Best Dressed: 2017 Golden Globes Awards

As we all know, the 74th annual Golden Globes Awards took place in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills yesterday, 8 January 2017.

Looking through a ton of the images from yesterday’s event & the after party, I couldn’t decide who’s outfit was my favorite. I put together a few of the women that I thought were best dressed.

The first gown that caught my attention was that of Continue reading “Best Dressed: 2017 Golden Globes Awards”

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Laced Up

To lighten up the vibe from my last post, I’m going to start including some fashion posts here on my blog. I feel like fashion plays a major role in who a person is, & allows them to be true to themselves. I feel like with every new outfit, whether it is high fashion or sweatpants & a T shirt, you still get to express your own unique style.

Lace & velvet are super trendy lately, so that’s what inspired me when putting this look together. I paired the look with white Nike Air Force trainers, which you can get here. Continue reading “Laced Up”

One of my favorites, Marvin Thul in the crematorium in

DEATH CAMPS, CREMATORIUMS & A MOUNTAIN OF ASHES

This is going to be a very long post, so bear w/ me. It is also overdue, due to the fact that I had to find words to describe my Poland experience.

(All photos in this post were taken by me with my Canon 650D).

In August 2016, I was lucky enough to be a part of the annual trip to Poland with my school, & there is nothing in this world that I would exchange in place of the that week of my life.

This post is about the significance of the things that I saw, experienced & felt. The Holocaust was an awful tragedy that affected the Jewish population terribly, however we are still strong & undefeated, which makes me incredibly proud to be Jewish.

The flight was early in the morning, & I remember meeting my best friend moments before heading to the airport with the rest of our group. We were beyond excited, but couldn’t help the feeling of not knowing what to expect, or what to feel.

On the airplane I remember when we saw our first glimpse of Warsaw from above. I grabbed my camera to take a photo of the view & I knew I was already in love with Poland. Continue reading “DEATH CAMPS, CREMATORIUMS & A MOUNTAIN OF ASHES”

the future awaits

After not being able to write in a while, I was given a chance to find myself & explore my creativity.

Recently I was lucky enough to meet a photographer who has similar dreams & goals to me. It has already been an amazing experience to collaborate with someone who shares the same passion as I do, & I am impatient to see what we will be able to achieve.

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Photo: Tal Fox

It is always exciting to meet someone that is able to share their own perspective on photography & to be able to learn from them.

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How to Love Yourself

This post relates to mainly women and girls.

There are many reasons for why you don’t think you’re beautiful.

One reason could be that in today’s day & age the word beauty simply means ‘perfection’.

This idea of perfection is perceived by unrealistic expectations of unhealthy weights, photo shopped bodies, fame, money & luxurious life styles. Perfection doesn’t exist. It’s not real. What looks so ‘perfect’ on the outside is almost always flawed on the inside. These days, nothing is what it seems.

In my opinion, a majority of the people that make up today’s society assume that because someone does not look like a person is “supposed” to, does not have legs that never end or perfect skin, then they are considered ugly, or there is no need to pay them any attention. There is so much more to a person than what they show. There is a personality, character, love, and beauty. But they will never be given a chance by society because they don’t “fit” society’s idea of normal.

A camera cannot capture the authentic beauty that lies deep within someone’s personality.

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Relationship Talk: breakups, make ups & heartbreaks

It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Two people who are utterly & unconditionally in love with one another. It all looks so easy. Finding that perfect someone, being in a relationship & having that someone to hold you when you cry, kiss when you feel like it or laugh with until your stomach hurts. You look at other people’s relationships and think, they look so happy together, & it seems like nothing would ever come between them.

However, what seems so perfect on the outside is hardly ever as perfect & beautiful on the inside.

It takes trust, faith, compromise, strength, unconditional love & support, & self control to handle a relationship in the teen age.

When you take the time to get to know someone, really well, you start to see that it isn’t all about their appearance, flowers or chocolates on your 1 month anniversary. It becomes about how you compromise to make each other happy, the small sacrifices you make, going the extra length to show someone you really care, or surprising them at the most unexpected times just to make them smile.

Months pass, even a year or two, and you fall deeper & deeper in love. You know more about that person than you do about anyone else. You know how to make them smile, you know their deepest secret & their most embarrassing story. Trust grows. Love deepens. It all feels like a dream.

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WINTER LOOK BOOK 2015

After a freezing winter in Johannesburg, I put together some of my favorite pieces to create 4 outfits from my favorite brands and created a winter look book.

It’s always important to me to be stylish but still comfortable & warm at the same time!

The trends that I spotted a lot this winter season were long coats, faux fur accessories, bomber jackets & pointed heels. In terms of colors & fabrics, it was all about the nudes.

Outfit #1

The first outfit is completely casual, but still stylish. I chose an olive green bomber jacket from Zara, and paired it with a plain white tee & Yeezy 350 sneakers. I love this look for a normal day out to the mall or just to run some errands. Continue reading “WINTER LOOK BOOK 2015”

Under his Spell

It’s like gravity. I was a planet in his solar system, unconditionally & uncontrollably orbiting around him.

Like a creeper plant, winding up & around it’s trellis, or a turtle dove; infatuated for life.

It’s hard to describe, when you love someone. It’s like that feeling of constantly being on the edge of the dip on a roller coaster. When you see them, when you kiss them, when you laugh together or when you hurt each other.

When you miss them it’s like a giant hole right in the center of your heart. It’s like your blood flow has been cut off, and you find it more difficult to complete the general things you would do every day without thinking about your loved one.

He said he noticed me the next day at school. He went to the furthest lengths to get to know me. He spoke to all the people he thought were my friends, and we started speaking. In the beginning I never replied to any of his messages, but eventually I realized how hard he was trying. I had to give it a chance.

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my Passion for Photography

April 2014, 15 year old me discovered a burning passion for photography.

So I started up a small photography service and I worked every weekend, earning just the right amount of cash for a teenager. I fell in love with the way that the camera could capture so many different facial expressions and emotions. I fell in love with walking on the streets and seeing something interesting and capturing that moment forever.

Photography has become a big part of my life, it is a way that I can support myself (as a 16 year old) and still do the one thing that I love the most. I think it is essential in life to find your passion and pursue it in the most beneficial way, by making it your career. I can think of nothing better than earning money for simply doing what you love. Continue reading “my Passion for Photography”

the meaning behind Opal & Tourmaline

I was born on the 7th of October, 1998. 

Now, October has two birthstones: Opal & Tourmaline.

(tor – mah – leen)

Lets go back in time a little. The Opal used to be a symbol of hope to the Ancient Romans, and it is now associated with purity, hope, innocence & faith. The Tourmaline, being a more recent discovery, doesn’t have an interesting background, myths or legends.. but it is known as the ‘Peace Stone’, believing to eliminate anger, fear & jealousy. It is also believed to enhance the creativity of whoever wears it.

I haven’t always been so interested in whose birthday means what, and who gets which stone, but since I dived a little deeper, I discovered that birth stones, birth flowers and so on actually tell a lot about someone’s personality or character. It also goes way back to ancient times and to the ways that people lived their lives based on these gemstones and what they say about a person.

So the main reason I chose to represent myself with the names of October’s birthstones, is because I can relate to the characteristics of the stones and I can see how they are linked to my personality and the way I was brought up. I was always an innocent child, and I always stayed faithful to what I believed in, and the people that loved me. I can also say that I am a strong believer in keeping the peace between the people that are important to me and the people that surround me. These are some examples of similarities I’ve found in myself and with my gemstones.

So take a few minutes of your time to do some research on the gemstones associated with your birth month, and you might just find out things that you never knew about your personality.

Aaaand now you know the meaning behind the strange name of my blog.

Thank you so much for reading, and please keep on doing so as I have a LOT to say.

Morgan Cohen xo