unwind, gently

(image via tumblr)

I do not possess the skill to flick my tongue and tell you exactly what is happening in here
I could say it all at once as it comes to pass, foaming at the mouth, hungry for your eyes to sparkle
Slowly, as we move towards the parts they told us we would face
The parts that would make us cautious if all doesn’t end well

personal diary: a good kind of messy

Now, for the most part, I think the whole “just be yourself” thing is bullshit. Not because you shouldn’t be yourself, but because - as John Green so beautifully put it -  “who’s self would I be otherwise being?”. Everything you do, every change you make within yourself, all of it is you. As an individual you grow and change, screw up and makeover your life, you’re brutally honest, or put up a mask because you’re scared. 

the color of 2016: rose quartz and faded blues

The Color of 2016:
Rose Quartz and Faded Blues

Rose Quartz and Faded Blue is taking 2016 by storm. The warm tones of the pink are balanced out by the cool tranquil blue. They reflect a "connection and wellness sense of order and peace." Rose Quartz symbolizes a serene sunset, or a blooming flower. The Faded Blues symbolize the calmness, and the coziness of a summer day. These two colors also has a deeper meaning to its combination.
 Along with the gender equality social movement, it is a form of expression.

Hong Kong - The Clash Of Cultures

This August I was graced with the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Hong Kong. Upon hearing so much about the city and the vast culture it contains, I knew immediately that I had wanted to try my best to submerge myself in it's culture for the few days I had spent my time there. What better way is there to remember the spirit of the city, but to capture it's essence through photography?

velcro to velvet: behind 'the velvet underground and nico'

“I was talking to Lou Reed the other day, and he said that the first Velvet Underground record sold only 30,000 copies in its first five years. Yet, that was an enormously important record for so many people. I think everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band!"

-Brian Eno, Los Angeles Times, 1982
Velvet Underground and Nico album cover (1967).

the ten days of knowing you

Kurt Cobain, Painting of white, thorn-like capillaries surrounding a fetus. Previously exhibited on Nick Broomfield's Kurt and Courtney documentary, c. 1987-1989

FOREWORD: I wrote this poem in the 10th grade, to showcase the sense of loss women feel when they lose their child. At the time that I wrote this poem, I was in a state of impending discouragement that I had needed to do something to let out the frustration held within me in some shape or form.  

death of the archetypal butch male

Words by Yiling Zhao / @zhxo_

Hari Nef, Harmony Boucher, Erin Mommsen, Joel Wolfe and Jodun Love

As fashion month continues this week, lets take a closer look at the growing and ever changing industry of menswear, as modern designers with  the help of male models, collaborate together to change the face of fashion and to challenge society's gender norms.