INSPIRATION – march 2019

 

 

 

 

 

my 2019 goals and resolutions

happy new year !! bonne année !! frohes neues jahr !! Feliz año !! 新年快乐 !! 해피 뉴 이어 !! 明けましておめでとう !!

I wish you a happy new year filled with love, happiness, health and dreams. So yes, we are already in 2019. For me 2019 is a year of radical changes in a lot of aspects of my life: first of all, i’ll become an adult (in 3 month and three weeks), i’ll graduate (lmao i hope so pray for me), i’ll move alone in my own apartment so i’ll be a 100% independent (and i kinda feel apprehensive about it) and finally i’ll go to uni !! Yup… a lot of changes. I thought that getting my shit together at the very start of the year would be a good idea so i wrote down all of my goals and resolutions to have an overview of where i want to go so i can start to establish a strategy to get there.

GOALS

Study well at school until the end so i graduate and i’ll be finally done with highschool (and have a good appreciation as well because you know,,, i need it).

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Find a part time job and start to save for my apartment. Since i want to stay in Paris i’ll probably have to work during the summer vacation as well so i have enough money to move out and still be economically stable.

Find an apartment (aha), i already have a location idea and i know it will be a studio because i clearly can’t afford something bigger in Paris as a student. I also want it to be a place where i can work on my art, make videos and have an animal so it has to be big enough for that.

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Find a good university that complete my professional goals. I actually want to go on a gap year but i want to stay in the ‘school’ spirit so i decided to give a try to uni and if i can’t keep up i’ll just continue my gap year and stop classes and go to an art school the year after.

Travel to Korea and Australia. These two countries are on my bucket list for a few years now and i am hoping on visiting them soon.

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RESOLUTIONS

Saying bye to self doubt, self hate and my lack of confidence (non existence actually) because i don’t have time for that, i mean, who does have time for that? Yup, that’s right, no one.

Being more open to new creative process and not rejecting certain types of art.

Being more aware of what i put in my body and aiming for a better lifestyle.

Giving more time to my passions (like i want to go back to making music, photography and my bloooog).

Spending more time with my loved ones.

And finally, to say when i don’t feel good so i don’t stay alone in my despair. Oh and not being too negative and dramatic.

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SO THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT. Thank you for reading and i can’t wait to see in the comments what are your goals and resolutions for this year! I am really happy to start a new year on The Golden Crush with you and i hope you are ready for a re-new and more regular content…, love.

What are your goals and resolutions for 2019?

 

LATE NIGHT DIGEST No. 2

The second issue of the LATE NIGHT DIGEST is now out!

New issue, new name, new designs… a lot of changes!

This issue includes the interviews of the talented Piper Badaracco, the beautiful Nuria Ma and the amazing Youjin along with some editorials made by you know who. I am beyond happy to be able to share with you these interviews.

For this magazine, I wanted to show the work of one of my favorite photographers, BNS PHOTOGRAPHY which I interviewed in the first issue. She sent me an amazing photography serie that really shows how talented she is. So honored to have her in this issue!

Finally, a new category appears in this new issue… we will now talk fashion in the LATE NIGHT DIGEST.

WHERE TO GET THE ISSUE

Go to the ‘MAGAZINE’ page in the menu and follow the instructions. Just a reminder, it is a digital magazine (for now)!

THE EDITORIALS

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Get To Know: Nuria Ma

Hi – I am back with another interview today! I did the previous one with a youtuber I really appreciate, Youjin and gave you a little sneak peak of the interview with Nuria Ma! Nuria is a 16 years old girl living in Spain (she was actually born in Spain, then moved to China when she was 5 and then moved back to Spain 3 years later). I am really in love with her content, she posts lifestyle, beauty and fashion related videos with a very cool and polished aesthetic. It makes me think of the Youtuber ‘Kinda Cool’, they both have this cool and soft vibe (and they are both so pretty). Anyways, I am beyond happy to introduce you to Nuria Ma!

Julie (me)- You own a youtube channel, what prompted you to start it, and when?
N- It was the summer to 6th grade when I discovered the beauty community on YouTube. I spent all of my summer watching videos and then one day, I took my iPod and started filming a night routine. I did in fact upload that, and I remember clearly that it got 14 views. I didn’t upload more after that, however I spent all my free time in my bedroom filming. So when I got a brand new laptop for my 13th birthday ( I think, it might have been my 12th birthday), I created the channel that I have today.
J- How would you describe your videos?
N- They are a mix of my life, what I like and a creative outlet, for example my vlogs documents my life (not all of it obviously) and my travels. My makeup tutorials represents the makeup looks I like and my fashion videos allows me to express myself in clothes. If that makes any sense lol

J- I love your style, what are your favorite brands currently?

N- My favourites are & other stories, COS and Topshop.
I do also enjoy some other high street fashion brands, however I cannot afford them so they are just inspiration to me.

J- What is your go to outfit?

N- For the fall time is always turtleneck, jeans, black booties and a leather jacket.
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J- What kind of videos do you prefer filming?
N- I love filming sit down talking videos, I find myself the happiest when I do. However, I prefer fashion videos such as Lookbook but they are a pain in the a** to film.
J- Who are your favorite youtubers/bloggers?
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J- Who/What inspires you?

N- All the beautiful ladies mentioned above. I find motivation and inspiration when I see their hard work which makes me want to make something better.

J- What do you love the most about China? What do you have in China you don’t have in Spain?

N- I love how easy China is!! The food delivery, online purchases that arrives the next day without you having to pick it up if you are not home. And also, the people. For some reason, I find myself connecting to Chinese people better.

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J- What does a productive weekend look like for you?

N- Waking up before 9am and starting the day with a sweaty workout, shower and then film a video, have it edited the same day and lastly, spending all Sunday with homework.

J- What are your passions?

N- Fashion and shopping hehe

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J- What are your goals in life?

N- Move to NYC and start my own fashion brand. Also to meet someone who can make me happy 🙂

J- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

N- Probably graduated from college and working my butt off to sustain myself.

J- How would you describe your aesthetic?

N- Chic, calm and simple

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J- Are you confident in yourself? (if yes) What would you say to people who aren’t?

N- I am definitely not. However, I would tell those who aren’t either that if we learnt to love ourselves, our lives would be so much easier.

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J- What is your current playlist?

N- I have one on spotify! I also love listening to coffee table jazz.

J- What is your favorite food?

N- Chinese food, Korean food and Japanese food (except of curry)

J- How do you stay healthy?

N- I try to eat clean and exercise regularly… I try

J- Is it hard to manage school and youtube?

N- YES! I tend to forget about school work when I am focused in YouTube and vice versa.

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J- What do you study at school?

N- I am doing the IB diploma

J- What are your skincare/beauty essentials?

N- A very gentle cleanser, hydrating toner and moisturiser.

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

N- NYC and Japan

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J- And finally, is there anything you feel proud of?

N- My channel, never thought I would get to where I am now, and I am proud that I didn’t quit half way through because that is what I tend to do.

Thank you so much to Nuria for answering to my questions, I am so happy to get to work with such an inspiration for me! I hope you enjoyed this interview and let me know if you want more content about this beauty! Don’t forget to check her youtube channel and her instagram (and her weibo as well!).

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photos from @nuriamaa (instagram) and weibo @nuriama

Get To Know: Youjin유진

Hi – I am in the best mood today because first of all, I am back on the blog and secondly, I had the chance to interview two of my favorite youtubers, Youjin유진 and Nuria Ma, I truly can’t believe it, I am just so happy to share with you their interviews!! So today I am introducing you to Youjin (유진), a 17 year old Korean American living in the United States. She defines herself as ‘a typical high school student’ but she makes youtube videos and that’s why she is today featured on the blog!

I’m definitely an introvert but I do love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy meeting new people but I prefer being in my room watching youtube and netflix a little bit more haha.

Her videos are fashion, food, beauty and lifestyle related and I just love how she does everything with calm and softness. If I have to use one word to describe her channel it’s definitly ‘SOFT’. It is just so nice to sit at your desk and watch her videos. So keep reading if you want to know more about Youjin!

Julie (me!!)- Can you describe your youtube channel?

Youjin- At first, I wanted to make beauty and fashion related videos because those were all the rage back then on Youtube. I wanted to become a « beauty guru. » Unfortunately, I easily lost interest while creating beauty content because I realized that they’re not what I’m the best at. Now, I mostly make casual vlogs with beauty/fashion videos once in awhile! In the future, I want to create more fashion contents and of course, create more professional, polished vlogs.

J- What prompted you to start your channel? And when?

Y- I’ve been obsessed with Youtube the moment I discovered it in 2012 as a 5th grader in elementary school. I loved that you could literally put up whatever you wanted and that you could communicate with so many people around the world! After watching Youtube for years, I made my first channel in 2014 but didn’t officially start until beginning of 2018!

J- What/Who inspires you the most (it can be anything, from music, to art, person, photography…)

Y- I never really had a role model in my life but recently, I found a group of people that really inspire and motivate me: BTS. I know that BTS blowing up all over the world with crazy fangirls but I look up to them as role models than as a « Kpop Idol. » It’s so crazy to think about how 7 passionate people with same goals came together to push themselves above and beyond their original goals and limits. Their achievements always inspire me to use my passion to push myself and others to become THE best version of myself.

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J- What are your passions in life (you are a dancer, is there anything else you love?)

Y- Yes, I am a dancer but to be honest I wouldn’t say that dance is my passion.

I’m passionate about creating.

I’m passionate about creating something that is entertaining and expressive. And dance is just one of the things that fits under that passion. My main passions right now are videography and maybe fashion because I love expressing myself through what I wear!

J- What is it like to be korean and to live in america? Do you miss Korea?

Y- I don’t think there’s anything special as a Korean living in America. I spent most of my life in America so America feels more like home to me than Korea but I do miss Korea!

J- What do you love the most about korea? What is the best thing in Korea you don’t have in the US?

Y- I love Korea’s well developed public transportation system. I love how easy it is to travel all around Korea just by taking trains, subways, or trains. I also love how Korea is small, which makes it easier to visit different towns, cities in a short period of time because it is so hard to travel in the U.S.
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J- What is your current playlist?
Y- In My Feelings by Drake, Paris in the Rain & I Like Me Better by Lauv, Bbibbi by IU, Star by Vinxen! ❤

J- How do you feel about having almost 165K followers on youtube and seeing the number growing each day? Do you interact a lot with them? What is the best part about having a community like this?

Y- It’s honestly so surreal. I’m so so thankful for every one of them. I wish I could interact with them more but I’m trying to interact with them more through youtube and instagram lives! The best part of having a community like this is that I’m always surrounded by love and support and that I’m able to use that towards making better content!

J- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Y- I’d be 27 years old in 10 years…I hope I’m still on my Youtube grind lolol. And hopefully, I’d be settled down in a city that I love with people understand and support me no matter what!

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J- What are your goals for the upcoming year?

Y- I want to take Youtube more seriously and post high quality videos consistently!

J- What are you currently studying? And where do you want to work in the future?

Y- I’m taking typical high school classes: AP Chemistry, AP calculus, US History, etc. I want to work as a freelancer/ Youtuber. I also want to own a clothing brand/business one day!

J- Who are your favorite youtubers?

Y- I love Emma Chamberlain, Hannah Meloche, Ellie Thumann, Kinda Cool, OnDo, Jenn Im, Yoo’s Beauty, Allegra Shaw, and Tatiana Ringsby!

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

Y- I’d lovee to visit Italy, Spain, Iceland, and LA and New York!

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J- Do you have any project for your channel?

Y- I have more fashion contents planned for the month of November. And I plan to put up weekly vlogs in December! I’m so so excited :))

J- And finally, your go-to beauty/skincare product?

Y- I LOVE Neutrogena’s hydroboost moisturizer and Mac lipstick in Chili. I honestly cannot live without them!

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And that’s all for today’s interview, I hope you learned more about Youjin and if you haven’t seen her videos yet, check it out! 감사합니다 요진 for answering to my questions, I hope your youtube audience will grow and I truly can’t wait for your new videos to come out!

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paris fashion week w/ charlotte – brunch, photos and bubble tea

Hi – OK ALORS TOUT D’ABORD THE GOLDEN CRUSH EST PASSÉ À THEGOLDENCRUSH.COM!! J’ai enfin acheté mon domaine yay. BREF.

Avoir un blog c’est interagir avec une communauté de lecteurs et de blogueurs talentueux et créer des liens IRL (in real life – dans la vie de tous les jours) et c’est comme ça que j’ai rencontré charlotte du blog Give It A Chance! Cela fait plusieurs années que je la suis et que nous communiquions à travers nos blogs et il y a quelques mois nous nous étions déjà rencontrées pour aller prendre des photos et ce connaitre un peu mieux et nous n’avions qu’une hâte, se revoir! Nous nous sommes donc revues samedi dernier et avons déjeuné chez Mata Mata (un petit café non loin du Louvre et qui est juste trooop mignon) et nous sommes allées nous balader aux tuileries, autour du Louvre, place Vendôme et bien sur un Bubble Tea à Opera (les bubble tea et moi c’est une grand histoire d’amour mmmh voilà).

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Hoodie from Champio, pants from H&M and shoes from Converse.

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Après cela nous avons fini la journée en allant dans le concept store Livin Cool qui rassemblait également des collection capsule Off-White, Supreme et tant d’autre et c’était vraiment super cool ~

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Ce fût vraiment une super journée et le toast à l’avocat était juste dingue!!

Avez-vous fait des rencontres grâce aux réseaux sociaux?

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MOOD BOARD – BABY PINK

En lisant récemment l’article de Charlotte sur son moodboard cela m’a rappelé que je n’en avait pas posté depuis longtemps! Il s’agit d’un moodboard que j’ai fait l’année dernière mais que je n’ai jamais eu l’occasion de poster ici alors le voici. Je me suis fixée une règle, que tout soit de la même couleur ou du oins dans le même ton, et la couleur du jour est donc le baby pink. Le Baby Pink est pour moi une couleur qui représente la douceur, les fleurs de cerisier, le printemps et la renaissance. C’est une des couleurs que je préfère.

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j’adore son côté poudré qui rend tout ce qui est de cette couleur ‘doux’ (visuellement parlant).

fait avec: paint comme toujours et des photos trouvées sur tumblr

Et vous que pensez-vous du baby pink?

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