This photo series was inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests this past summer, and the push to support Black-owned businesses. With this support came criticism from various angles. One of the opposing viewpoints that caught my attention was one surrounding Black consumerism and the manner in which Black people spend their money when it […]Read more "Black is The New Black: A Photographic Exploration of Black Consumerism, Luxury, and Style"
Originally published in Vis Major Zine, December 2020. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd this past May, and the global Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed, the lack of support for Black creatives and designers and conversations surrounding the topic have risen in the greater context of systemic racism and the Black […]Read more "Black Designers are for Everyone"
This semester, I’ve been fully immersed in art and creation, reveling at my own opus, shocked at what I’ve been able to create within the final four months of 2020. This year has been a whirlwind for me, full of ups and downs. One thing that’s gotten me through it is art. I’ve used all […]Read more "Dysphoria"
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"
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"
Last week, I went on a day trip to Oxford. To be honest, all I could think about was Gatsby claiming he was an “Oxford man” and where I would eat lunch. However, the tour of the university showcased the historical and architectural beauty of both the town and the institution, despite the rain and […]Read more "Day Trip to Oxford, 2/10"