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…Go Left! Pt. 2

By on Apr 21, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 48 comments

With that being said, I wanted to dig deeper into such social issues, as the injustices Winston printed on his custom merchandise, when I stumbled upon his story, & became ever more inspired.     “Not just another creative; one that has technical dexterity, thinks differently & gets involved with organisations & gives back to communities, one that is passionate about real life issues & communicates this through his ethos!…With a colourful background that includes a 7 year adversity of homelessness (July 2003 – February 2010), working with the public sector, volunteering & youth work. Naturally talented with clever and witty wordplay, on many occasions forging words of his own, resulting in a combination of great visual communication. Graduating at Middlesex University in the class of 2000 with BA Honors in Visual Communication Design ,...

…Go Left, Pt. 1

By on Apr 8, 2015 in Worn Threads | 54 comments

Mancinism [man-sin-iz-uh m] noun 1. left-handedness. 2. “a new ethical fashion & goods company offering a bespoke and branded service, ranging from eco-friendly clothing, accessories, merchandise, and stationary.” 3. “an equality & diversity brand offering an educational twist, based upon the current 9 protected characteristics: age, colour, disability, gender, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, religion, sexual orientation & transgender.” 3. “branded products conveying witty, positive, and thought-provoking messages through the art of visual communication while encouraging corporate social responsibility via the consumption of ethical and sustainable materials.”     While scrolling my timeline on Twitter a lovely winter afternoon, I stumble upon the company of Winston Hoyte of Mancinism. He was driven & direct in his approach of...

Icebreaker, Pt. 4

By on Mar 19, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 68 comments

As I shared in “Icebreaker, Pt. 1 & 2”, I often wonder what attracts you here, & I’m ever curious of what we all have in common besides fashion. I’ve realized in creating these blogging spaces each of us tends to fall into a certain persona which our subscribers admire & look forward to. I adore the personality several bloggers hold, yet I often wonder if it’s all for show or do you ever feel trapped in a role you possibly wish to break out of? One-dimensional characterizations are not always favored. Somehow, I fell into writing these posts as if I’m chatting with friends because for months those were the only people that I even received views from. & Now I can honestly say I consider many of you to be close to me. Can you believe it’s been over a year?!     This month also marks my one year achievement of being featured in Blogspotter! I think that’s around...

Icebreaker, Pt. 3

By on Mar 13, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 78 comments

Spring is near! Yet, after binging on FW15 runway collections these past few weeks, I actually have a newfound infatuation with the cold weather months. Go figure. Don’t worry, I’m not too deeply attached. lol. For this season’s adieu, as mentioned, I am utterly inspired by the beloved Marc Jacobs. Hence, the color and print combinations. I’ve had this Guess trench coat for a few years now. I was lucky enough to snag it at a bargain price one winter during college. For this particular ensemble, I have layered it over my charcoal Armani boyfriend cardigan, which is a slight faux pas due to the difference in hardware, but rules are made to be broken, no? Usually, such a styling detail would peeve me. I’m a huge proponent of matching metals from head to toe or intentional two/multi-tones, but once I placed the items together, it just flowed. (:     I added a lightweight navy...

Knit Knack, Pt. 2

By on Feb 23, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 60 comments

As you all may be well aware, I usually abide by this winter layering cheat code: slim pant + chunky sweater + bold scarf + warm coat. It’s literally the only time of year I have somewhat of a uniform, yet it can become quite a bore. Lately, the weather has been warm enough to get away with dresses, skirts, or shorts, layered over legwear. You know I never hesitate when it comes to doing so, seeing that it’s my winter staple every year. West coast winters are not to be taken too seriously. lol. In this case, I opted for old knit favorites: a heathered pink sweater dress & a petite plaid coat. The subtle stripes of lavender in the plaid popped over my black Glamour Kills zip-up hoodie. The heathered grey Hanes tights were a must, and the Roxy floral boots were a cute addition, a spring teaser.     On this particularly sunny day, Ryan shared one of his newly...

Knit Knack, Pt. 1

By on Feb 18, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 18 comments

May all of your months be full of love. As for myself, I’ve received affections in the form of support in the very best ways. There is not much else granting me the same level of pleasure as my scribbles & rambles here… & where it takes me. Be it interview participations, subtle sponsorships, or better yet, business in the fields of copy-writing & editing. Luckily, these opportunities have been steady thus far this year.     I have yet to turn a page of Jane Austen, but I’ve held my ground in getting my words out there. Writing nearly every day causes me to feel as if I’m floating in a fantasy. Losing touch with reality, I’ve been fully engulfed in words. It’s always one or the other, neglect or obsession; I’m all or nothing in that way. Although my personal & professional lives are slightly off balance, between Magic...

On the Regular, Pt. 2

By on Jan 28, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 54 comments

Perhaps by fate, as I shuffle through the pages of an old issue of “T Magazine” (The New York Time’s style & fashion publication), I discover an article by Richard Rodriguez focusing on the cultural evolution of San Francisco. I hold the city dear to my heart since it was once the hometown of my beloved, late Granny. My siblings & I would visit many summers. I always considered it to be my connection to California no matter where we’d recently relocated. I faintly remember foggy skies, steep streets, & an obsession with the trolley.     Desperate for literary inspiration but weary to commit to 200+ pages, I proceed in reading Rodriguez’s comparative of the city during the era of hippes to the current era of new age zippies–now making millions in Silicon Valley. I perused the article in amusement of his perspective as an artist...

On the Regular, Pt. 1

By on Jan 25, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 36 comments

If I blogged on a more consistent basis, you would realize the last couple of posts deviate from my usual winter style. Well, not counting the typical business casual requirements of the 9-to-5, I’m usually sporting variations of sweats & hoodies. With warmth rather than chicness in mind, my main focus is to prevent goose bumps & the gosh-awful cringe of degrees forty and below.     I know, I know, you East Coasters always seem to be shoveling or snowed in, & it’s pretty much only been under the specified degree point for about a week with another averaged week of rain, but when you’re used to the endless sunshine of the desert’s warmth, it doesn’t take much of a temperature drop for your thoughts to largely be consumed by springs or summers past. The cold weather tends to throw me out of character. Colors are exchanged for blacks,...

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