Creative Compressions with Olivia Locher

In the era of Instagram, we are inundated with images – glossy fashion photos, friends, food, landscapes, selfies. An ever-updating feed is a side-life that is never short of new information. The divide between online and real life chaos feels so porous, and my recent decision to move into the sensory overload land of New…

A New (er) Look at French Girl Style with Neïla Romeyssa

Once when discussing how to find my “brand” with a mentor of mine (have I just killed my totally effortless Instagram lifestyle-fashion career by acknowledging the existence of branding?), I brought up uber-popular French girl of the fashion world Jeanne Damas and asked what I suspected was a stupid question: “so I understand that her…

She’s So Cold

I can’t remember the first time I watched Roman Polanski’s film Repulsion, but I do remember those first feelings I had for Catherine Deneuve’s character Carole. She’s a beautiful but detached woman (this would become a typecast for Deneuve) who is repulsed (ding ding ding) by men, and there’s the sense that some past trauma…

Dream Weaver: A Dialogue with Photographer Hana Haley

Lately I’ve been meditating on the importance of attribution and the acknowledgement of creative work, and I’ve started to wonder if maybe I chose blogging because it allows me to basically be my own watermark – prioritizing my image. That being said, I know that not everyone is as much of a barely-closeted narcissist as…

Pretty Tough: On multiplicity and Handyma’am Goods

Maybe I’m not alone on this, but I often find myself torn between wildly different “looks” as I try to develop my own unique sense of style. Sometimes, in the current Instagram-lifestyle-brand fashion world, I feel like I’m that friend who was fine with casually dating until I noticed that everyone else had seemingly already…

ISO Serenity with Lucia Zolea

Lucia Zolea ft. Na Nin If there is one thing Lucia Zolea wants to contribute to this world, it’s more romance. Zolea is a student, photographer, and freelance stylist based in Richmond, Virginia, and her starry-eyed aesthetic calls to mind the emotional tunnel-vision of first love. She has become the darling of daydreamers (more than…