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  • Wanna hang? 🤗 “To me the perfect weekend is hanging out at the beach. In this photo I took that quite literally,” says Jenny Olkus (@meerkatconstellations). The screenwriting student made the most out of a cloudy beach day in San Diego with a serene pose and a colorful outfit. #WHPweekend
Photo by @meerkatconstellations
  • When your big brother dives in, it’s best to hold on. “My kids jump in the pool like crazy wild ones — swimming like little fish, having the time of their lives,” says Skye Taten (@skye_taten), the mom and photographer behind the lens. “This photo gives me complete joy for the adventures we share together.” #WHPweekend
Photo by @skye_taten
  • No rainbow today? No problem. Artist Eleana Chrysanthou (@sketchingcy) and her daughters painted a rainbow inspired by the one they saw near their home in Nicosia, Cyprus. The next day, the weather had changed, and there were no rainbows in sight. “I thought to use the one that we painted and place it back where it belongs,” Eleana says.
Follow along as we share more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPweekend.
Photo by @sketchingcy
  • Don’t believe in magic? Kevin Li (@kevinlimagic) might change your mind. 🤯 “I never use video editing or CGI to accomplish any of my magic,” says the 21-year-old from Los Angeles. “I want my magic to spark creativity and allow people to see things differently.”
For this modern wizard, magic runs in the family. “I owe it to my grandfather who was the first person to teach me magic when I was 8 years old,” he says.
His favorite trick? Unlocking someone’s smartphone. “Magic is usually associated with the typical card tricks, so finding their passcode instead of the card always sparks crazy emotions,” says Kevin.
Tune in to our story and IGTV channel today and get ready to believe in Kevin’s mesmerizing magic tricks.
Video by @kevinlimagic
  • Organizing expert and best-selling author Marie Kondo (@mariekondo) packs up a backpack in her signature KonMari method.
  • Can you imagine a 10-foot-tall (3 meter) version of a Stories sticker on a #SydneyMardiGras float?! (We did.) 🌈 London-based illustrator Josh McKenna (@jshmck) learned the news that we wanted to bring his sticker to life via email late at night. “I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading,” says Josh. “I couldn’t reply quick enough and was keen to hear more about the design process and manufacturing of the figure becoming 3D.” He was on the ground at Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration to see the float IRL.

Josh created this sticker as a symbol of empowerment and encouragement. “The figure itself doesn’t have a name, as I want it to be open to interpretation, but visually was taken from vogue dancers of the past. He also works on a level with many people to express sassy feelings and excitement for a weekend, a party or general ‘YASSS’ moments!” #FearlessStories
  • “I’ve always been very interested in people, which is part of the reason I decided to go into journalism,” says BuzzFeed News reporter and producer Kassy Cho (@kassy), who was born in Taiwan, grew up in New Zealand, went to college in the United States, and today, works in London.
As part of her job, Kassy curates BuzzFeed World (@world) with the intent to inform young people, in particular, young women, about important issues happening around the world. “I try to curate the stories so that the account reflects as diverse a range of human experiences as possible,” says the 27-year-old. “I think it can be easy sometimes to overlook things that don’t directly affect you, but there’s such a wide range of experiences internationally. Every community has its own story, history and struggle, and that’s part of what makes the world so interesting. There is, too, a universality to it all — women all around the world are breaking boundaries, they are fighting against oppression and inequality, they are bringing about positive change to their communities, big or small.”
This March, we’re collaborating with Kassy to celebrate women around the globe who are making an impact in their local community and on Instagram. ❤️ Stay tuned here and on @world to see more. #InternationalWomensDay
Photo by @kassy
  • Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPweekend
The challenge this weekend is to… well, live it up this weekend. Make sure to have fun, like Marta Guillén (@martagdiaz) did with this image of skater Carlos Martín (@realchvrlie). Here are more tips to get started:
🎈Go explore. Have a picnic at the park. Watch the sunset at the beach. Ride a horse or a skateboard. The weekend means infinite possibilities.
🎈Stay in just for fun. Get comfy with a new novel, color coordinate your closet or have a spontaneous house party. Whatever you’re feeling, today is the day.
🎈Ask your friends to join. Weekends are a group thing. Invite your friends, family and pets to tag along — whether it’s a trip far away or a game night right at home.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPweekend hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. By adding the #WHPweekend hashtag, you consent to and grant Instagram all rights to repost your photo or video. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend with the #WHPweekend hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured next week.
Featured photo of @realchvrlie by @martagdiaz
  • Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is Cota (@cotasun), a fearless finch from Japan with mad skateboarding skills. Ride on, Cota! 🐦🛹
Video by @cotasun
  • For Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner (@lpeopleswagner), Milan Fashion Week is both a sprint and another leg of a longer marathon. 👠 “My assistant calls it my world tour, which I love, because it sounds like I’m a rapper,” Lindsay says of her fashion month marathon.
Lindsay started out as a Teen Vogue (@teenvogue) intern, and as newly appointed editor-in-chief she’s hoping to bring new energy to the magazine. “It’s been about 10 years [since being an intern]. In that time, I’ve dreamed about so many things to change and to make fresh and inclusive,” she says. As an intern, Lindsay learned some valuable lessons early that she’s carried with her. “Be kind to people,” she says. “It will matter.”
Today on our story and IGTV channel, we get to be Lindsay’s plus-one to #MilanFashionWeek. 🙌 “It’s going to be an early morning, late night kind of day,” she says.
  • We spend a day with Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner (@lpeopleswagner) during #MFW.
  • Lucy is keeping her head above water. “It’s unexpected to see a four-legged animal casually on two, like it’s no big deal,” says Lucy’s human Claire Williams (@lucy_the_mermutt). Getting her 6-year-old golden retriever to pose during this pool photo shoot was easy. “We all know she’s a ham in the water,” Claire says.” #WHPsplitscreen
Photo by @lucy_the_mermutt