Fashion & Art, shoots

The Way Social Media Makes Me Feel

‘The Way Social Media Make Me Feel’ explores dark matters in bright depictions. Poor mental health doesn’t only come in forms of wearing all black and sad faces.  For social media in particular, we tend to put on a happy face and only show our best self to the world constantly portraying happiness and wealth with […]

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Fashion & Art, features

Crafting Recycled Metal into Works of Art with Santana

Oakland based visual artist Santana Bellas has evolved from a designer/photographer to full on craftsman. Santana’s new journey shows us that what may seem like a setback can actually open up to a whole new creative world. Join us as he takes us through his own soul cleansing process of jewelry making. Since I’ve known […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Malama: A Liberation from Guinean Morals & Rules

Mohamed’s conservative Guinean upbringing does not make room for dyed hair and vibrant styles. This series is less about rebellion, and more a document of Mohamed’s liberation from morals and rules that weren’t his own. Our goal was to create an outward physical representation of his inward change. The clothes and chains are a line […]

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Fashion & Art, features

Power Dressing with The Black Market x Melisa Minca

The evolution of women in the workforce peaked during World War II. Working women were everywhere: steering the wheels of trucks, welding metal parts for war machines, and completing labor-intensive tasks in factories. Like any job, it came with challenges such as dealing with the male gaze and negotiating pay. And a huge part of […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Nobody’s Clown: Gender Bending

‘Nobody’s Clown’ is a play on the interpretation of masculinity where gender bends and uses hues to make a statement. Vibrant, bold and handsome men can take on any fashion brought their way. Credits Photographer: Ronald Flowers @rome_god Stylist: Steve Gatez @stevie.gatez Make-up Artist: Tahira Ahmad @tahira_ahmad Model: Jalen Domonique @jalen.xx

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Fashion & Art, shoots

War Cry: A Declaration Against Our Inner Demons

‘War Cry’ is an editorial/film that designer Alabama Blonde conceived & executed with “some really beautiful creatives who all had something to scream about because of the on-going and personal battles they face due to their queer identities, being people of colour, being creatives and the pursuit of a creative life – against all odds […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Cherrybomb: Punk Rock Meets Tender Companionship

‘Cherrybomb’ explores Helena Eisenhart’s punk rock inspired designs with a bright, punchy pink paired with a softer, tender reflection of companionship. Credits Models: Loejjie Estacio @loejjie & Stanley Chen @heattechfanstan Photographer: Harshvardhan Shah @harshhy Stylist: Harshvardhan Shah @harshhy & Loejjie Estacio @loejjie Designer: Helena Eisenhart @helenaeisenhart Makeup Artist: Vivian Wang @vivianwangmua

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