’s what differentiates you guys from other photo collage apps out there.

A: Yeah, existing collage apps miss this most important part. InstaCollage is packed with photo editing tools too, like Photo Filters, Photo Frames and Backgrounds, the option to add text to turn it into a collage story. We are also working on stickers which will be released within a week. Apart from just providing these features, the app provides smooth and fast interface to create collages.

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K: What type of grids do you have on your app? I’m not a huge Instagram fan but I definitely do need a trusty collage app for my Kakao Talk(guys, this is a huge chatting app in Korea) profile pics.

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(I took this photo today, a moment ago, before I took my shower(I still have a towel on my head, I never got into the habit of actually using a hair dryer). I lost a bit of weight recently-probably because I’ve been busy working.)

A: Well, by using InstaCollage, you will find that you can create only square collage grids, and we are not looking to remove this restriction. But we will add “Free Style Collages” as a separate feature in InstaCollage by the end of February. I request you to install it on your android device and experience it yourself, as that matters a lot for us. You can simply install it from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.photos.instacollage

K: Thanks, Alex. Okay, now I need to know how it’s being run. So that I can, you know, take some superficial selfies.

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(Like this one)

A: I hope by saying “how it’s being run”, you want to know, how app actually works. Follow these Steps:

– Choose a layout and then select the required number of photos, and in the end, user is taken to collage editing screen.
– or Choose few photos, then you will be directly taken to collage editing screen, where a random layout is shown and you do have the options to change layout while editing your collage.

K: Thank you so much for introducing us to your app, Alex! This is all for now but be sure to type in ‘instacollage’ on your Google Play Store if you have Android because WHO DOESN’T NEED A GOOD PHOTO COLLAGE APP IN THIS DAY AND TIME, Y’ALL. Especially in fashion-I often find that fashion is in-the-moment, but it’s the photos that last.

Hope you guys had fun making fun of my selfies XD

 

How to make fashion choices you’ll never regret

Most people youll meet had an awkward phase in personal fashion. Whether it took the form of following an ill-advised EDM fad, or going through a goth phase doesnt matter. What does matter is that the vast majority of people never want to make fashion choices theyll regret ever again, and learning how to do that can be hard if you dont have the right guidance. Lucky for you, weve come up with a quick guide to perennially awesome fashion choices, so you dont have to. Here are the safest choices you can make in any situation.

  • A Little Black Dress The LBD has been a staple in just about every major fashion designers closet for at least 40 years, and what we really love about this fashion option is that theres a black dress for every person and every budget. If you dont want to spend too much, but still want to get a good one, wed suggest browsing Stelly dresses.

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  • A Pair Of WellFitted Jeans, A Slinky Top, And Heels For most women, this is the perfect go-to option for casual dating or just going out and about. Its casual, carefree, and always looks put-together.

  • A Tennis Dress – Tennis dresses are a great pick for a multitude of different occasions. They work beautifully at brunch, are ideal for a walk through nature, can be dressed up for a night out on the club, and can even be used in workplace settings in certain occasions. In other words, its a great choice that can show your femininity in a snap!

  • Leggings, A Tank Top, And A Cute Leather Jacket – Somehow, this ensemble always seems to make everyone look a bit slimmer. Its old schoolenough to make it timeless, yet still modern enough to avoid looking anachronistic.

  • Black Slacks And A Black Sweater – If theres one outfit which is most regularly worn by those who work in the fashion industry, its this dynamic duo. Though it always looks chic, its one of the lowest maintenance outfits you can have. The key to making this look absolutely stunning is to choose a sweater that wont change shape, and doesnt look frumpy so choose wisely.

  • Leggings And An Oversized Shirt – This is an unusually flattering look for many of us. If you need a quick casual yet urban look, this duo will make for an absolutely effortless statement.

  • A Beautiful Maxi Dress – Maxi dresses are the best possible choice for a day out on the beach, and they have the added bonus of being able to be dressed up to the point of being acceptable restaurant wear. With the right accessories and the perfect pair of sandals, a maxi dress can be one of the most important staples in a summer wardrobe.

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  • A Waist Length Midi Skirt And A Form-Fitting Top This duo is quite a rare find on people who are doing their day to day business, but the fact is that its still an incredibly feminine, sophisticated, and elegant combination that fashion experts extol. If your style is Euro-chic, then this is a duo that you will want to keep at close reach.

If you ask most fashion experts, the best way to make sure that you choose amazing ensembles time after time is to shop for items that actually suit you. Truth be told, even these current “no regrets” options might fall out of style in the future, but if you are able to rock it, the fact is that you still wont regret having worn it when push comes to shove.

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Author Bio: A fashion afficianado, Regina empowers women through her writing and fitness tips. If shes not walking her dog, you can catch her surfing the web for whats new at Stelly.

 

What to wear to a sports game

Hey guys,

I realize that I haven’t done a simple fashion post in a while. I’ve been so focused on fashion school and work that ironically, I haven’t been able to indulge in the pleasure of talking to you guys about my favorite thing, fashion.

While I don’t enjoy telling people what they should wear (don’t get me wrong- I love dressing people up, I just feel that I shouldn’t rampage over other people’s personal style), I am hopeless when I start talking about what I want to wear. It’s like my mouth has gone full motor. No stopping this girl when she starts talking about her clothes.

And I make a lot of fashion choices in life, as we all (consciously or subconsciously) do. Every day I coordinate everything from my bra and panties to my clothes to my socks and to my hair, makeup, and jewelry. (If you ever see me, just know that any garment or even streak of eyeliner on me has had at least a few seconds of thought put into it.) What I wear usually depends on what I am doing that day, where I am going, or plainly how I feel.

Today I want to talk about what I would put on to go to a sports game. To be honest, I rarely go to watch games, especially not baseball. But I do sometimes go to watch football(I mean soccer. I lived in London so bear my British.), and every time I find myself standing in front of my wardrobe asking myself the same questions: ‘Does this look sporty enough?’ ‘Would this outfit shield me from the football possibly flying my way and hitting me in the face?’ ‘Does this look too fan-girly?’

Well, as a proper fashion student, I did my work and came up with some outfits to wear to my next sports match, which is unfortunately not the Super Bowl since I’m in Seoul. BUT you’re free to make these outfits your own if you are lucky enough to go watch the Super Bowl. : ) Just come back after and tell me how the game was. If you’re in need of tickets to a sporting event you can check out TickPick. They’re a no-fee marketplace that offers NFL tickets, along with tickets to other sporting events, concerts and more!

#1. The all-out fangirl

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I once did a post about this look. This is my friend Jiyeon in a soccer outfit and red sneakers. I mean, why not just go to the game looking like your favorite player? Complete with red inflatable sticks to cheer your team on-I love that they match the sneakers, by the way- this is probably the equivalent of me dressed up as Harry Potter at the bookstore on the night of the release of a new book(which I actually did for ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’, in London). So yeah, I understand how it feels to be passionate, baby. Also, I just love the color coordination going on here. The deep turquoise-ish blue, the white, the bright red, and the green in the background-wonderful splash of colors.

 

#2. All black chic

 

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I actually really like this photo that I took. I know Anna Wintour would disapprove of this outfit(“Not feeling for any color, are we?” she might say) but I think it looks perfectly fine for a day out with friends at a football game. And a man to man tee shirt with a little wool on the inside is not only comfy but also warm, especially since it’s still quite chilly outside. The stars on the sleeves could maybe be replaced with your team name or team symbol. I also think legging-style skinny pants add to the total comfort of this game day outfit, complete with a Samsung phone in hand (gotta take pics at the game, duh). I guess the makeup could have been a little stronger(team colors, maybe) but I just went for the natural look here on my sister and fastened her hair with a hair clip.

If you’re not into looking too enthusiastic at the game or are just a naturally very chic human being(like I pretend to be but fail), I’d recommend this look.

#3. The ‘I-kinda-dressed-up-for-this’

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This is what I’d wear to a game if it were a date. First of all, before anything, I love having flannel shirts draped around my hips and thighs. It just makes me feel cool and all hipster whenever the ends flop around when I walk. (Oh stop judging, we all know how fashion can make us feel.) The hair is another big YES for me because, since I was a kid, I’ve always been into Bohemian-style, braided, wavy hair. The sweater on top is simple but not boring, and the socks are a nice touch to the whole outfit. I feel like this is the outfit that says, ‘I’m not too into sports but I’m here anyways coz I’m that cool and, oh, also stylish.’