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Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ocean Alley ( @oceanalleyband) describes their music as psychedelic surf rock, a mix of what they like to listen to and what they like to play. 🎸🌠 This weekend, they’re performing at Splendour in the Grass ( @splendourinthegrass), a music festival near Byron Bay, Australia. “The music is the main event and between all the stages there’s so much music to see," says the band’s rhythm guitarist, Mitch Galbraith. "But the best part is just enjoying it with friends in a beautiful part of the country.” #SITG2019

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For Kurt Lyle founder ( @kurt_lyle) Virginia Craddock, putting together over-the-top looks brings her tons of joy. “I hope we’re bringing that same joy to our customers," says Virginia. "When people who buy our clothes wear them, they can be a slightly wilder, more colorful version of themselves that goes beyond expectations.” 🌈✨ Watch our story to take a tour of the @kurt_lyle studio with Virginia and see her favorite summer looks, then shop the designs over on @shop — a new account where you can discover and buy goods from up-and-coming designers.

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Meet today’s #WeeklyFluff, 9-year-old French bulldog Homer ( @tinyhomie) — who stretches daily and has recently adopted a healthier diet. 🥕🥕🥕 Video by @tinyhomie

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Photography and retouching duo Bibi and Jacob ( @koty2) created a photo collage series that’s a new take on the old masters. “Times change, but beauty stays the same.” Photo illustration by @koty2

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Meet New Jersey’s Sammantha Fisher ( @sfisherx), an animal activist and photographer whose photos support sanctuaries with their rescue missions. “I’m able to connect viewers in a way that they normally wouldn’t see animals,” says Samm. “Being an advocate means standing up for what I believe in, and for me, that means standing up for animals.” 🐎🐖🐄🐓🐑 Who are your favorite #Advocates on Instagram? Head to the comments to share their handles and how they are sparking positive global change in their community. ✨ Photo by @sfisherx

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Photographer Sammantha Fisher ( @sfisherx) captures animals in their truest and most vulnerable form. Learn more about Samm’s photography and how it’s empowered animal sanctuaries in #Advocates, our series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change. ✨

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Every time dancer, singer and actress Nia Sioux ( @niasioux) gets onstage, her confidence shines. 💖 “Dancing has helped me gain confidence tremendously,” says the 18-year-old. “When I was younger, I was always scared and nervous before going onstage. Putting yourself out there more, it releases that fear.” Today on our weekly series #YouGotThis, Nia shows us how she slayed at Vidcon 2019. Check out her tips for boosting your confidence and practicing self-love, right now on our story. Photo of @niasioux by @jordanmatter

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“A single emoji can express so many feelings.” —Frederike Scheibe ( @rischny) 😏 #WorldEmojiDay Photo by @rischny

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Cosmic manifestations, surreal landscapes and celestial bodies = “Afrofuturist” artist Manzel Bowman’s ( @artxman) aesthetic. “With my work, I like to envision that the past, present and future are one and the same.” 🤯 Photo illustration by @artxman

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Cue the starshine and ✨ for filmmaker, photographer and self-described pop culture time traveler Maris Jones ( @themarisjones). “I see my Instagram persona as a character — a time bandit who wants to experience it all.” Photo by @themarisjones

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For comedian and creator Adam Waheed ( @adamw), there is nothing sweeter than connecting with fans and making them laugh. “If I can make one person smile, or turn one person’s bad day around, then I’ve done my job,” says Adam, pictured above with “all of his fans at VidCon.” 😂 Get ready to LOL with one of Instagram’s best young comedians and learn more about Adam on a special @vidcon edition of #GameOn, on our story now. Photo by @adamw

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#HelloFrom Kyoto, Japan. A 1,200-year-old city where street style is informed by tradition — no matter the 🌨 ☀️ or ☔️ 😉 Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured. Photo by @mantaroq

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