The past few months have been anything but “Instagram-worthy.” Social distancing has seen me settle into bike shorts and sweatshirts on a daily basis, working and learning from home (or more specifically, my bed), and sitting confidently on the couch with overgrown eyebrows and permanent bedhead. Although I’ve let go a bit since mid-March, every […]Read more "Simi’s Guide to Self-Portraits"
Where are all the Black people in fashion? I ask myself that a lot. I sit in my fashion classes, surrounded by white people, constantly overlooked. Within weeks, they all become incredibly close. I sit lonely, waiting for class to end. I question my belonging. Is this the right industry for me? Of course it […]Read more "Where are all the Black People in Fashion?"
Here’s what I’m listening to while studying for finals, preparing for the holidays, and trying my best to enjoy my youth as full adulthood looms ahead.Read more "Sounds of December"
The first time I contemplated my blackness, I was filling out the personal information section on a standardized test, one of those yearly exams every elementary school student is forced to take. I came across the race and ethnicity section and perused my limited options. The only viable option was to fill in the bubble […]Read more "Contemplating Blackness in White America"
Dress: ASOS midi column dress in chartreuse Chain belt: The Real Real Bag: Gucci Dionysus mini in monogram and blackRead more "Satin and Chains"
In April, I spent a week in Spain. Here’s an account of my travels. Ibiza, 4/12-4/14 We landed in Ibiza early on a Friday morning. Our British Airways flight from London City Airport was somewhat relaxing. Having finished classes less than 12 hours before heading to the airport, we were all exhausted, each of us […]Read more "Spain, 2019"
Outfit Details: Coat: Marks and Spencer, £70 Top: Topshop, £25 Jeans: Collusion, $40 Shoes: Dr. Martens Jadon II boots in Cherry, $175 Glasses: Warby Parker Blair in Rose Gold, $145 I paired this fuzzy pink coat with a simple, black, half-zip turtleneck that I bought from Topshop the day I got to London in January. […]Read more "A Pop of Pink at Stonehenge"
I became fully aware of my blackness in second grade. I had just started at a new school, a private school in Howard County, MD, and I was one of six black kids in my entire grade. It was not the first time I’d been the minority at school. Looking back, the Montessori school I […]Read more "For Colored Girls"