With a passion for creating music and spreading hope through friendships comes Austin five-piece, Shadow of Whales. They are all songwriters, they all love music, and more importantly, they all love people. The band made their debut appearance at the Austin Convention Center in front of thousands of people for DellWorld; this act brought them to appear on TV only weeks later on KTBC – FOX 7. Less than a year later, SoW released their debut self-titled EP and saw an explosion of support from their quickly growing fan base and the web. The debut EP charted on CMJ’s Top 200 and has seen regular rotation at Starbucks Coffee and Hollister stores across the United States and Canada.
When designers Tiffany Wu and Lynn Lu created HEIRLOOM, they had a trendy world traveler in mind. Combining fashion with function, HEIRLOOM was born and has garnered great acclaim since its inception. Here, we chat with Tiffany Wu about the inspiration behind their latest collection and how their lifestyle is reflected in their work.
“By the time you get to the end of the three months, you just need to go to Cabo and sip on mojitos.” That recipe for relaxation comes courtesy of Sharna Burgess, who mentioned it after describing how grueling a season of Dancing with the Stars can be as you move closer to the end of a season. “I would be at the studio from 9 o’clock in the morning until midnight sometimes,” Burgess said. “You have so many dances that you have to do and the stakes are so high that you’ll do a four- or a six-hour session, then you’ll take a break, you’ll come back, and you’ll do more. Sometimes you’ll come back and press will come in, or then you’ll come back for your wardrobe fitting. It is an entire day deal.”
Liane V is the kind of person you might see everywhere, doing everything. She likes to keep busy as an actor, YouTuber, model, musician, and now, fashion designer. With the launch of her recent capsule collection with G by Guess, we can see just how busy she is. Liane V’s fans love everything she does. With over 172,000 followers on Twitter and 4.4 million followers on Instagram, her fans feel like they are following the success of one of their friends and cheering on every milestone she passes. Liane doesn’t have a first career love. Instead, she loves all the work necessary to manage everything she does.
The only thing that Summer Bishil has come to expect when she shows up to the set of The Magicians is that she can forget her expectations. “It’s not the kind of show you can show up to and know what to expect and get comfortable,” Bishil said. “The stakes are always high and the circumstances shift rather quickly and often.” Bishil isn’t unfamiliar with these kinds of twists and turns. Over the course of her early life, her family moved from Pasadena, California to Saudi Arabia, then to Bahrain, and back to Southern California. It was after this return to the Golden State that Bishil decided to take her chance to become an actress.
Vanessa Martinez, aka Simplynessa15, delights her millions of subscribers every week with beauty tips, stories, and peeks into her daily life. Now, she has set her sights on a business venture and music production. We caught up with her on staying true to yourself, looking forward to the future, and ignoring the trolls.
YouTuber and author Loey Lane thrills her subscribers with tales of the paranormal. Her spooky experiences are channeled in her new book, Haunted in Hollywood. Fresh off her book release, Lane dishes on her growing up in a haunted house, her ideal ghost hunting gang, and her superstar pets.
“It’s unfortunate and magical. It’s such a blast.” While unfortunate and magical don’t seem like words that could be used to describe the same thing, they are exactly the right adjectives to describe the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. And it’s exactly that seemingly contradictory world that drew in Matty Cardarople.
When asked if he is anything like the character he plays on the FOX comedy series The Mick, Thomas Barbusca laughed. “No, not at all,” he said. “Chip’s a handful. He’s egotistical, he’s entitled. He thinks money is literally the answer to everything. He has some redeeming moments, but he’s still just a jerk.” Barbusca plays one of three spoiled kids who are forced into the care of their hard-living aunt after their parents flee the country. Even if he doesn’t relate to his character, Barbusca is loving every second of being on the show, which is currently in its second season.
Passions are integral components to an individual’s life and personality. Sometimes, passions must be categorized based on the level of the passion’s importance to the individual or even completely eliminated due to a loss of interest. However, there are some cases where an individual can balance their passions and meld them together in their careers. Christina Ochoa is able to balance her passion for acting and science perfectly to the point where she doesn’t have to give up one for the other.
By now, we’ve all calmed down a little since the launch of That’s So Raven’s spin-off series, Raven’s Home. The show picks up years after high school with a bit more matured Raven Baxter (Raven-Symoné) living in Chicago with her two twins and best friend Chelsea Daniels (Anneliese van der Pol) plus her son. Yes, they are all in one apartment!
Sophie Tweed-Simmons has music in her blood. As the daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons, she’s taking it upon herself to ensure she too makes her mark in not only music but philanthropy as well. Between an upcoming EP and running her own charity, Sophie’s Place, Tweed-Simmons is rocking at life with a sincere passion for everything she does. We caught up with the star and asked some questions about her music, her life, and what she’s looking forward to in the next few months.