For months I have been asking myself what is Emma Li all about? All I could come out with is fashion and photography, photography and fashion. Round and round I go. The answers are not very satisfying as you can tell. I was taking these photos, and I wonder why I was making these
Patience is a virtue, but we millennials got none. As a millennial, we all get big dreams. We don’t want to be normal. We see “success” happened to other people who are our age or even younger. Youtube and Instagram made it possible for normal people to be influencers and have their own voices
Being in front of camera has taught me a lot about photography. Because both the model and the photographer make a photo. Now I have shot with quite a few different photographers, I took notes from the subject’s perspective. One thing we might overlook is that when the photographer is nice and genuine, it evokes
“Live the Life you’ve imagined.” I wrote the quote on a piece of paper many years ago and it has been on my wall (actual wall) since. This is also why I started imaginesville, a place where people live up to their imaginations and inspirations. It’s an imaginary place where all the creative people live.
Do you ever feel like you can’t be yourself? Like the world wants you to act and behave certain ways? Well, resit that urge to fit in, because it’s more interesting to lead a life that is unconventional than the other way around. You may actualize your values and dreams only if you stick to
Growing up, I was never a girly girl. Before I turned eight, I lived in the countryside of Northern China. I played with mud, ants and whatever is in my environment. I didn’t climb trees, but I did crawl under a train one time when the train was blocking my way from school to home.
This is another outfit I had last year on my cross country road trip. I actually wore it at Yellow Stone National Park. I don’t know where I got the inspiration to put together this outfit. I just remember seeing it at the thrift store. I really like the color and the patterns. It’s not
Last year Brian and I did a cross country road trip. Before we took off, I did some thrift store shopping. When I travel, I really like to dress more free and creatively in contrast to how I would dress at work. So I picked up some really cute and whimsical outfits. This is
As the temperature drops when we enter into Fall, there is a cool fashion tip I want to share with you. We have all these cute summer dresses we don’t want to put away yet, the simple trick is to wear leggings, ankle boots and a jacket, then you are all set. It’s not time
For any girl who loves fashion, you know a hat is a must have. Not only a good hat can cover you from the sun, but also it really brings up the outfit and makes you look dressy. I have all sorts of hats at home, but this wool safari hat is my favorite. (I