The Promise

Has the word ‘leader’ triggered that cryptic, mixed feeling inside you? No one wants to feel like a follower - we all like to think that we are able to make our own choices. But few want the responsibility that comes with bringing minds together.

The Instinct of Positivity

One of the most positive authors I know is Dr. Seuss. If you’ve never read one of his children’s books, now is the time to do so by diving into “Oh, the places you’ll go”. A traditional graduation gift in the United States, “Oh, the places you’ll go” is...

Faith

As we sashay into a new year, it is considered de rigeur to reflect on our collective past and get all misty-eyed at what we, as individuals, should have done and how we should have felt. But at AVESSA, we scoff at the withered, inane conventional wisdom that forces...

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...

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...

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