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Choreographers Shivani Bhagwan (@shivanibhagwan) and Chaya Kumar (@chayakumar) are the brains behind BFunk (@bfunk). “BFunk stands for the two styles of dance that we teach: BhangraFunk and BollyFunk,” explains Shivani. “It’s a fusion between elements of our western upbringing and our eastern roots,” explains Chaya. “Our heritage is woven through every fiber of our work. Dance is not a recreation in India; it’s a part of our culture. It’s a means of celebration. It’s a means of storytelling. It’s a means of communication.” According to Shivani, “ #APAHeritageMonth is wonderful because it promotes education, drives conversation and builds awareness, and that is the birthplace for growth.” Photo of @bfunk by @pavithraphotos


Hello, world. Today’s #WeeklyFluff is Alex (@alexthehonkingbird), a 20-year-old cockatiel from Brisbane, Australia, and a head-bangin’ rock star. 🤘 “I never expected thousands of people all around the world would become fans of my birds,” says Annika Howells, who also looks after Alex’s son Dominic, a xylophone player. Rock on! Video by @alexthehonkingbird at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Time travel, Maseratis, 🐴 (duh) and even Chris Rock (?!) all have a moment in Lil Nas X’s (@lilnasx) video for #OldTownRoad — which just dropped.💰 “The past few weeks of my life with ‘Old Town Road’ dominating the charts have been unreal,” says the 20-year-old artist, originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Today on our IGTV, we’re behind the scenes at the shoot of #OldTownRoadMovie. Giddy up. 🤠 Photo by @lilnasx


See what filming the music video for Lil Nas X’s (@lilnasx) hit song #OldTownRoad was all about. And yes, there was some ridin’ on a 🐴, HA.


For most dogs, having to wear a medical collar is not typically a good look. This ongoing “Cone of Shame” ( #coneofshame) photo project set out to change that. “I wanted to take that sad moment and twist it into something beautiful and majestic — to take the shame out of the cone,” says Winnie Au (@winniewow), who photographed various dogs wearing custom sculptural cones created by costume designer Marie-Yan Morvan (@marieyan). “These dogs have not recently had surgeries,” Winnie adds. “They were all dogs photographed in good health who were comfortable wearing a cone.” Winnie is currently selling prints of the project and donating a portion of the proceeds to Animal Haven’s Recovery Road Fund (@animalhaven) for rescue dogs in need of urgent help, “so that all the dogs of the world can get the medical care they need and wear their cones proudly,” Winnie says. Check out more pups who proudly turned their cones of shame into a fashion statement, today on our story. Photo by @winniewow at Brooklyn, New York


You’re invited to this glitter party in Bergamo, Italy. (No vacuum required.) Federica Zamponi (@floreal.slimes) is a 17-year-old slime-maker who uses glitter — and lots of it — to make sparkly holographic unicorn goo. 🦄 ✨ Tune in to our story and IGTV channel right now to fully experience the ASMR sounds of glitter. Video by @floreal.slimes at Bergamo, Italy


Slime-maker Federica Zamponi (@floreal.slimes) invites us to her glitter party. No vacuuming required.


“Cooking has always been a conversation between my own lifestyle and the culture I’m from,” says food photographer and recipe developer Hannah Che (@hannah__chia), who has lived all over the world — from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Guangdong, China. “Honoring my heritage means connecting the food I make to the past, but also using it as a conversation to explore my own identity and tell my own story.” For Hannah, #APAheritagemonth helps celebrate the diversity of Asian Pacific American people’s cultures and origins. “But it shouldn’t just be this month,” she says. “There are so many incredible things that Asian Pacific Americans are doing out there that really should be more visible year round.” This post is in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrated every May in the United States. Photo by @hannah__chia


Happy #MothersDay to all the mamas out there. 💕 Meet James Kicinski-McCoy (@bleubird): She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of @the__bleu and a mother of four. “It’s very loud,” says James about her busy home in Nashville, Tennessee. 😂 “I think having teenagers has been my favorite part, so far. Of course babies and kids are so cute and fun when they’re small, but to have an intelligent conversation with the people that you made and helped shape, and to watch them form their own passions, personalities, sense of humor, interests and viewpoints is really something.” One of those amazing teenagers is Milla “Plum” Kicinski — and she’s a big fan of Mother’s Day. “It’s a day to celebrate my mama, who is my best friend,” says Plum. “She is always there to give me love and advice, and it’s nice to have a day that is specifically for her, so we can shower her with love and appreciation.” 💐 Photo by @bleubird at Nashville, Tennessee


Beads on beads on beads = heaven on 🌎 at designer Susan Alexandra’s (@susan_alexandra) NYC studio. Check out our story to head into Susan’s space, and shop her bags featuring 🥑 🦋 🍒 over on @shop — a new account where you can discover and shop from up-and-coming designers. 🌈 ✨ at New York, New York


Hello, world. Today’s #WeeklyFluff is Frida and Quinoa (@podsandthecity), a pair of adopted podencos from Hamburg, Germany, who love nothing more than taking it easy (most of the time). Photo by @podsandthecity at Hamburg, Germany


Fashion. Makeup. Basketball? See how “Riverdale” star Charles Melton (@melton) spent the day getting ready for his first #MetGala.

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