Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry + Bright

'Tis the season to, instagram the holiday happenings! I did it, you did it, shoot...even my 80 year old grandma snapped photos on her new iPhone and played with different filters. Needless to say, this whole instagram infatuation is spreading like wild fire. Champagne infused girls nights, tea with the Ruby Press team, A Christmas eve outing to a family friends lovely home, presents, and photos from Christmases past are included in this holiday collage. I hope everyone had a fantastically beautiful time whatever you were celebrating, and be sure to follow me here for a peek inside my little instagram world. xx Gigi

*Click images for an enlarged slideshow :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Tunes-Day Volume XIII.

As mentioned here, I have been working as a PR representative for Kim Tran, a level 5 designer at Academy of Art University as part of a project with my Fashion PR class. In an attempt to get to know my 'client' better and inside her artistic head I asked Kim what type of music inspires her as she creates her Senior Collection. I put together a little playlist, compiled of some 90's hip hop, UK based artists and other tracks that spark Kim's insanely creative mind and help her create one of a kind designs. I like to call it, Designer Beats: Kim Tran.

When I'm Small - Phantogram
Mouthful of Diamonds - Phantogram
You Are The Ocean - Phantogram
Bloody Palms - Phantogram
Tour Stories - Souls of Mischief
Postal - Souls of Mischief
Poets - Souls of Mischief
93 'Till Infinity - Souls of Mischief
Wildfire - Sbtrkt
Hold On - Sbtrkt
Pharaohs - Sbtrkt
Right Thing To Do - Sbtrkt

*Check it out, you can listen to this playlist on Spotify here. If you like it , keep checking back for more published playlists in the future!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pretty Pinning

For the past few weeks, I have become increasingly obsessed with Pinterest {as if I needed another inter web distraction}. I know, I'm a little late to the party on this one but to be honest, until now I never really saw the appeal. As a lover of the old school collage & inspiration board I realize that it's sometimes hard to keep all that clutter in your life. Pinterest provides the perfect platform to curate boards filled with everything you love in the most organized and stylized way {read: no more boxes filled with magazine tear outs}. I decided to categorize all my favorite things into five collections. Gigi Ouf: AT HOME, THE PARTY, STYLE, DESTINATION & BEAUTY. This way, anytime I need image inspiration when planning a party, vacation, getting ready or decorating around the home, I know exactly where to go. Here are a few of my favorite 'pins' I have collected lately, if you like what you see you can follow my boards here! Happy pinning! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{Behind The Scenes}: A Photo Shoot with Kim Tran Designs

Model, designer, stylist & photographer.

Throughout this semester I have had the absolute pleasure of working as the PR representative for Kim Tran, a level 5 designer at Academy of Art University. Just yesterday, with the help of Aveda hair & makeup, Star modeling agency, a team of stylists and photographers, I watched Kim's collection come to life. We shot 3 looks and they all turned out beyond beautiful. The energy in the  studio was intoxicating, everyone was on a natural high as we worked together to get that perfect shot for her press kit. I can't wait to share the professional photos but in the mean time, here is a little peek behind the scenes.

Aveda hair & makeup team + models.
Styling team, steaming away.
Jillian, working it out.
Kim Tran, designer.
Detail shot of the jacket.