Style With: Oumayma Elboumeshouli

Elevated streetwear. Super sophisticated, the color schemes for most of her outfits are in the same ball park made refined by the embellishments, layers and details. Look three: the green fringe dress over the puff sleeved top could have gone horribly wrong, but the 3/4 length makes it work. The embroidered dress doesn’t clash with the striped top, it makes for brilliant print mixing instead. She does it again with look four: multicolored patched jeans with a multicolored top, the light blue circles bringing it together. Look seven: architectural in the construction of the jacket (with it’s boxy shoulders) over the white ribbed corset, well done. I’m not even going to go into the pleated jacket with the dress underneath, if you know you know. Which look is your favorite? Via: Oumayma Elboumeshouli

Ho But Make It Winter

When it’s winter but you still want to ho you adapt. Wear that summer outfit and just throw a partial coat over it. I was good for this. Dedicated to a crop top, mini skirt, a pair of tights and boots honey. Who do you know that just won’t let spring summer ho wear go nowhere? Via: Ashish

Versus Jar Edition

Truth be told both jars would be plentiful, I have a potty mouth. I’ve been cursing since I was 7 years old, it’s a part of me who I am. The plus side is people who curse, comme moi, are more intelligent and honest according to science (google it!). Which jar would collect them coins? What are you reading now? What’s your favorite swear word?

Begin The Week Like Frida Kahlo

My seven page art dissertation was on Frida Kahlo. In high school on her way home from an apprenticeship the bus she was on collided with a streetcar, causing the handrail to lodge into her abdomen and exit her vagina. Her spine was broken in three places, her right foot was broken in eleven (dislocated and crushed), as were her ribs, collarbone and pelvic bone. Thirty two operations were needed throughout the duration of her life due to the crash, which she references in many of her works like the one above.

By some miracle she was able to get pregnant after suffering a multitude of miscarriages, but lost the baby at two months having never recovered from the bus accident. Henry Ford Hospital (painted in 1932) depicts her pain: the desire for a functioning uterus, the baby boy she hoped to have, a snail representing the slowness of the ordeal, her pelvic bone forever damaged, a purple orchid given to her by husband Diego Rivera while she was in the hospital and an autoclave, symbolizing the medical tools used. And at the center is Frida Kahlo, naked, bloody, exposed, filled with the sorrow of knowing motherhood would forever elude her. Through the catharsis of art she found the strength to endure both her emotional and physical trauma, becoming a legend and one of the most successful female artist in history.

If Frida could push through so can you. Start the week with her determination, hardiness and optimism that you can beat the odds and become something great. We tend to compare ourselves to others highlighting what we lack, but how often do you compare in terms of gratitude? Don’t take the simple things for granted, you are bountiful in ways others are not.

James Iha Was Hot AF

That is all. I am just here to remind you of it. The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist in my book is an under appreciated hottie, stylish too and it’s not right for this to go unnoticed. I see you sir, have since I was listening to K-Rock in my bedroom, or flipping through a magazine. Will be doing a De-Conditioning post on Asian men being desexualized due to racism (y’all missing out). Via: Ted Cantu, Rock On Collectibles & Lady Bloody Luthien

Red Red Wine

You can find me inside drinking red wine, not adding to the Covid surges that are currently plaguing our nation and the world at large. If you are alleviating stress by going outdoors please be safe and respectful. Wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance! Via: The Kitchn

It’s Called Jung

“There’s a Korean word my grandma taught me. It’s called jung. It’s the connection between two people that can’t be severed, even when love turns to hate. You still have those old feelings for them; you can’t ever completely shake them loose of you; you will always have tenderness in your heart for them.”

Artist: Madeleine Gross