Forgiving is God’s Business

FASHION EDITORIAL IMAGES CLOTHING: BALIAWEAR STYLING: ALVINA LAM PHOTOGRAPHY: VALERIA BELLOT MODEL: REBEKAH VAUGHAN When the pandemic was declared by the who, I was living in north Bogotá, Colombia in a small studio where I had created a little, thriving garden in the balcony, a beautiful tiny jungle for my cat. I had found a […]

The Face of Value

Who would have thought that digital nativism and the cult of “immediate fashion” would combine to suck the marrow out of life? Fashion is meant to uplift, inspire, and enchant. Nonetheless, social hypocrisy, rapacious fashion trends, and a diabolically clever supply chain have intertwined to lead us into environmental and ethical disaster.

Falling in Like

Falling in love is one of the most painful masochistic acts a human can take on. Falling in passionate love feels like you ran screaming into a blazing fire with your entire body all soaked with gasoline and cheap tequila, especially your genitalia. As the fire embraces you, for one exquisite moment, there is an intense wild-eyed surge of tingling searing heat that is breathtaking.
And then?

Musée YSL

“Gabrielle Chanel Gave Women Freedom.
Yves Saint Laurent Gave them power”

So briefly yet so accurately, Pierre Bergé described two of the most impactful changes in fashion history led by two of my favorite fashion designers ever.

Tokyo Thrift

Thrifting or buying secondhand has been around for a very long time. It can have the reputation of being something that only people who are struggling financially do it, but I hope to break that stereotype.

The Ultra-Fast Killing Hand

Who would have thought that digital nativism and the cult of “immediate fashion” would combine to suck the marrow out of life? Fashion is meant to uplift, inspire, and enchant. Nonetheless, social hypocrisy, rapacious fashion trends, and a diabolically clever supply chain have intertwined to lead us into environmental and ethical disaster.

Breaking my Illusions

What’s wrong with cruelty? Where’s the love?
Balancing the internal and external perceptions of ourselves can be fraught with anguish. Looking inwards requires skepticism otherwise opportunities are left untouched.

You Not Me

The idea of acceptance is so easy for any of us to declare and feel proud of. But there is more to it than simply acting as if “some of my best friends are black, gay, trans, Muslim people”. We need to look inside ourselves and see what is underlying the public persona. It is not that easy, but if you do not understand both the good and the bad within you, you cannot reasonably accept others.