MAHAGANY, SHE / HER
Being a woman there’s always a certain part of me that tries to be “modest” so people respect me even though I shouldn’t have to cover up my body to be respected. Knowing that I still feel judged by others when I show a little bit of skin. Femininity is viewed as lesser in our society, not only that, but being open about your sexuality as a femme is also frowned upon.
I wore high waisted ripped jeans, a crop top and vans. It’s me, but at my most toned down. Still something I would totally wear though.
I wore a bright pink dress and silver heels from the 60’s as well as handmade cloud earrings from the shop Oddly Weird. I was trying to be bright and 60’s while adding a kitschy twist. I teased my hair out as I’ve always loved afros, they are beautiful.
I think people should be more aware about how they’re changing themselves to please others. Life should be about doing what YOU want and fulfilling your own happiness as opposed to others.
When I’m wearing clothing that I love, which is mostly vintage and a lot of pink, I just feel so happy and full. Not just pink, but a lot of color. Color makes me so happy and I love putting themes to my looks as well.
Styling is super important to my identity and self-expression because I am a huge lover of fashion. I love old pinup illustrations/paper dolls and anything with a lot of kitsch to it.
I knew I wanted to throw some pink and vintage in, but really I just tried on stuff till it felt right.
I am heavily inspired by the 1940s-1980s but I would say the 60s is where I draw most of my inspiration from. That includes everything I do, including my artwork. I love anything bright bubbly and cute and camp. Most of the time I’d describe my style as an 80s movie that is set in the 60s.