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More Than Me, Pt. 1

By on Jul 28, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 10 comments

Positivity is key. I’m endlessly reminding myself. Tame Impala’s opening track of their debut album, Lonerism, flows through my consciousness on loop, “Gotta Be Above It (Gotta Be Above It… Gotta Be Above It…)”. The puzzle’s unlocked: it’s all in our heads… Seems simple enough, but the mind is a powerful force. Most days, when the sun’s shining, there is no need for a reminder. That’s the gift of summer. A life without worries besides the upcoming travel destination, the next activity on the itinerary. Yet, oftentimes, between the lull of vacations & holidays, at the peak of monsoon season, the gloom gets to me. The temporary absence of light fools me into questioning its permanence; the rush of hail pulls me into the storm.     I’ve always felt discomfort with comfort, wondering what more I could be doing. There is rarely a time I am entirely at peace with myself. Some...

over the weekend, vol. ii

By on Jun 26, 2015 in Worn Threads | 88 comments

#TGIF! & what a day it has been! i originally drafted this post a couple of days ago, unaware of the recent change in history until this morning. i awoke, & did my usual scrolling through my “daily newspapers” aka twitter & instagram (lol), soon realizing the world was a brighter place. the supreme court ruled same-sex couples have a right to marry in EVERY state, yes, every single one! woah! who could not have an amazing day after hearing such a thing?! unfortunately, the excitement i expressed due to this civil triumph was not shared by all peers, but as one of my wise subscribers stated, “losing a couple hundred followers by using the #lovewins hashtag is kind of like its own ‘weed out the hateful people’ app. i’m cool with that.” (: i couldn’t have said it better. anything carsey-affiliated is a hate free zone. it’s 2015. we don’t have time for that.  ...

Garden Of My Mind, Pt. 2

By on Jun 6, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 66 comments

If I wasn’t so “high maintenance” with a deadly fear of insects, I may commit to a life more dedicated outdoors. Lately, I’ve been quite satisfied with sitting on the balcony listening to the birds chirping & admiring the greenery with Mac in lap as I attempt to exercise my intellect & be moderately productive.     To be honest, I’m mostly daydreaming. There are plenty of unresolved thoughts blossoming in my brain. My focus jumps from one topic to the next in a seemingly endless cycle. With each day, new seeds are planted as others sprout. My skull possesses a greenhouse I’m struggling to maintain.     I jot ideas down, trying to weed them out, hoping to discard some of the shrubbery from my psyche. Thousands of pale yellow post-its become vines of these rampant reasonings found within purses pockets, in the depths of drawers, under car seats,...

Garden Of My Mind, Pt. 1

By on May 28, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 72 comments

Life’s a wonder. I’m often awed by just how charming this town can be, especially when so much is flourishing around me in my own “backyard”. For a while, I assumed I was in need of an escape, yet I really did not have any place to go with the demands of my everyday life. My day to day was beginning to get a tad routine, & I sought some type of oomph. After the other weekend, I wanted to maintain the vivaciousness. Unfortunately, my days off (as if I have any.. lol) never seem to align with the general excitement my peers would partake in. Although, I even considered those activities to be quite plain. The unremarkable rotation of club-hopping without venue variety. My friends depend on such loyalty in fear of nights of disappointment. I was willing to take the risk; I want more diversity. Yet, my lack of self-control usually causes such a desire to become a dangerous feat....

over the weekend, vol. i

By on May 20, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 48 comments

not nearly often enough do i experience consecutive days of non-boredom, yet may has been somewhat of a dream. always serving as a time of renewal and reminiscing—mostly due to the fact that the month stands as my alumni anniversary (this year makes 3!!!)—i made an exerted effort to “put myself out there more” with bucket list in hand.     as you may very well notice, this post deviates from the norm with a bit less formality (aka amateur.. lmao); hence, lower case & my personal unedited #iphotograpy. lol. yet, i’ve been eager to begin some type of blogging series that is more practical & relatable in order to stay connected with you all on a more frequent basis. for the past few months, i’ve been doing so on tumblr, but *shhhhhh* you all are my favorite subscribers, just don’t’ tell the others. ha! so i do hope you enjoy! please share your thoughts &...

…Go Left! Pt. 2

By on Apr 21, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 85 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 | 56 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...

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