According to architecture student Karl Ndieli (@karl_shakur), our #BoomerangOfTheWeek was taken from one of the best stargazing spots in Kansas. ✨ As the sun went down, he and his classmate Sita (pictured) hand-picked wild sunflowers, sewed them into her crown and made this Boomerang. “My favorite part is the tiny little star that shoots straight at the lens,” Karl says. “I feel like I’m getting glitter blown at me every time I watch.” 🌟 Follow @boomerangfrominstagram to see more mind-blowing loops from our community. #Boomerang by @karl_shakur
For Kaia Gerber (@kaiagerber) and Presley Gerber (@presleygerber) — siblings whose mother is legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford (@cindycrawford) — modeling is on a very short list of things they have in common. “We are so not similar,” says Presley, who is 17. Well, there might be one more thing they share. “We have similar senses of humor,” says Kaia, who is 15. “But we are different because he is more laid back whereas I’m more of a go-getter.” To see more from Teen Vogue’s (@teenvogue) Young Hollywood Party on Friday night, watch our Instagram story. #tvyounghollywood #Boomerang by @kaiagerber
For artistic director Donatella Versace (@donatella_versace), inspiration comes from women whose lives are complex — much like hers. “I am always thinking about a woman who flies high in her career, she has her family, her friends, her social life, her private life,” says Donatella, who showed her latest collection for Versace (@versace_official) yesterday in Milan. “Most importantly, she has control of her life, more than ever before. This to me is the new power of women, and the power that I want to express in my shows.” To understand what goes on behind the scenes at Versace, you also need to follow Audrey, Donatella’s Jack Russell terrier (@audrey_versace). “She is always with me, even at models’ fittings, and I trust her opinion about everything,” Donatella says. “It is like she somehow has the Versace DNA.” Watch the latest Versace show come together on our story, up now. Photo by @donatella_versace
Aaron Caddel has had a love affair with carbs for as long as he can remember. Two years ago, he opened the first Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (@mrholmesbakehouse), a pastry palace filled with out-of-the-box treats like strawberry- and jasmine tea-filled doughnuts and white chocolate matcha cruffins (a croissant and muffin hybrid). Aaron and his team have dreamed up so many drool-worthy recipes that their store in San Francisco experienced an unusual robbery: “When we got there, they had left the cash drawer, equipment — even our iPad was safe. The only thing that was missing was our recipe book. That night we knew we were seriously on to something.” As customers enjoy sweet treats in one of the four stores — there are locations in California and South Korea — many take photos featuring the neon signs, gold foil peace signs and tiled floors that make the space stand out. This is exactly what Aaron had hoped for: “It is amazing how close and connected you can feel to a person through a collage of their lives. We wanted our brand to be a part of that culture.” This feature is part of #MadeToCreate, a new series highlighting our community of entrepreneurs, makers and artisans on Instagram. Photo of @mrholmesbakehouse by @junissahardianto
TV producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) has been writing stories since before she could spell. “I used to dictate stories into a tape recorder and try to get my mom to type them up,” says the woman behind hits like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” “I don’t remember, but I’m betting that even at 3, I felt proud.” Today, Shonda’s shows are known for plot twists and sharp dialogue, but there’s no magic formula; she instinctively knows when an episode is complete. “It’s like a good lasagna — you know when it’s done because when you open the oven and look at it, everything about it looks right.” To go on set and behind the scenes with Shonda, tap our profile pic and check out our Instagram story. Photo by @shondarhimes
For 30 years, Marian Newman (@mariannewman) has been making nails her #tinycanvas at London Fashion Week, and in that time, she’s used unconventional materials, including beetle wings, ice, graphite and thorns. “I love the challenge of making anything into a nail,” she says. “I love realizing an idea on that little area of the human body so it completes a story.” Though Marian often creates these nails backstage, there is no location too remote for nail art. “I’ve done nails in a cornfield, in a muddy field, alongside an Icelandic lake and in a tent on an Amalfi coastal road.” Photo by @mariannewman
“Food is an important part of my culture. It’s always about bringing family and friends together,” says Emmanuel Carvajal Hernández (@emmanuelcarvajal), who made this photo during #WWIM14🍴 in Mexico’s Parque Tangamanga. “I met these Instagrammers that day, but I really felt as if I knew them from years ago! Food not only gives us the chance to talk and reunite, but also it’s a great opportunity to share the very best of us,” he adds. Photo by @emmanuelcarvajal
Girma Berta (@gboxcreative) takes to the streets of his hometown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to document the fruit stands and the shoe shiners, the young and the old, the delivery boys and the shopkeepers — and everything in between. “I look for people with a great story that I feel like need to be captured. I also look for their lively interaction with each other and their environment,” says the 26-year-old photographer and a recipient of this year’s Getty Images Instagram Grant. “I am trying to address the immortalizing of my city’s current state, and so much that has been lost in the past without being properly documented.” Girma will be exhibiting his work at this year’s Photoville (@photovillenyc) festival in Brooklyn, taking place September 21-25. Photo by @gboxcreative
Hello, world! Meet today’s #WeeklyFluff. Princess Pumpkin (@pumpkinthepocketalpaca) is a sweet and lovable lady who defied the odds. Pumpkin weighed just 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms) when she was born, but after much TLC, this little fighter is thriving at home on a ranch outside of Los Angeles. Follow @pumpkinthepocketalpaca to watch the adventures of this pint-sized princess.
Last weekend, people around the world gathered for #WWIM14🍴 to celebrate the diversity of food and its ability to bring us together. We love the energy in this Boomerang, captured by @pacarhalal in Medan, Indonesia. Check out #WWIM14🍴 to see how our amazing community celebrated in every corner of the world. #Boomerang by @pacarhalal
Every time illustrator Alessandra Genualdo (@agenualdo) takes her English setter for a walk at home in London, she collects twigs, sprigs, pine needles and wildflowers along the way. “I always need to be surrounded by something that I find inspiring and comforting,” says Alessandra. The ritual offers a fresh perspective to her work. “The characters in my illustrations are always connected with nature in some way, either by wearing floral patterns or by having some greenery in the background.” On Monday, Alessandra illustrated the Erdem (@erdemlondon) fashion show during London Fashion Week. “I love the element of nostalgia in Erdem’s pieces, and of course the beautiful floral patterns,” she says. “They translate perfectly into an illustration or a painting.” This story is part of our new series #FashionIllustrated, stories of artists from around the world who are using their imaginations to bring style to life. Photo by @agenualdo
For a trip to Brazil’s Lagoa Misteriosa (Mysterious Lagoon), Stefania Kreitlon and Helder Góes (@trouxedela) packed an alligator mask. “The view instantly reminded me of the magic realism of Gabriel García Márquez, due to the unreal and improbable scenery we were gazing at,” says Stefania. “How better to portray this place than with a little more magic: a half-human, half-alligator creature climbing underwater wooden stairs?” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @trouxedela
Spotted outside of Delhi: a rainbow of outfits on the move. “I was struck by the colors of their clothes against the green of the road,” says Allison Joyce (@allisonsarahjoyce), a photojournalist from Boston who is currently working in India and Bangladesh. “In India, you can travel from north to south, east to west, and feel like you’ve visited a dozen different countries. It’s exciting and inspiring.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @allisonsarahjoyce
While Italian student Paolo Pasi (@paolopasi98) was visiting the town of Pavia, he stumbled upon this end-of-summer celebration with a late-night fireworks display. 💥 They’re dancing just for us in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. Follow @boomerangfrominstagram to see more mind-blowing loops from our community. #Boomerang by @paolopasi98
As athletes competing for Brazil (@ocpboficial) in the Paralympics, Mateus Evangelista (@mateusvangelista), Veronica Hipolito (@vehipolito) and Yohansson Nascimento (@yohanssonf) are proud to show off the medals they earned at the games this week in Rio de Janeiro. The Paralympics (@paralympics) run parallel to the Olympic Games and provide a platform for athletes with disabilities to compete on behalf of their country. While their performance on the track is a source of inspiration for anyone who watches, what inspires Yohansson is “the opportunity to bring medals to the Brazilian people.” Veronica adds that “the opportunity to get better every day” is what inspires her. Yohansson (pictured left) and Veronica (middle), both sprinters for Brazil, earned silver and bronze medals at the games this year. Mateus (pictured right), a long jumper, earned a silver in his event. #Boomerang by @vehipolito