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On a warm day in September 2013 I became a Trend Hunter. As an Editorial and Social Media intern I accomplished what I never thought I could: writing over 700 articles in four months. In addition to the experience I gained in that position, I also took on the Video Production Assistant project and got to work with the creative team to film, edit, write and produce visual content for Trend Hunter's YouTube channel. My dreams came true when I interviewed several innovators, from fashion designer REESE and singer Fefe Dobson, to the Co-Owner of Free the Children and CEO of Danier Leather. I also got to attend amazing events like Red Bull's Thre3style World DJ Competition!

I have a passion for writing, film, music and food as well as lifestyle topics -- specifically curly hair care, fitness and relationships. My passion is to share my stories, learn from the stories of others and work together to make the world a better place to live.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I used to make YouTube "vlogs" during my undergrad. I talked about things like disappointing pizza, Warped Tour, and bizarre life experiences.
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Surviving an elbow dislocation with copious amounts of physiotherapy and lots of support from friends :D
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If I can talk about it with someone for hours, it's definitely cool.
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Refreshing sources constantly and finding new ones weekly. It gets tough trying to filter through the same websites to find something new, so switching it up and exploring a variety of categories really helps.
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I love the team, the positive work environment and the friendly competition amongst colleagues. Everyone here is challenged to grow and achieve goals beyond their own expectations. At Trend Hunter, everyone looks out for each other, supports each other and spurs one another on towards achieving their full potential.
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Find something you're passionate about and go to town, remembering to use expressive and creative language. Using photographs helps you to go into detail about all the little things you love about the product, service or idea.
How do you reset to be creative?
Trying new things, deep conversations with friends, down time with good company, or moshing at a metal show!
What inspires or excites you?
The future, travelling, landscape and city photography, food blogs, cookies n' cream ice cream, great people, live music, new books, movie trailers, deep talks, God's love.
All-Natural Baby Food
All-Natural Baby Food
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Cult Drink Flavor Mixes
Cult Drink Flavor Mixes
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Alternate Disney Movie Endings
Alternate Disney Movie Endings
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Blissful Beach Bathing Editorials
Blissful Beach Bathing Editorials
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Pink Punk Grunge Looks
Pink Punk Grunge Looks
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Avant-Garde Glamour Portraits
Avant-Garde Glamour Portraits
‘Showgirl Fashion’ by Yuval Hen Features Cinematic Looks
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Romantic After School Photography
Romantic After School Photography
Autumn Love by Ji Mizell Will Warm Your Big Red Heart
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Juxtaposed Mexican Hotels
Juxtaposed Mexican Hotels
The Downtown Mexico Hotel Brings Colonial and Modern Style Together
The Downtown Mexico Hotel brings together Mexican colonial style with a modern, industrial vibe. The boutique hotel juxtaposes old and new elements, adding to the reputation Mexico City has for... MORE
Spiraling Hair-Dryers
Spiraling Hair-Dryers
The Air Curler Gives You the Style You Want Without the Damage
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Tattooed 60s Lookbooks
Tattooed 60s Lookbooks
Beautiful Fül is Dropping its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
California-based menswear label Beautiful Fül launched its new Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook and it will take you back in time through an iconic fashion period. Karla Ticas, based in Los Angeles,... MORE
Thematic Artsy Interiors
Thematic Artsy Interiors
INT2 Architecture Designed the Elegant Interior MA
INT2 Architecture designed this beautiful home decor visualization. Its unique, modern and sophisticated interior is simple and customized, while the furniture adds an artistic flare to the... MORE
Miniature Recycled Buildings
Miniature Recycled Buildings
These Paper Replicas by Zupagrafika Feature Iconic Buildings
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Galactic Astronaut Selfies
Galactic Astronaut Selfies
NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson Posts the First Instagram Shot from Space
NASA astronaut Steve Swanson recently posted the very first Instagram post from space! In the picture, he looks like he’s floating, posed in the International Space Station, and behind him you... MORE
Impressive Wine Glass Songs
Impressive Wine Glass Songs
Dan Newbie Plays the Super Mario Bros. Theme Song on Glasses
YouTube entertainer Dan Newbie has impressed the Internet with his ability to play songs using wine glasses, pencils and a frying pan. By filling each of the glasses with the right amount of water,... MORE
Glowing Fiber Optic Dresses
Glowing Fiber Optic Dresses
This DIY Fiber Optic Dress Will Make You the Star of the Show
Instructible user Natalina created a tutorial that shows how to make a fiber optic dress. When she saw a bloom of fiber optic jellyfish at a festival, she was blown away by the beautiful effect they... MORE
Hybrid Fandom Costumes
Hybrid Fandom Costumes
This Harry Potter Sonic Costume is Wizardly Gaming Goodness
This Harry Potter Sonic cosplay is too good to be true! Not only does it incorporate an authentic Hogwarts student uniform, it also includes a magic wand, thick-rimmed round glasses and a gigantic... MORE
Seasonal Beauty Photography
Seasonal Beauty Photography
Maja Topčagić Captured These Amazing Emotive Portraits
This stunning photography series by Maja Topčagić reflects the beauty of nature in each of her subjects. The models take on different roles as seasons of the year. In each photograph, their... MORE
Seductive Sorcerer Socks
Seductive Sorcerer Socks
These Harry Potter Socks Have the Deathly Hallows Symbol on Them
These Harry Potter socks will keep your fandom alive, even though the movie series has ended. Bring back your love for Harry, Ron and Hermoine as you rock these cute over-the-knee socks with the... MORE
Organic Eyewear Stabilizers
Organic Eyewear Stabilizers
Nerdwax Promises to Keep Your Glasses on Your Face
Don Hejny, the founder of Nerdwax, is running a Kickstarter project to fund the product’s first ever production run. At a live music performance, he noticed the artist constantly having to... MORE
Patriotic Hitchhiker Photography
Patriotic Hitchhiker Photography
Alejandro Mejia Shows American Pride in This Sultry Photo Shoot
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Steamy At-Home Facials
Steamy At-Home Facials
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare 'Steamer Solutions' Gently Moisturizes
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare ‘Steamer Solutions’ is the ultimate at-home professional beauty treatment. The device delivers a steady dose of moisture that revives and hydrates dry skin. The... MORE
Kissable Lip Exfoliator Kits
Kissable Lip Exfoliator Kits
The Fabulips 'Pout'-o-matic System Will Give You Silky Smooth Lips
The Fabulips™ ‘Pout’-o-matic Spa Powered Lip-Perfecting System is guaranteed to give you the softest, healthiest, most beautiful lips you’ve ever had. This must-have kit will... MORE
Radical Cyclist Films
Radical Cyclist Films
Get Geared Up for Red Bull Race the Place with This Epic Documentary
Red Bull Race the Place is this weekend and the man behind it recently launched his documentary, ‘ALLEYCATS: Bike Racing with Less Rules.’ Nadir Olivet is the Proprietor of La Carrera Cycles and... MORE
Tropical Flower Flavorings
Tropical Flower Flavorings
This Hibiscus Syrup Will Take Your Tastebuds to the Islands
Torani’s Hibiscus Syrup will take your tastebuds on a romantic retreat to the islands. The delicious floral scent is incorporated into the tasty syrup, which you can add to cocktails or teas... MORE
Mischevious Body Paint Videos
Mischevious Body Paint Videos
This Body Paint Time Lapse Will Trick Your Eyes
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Creepy Hand Shot Glasses
Creepy Hand Shot Glasses
These Glasses by Christopher Cordingley Will Creep Out Your Friends
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Supportive Glove-Like Footwear
Supportive Glove-Like Footwear
The Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 Shoes Offer a Plethora of Benefits
Trend Hunter spoke with Joshua Graham, the Toronto EKIN, about the new Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 shoes. These terrific kicks offer a variety of exceptional features that will make anyone want to get up... MORE
Work-Appropriate Denim Ensembles
Work-Appropriate Denim Ensembles
VivaLuxury Gives Denim Overalls a Brand New Look
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Filmmaker Interview Cartoons
Filmmaker Interview Cartoons
Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question in Zen Pencil’s Cartoon
Film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor Stanley Kubrick answered a question and Zen Pencils created a cartoon that profoundly illustrates his response. In a 1968 Playboy... MORE
Summer Sweetheart Lookbooks
Summer Sweetheart Lookbooks
Three Friends Go on Summer Adventures in Lunar Kingdom’s New Collectio
Lunar Kingdom’s 2014 Spring/Summer lookbook video features three best friends enjoying a day out in the sun. The video was filmed by Lindsey L33 and Julie Marie, Sydney Capello and Cara Morrison... MORE
Nautical Nymph Necklaces
Nautical Nymph Necklaces
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3D Robot Illustrations
3D Robot Illustrations
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Homemade Citrus Candles
Homemade Citrus Candles
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Personified Food Depictions
Personified Food Depictions
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Cuddly Handmade Monsters
Cuddly Handmade Monsters
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Minimalist Pop Culture Depictions
Minimalist Pop Culture Depictions
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Catchy Airplane Safety Musicals
Catchy Airplane Safety Musicals
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Sultry Vampire-Inspired Shoots
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Roller Coaster-Inspired Tables
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Geek-Friendly Comic Conventions
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Auto-Tuned Fantasy Tributes
Auto-Tuned Fantasy Tributes
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Unexpected Halloween Costumes
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Personified Food Depictions
Personified Food Depictions
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Otherworldy Triple-Level Penthouses
Otherworldy Triple-Level Penthouses
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Social Media Warning Infographics
Social Media Warning Infographics
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Social media warning infographics are so helpful for illustrating the facts behind security and privacy rules of the platforms. This graphic shares what you need to know about Facebook’s privacy... MORE
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Psychedelic Skater Fashion
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Monkey-Carrying Damsel Costumes
Monkey-Carrying Damsel Costumes
Let King Kong Take You for a Ride with This Inflatable Costume
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Modernized Historical Castles
Modernized Historical Castles
The Astley Castle Was Renovated into a Private Residence
The Astley Castle was once a historical structure, but Witherford Watson Mann Architects transformed the England-situated building into a private residence. The beautiful foundation of the castle... MORE
Denim Dominated Fashion Photography
Denim Dominated Fashion Photography
Vogue Brasil October 2013 is All About Jeans
Anna Beatriz Barros dresses in denim for Vogue Brasil October 2013. In this issue, it’s all about the jeans. From head to toe, the versatile blue material shows all its colors. Photographer J.... MORE
Thematic Seasonal Cosmetic Captures
Thematic Seasonal Cosmetic Captures
Photographers ViCOOLya and SAIDA Created These Festive Shots
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