Saturday, August 31, 2013


Aside from my red carpet fan experience, I was also asked to write a VMA recap for Faze Magazine - check out the screen shot below and click the link to read the full article:

What were your thoughts on the whole twerking debacle? And was your heart melting like mine was when *NSYNC reunited?

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, August 30, 2013

My MTV VMA Red Carpet Experience

Thanks to 1iota (an awesome company that gets fans up close at some of the biggest events), I got the chance to be a part of this year's MTV Video Music Awards action in Brooklyn. I got to be a part of the audience to stand along the red carpet as the stars arrived for the big event. I was super excited. It was a long day, but well worth the waiting in the intense heat amongst tons of other people. I ended up in a pretty good spot and saw some of my faves up close and personal.

It was honestly such an inspiration being there on the carpet across from the journalists who I hope to be someday. My dream would be to be on that side of the carpet, interviewing the stars, rather than just as a fan — but I'm definitely not complaining, I still had an amazing time!

Highlights from the carpet:
- Got a high-five from Robin Thicke
- Saw the legendary Daft Punk
- Breathed the same air as Pharrell
- Witnessed a moment between 2 Chainz and Richard Simmons

 In my element...seriously, I was so happy.

Ariana Grande is so adorable. She did a pre-show performance on the carpet. Have you heard her new album 'Yours Truly'?! She's actually so talented.

 Katy Perry 

 Left: Ciara | Right: Holland Roden

 2 Chainz & Richard Simmons - adorbs
 Rita Ora, stunning as always

 Left: Ed Sheeran | Right: Danity Kane

 A$AP Rocky

 The one and only Lady Gaga. She had a huge entourage of paparazzi and it literally looked like the seas had parted as soon as she stepped on the carpet. It was madness, and everyone else sort've just moved to the side

 Left: Wiz Khalifa | Right: Ronnie from Jersey Shore

 Robin Thicke

 Left: Modern Family's Sarah Hyland | Right: Glee's Darren Criss

 Left: Legendary T-Boz of TLC | Right: Macklemore

 Left: Daft Punk | Right: Jordin Sparks

 Drake reppin Canada

 Left: Jimmy Fallon | Right: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sighhhhh

 Left: Selena Gomez | Right: Pharrell (sort've hidden, but he's there!)

Wow, what a night. Although I didn't get to be inside Barclays for the actual show, the red carpet experience was quite satisfying.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, August 29, 2013

NYC Summer 2013 | Week 13 In Photos

This was my second-to-last week in NYC so I definitely tried to fit in as much as I could! I went on the Staten Island Ferry, checked out the H&M Meatpacking pop-up, had an adventure out to Amherst UMass & more.

I wandered solo to Staten Island one beautiful afternoon and ended up on a park bench chatting with a lovely woman on her lunch break. She's lived in New York her entire life, so she shared some of her favourite spots and experiences. After hearing about my summer, she was very nice and encouraging, saying how proud she was of me. The kindness of strangers is really heartwarming to me. She continued and said that she admires my independence and that my parents raised me well. She also thinks that I should write a self-help book or something to share my experiences to inspire other young students. "New York is where you go to make your dreams come true and you're doing it." She really made my day.

Click HERE for my full blog post from the H&M Meatpacking Pop-Up

I ventured out to Amherst UMass to visit some friends for the weekend and it was quite the adventure. Since I haven't really ever been to a real college town before, it was cool to see what the atmosphere was like. My friend's place has a Monopoly-themed room (see photos above haha) and it was a lot of fun. The following day, we went on a river float on blow-up rafts and well, let's just say that I was really out of my element. Overall it was fun though!

Then back to the city.

Back it up:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28