When Instagram was first introduced, I was completely and adamantly against it. In retrospect, it’s surprising I didn’t embrace the app with open arms. Why would I reject a new platform so quickly… especially one catered to my own field and profession?
This stubborn mindset came from two main trains of thought. First of all, back in 2011, I refused to take photos with my phone. Every time I took an iPhone pic, I would cringe and die a little inside, thinking about what my Canon 5D MarkII would have produced instead. Why settle for such low quality when my dslr could create an image 100x better? Since Instagram was an app geared towards sharing iPhone photos, I didn’t think twice about downloading it and went on my merry way with my (professionally photographed) life. I was the girl who brought her camera EVERYWHERE – brunch with my girlfriends, a day at the beach, birthday parties, shopping trips… even going out dancing at night. The inconvenience and added weight on my shoulders meant little in exchange for the photos my MarkII produced. My camera bag and I were inseparable.
Oh, how times have changed.
Another cause of my flat-out rejection of Instagram: my aversion to passing fads. The ones that cause addictions are the worst (I still feel the same way about Candy Crush and refuse to play). They come, they go, they consume people’s lives for a month or two before becoming obsolete. No point in jumping on the bandwagon when you already know everyone will be jumping off soon enough.*
But I was wrong about Instagram.
*Confession: I eventually succumbed to Words with Friends and Pinterest, both of which I now fully condone. But I swear, you will never, ever in this lifetime find me playing Candy Crush.
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Two years and 1000+ followers later, here I am. A certified IG addict and proud of it. :) Reaching 1000 followers was a small milestone for me, so I thought I might celebrate the occasion by sharing a recent project. Inspired by the hashtag #thingsorganizedneatly and heavily influenced by the art of knolling, I now present to you… #fernorganizedneatly.
Pretty little purchases from the Rare Device store in San Francisco. Perfect additions to my home office.
Disneyland essentials. I call these flats my princess shoes. I have an obsession with cute stationary. Japan is a great place to stock up.
My daily makeup routine. Contents of a loaded swag bag from the Unveiled bridal event at the Metreon in San Francisco.
A special gift! Things around my office. Girly gifts from my thoughtful friend Melanie. Details from my SoCal launch party.
Birthday goodies from my sweet friends!
Swag bag gifts from oh hello friend‘s 5 year anniversary party.
My instagram documents both my personal and work life. Follow me [@fernadette] and expect to see lots of food and travel photos. :)
Device: iPhone 5
Apps used: Snapseed, VSCOcam, & Squaready