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Last weekend, 17-year-old Hannah Barker (@nxtures) traveled from Essex to Margate, England, to attend Geek 2017 — a three-day gaming festival for all ages. For Hannah, a student and part-time Disney princess, work and play don’t look much different: “The cosplay masquerade was the highlight ... Last weekend, 17-year-old Hannah Barker (@nxtures) traveled from Essex to Margate, England, to attend Geek 2017 — a three-day gaming festival for all ages. For Hannah, a student and part-time Disney princess, work and play don’t look much different: “The cosplay masquerade was the highlight for me,” she says of the event, which housed retro games, virtual reality and more inside Dreamland, an amusement park that dates back to the 1800s. “I dressed up as Rapunzel. It’s the first costume I ever made myself. I’ve added lights and 1,000 rhinestones to the skirt by hand. Eventually, my dream is to design costumes for Disneyland.”
Check out our story to see more of Hannah’s time at Geek 2017.
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Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff. Here’s Manny (@yoremahm) — aka “The Selfie ...
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Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff. Here’s Manny (@yoremahm) — aka “The Selfie Cat” — who, as you can see, understands the power of a portrait. This rescued gray Tabby is often seen posing with canine pals and is always clawing to be the center of attention in his shots. Don’t ... Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff. Here’s Manny (@yoremahm) — aka “The Selfie Cat” — who, as you can see, understands the power of a portrait. This rescued gray Tabby is often seen posing with canine pals and is always clawing to be the center of attention in his shots.
Don’t miss any of this outdoor cat’s adventures. Follow @yoremahm stat.
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Love is in the air on the Canary Islands where Lydia Farray (@alataalde) spotted a pair of pink angels ...
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Love is in the air on the Canary Islands where Lydia Farray (@alataalde) spotted a pair of pink angels strolling hand-in-hand. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @alataalde Love is in the air on the Canary Islands where Lydia Farray (@alataalde) spotted a pair of pink angels strolling hand-in-hand. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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This week was sentimental for friends Akihito Nagata (@abu888) and Yurie (@yuuuuuriiie), who ...
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This week was sentimental for friends Akihito Nagata (@abu888) and Yurie (@yuuuuuriiie), who began collaborating after they met on Instagram, because Yurie will be moving to Tokyo. “I love this circular window,” says Akihito. “It perfectly frames the cityscape of Osaka and the backlight ... This week was sentimental for friends Akihito Nagata (@abu888) and Yurie (@yuuuuuriiie), who began collaborating after they met on Instagram, because Yurie will be moving to Tokyo. “I love this circular window,” says Akihito. “It perfectly frames the cityscape of Osaka and the backlight creates solid silhouettes.” #TheWeekOnInstagram
Photo of @yuuuuuriiie by @abu888
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A self-described “crafty gal,” Holly Fox (@hol_fox) always had a project. She bejeweled pumpkins, ...
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A self-described “crafty gal,” Holly Fox (@hol_fox) always had a project. She bejeweled pumpkins, built gingerbread houses — and then she shifted her focus to cookies when she realized royal icing mixed just like paint. “I’m constantly thinking about composition and color,” says Los ... A self-described “crafty gal,” Holly Fox (@hol_fox) always had a project. She bejeweled pumpkins, built gingerbread houses — and then she shifted her focus to cookies when she realized royal icing mixed just like paint. “I’m constantly thinking about composition and color,” says Los Angeles-based Holly, who became a graphic designer straight out of college. “My styling and cookie shapes reflect my graphic design style — nice and tidy. I’ve really tried to make colorful and clean my signature style!” She started posting sets of cookies three years ago and, according to Holly, she hasn’t slept since. 😉 #MadeToCreate
Watch our Instagram story to see Holly bake and decorate a batch of these beauties.
Photo by @hol_fox
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There’s fun to be had no matter how cold it gets for the residents of Budakli village. Kenan Nihat ...
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There’s fun to be had no matter how cold it gets for the residents of Budakli village. Kenan Nihat Elçi (@_kenannihatelci_) decided to pay a visit to the local thermal baths where he snapped this photo. “In cold weather, this has become an entertainment center for children,” he says. Follow ... There’s fun to be had no matter how cold it gets for the residents of Budakli village. Kenan Nihat Elçi (@_kenannihatelci_) decided to pay a visit to the local thermal baths where he snapped this photo. “In cold weather, this has become an entertainment center for children,” he says.

Follow along as we feature more of our favorite moments from #TheWeekOnInstagram.

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Jorge (@instayors) threw his hat into the ring for our #BoomerangOfTheWeek — and it paid off! This one was captured on a quick road trip with his friend Irene (@iregoes). Do you love taking Boomerangs? Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your caption. Yours might show up here on @instagram. #Boomerang ... Jorge (@instayors) threw his hat into the ring for our #BoomerangOfTheWeek — and it paid off! This one was captured on a quick road trip with his friend Irene (@iregoes).
Do you love taking Boomerangs? Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your caption. Yours might show up here on @instagram.
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPiseefaces The goal this weekend is to find faces in surprising and ...
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPiseefaces The goal this weekend is to find faces in surprising and unexpected places — like this one by @olafbreuning. Here’s how to get started: Slow down and take in your surroundings. Look down at the sidewalk for shapes that resemble facial expressions; ... Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPiseefaces
The goal this weekend is to find faces in surprising and unexpected places — like this one by @olafbreuning. Here’s how to get started:
Slow down and take in your surroundings. Look down at the sidewalk for shapes that resemble facial expressions; turn your attention up to find faces in buildings, clouds and trees.
Change your perspective — sometimes a face is revealed when you turn your view sideways or rearrange the food on your plate.
Use stickers and Instagram Stories drawing tools to add props and personality to a face that you found in the wild, then share the creation to your feed.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPiseefaces hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Featured photo by @olafbreuning
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“Can’t is not a word we like to use,” says Jon Boogz (@jonboogz), who together with Lil Buck (@lilbuckdalegend) founded Movement Art Is to inspire social change through creative physical expression. “Dance is more than just entertainment. It’s a universal language that can help heal,” ... “Can’t is not a word we like to use,” says Jon Boogz (@jonboogz), who together with Lil Buck (@lilbuckdalegend) founded Movement Art Is to inspire social change through creative physical expression. “Dance is more than just entertainment. It’s a universal language that can help heal,” Jon says. Whether they’re recording a performance to be viewed around the world or freestyling for friends, both are driven by the transformative experience shared by dancers and their audience. “Dance is a form of liberation regardless of how good you think you are,” says Buck. “So keep dancin’.”
Watch our Instagram story right now for a peek at this duo’s moves.
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“Our passion for photography and filmmaking came first, then drones,” says Jampal Williamson, ...
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“Our passion for photography and filmmaking came first, then drones,” says Jampal Williamson, who runs @saltywings with friend Michael Goetze. “In late 2015, we had an idea to explore and photograph the West Australian coastline with aerial technology,” says Michael, 29. That idea grew ... “Our passion for photography and filmmaking came first, then drones,” says Jampal Williamson, who runs @saltywings with friend Michael Goetze. “In late 2015, we had an idea to explore and photograph the West Australian coastline with aerial technology,” says Michael, 29. That idea grew into a video production house in Perth, where the duo works on daily posts. Using their experience as surfers to wait for perfect weather conditions, they fly and film just before sunrise or after sunset to capture a warm glow on the landscape. “Aesthetically, we are looking to capture a sense of wonder in our photographs,” says Jampal, 25. “We want our work to provide people with an escape to a beautiful place — an eternal summer holiday.”
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Don’t smile for the camera. That’s the first rule Simon Chaudoir (@simonchaudoir) imparts to the ...
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Don’t smile for the camera. That’s the first rule Simon Chaudoir (@simonchaudoir) imparts to the grips, gaffers and other behind-the-scenes characters that take center stage in his surreal, poker-faced photographs. When Simon, a London-based director of photography, began staging ... Don’t smile for the camera. That’s the first rule Simon Chaudoir (@simonchaudoir) imparts to the grips, gaffers and other behind-the-scenes characters that take center stage in his surreal, poker-faced photographs. When Simon, a London-based director of photography, began staging the photos — which he initially dubbed “Industrial Accidents” — they were simply mementos of his gigs. Now, his clients often are as eager to hear his ideas for the picture he and the crew sneak off to snap during their lunch break as the one they were hired to shoot. “Some directors and producers probably think, ‘Do I want to hire this guy, given that he seems to spend so much time on set arsing around?’” Simon says. “But taking a picture really cheers people up. It’s something beyond the work, work, work — a silly, joyous moment.”
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A note from Kevin Systrom (@kevin): I’m excited to announce that the theme of Worldwide InstaMeet ...
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A note from Kevin Systrom (@kevin): I’m excited to announce that the theme of Worldwide InstaMeet 15 ( #WWIM15️) is kindness. Every day, one of the largest and most diverse communities in the world comes together on Instagram. By enabling people to share who they truly are in an inclusive, ... A note from Kevin Systrom (@kevin):
I’m excited to announce that the theme of Worldwide InstaMeet 15 ( #WWIM15❤️) is kindness. Every day, one of the largest and most diverse communities in the world comes together on Instagram. By enabling people to share who they truly are in an inclusive, welcoming environment, I believe that Instagram can be the most supportive global community. On the weekend of March 25-26, join tens of thousands of people around the world to share, explore and celebrate while spreading kindness. Our features like Instagram Stories and Live Stories offer even more opportunities to organize creatively and get more people involved near you.

Interested in hosting a #WWIM15❤️? Tell us about your meetup at bit.ly/wwim15.

Kevin Systrom
Co-Founder & CEO
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Ingrid Rizzieri’s jewelry business Entre Cubos (@entrecubos) — translated into English as “Between ...
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Ingrid Rizzieri’s jewelry business Entre Cubos (@entrecubos) — translated into English as “Between Cubes” — emerged from a personal fashion quest. “The market offers a lot of classic jewelry, which is more delicate and feminine,” says 20-year-old Ingrid, who’s from São Paulo. “I could ... Ingrid Rizzieri’s jewelry business Entre Cubos (@entrecubos) — translated into English as “Between Cubes” — emerged from a personal fashion quest. “The market offers a lot of classic jewelry, which is more delicate and feminine,” says 20-year-old Ingrid, who’s from São Paulo. “I could never see myself wearing that style.” Ingrid started crafting jewelry that suited her taste, but after constantly getting stopped on the street by admirers, she started selling her handmade designs. “When you want to do something new, you need to stop following trends and start listening to yourself. Follow your own instinct and develop new paths for inspiration. When you do that with passion, dedication and responsibility, the chances of success are higher.” #MadeToCreate
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Marko Drobnjakovic (@xmd101) has his #EyesOn a brutal winter and a tide of refugees making their ...
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Marko Drobnjakovic (@xmd101) has his #EyesOn a brutal winter and a tide of refugees making their way into his native city of Belgrade, Serbia. For the 37-year-old photojournalist, this is another chapter in a journey he has traced from places like war-torn Iraq, the shores of Greece and ... Marko Drobnjakovic (@xmd101) has his #EyesOn a brutal winter and a tide of refugees making their way into his native city of Belgrade, Serbia. For the 37-year-old photojournalist, this is another chapter in a journey he has traced from places like war-torn Iraq, the shores of Greece and across the Balkans. “They risked their lives, crossing the water in unseaworthy dinghies,” Marko says of the refugees he has met over the years. “They spent their life-savings to get from one border to the next, and they were often forced to put their destinies in the hands of ruthless human traffickers. They hid in cornfields to avoid police patrols, while carrying their children in their arms.”
For Marko, the fallout from fractured states rings familiar: “The breakup of Yugoslavia, once my homeland — the mythical country that could have been but never was — has shaped my life. Back then, I was neither child nor man, but I was reduced to the role of a bystander, helpless to stop it or change it.”
Watch our Instagram story to see more of Marko’s work.
Photo by @xmd101
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Kirsty Ballard (@madeinjoho) captured a candid display of joyful affection when her mom, an elephant ...
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Kirsty Ballard (@madeinjoho) captured a candid display of joyful affection when her mom, an elephant enthusiast from England, visited a sanctuary in South Africa. “This fella in particular loves to give trunk kisses and was by far mum’s favorite,” she says. #WHPloveis Photo by @madeinjoho Kirsty Ballard (@madeinjoho) captured a candid display of joyful affection when her mom, an elephant enthusiast from England, visited a sanctuary in South Africa. “This fella in particular loves to give trunk kisses and was by far mum’s favorite,” she says. #WHPloveis
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“The purpose of this photo is to share love in all its forms,” says Domingo (@domingoxlatarde) of ...
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“The purpose of this photo is to share love in all its forms,” says Domingo (@domingoxlatarde) of the heart that took shape in an ocean breeze, which he dedicated to his grandmother. “I’m always curious what love means to people — love has no boundaries!” Photo by @domingoxlatarde “The purpose of this photo is to share love in all its forms,” says Domingo (@domingoxlatarde) of the heart that took shape in an ocean breeze, which he dedicated to his grandmother. “I’m always curious what love means to people — love has no boundaries!”
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“Self-love is the <span class="emoji emoji1f511"></span> for loving the world,” says Shay Meir (@shaymeir), a photographer based in Israel ...
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“Self-love is the for loving the world,” says Shay Meir (@shaymeir), a photographer based in Israel who made this #WHPloveis submission as part of a special Valentine’s Day series. “When we love ourselves, we have great energy to give and create.” Photo by @shaymeir “Self-love is the 🔑 for loving the world,” says Shay Meir (@shaymeir), a photographer based in Israel who made this #WHPloveis submission as part of a special Valentine’s Day series. “When we love ourselves, we have great energy to give and create.”
Photo by @shaymeir
Hello, world! It’s time for a very special edition of #WeeklyFluff. Meet Biscuit (@busybodybiscuit), ...
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Hello, world! It’s time for a very special edition of #WeeklyFluff. Meet Biscuit (@busybodybiscuit), a Cavalier King Charles who was spotted getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit with her puppy pal Sir Charles Barkley. Follow @busybodybiscuit to keep up with her adventures around ... Hello, world! It’s time for a very special edition of #WeeklyFluff. Meet Biscuit (@busybodybiscuit), a Cavalier King Charles who was spotted getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit with her puppy pal Sir Charles Barkley. 💋 Follow @busybodybiscuit to keep up with her adventures around Chicago.
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It all began with snickerdoodles. Growing up in New Jersey, Michele Tanenbaum’s (@lucky_bites) health-focused mother wouldn’t allow treats in the house, but Michele managed to trick her into letting her bake cookies. “I convinced her it was creative,” she says. “And everybody has cinnamon ... It all began with snickerdoodles. Growing up in New Jersey, Michele Tanenbaum’s (@lucky_bites) health-focused mother wouldn’t allow treats in the house, but Michele managed to trick her into letting her bake cookies. “I convinced her it was creative,” she says. “And everybody has cinnamon and sugar. Snickerdoodles were my go-to.” Looking at the kinds of cookies she now dreams up for her Brooklyn, New York-based business Luckybites — named after her dog, Lucky — that early creativity has flourished. Trained as an apparel designer, Michele first got an inkling to turn cookie decorating into a profession when she was holiday shopping. “I was buying gourmet gift baskets to give to clients, and I realized that I could probably make them better myself,” she says. So, she took to coming up with her own recipes for everything from biscotti to Linzer hearts to thumbprints to sugar cookies. “I started to realize that I liked this way of being creative better than the clothing design.” For Valentine’s Day, Michele says she will be sketching just like she did during her fashion days. “But now I’m doing it with icing.”
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In Singapore, Jeryl (@smilewithjeryl) uses light trails to create a symbol of love’s limitless ...
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In Singapore, Jeryl (@smilewithjeryl) uses light trails to create a symbol of love’s limitless potential. #WHPloveis Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to this weekend’s hashtag project. Photo by @smilewithjeryl In Singapore, Jeryl (@smilewithjeryl) uses light trails to create a symbol of love’s limitless potential. #WHPloveis
Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to this weekend’s hashtag project.
Photo by @smilewithjeryl
“Love is seeing the world through a child’s eyes,” says @thetravelingbumblebee in the caption ...
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“Love is seeing the world through a child’s eyes,” says @thetravelingbumblebee in the caption to her #WHPloveis submission. She captured this moment of pure bliss during a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo by @thetravelingbumblebee “Love is seeing the world through a child’s eyes,” says @thetravelingbumblebee in the caption to her #WHPloveis submission. She captured this moment of pure bliss during a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Sreevathsav (@sreevathsav) captured these lovely smiles during a friend’s wedding celebration ...
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Sreevathsav (@sreevathsav) captured these lovely smiles during a friend’s wedding celebration in Bangalore, India. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to this weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPloveis. Photo by @sreevathsav Sreevathsav (@sreevathsav) captured these lovely smiles during a friend’s wedding celebration in Bangalore, India.
Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to this weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPloveis.
Photo by @sreevathsav
Even the most rational, scientifically minded people in the world need a little break from reality ...
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Even the most rational, scientifically minded people in the world need a little break from reality sometimes. Silvia Minucelli (@mijbilcreatures) knows the feeling all too well, so the engineer channeled that energy into creating her tiny, indescribably cute animal figurines. “I’m ... Even the most rational, scientifically minded people in the world need a little break from reality sometimes. Silvia Minucelli (@mijbilcreatures) knows the feeling all too well, so the engineer channeled that energy into creating her tiny, indescribably cute animal figurines. “I’m a rather introverted person, so in some sense my miniature world works as a buffer between me and the ‘real world,’” says Silvia, who lives in Sweden. She sculpts, paints, bakes and varnishes polymer clay — “traditional sculpting tools are way too big for my miniatures, so I use toothpicks, crochet hooks, needles and my fingertips” – to create her creatures like dragons, unicorns, jackalopes and satyrs. “Like many engineers, fantasy and mythology have always been a part of my life,” says Silvia, whose mother read her “The Hobbit” before bed while she was growing up in Venice, Italy. It’s back to her home country for Valentine’s Day this year — the ski slopes of the Dolomites are too good to miss out on in February. “Lots of snow, good company and a cup of decadent hot chocolate,” says Silvia. “What could be better?” #MadeToCreate
Photo by @mijbilcreatures
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Sunday night is one of the biggest nights in music — the 59th Annual Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy), taking place in Los Angeles. Watch our Instagram story right now to see what the night is like behind the scenes and from the red carpet. Boomerang of @ddlovato Sunday night is one of the biggest nights in music — the 59th Annual Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy), taking place in Los Angeles. 🎤
Watch our Instagram story right now to see what the night is like behind the scenes and from the red carpet.
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For Jenn Sanchez (@jennchezdesign), a beautiful arrangement of flowers can induce a sense of delight ...
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For Jenn Sanchez (@jennchezdesign), a beautiful arrangement of flowers can induce a sense of delight — and maybe even love. “I really believe the right combination of color, texture and movement can make you feel something — transport you somewhere else,” says the 25-year-old California-based ... For Jenn Sanchez (@jennchezdesign), a beautiful arrangement of flowers can induce a sense of delight — and maybe even love. “I really believe the right combination of color, texture and movement can make you feel something — transport you somewhere else,” says the 25-year-old California-based floral designer. Jenn was painting flowers as a young girl long before she was arranging them, but she was always a little frustrated with her art. “I wanted something more tangible,” she says. “Throughout the years, flowers were a constant source of inspiration. Their complexity still astounds me — all that from a tiny seed. Working with something physical has been immensely satisfying.”
Jenn’s efforts are the reward for the lucky admirers who snag one of her arrangements for Valentine’s Day this year, but she’s personally hoping for something sweeter: “Maybe some sea salt dark chocolate from my husband.”
Photo of @jennchezdesign by @gillianstevens
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A reunion with friends from Fukuoka, Japan, led Shinya Umetsu (@chikuwa91) to create this fun freeze-frame. ...
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A reunion with friends from Fukuoka, Japan, led Shinya Umetsu (@chikuwa91) to create this fun freeze-frame. Shinya’s the one in the middle, and yes, he did face-plant into the snow. “Before trying with three people, I was trying it alone many times over and over. I thought my glasses might ... A reunion with friends from Fukuoka, Japan, led Shinya Umetsu (@chikuwa91) to create this fun freeze-frame. Shinya’s the one in the middle, and yes, he did face-plant into the snow. “Before trying with three people, I was trying it alone many times over and over. I thought my glasses might be broken!” he says. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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“This photo represents the real Casablanca, the busy city where many things can happen at the same ...
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“This photo represents the real Casablanca, the busy city where many things can happen at the same time!” says Yassine Alaoui Ismaili (@yoriyas), a lifelong resident and photographer. “Chaotic but organized.” Follow along as we feature more of our favorite moments from #TheWeekOnInstagram. Photo ... “This photo represents the real Casablanca, the busy city where many things can happen at the same time!” says Yassine Alaoui Ismaili (@yoriyas), a lifelong resident and photographer. “Chaotic but organized.”
Follow along as we feature more of our favorite moments from #TheWeekOnInstagram.
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“Please try to refrain from drooling, these are just words” prefaces the far-out descriptions ...
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“Please try to refrain from drooling, these are just words” prefaces the far-out descriptions of Fluffë’s (@fluffegram) fairy floss (aka cotton candy) flavors. “Gypsy Dreams” is “rich caramel floss laced with crunchy charms and shiny trinkets, to give you the sweetest dreams.” “Boys ... “Please try to refrain from drooling, these are just words” prefaces the far-out descriptions of Fluffë’s (@fluffegram) fairy floss (aka cotton candy) flavors. “Gypsy Dreams” is “rich caramel floss laced with crunchy charms and shiny trinkets, to give you the sweetest dreams.” “Boys Tears” is a “bittersweet blue floss flavored with only the cutest boys’ tears for a slightly salty taste.” But Nathan Hunter, the 21-year-old from Sydney, Australia, who built the Fluffë brand, says his most popular flavor is “Unicorn Poop,” ideal for “rainbow lovers, unicorn owners, musk lovers, pastel princesses, sprinkle addicts and those that need a little more magic in their diet!” For Valentine’s Day, Nathan created customizable boxes for his customers. “It’s really sweet to see what some people write,” says Nathan. “The best ones are from mothers to their daughters. They’re beautiful.” 💗
#MadeToCreate
Check out our Instagram story to see more from this fairy floss aficionado.
Photo of @fluffegram by @sugarandsaltcookies
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Chance the Rapper (@chancetherapper) has been nominated for a whopping seven Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy), ...
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Chance the Rapper (@chancetherapper) has been nominated for a whopping seven Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy), including Best New Artist. “I saw the main victory or accomplishment being that the Recording Academy was going to start recognizing streaming-only and not-for-sale projects ... Chance the Rapper (@chancetherapper) has been nominated for a whopping seven Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy), including Best New Artist. “I saw the main victory or accomplishment being that the Recording Academy was going to start recognizing streaming-only and not-for-sale projects from recognized platforms,” says the 23-year-old rapper from Chicago, whose album “Coloring Book” is the first streaming-only album ever to receive a Grammy nomination. “I was cool with my life before I found out that I was nominated for any Grammys, and finding out that I was nominated for several? It’s still not really real to me yet. But when I found out, I was in my bed, dumbfounded and completely alone, and I just kind of screamed and turned on some music. It was a great, great moment in my life.”
Photo by @chancetherapper
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In perfect unison, three friends walk on air in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. Cristina and Fran (@xicaxico) captured this moment during a weekend with friends near Jaén, Spain. Do you love taking Boomerangs? Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your caption — it might show up here on @instagram. #Boomerang ... In perfect unison, three friends walk on air in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. Cristina and Fran (@xicaxico) captured this moment during a weekend with friends near Jaén, Spain.
Do you love taking Boomerangs? Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your caption — it might show up here on @instagram.
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Designer Becca McCharen-Tran (@beccamccharentran) grew up dreaming of a career in architecture ...
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Designer Becca McCharen-Tran (@beccamccharentran) grew up dreaming of a career in architecture — not fashion. “It wasn’t until I realized that at the center of the fashion industry are artists who are interested in materials and connections that I could see myself being a part of fashion,” ... Designer Becca McCharen-Tran (@beccamccharentran) grew up dreaming of a career in architecture — not fashion. “It wasn’t until I realized that at the center of the fashion industry are artists who are interested in materials and connections that I could see myself being a part of fashion,” says the founder of Chromat (@chromat), Becca’s bodywear clothing line that started as a creative side project. “Utilizing [architecture] design processes on a smaller scale to the body was a natural progression,” she says. Becca has outfitted style icons like Madonna and Beyoncé, and Chromat’s latest collection takes inspiration from life vests and floatation devices, designed for extended survival in rough, open water.
Her advice to budding designers trying to stay afloat? “I’m a big fan of taking a nontraditional route to fashion. It’s helped me define myself and my point of view,” she says. “Also, learn how to sew.”
Watch our Instagram story to go behind the scenes from Becca’s show at #NYFW.
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPloveis In honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the world ...
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPloveis In honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the world on February 14, this weekend’s goal is to create photos and videos that show what love means to you. Here’s how to get started: At home? Capture candid moments that demonstrate the closeness ... Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPloveis
In honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the world on February 14, this weekend’s goal is to create photos and videos that show what love means to you. 💗
Here’s how to get started:
At home? Capture candid moments that demonstrate the closeness among people (or pets) who share downtime together.
Find the tiny gestures of love from everyday life, like a thoughtfully packed school lunch, a couple commuting together or a neighborhood group gathering to clean up a beloved park.
Be on the lookout for love in unexpected places like spotting the shape of a heart in a tree.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPloveis hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Featured photo by @yanpalmer
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Reading a magazine, driving down the road, halfway through a daydream — these are all places where ...
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Reading a magazine, driving down the road, halfway through a daydream — these are all places where future lyrics have come to singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini). “The reason I love songwriting so much is it’s ever changing. There’s never one set way. It just hits you. ... Reading a magazine, driving down the road, halfway through a daydream — these are all places where future lyrics have come to singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini). “The reason I love songwriting so much is it’s ever changing. There’s never one set way. It just hits you. However a song is supposed to happen, it will happen.” Since her Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy) nomination for Best New Artist, Kelsea hasn’t stopped moving, but despite being away from home, she loves touring. “It gives you a chance to see firsthand that your music matters,” says the 23-year-old who lives in Nashville. “To see a little girl in the very back row of this 2,500-seat theater singing a song I wrote for my record that hasn’t been on the radio — that was something that I hadn’t experienced yet. It was really validating as a new artist to know that I have that connection and that impact with that audience.”
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The ingredients in baker Moema Machado’s (@moema.machado) recipes may be simple, but the end products ...
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The ingredients in baker Moema Machado’s (@moema.machado) recipes may be simple, but the end products are full of emotion. “When the bread goes into the oven, it suddenly jumps out at me and gives a big smile,” says the 35-year-old from Goiás, Brazil. “This is how I see it, without exaggeration.” ... The ingredients in baker Moema Machado’s (@moema.machado) recipes may be simple, but the end products are full of emotion. “When the bread goes into the oven, it suddenly jumps out at me and gives a big smile,” says the 35-year-old from Goiás, Brazil. “This is how I see it, without exaggeration.” Moema’s creative process begins long before she touches the dough. She loves to dive into research, learning the history of different types of breads or the cultivation of grains. “In reality, you hardly need anything. It’s just flour, water and time. Then, everything emerges,” says Moema. “I love understanding the processes and respecting the bread’s own time, as each batch represents a challenge and a learning experience.”
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The morning the Grammy Awards nominations (@recordingacademy) were announced, the Chainsmokers ...
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The morning the Grammy Awards nominations (@recordingacademy) were announced, the Chainsmokers (@thechainsmokers) were in line waiting for coffee and doughnuts. “It was 8 a.m. in Boston, and our tour manager was with us, plus a bunch of strangers,” says Alex Pall, one half of the EDM duo ... The morning the Grammy Awards nominations (@recordingacademy) were announced, the Chainsmokers (@thechainsmokers) were in line waiting for coffee and doughnuts. “It was 8 a.m. in Boston, and our tour manager was with us, plus a bunch of strangers,” says Alex Pall, one half of the EDM duo nominated for three Grammys, including Best New Artist. “We bought everyone coffee!” This year, the Chainsmokers will release their first full-length album and hit the road for a 40-city North American tour, but Alex recalls the moment everything clicked: the night they created “Roses,” their second single. “Up to that point, we had always been kind of trying to make music that fit into something. ‘Can DJs play this in clubs? Will people be able to play it at festivals? Does this sound like what’s popular right now?’” explains Alex. “‘Roses’ was one of the first songs we made where we wanted to play it over and over again just for ourselves.” 🌹
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Three days — that’s how long it takes Tomoro Mizuno (@tomoro.m) to create one small bowl or sake cup. “It takes about eight hours to make the pattern alone,” he says. Tomoro makes nerikomi pottery, a centuries-old technique that consists of coloring white clay with different oxides and minerals ... Three days — that’s how long it takes Tomoro Mizuno (@tomoro.m) to create one small bowl or sake cup. “It takes about eight hours to make the pattern alone,” he says. Tomoro makes nerikomi pottery, a centuries-old technique that consists of coloring white clay with different oxides and minerals (nerikomi means “kneading” in Japanese) and carefully laying strips into patterns that appear when you slice the clay slab laterally. “My father and grandfather also made nerikomi pottery, so I’ve seen it since I was young,” says Tomoro, who studied pottery and woodworking in school and gradually moved to work full time from his studio in Seto, Japan. He has a steady sale of his intricate designs of wildflowers, pandas and human faces, but it’s still exciting to see people engage with his creations. “I’m always surprised when people have such a reaction to my work,” says Tomoro. #MadeToCreate
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The night before the Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy) nominations were announced, Anderson ...
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The night before the Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy) nominations were announced, Anderson .Paak (@anderson._paak) went to bed feeling like it could be Christmas. “You know when you have that little feeling in your stomach?” asks Anderson, who was nominated for two awards — Best Urban ... The night before the Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy) nominations were announced, Anderson .Paak (@anderson._paak) went to bed feeling like it could be Christmas. “You know when you have that little feeling in your stomach?” asks Anderson, who was nominated for two awards — Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best New Artist. He awoke to the news and linked up for a sushi and sake celebration with his guitar player and best friend Jose Rios. “We’re just looking at each other like, this is crazy man,” says the 31-year-old artist, originally from Ventura, California. “We didn’t really know what to say.” This year, Anderson and his band, The Free Nationals, are working on a new album and heading on tour with Bruno Mars starting in March.
Anderson enjoys meeting new people and trying new food on the road, but the hardest part is being apart from his family, including his 6-year-old son. When Anderson explained what happens at the Grammys, his son couldn’t stop asking if his dad would win a trophy. “So,” laughs Anderson, “hopefully we’ll get a trophy.”
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Documentary photographer Jashim Salam’s (@jashimsalam) childhood heroes didn’t carry a camera ...
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Documentary photographer Jashim Salam’s (@jashimsalam) childhood heroes didn’t carry a camera and chase a story — they pulled a rickshaw. “My fascination with rickshaw has never faded away,” he says. “Like for many other Bengali people, it is the best type of ride in the whole world.” For ... Documentary photographer Jashim Salam’s (@jashimsalam) childhood heroes didn’t carry a camera and chase a story — they pulled a rickshaw. “My fascination with rickshaw has never faded away,” he says. “Like for many other Bengali people, it is the best type of ride in the whole world.” For the past five years, Jashim, who exhibits internationally, has been keeping a visual diary of his rickshaw rides, all with the same perspective, and he now shares them on @the_dailyride.
The intimate and personal moments he posts compose what Jashim calls his “spontaneous sketchbook,” images unburdened by the pressure of technical perfection he seeks in his professional practice. “Bangladesh is a vibrant country, full of life and so many things happening always,” says Jashim. “I always seek those simple, beautiful, human emotions and feelings that matter most.”
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Jill Emmer’s (@shineonyoucraydiamond) visual creation for #WHPtimetravel feels frozen in time. ...
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Jill Emmer’s (@shineonyoucraydiamond) visual creation for #WHPtimetravel feels frozen in time. “I was envisioning a 1970s Scooby-Doo episode when I edited this photo. I pictured the ice boat and its vintage-looking passenger mysteriously appearing through the fog,” says Jill, who ... Jill Emmer’s (@shineonyoucraydiamond) visual creation for #WHPtimetravel feels frozen in time. “I was envisioning a 1970s Scooby-Doo episode when I edited this photo. I pictured the ice boat and its vintage-looking passenger mysteriously appearing through the fog,” says Jill, who is the official photographer of this year’s @artshantyprojects, where she spotted the intriguing vessel. “I love anything that’s whimsical and tells a story. Time travel is a perfect fit!”
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Dennis Elliott (@ddesigns_) combined multiple exposures into a single frame for his #WHPtimetravel ...
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Dennis Elliott (@ddesigns_) combined multiple exposures into a single frame for his #WHPtimetravel submission. “This photo represents a time traveler’s attempt to access time, or the time stream itself, causing her to exist at two points in time, at the same time — I watch a lot of sci-fi ... Dennis Elliott (@ddesigns_) combined multiple exposures into a single frame for his #WHPtimetravel submission. “This photo represents a time traveler’s attempt to access time, or the time stream itself, causing her to exist at two points in time, at the same time — I watch a lot of sci-fi related movies and shows, so it makes sense to me,” he says with a laugh.
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When Vladimir Kutenkov (@kutenkov) spotted these two women in traditional kimonos at the Tsvetnoy Central Market, he asked if they’d participate in his #WHPtimetravel submission. “I saw the escalator, its beautiful symmetry, and in my mind I had an idea to bridge the past and the present,” ... When Vladimir Kutenkov (@kutenkov) spotted these two women in traditional kimonos at the Tsvetnoy Central Market, he asked if they’d participate in his #WHPtimetravel submission. “I saw the escalator, its beautiful symmetry, and in my mind I had an idea to bridge the past and the present,” says the student from Moscow, who adds there was one challenge: “We waited a very long time for there to be no people on the escalator!”
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“I always look up to artists who have gumption — people who aren’t afraid to go left of center and create ...
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“I always look up to artists who have gumption — people who aren’t afraid to go left of center and create their own sound,” says singer-songwriter Maren Morris (@marenmorris), citing musicians steeped in country and soul, like Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Merle Haggard and Etta James, as major ... “I always look up to artists who have gumption — people who aren’t afraid to go left of center and create their own sound,” says singer-songwriter Maren Morris (@marenmorris), citing musicians steeped in country and soul, like Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Merle Haggard and Etta James, as major influences on her album “Hero.” This year, the 26-year-old who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is nominated for four Grammy Awards (@recordingacademy) including Best New Artist.
“I always get melody ideas after midnight and quickly try to record them on my phone before they leave the ether forever,” says Maren, who recently spent time in Grand Cayman, relaxing and writing music. “My mind was able to turn off for a bit from the real world and access the creative side of me that doesn’t overthink or insecurely judge what is a good lyric.” In addition to her nominations, Maren will perform at the Grammys. “I’ll be posting every step of the way!” she says.
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In a future envisioned by Elizabeth (@lisaermilova), there are no rules to how you can travel. “Somewhere ...
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In a future envisioned by Elizabeth (@lisaermilova), there are no rules to how you can travel. “Somewhere in a future or parallel universe, my house is able to fly,” she writes in her caption. #WHPtimetravel Photo illustration by @lisaermilova In a future envisioned by Elizabeth (@lisaermilova), there are no rules to how you can travel. “Somewhere in a future or parallel universe, my house is able to fly,” she writes in her caption. #WHPtimetravel
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Reality seems briefly suspended in a timeless moment spotted by Rohit Vohra (@rohit_apf) in Pushkar, ...
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Reality seems briefly suspended in a timeless moment spotted by Rohit Vohra (@rohit_apf) in Pushkar, India. “The Rajasthani man collects feed for the camels as the tourists fly in the hot air balloons,” he says in his caption. #WHPtimetravel Photo by @rohit_apf Reality seems briefly suspended in a timeless moment spotted by Rohit Vohra (@rohit_apf) in Pushkar, India. “The Rajasthani man collects feed for the camels as the tourists fly in the hot air balloons,” he says in his caption. #WHPtimetravel
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With goggles secured and a stuffed animal in tow, these two are ready for an adventure in a cardboard ...
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With goggles secured and a stuffed animal in tow, these two are ready for an adventure in a cardboard time machine. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to #WHPtimetravel. Photo by @turtledove.a With goggles secured and a stuffed animal in tow, these two are ready for an adventure in a cardboard time machine.
Follow along as we feature more of our favorite submissions to #WHPtimetravel.
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Peekaboo, world! It’s time for #WeeklyFluff. This is Moo Moo (@cocka_tiel) , a sweet cockatiel from South Korea who always has a song to sing. Follow @cocka_tiel to make sure you never miss a tune. Peekaboo, world! It’s time for #WeeklyFluff. This is Moo Moo (@cocka_tiel) 🐦💕, a sweet cockatiel from South Korea who always has a song to sing. Follow @cocka_tiel to make sure you never miss a tune.
In Nara, Japan, Chad Santos (@elchadsantos) captured a deer crossing sign brought to life in his ...
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In Nara, Japan, Chad Santos (@elchadsantos) captured a deer crossing sign brought to life in his first-ever encounter with one of the creatures. “These deer are polite with you — you can feed them and touch them. Nature in Japan is awesome,” says Chad. #TheWeekOnInstagram. Photo by @elchadsantos In Nara, Japan, Chad Santos (@elchadsantos) captured a deer crossing sign brought to life in his first-ever encounter with one of the creatures. “These deer are polite with you — you can feed them and touch them. Nature in Japan is awesome,” says Chad.
#TheWeekOnInstagram.
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Fox NFL Kickoff host Charissa Thompson’s (@charissajthompson) first foray into sports broadcasting ...
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Fox NFL Kickoff host Charissa Thompson’s (@charissajthompson) first foray into sports broadcasting came when she was 11 years old. “I taped a tennis ball to a paper towel roll and used it as a microphone,” says the Seattle native. “I loved watching sports as a kid and just knew it was what I ... Fox NFL Kickoff host Charissa Thompson’s (@charissajthompson) first foray into sports broadcasting came when she was 11 years old. “I taped a tennis ball to a paper towel roll and used it as a microphone,” says the Seattle native. “I loved watching sports as a kid and just knew it was what I wanted to do.” Charissa’s earliest memories of watching football include big barbecues, complete with hot dogs, sitting next to her dad. “Every Sunday, it unifies people — sports do that. They bring people together,” explains Charissa. “The Super Bowl, which attracts celebrities and brings the biggest stars to perform or attend, is the perfect stage for ‘who’s who’ in sports and entertainment.” 🏈 Check out @charissajthompson to follow her coverage of #SB51 on her Instagram story.
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Golden light filtering through towering pines creates a weekend escape in this photo by Giuseppe ...
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Golden light filtering through towering pines creates a weekend escape in this photo by Giuseppe (@antppe) from Dublin. “I could come every day to this spot,” he says in his caption. Follow along as we feature some of our favorite moments from #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @antppe Golden light filtering through towering pines creates a weekend escape in this photo by Giuseppe (@antppe) from Dublin. “I could come every day to this spot,” he says in his caption. Follow along as we feature some of our favorite moments from #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Sunday night, the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in the biggest American ...
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Sunday night, the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in the biggest American football game of the year. And the official halftime show headliner is none other than Lady Gaga (@ladygaga). Watch our Instagram story right now to go behind the scenes with Gaga as she gears ... Sunday night, the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in the biggest American football game of the year. And the official halftime show headliner is none other than Lady Gaga (@ladygaga).
Watch our Instagram story right now to go behind the scenes with Gaga as she gears up for her big (much-anticipated) #SB51 performance.
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