Monday, July 28, 2014

F L E U R // Washington D.C. + Maryland Trip




Floral beauty in the Washington D.C. // Maryland area. I don't actually know what type of flowers these are but they are absolutely beautiful. What is your favorite type of flower? :]

Sunday, July 27, 2014

#TBT // Grandmother, May I // Poetry







Here's a poem I did as a small part of my senior anthology project in high school. I was very much inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes, whom I've loved ever since I discovered him in my 9th grade English class.

The poem is a rumination on black women, slavery, mothers and daughters and the passing of time. I remember having a really great experience writing it, the words flowed easily, even after as I did some editing for the project. I remember being super excited about my work and the thought of sharing it with people. (I also remember my teacher at the time was surprised I had wrote something so sophisticated.)

It was one of those moments that, as an artist, I live for...the moment when what you envision in your head and what you put down on the paper are completely in sync.

I also submitted this poem to my school's literary art magazine. I was Editor-In-Chief of the magazine my senior year of high school. I had loads of fun designing the magazine, editing the poetry and artwork of my fellow students and ultimately helping build a really cool memento. Working on the magazine and being in a creative publication environment definitely provided me with the inspiration for what I want to do in my future career - more reading, more writing, more art.

I'd love to know your thoughts. What is your interpretation of the poem? :]

Monday, July 21, 2014

Casual OOTD - Striped Shirt Dress and Sandals

Casual OOTD - Striped Shirt Dress and Sandals



Here's a simple variation of an outfit that I've worn many times. (The Proenza Schouler bag and the Nikon DF camera are two wishlist items I would love to add to my real life collection but for now they will live on in my mind and on the blogosphere.) 

A staple item in my closet, the black and white striped cotton t-shirt dress. I like to accessorize it with gold earrings and a gold collar necklace. Brown strapped sandals are super easy to wear. If it gets chilly, throw on a light wash denim jacket to complete the look. Perfect for a casual summer day :] 

What item is your summer staple?

Items mentioned: Hope black stripe dress / H&M sandals, $51 / Proenza Schouler leather purse, $2,330