Photographyby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 11th, 2011
My dearest readers, as most of you know, photography is one of my greatest passions. As time goes on, I learn more about the art and find myself wanting photography to play a larger role in my life. So, I have decided to dabble in the world of wedding photography. Given that I am still a student though, I would be offering quality images for very little. So, if you or anyone you know is in the market for a photographer, whether it be for a wedding, a portrait session, or anything else, pass my name along or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Like I mentioned, this is kind of an experiment to see if people are actually interested in having me photograph moments in their lives and to build my portfolio. Looking forward to hearing from some of you!
Versaillesby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 10th, 2011
Nicholas, Amber, Leo and I spent the other day in Versailles. I’ve been wanting to go for quite some time and finally got to do so! The grounds were amazing. The trees, pathways, and just overall feeling of being on this property was worth writing home (or on this blog) to. Marie Antoinette also happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies so being able to see where they filmed, as well as were she actually lived, was so fun. And while there were a lot of people visiting Versailles that day, we got to escape it all by renting some bikes and cruising the property. You’d be surprised at how empty one side of the property is compared to the other.
My First Days in Parisby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 6th, 2011
Thursday was my first day in Paris, however, it felt like I had been here a thousand times before. The attraction I’ve felt–and still feel–towards this place is like no other. What I feared was an over romanticized notion of a city most claim to love, only proved itself real before my very eyes. And, I think at some point in time, while gazing onto the streets of Montemarte from the balcony of the lovely, quaint apartment we are staying at, I realized that a city I could love more than New York did exist–Paris. And while I could go on for hours on every reason I’d love to stay, all I’ll say right now is that I am looking forward to the day I can call this city home.
Le Terrazze Wineryby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 4th, 2011
Nicholas and I payed a visit to one of Ancona’s wineries–La Terrazze. I’m not sure if every winery in Italy is the same, but this one was located on a beautiful hill over-looking the unforgettable fields of the Marche region. The historic building that housed the winery was also breath-taking.
Ofagna’s Medieval Festivalby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 3rd, 2011
Every year, Ofagna–a medieval hill-top town located close to Ancona–hosts a medieval festival. This year, Nicholas and I were around for the festival so decided to take part in the festivities while visiting one of Nicholas’ friend who lives in the town of Ofagna.
Everywhere you turned, there was someone dressed in a mask trying to scare you and little relics which paid tribute to the medieval times. Being at the festival truly made me feel like I was part of the olden days sans the medieval-wear. Even the lights that lit up the town where of fire and not light bulbs.
Along with the atmosphere, there are super fun games to partake in like Javelin throwing and shooting a target with a bow and arrow. Nicholas’ nephews, Jack and Rex, were beyond excited to give the archery stand a try. Apparently Jack is reading a book that takes place in the Medieval times so he was thrilled to feel as if he was a part of the time that his book takes place in.
Notes On Italyby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 3rd, 2011
As our last day in Italy approaches (uh, today) I’d like to reflect on my time here and share some of the discoveries I’ve made in my three weeks in this lovely country. Some of these things are obvious, however, they have become even more clear in my mind as the days passed on. (Accompanying the post is some photos from our days in Sirolo–the seaside town where Nicholas’ family spend their summers)
Le Due Sorelleby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 1st, 2011
Today, Nicholas, Federico, Ionella, and I headed out to Le Due Sorelle–a beach located at the bottom of Monte Conero. Le Due Sorelle stands for “the two sisters” which was named after the two cliffs that jut out of the water right along the beach. The beach is only accessible by boat and you cannot park within 300 meters of the boat so that means a lot of swimming. Instead, we just ended up swimming in the beautiful waters of the Adriatic Sea along the boat.
Tomorrow, Nicholas and I head to Firenze. A doppo!
Italy: More Picturesby Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 26th, 2011
Italy: Lake Comoby Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 23rd, 2011
After the wedding Nicholas, Bjorn, Jim, Ziva, and I headed north to Lake Como–one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. We stayed at the Terminus, visited Villa D’Este, and took a boat trip to Bellagio.
Now Nicholas, Bjorn, and I find ourselves in Ancona hanging out at Nicholas’ family’s house. Ciao!
Italy: The Weddingby Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 22nd, 2011
It’s moments like this weekend when one realizes how lucky they are. What more can one ask for than being in a beautiful little town in Italy with all your friends? Last Friday, Nicholas and I arrived in the little hill top town of Barga which is located in Tuscany. Most of our New York friends were already here for our friends Dave and Kristin’s wedding. We obviously expected an amazing time but what we got was really five star. I’d love to share the details!
You can see Barga in the background–the town we stayed in.
Everyone was handed parasols to protect ourselves from that same Tuscan sun. It was hot!
Nicholas and I!
We started off with a risotto that somehow had strawberry infused in it. It was good and the strawberry flavor was subtle so it worked out great!
I had an amazing steak for dinner.
Bon Voyage!by Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 14th, 2011
Today, Nicholas and I take off to Italy! I’m very excited to eat pasta (even though I know I’ll regret saying that in three weeks when all I’ve had to eat is pasta!) swim in the frigid (but nice…) European waters, and just relax! Nicholas and I will arrive in Florence where we will then drive to a small town called Barga. We’re attending a wedding with all our friends and will then make it to the Cinque Terre! After that is Lake Como then Ancona to spend time with Nicholas’ family. I can’t wait! I will try to post as often as I can! xx
Photo by Arthur Elgort
Weekend Instagramsby Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 11th, 2011
This weekend was pretty relaxing. Nicholas and I just wanted to take it easy since we’re leaving to Italy on Thursday. Okay, what I really mean is that we’re already in vacation-mode already and felt like doing absolutely nothing. Yeah–typical, right? Unfortunately, I have a pretty busy week ahead of me (papers! internships! meetings! ahh!), however, it will all be worth it come Thursday! Oh, and my new favorite app? Instagram. I’m late, obviously, but I’ve been trying all the other ones that don’t even compare to Instagram’s price (free!) and simplicity.
Happy (Belated) Birthday, In Between Seams!by Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 7th, 2011
I feel terrible. My little blog here turned two years old about a week ago and I didn’t even notice. I’m a bad mother, I know. However, I’m proud to say that I’ve been able to keep blogging for two years now. Of course, I’ve had my weeks of silence although, I think that only makes for betting blogging–only posting when you have something meaningful to say.
I’m also happy that in my two years of blogging, I’ve been able to gain readers (and have lost some!) while staying true to my blogging ways. Over-promotion, as well as outfit-of-the day posts, I’ve realized, are just not the way I roll–just in the same way that I’ve tried to keep In Between Seams from venturing off its path and too much into a fashion-related blog. Through my random recipes, indulgences in photography, and just every-day rants, I hope that I’ve been able to keep you interested in not just my blog–but beauty, life, and the little things.
So, in celebration of In Between Seam’s second birthday, I’ll be hosting a giveaway later today. So, stay tuned!
br>Image via Flickr
Happy Fourth of July!by Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 4th, 2011
Happy Fourth of July! I hope you enjoy your day.
Happy Friday/ Links à la Modeby Elizabeth Jaime posted at July 1st, 2011
Happy Friday everyone! What do you all have planned for this long holiday weekend? Nicholas and I are heading upstate with a few friends to eat well, drink well, be merry, and float down a river (I cannot remember the name of the river right now! Sacan-something!) This Friday, I leave you with a special group of links from around the web as yesterday, my post on internships was chosen as one of the links for Independent Fashion Blogger’s Links à la Mode.
Links à la Mode: June 30th
- Beautifully Invisible: A Rant: Why Women Are (at times) Their Own Worst Enemy
- Bell Street: Zero-waste patternmaking
- Beyond Fabric: Key-carrying options for guys
- Brunette Blogging: Tips & Tricks: How to get more blog traffic
- By Anika: On being non-conformist from within
- Divergent Musings: The blogger’s dilemma: I want nice pictures, but do I get a DSLR?
- Fashables: Men that like fashion are gay
- Grit & Glamour: What V Wore: Modern Greek
- Haute in Texas: Lingerie tips and tricks, because life is too short to wear boring panties.
- In Between Seams: Tips on scoring an internship from a Teen Vogue internIndependent Fashion Bloggers: What Twitter Taught Me About Interaction Online
- Kirstin Marie: Fashion Inspiration: Patterns & Textures
- Made-to-Travel: Tumblr party pics and why you should join tumblr for fun—and for your blog.
- Mis Papelicos: A sartorial and philosophical approach to keeping cool
- My Orange Stilettos: The Campaign for Clearer Clothes Sizing
- North On Harper: Runway To Room: Milla Jovovich (translating a red carpet look into a room in your home)
- Over 50 Feeling 40: How I chose what the mother of the bride would wear
- Ruby Slipper Journeys: The problem with “blogger poses,” and getting back to what’s authentic.
- Sprinkles in Springs: DIY a spiked bag like Alexander Wang’s Rocco satchel
- Style Sizzle: It’s hot out. Let’s talk about (preventing) boob sweat.
- The Citizen Rosebud: As a +40 personal style blogger I share what and why I dress the way I do.
- The Loudmouth Lifestyle: Be a better shopper, part two: Implementation
PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today.
Let’s Talk About Internships: What To Wearby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 30th, 2011
Continuing with my subject “Let’s Talk About Internships” here is today’s topic:
What To Wear On Your First Day and Everyday After That?
I see this question get asked all the time. And, while it’s not the thing you should be worrying about the most, your appearance (at least if you’re interning at a magazine) does have some importance. My first word of advice would be to feel comfortable in whatever you wear. Chances are you’ll be running around the office (or even the city) so, you don’t want to be pulling down your skirt every time it rides up your thigh. Also, flats are probably a good idea, however, if you feel comfortable in heels, go for it. I once had friend in elementary school whose mom wore heels all around Disney World during a school trip. She said they were more comfortable to her than sandals. More power to her, but I still don’t get it! Lucky for me, I’m not running around too much, so there are days when I’ll put on some shoes with a little height, however, it’s mostly sandals and flats for me. BUT, don’t let the word “comfy” get to your head. I see other interns (no offense to you guys if you’re reading this. Which I doubt you are, but you know, disclaimer.) wearing ripped cut-offs (Snooki style) and have bra straps falling all over the place and I just ask myself “Why?” Being comfortable is one thing, but looking unkempt and not together is another thing. My best advice would be to look at what your editors and bosses are wearing, tone it down just a notch, and inject your own style into that–chances are you’ll look the part while still being able to carry out your tasks.
Image via here.
Let’s Talk About Internshipsby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 28th, 2011
Lately, I’ve been getting quite a few emails from people asking me about my internship. It’s something I hardly bring up on here, however, I thought it would be good to address some of the questions I get asked and to answer any general questions I’ve come across on the internet. So, for the rest of this week, I’m going to be posting something internship related. Today, I’ll be writing about getting the internship. I hope you find this helpful, or at least entertaining! (more…)