Good morning beautiful people!
I hope y’all are having a better week than last. I took some time within the last week to many things; grieve, reflect, recoup and sit down with like-minded souls to evaluate what it was we needed to do in order to keep us and others sane for the next four years of the Trump presidency; and we came to the conclusion that we will grieve, reflect and recoup through our art. But, along with helping ourselves, we want to use our creativity to heal the community.
I’ve been so inspired by my generation and the youth as of late and how they use their voices to spread love and knowledge to those willing to listen. So, my new roomie, Carolyn and I decided to hit the streets for some much needed creative expression. The following look was inspired by some vintage photos I found, while doing some research on the black working class, but one picture in particular.
This photo speaks volumes of relevance to the times of today; so doing what I do best, I found a way to relate this to my fashion roots. I removed the idea of suspenders and replaced it with a harness; representing the restrictions this country puts on culture, and the tight leash those in power are trying to keep on the country’s natural need for change…
To be completely honest, a lot of our shoot was very unplanned. Thankfully, Carolyn and I work well on our feet! Our original location turned out to be a bust but we put our heads together and tried one more before we ran out of daylight. Apart form a few minor mishaps throughout the day, you’ll come to see everything worked out exactly how it should’ve.
Fuzzy Jacket from JC Penney
White Collared Shirt from Urban Outfitters
Harness from Nasty Gal
D.I.Y. Cut Off Jeans from American Apparel
Birth of Venus Socks from Newbury Comics
Decon Sk8-Hi’s by Vans
Hope y’all enjoyed this as much as I did, stay tuned for more creative content in the near future!