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"
Beyoncé’s Homecoming follows the singer on her journey to prepare for her iconic 2018 Coachella festival performance as the first Black woman to headline for the festival. In a voiceover for the film, regarding her plans for the highly anticipated performance, Beyoncé said, “When I decided to do Coachella, instead of me pulling out my […]Read more "Homecoming: A Look at Black Culture and Fashion Through Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella Performance"
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"