Photo Diary: 2 Days w/Geneticboi NYC

Check for Monsieur Mai right here POW!….

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Arabella Ramsay: S/S 11 This Side of the Blue

Arabella, Arabella, I am singing you praises LOUD lol! Melbourne based designer Arabella Ramsay’s line has me giddy like a child in a candy store, or in my case it would have been a thrift/vintage store ;). Think The Sound of Music, Little House on the Praire, Woodstock & a hint of  1940’s all eclectically bundled into one and you’ll envision Ramsay’s S/S 11 collection entitled This Side of the Blue.  With a vintage and lady-like aesthetic combined, Ramsays upbringing in rural Victoria Australia clearly influence the organic details & construction visible throughout the line. Various hand embroidered styles & the use of original textiles like heavy silks, metallic leather & slouchy denim are just a few of the unique characteristics that describe the timeless vibe of the line. Ramsays collection is a testament to the power of vintage garments, longlasting, durable & the continued ability to be reworked into today’s fashion unknowingly! Please visit here to view the complete S/S 11 collection & more.

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Galeria Mercado Brazil

Afro-latino culture has always fascinated me, I think it partially began when I met my best friend Ana when I was a junior in high school. She was an exchange student from Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro & we became the best of friends and still are to this day(she’s the godmother of my children). Her father is considered black & her mother white, so she has experienced the racial complexities of both sides equally living in Brazil. Although Afro-Brazilians make up the majority of the population in Brazil, because of the negative stigma that is associated with being pardo(black or brown) there is a devastating lack of inequality socially & visibly within the media throughout the country.

Galeria Mercado is a fairly new line based in Brazil, focusing on the urban & contemporary experiences of the culture. For the 2010 Juu collection, founders Daniela Goulart & Josana Matedi enlisted local artist Adriano Paulino to create a series of stencil art depicting contemporary music & photography of the African culture. The t-shirt is the centerpiece in these collections because of its simplicity, versatility, and numerous possibilities when it comes to patterns and shapes. Please visit their site to view the entire collection & to find out how you can purchase these beautiful pieces!


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