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Some people lament the fact that with iPhones and Instagram, everyone and anyone can become a photographer. But seeing all your submissions (over 4,000!) to our Endless Summer contest reminded us why that's a good thing — no, a great thing. Maybe the best thing. Even our own creative director Piera, R29's last word on impeccable taste and beautiful imagery, was wowed by your great work.
Of course, there can only be one winner — congrats, emmakatefoutz! — but we picked 20 of our top favorites. Number one will receive, as promised, a last-minute getaway kit curated by yours truly. As for the rest of you? You're all getting our signature "I Love Long Weekends" tote bags!
Consider this a formal letter of our appreciation. Readers, we love you all, and this is the best proof that you make us great!
On Instagram, we choose to project our best selves. Which really isn't all that surprising. It's apparent in every one of our perfectly positioned brunch plates and obnoxiously orchestrated #wokeuplikethis selfies. But, it becomes even more telling when it's our virtual underwear drawer on display.
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It's that time of year when everyone — from your barista, to your spin instructor, to that rando in the elevator — is talking about the weather: "Wow, can you believe it's already fall?" Yes, it's here — the coffee (sans ice) clutched in everyone's hands to battle the brisk temps verifies it.
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