All posts tagged: blogger

Laura Henshaw: How to Find Self-Confidence and Learn from Failures

When a young woman embraces herself in both mind and body the possibilities of her success are endless. Laura Henshaw, the co-creator of the trendy new protein powder Four Protein, shares her incredible journey to total self-confidence. Henshaw is big on healthy living and natural energy foods but positive energy from others and hit songs from music icons like Beyoncé and Rihanna are also a part of her healthy lifestyle. “Seeing how hard other people work for their goals and dreams is a huge driver for me.” The 23-year-old model and fitness guru is at the brink of her entrepreneurial game and her grit for sharing what she knows and loves with others is just our luck. YHM: How did you come up with the idea to not only start her own company but break into the health and food industry? Laura Henshaw: I was so sick of all the protein powders available on the market that were either bland or grainy but healthy or delicious but full of artificial junk. I wanted to create …

Travel & Style with Elle-May Leckenby

We are always on a mission to curate the best of the best in style, culture, and inspiration. Elle-May Leckenby, a lifestyle influencer and period-drama lover, is our latest obsession. The 22-year-old Australian native has the carefree demeanor of an artist and radiates total humility in style. Although she described her fashion sense as flowy and chill, a statement of elegant boho comes to the tip of our tongues. Her laid-back daily schedule is complemented with bike rides, dips in sunny waters off the coast, and rounds of artistic ventures. We took some time to catch-up with the trendsetter who is quick to mention painting as a possible new hobby. YHM: Have you ever traveled outside of Australia and did it have any cultural impact on you? EL: Oh goodness yes! I have been so fortunate to have traveled to many lands. I went to Africa when I was 17 and recently Samoa last year. Both of these cultures were the most different I had experienced. I guess getting out of your comfort zone while …

Eda Semana; The California, Leather-and-Denim-loving, Grungy Hippie.

We are California dreaming with one of our favorite new style influencers. Eda Semana, of Luxe & Linen, began her college career like so many young people – full of hope, but conflicted about the right path to take to be successful. She revealed that her grades suffered while pursuing a major she found no joy in. However, her quirky meets chic blog helped her redeem her creative roots. “My most memorable moment [in fashion] was when I attended my first show for MBFW at the Lincoln Center in New York City. I walked in in complete awe admiring the entire venue and found myself surrounded by so many like-minded and inspiring people. From then on, I knew that this industry and this world was where I wanted to be,” explains Semana. We dug a little deeper to get to know this West Coast babe after frequently obsessing over her Instagram feed. YHM: What is one of your most memorable fashion try? What would you change? ES: In high school, everyone has their own style phases: …

Let It Be Worn: Cherry On Top

New York Fashion Week is all about fashion—from the runway to straight-up street style. We braved the brisk air of February’s runway early this year, and bumped into the stylish Monica Krystel Rose, of Let It Be Worn. This lovely lady is the last in our fashion blogger collaboration line-up and her look is a blend of minimalism and sass. Oh, how I love fall! It’s the perfect weather to still wear my summer favorites and make them better with warmer layers & accessories. With this look, I skipped the layering and went for a long sleeve maxi dress with an asymmetric neckline, and an up-to-there thigh high slit. It’s a basic dress with sassy details. I even wore it to a wedding once! To keep the look from being too feisty, I chose to wear my classic Adidas shell tops. Not only are they comfortable, they make any outfit a little bit cooler. I think comfort is the key to confidence in any outfit. I added a fun element by wearing a bright red Panama hat, the …

Julia Fashionista: The Perfect Transition

It’s time for another fall style inspiration from our latest blogger collaboration. Up next is Julia of Julia Fashionista. Her tip for a fun summer to fall style transition: midi-skirts paired with chic sweaters. This style brings casual and trendy together in an effortless way. Autumn, a season of great wonders. Not only is Mother Nature making itself pretty and ready for winter, but it is also the season where you can still show some skin while looking stylish in your new sweaters! I love the skirt and sweater combo as it is the best style transition before winter. It keeps you warm yet it makes you look elegant. The sweater is casual while the skirt dresses up your look. The perfect contrast! Midi-skirts can be tough to style as they are very ladylike, but by pairing it with a girlie sweater, it makes the look more playful without being overpowering. The skirt and sweater combination is good for any occasion and the styling possibilities are endless. Try a mini skirt with an over-sized sweater or …

The Petite Principle: Falling for Stripes

Maia of The Petite Principle is daring you to keep your summer dresses stocked and ready to go for a total fun autumn wardrobe. She is second in line for our blogger collaboration and is not letting the cold months damp her style. Check out her summer to fall fashion guide. I’ve said this so many times but I’ll happily say it again. Fall is my favorite season! The fall foliage, the crisp weather, and the best season for fashion. As we head into fall, I’m going to take any chance I can to wear a striped mini-dress. It might not be completely practical for the cooler months but it can easily be paired with some embroidered tights or over the knee boots, like these grey suede ones that I’m obsessed with. The mini-dress is perfect for any petite gal (and tall gals alike), and it’s a fun way to incorporate a summer piece into a fall look. This one will easily remain a staple in my fall wardrobe and it goes so well with a longer cardigan, an …