Monday, August 20, 2012

Hi Everybody! Hi Dr. Nick!

I know, I keep disappearing. It seems like every post I write is just me apologizing for my absence, but so it goes when you have three jobs and are a full-time student. My brain is on fire pretty much all of the time, but in a good way, not a burn-y way.

So, what have I been up to? Well, the first really big piece of news is that I am now a columnist for FLARE magazine.
Silly ol' me in the September 2012 issue of FLARE.
This is exciting and crazy and crazy-exciting for me! As someone who has been writing in this blog since 2008, and writing for online media for over a year, to finally be writing for a print publication really feels like a culmination of all the passion and hard work I've put forward. It is crazy to me that my writing and my face is in a magazine that you can pick up at the supermarket (if you live in Canada, that is), a magazine that I have been reading for years and years, poring over the pages as a beauty- and fashion-obsessed tween. I feel incredibly blessed to have this opportunity in my life and it just gives me more motivation to keep going and creating and doing what I love!

In addition to the print articles every month, there's also video tutorials that correspond with each look. Check out September's here and hear/see me be a dork.

In other really not as exciting news, I got an iPhone. So naturally, I also got instagram. I don't know how to link to my account on there, but my username is hannahejo. Here's a sampling of some photos.

I'm also done my Summer semester and so I have a bit of time off, so I'm headed to New York this week to shop, eat, and see many of my lovely friends. I am looking forward to finally enjoying my Summer vacation and living it up in my favourite city.

Oh, and if I have one piece of advice to you all for the remainder of Summer, read some Joan Didion. Play It As It Lays is a perfect hot Summer day read (literally, you'll be so engrossed you may finish in a few hours), perfect for the last few balmy weeks we have left and some introspection. I'm also making my way through both The Year Of Magical Thinking and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. I love this woman's brain and she is inspiring me to start writing "creatively" again. I use that term loosely, as I feel my creative impulses run wild with my work, but perhaps I meant ... fiction? Prose? I just want to create some characters in addition to the fun world of beauty writing. ;)

Love you all who continue to read this thing and hope you're having a great Summer.



Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

A columnist? That's awesome!!

ALCOHOLS said...

I´ve already been recommended Joan Didion but this makes me feel really curious about her! Thanks for tip xx

Claire said...

Congrats! That's really awesome that you're doing a column for Flare!
Also your instagram looks adorable.

Louisa said...

Congratulations, that's awesome :) I love your xojane stuff, and you look stunning in that photo from the magazine. I've been meaning to read some Joan Didion for ages, maybe I'll finally get around to it!

Emma said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy whenever I see people succeeding in doing what they love! your blue eyeliner looks so beautiful and simple!


Clara said...

I love your make-up in the photos! =)

Wengie said...

I love that outfit!!
Much love,