Grace Coddington in the 70s. Photo taken by her then husband photographer Willie Christie. Source Vogue UK.
On January 3rd of last year, I started The Fat and Skinny on Fashion as hobby. It was just a blog to show my life,photography, fashion news, and just plain fashion and beauty things that I loved. Since then I have completed my first year of fashion graduate school at the Academy of Art University. I switched majors from fashion merchandising to fashion journalism. I graduated from Columbia College with a degree in business administration.
I completed one internship with fashion website Stylehop.com, another one with the Columbia Urban League, and started a fashion journalism internship with the online plus size magazine Gemini Magazine. You can see one of my articles here on page 24/25. I went to my second presidential inauguration, yapped about my love life or lack of one, got tired of writing about the recession’s effect on the fashion industry, held some contests, attempted to review some fashion shows that I never went to but hope to go to some day, made 2 videos, and struggled to find my blog’s voice and design. Oh and I discussed shoes. Lots and lots of shoes! All in all I think 2009 was a pretty good year for me and my blog.
Here are some of my favorite posts from 2009:
The Best of Bad Bish
My Review of Faith 21
One of my many attempts to show you my photography skills
Clothes I designed for school
One of My Videos
These are a couple of my attempts to open up to my readers
Here are two of my advice/words of wisdom lists
The epic Alexander McQueen show
Oh and the very short first post!
This post was supposed to go out almost a month ago but Blogger was acting funny. I really want to get this magazine. I heard Bruce Weber, Tim Walker and Terry Richardson did the photography for this magazine. I think a magazine for trannys, gender benders, and others is great! Don’t you? My favorite shots are the ones of the top male models dressed up like pin up girls. Via Bryanboy.
I found this great video through at comment on the blog Vain & Vapid. It is full of beautiful music, fashion, and cinematography. The the video was made by Lula Magazine and Topshop.
A few of you asked me to show some of my favorite pictures from The Sartiorialist’s new book. Well a good majority of the photos are my favorite for various reasons, so this was a very hard decision. I hope you like the ones I picked, and please pick up the book. It is amazing!
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So I finally got a chance to take some pictures with my Nikon D60. I can’t wait to show you some of my new shots. I have shots of flowers, a park, and shots of buildings. In the meantime, I have some more shots of New York City that I want to show you. I took these when I lived there two years ago. I can’t wait until August. Mom and I are planning a trip to NYC. Hopefully we make it there so I can take shots with my new camera.
This is a photo I took downtown in Five Points, which is a college area. I love it because I love taking photos of alleys. I should probably do my next photo book on alleys. I love this picture because of the different angle I shot it at and the crazy space and proportions going on. The focal point is cool because it looks slightly off center. Comments welcome.
Here is another photograph that I took. I got honorable mention in a local paper with this one. I took it while I lived in NYC in 2007. It is called “Graffiti.” Tell me what you think. As a photographer, I am constantly changing as far as my direction and vision goes. Doesn’t she kind of look like Rosario Dawson?
Update: I revised my photo. Here is another I Love Photography post
I love photography. It is a happy hobby that I have been partaking in since the summer of 2007 when I lived in New York City. I think I am going to start showcasing some of my photos. I actually like getting critiqued because it helps me get better. This picture is the one in my header. I took it with a Holga in backyard that I modified so it would shoot with 35 mm film instead of 120 medium format film. Sorry If I am getting too technical. It is a multiple exposure shot. I didn’t manually reset the film after I shot it the first time. I love multiple exposures because you never know what you are going to get, and the Holga is always full of surprises. The picture of the camera is from Lomography.com. It is the exact kind that I have.