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"
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?"
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"