Rocking styles and I felt the need to grunge it up. With this look I paired high rise ripped denim with an orange crop top, jacket, and my Lost Explorer ramble on pin. I also brought out an retro Kodak Instamatic camera. These cameras are a set of two that someone in my family gifted me a few years back, they date back to the 60s-70s which is totally cool. I know quite a bit about digital and how to shoot it, of course, there’s always more to learn but these cameras remind of my yearning to learn more about the film camera world.

 


 

 


I'm with the band


I posted these on my Instagram and wanted to post them here on my site. It’s been a while since I had a blow out so let’s reminisce down memory lane.

Hey! I hope that whoever is reading this has a good day 🙂

It’s February which equals black history month and Valentine month so I incorporated both by rocking my fro and standing in pink.

February

 

february

Were in the 20s in another century but who says you can’t get inspired by the styles of the past. I honestly inspired by every decade of styles; each time had its own flair of style that spoke/speaks of the time and the occurrences that were happening in certain years.

Like for instance, flapper is a style of dress but to be a flapper meant you were showing your contempt for social and political rules at the time. You were choosing to push against the strict rules of clothing, you loved jazz, you danced a lot, and you looked great while doing it.

It always interests me just how linked history and style are, they are both influenced by each other. It’s the feeling, it’s the time, it’s the art, it’s the history, it’s the style all linking together.

So, this is me being a flapper for a day, I must say that with it being 2020, with me rewatching both great gatsby’s recently, and with me watching 1920-1930s Harlem footage of some of the clubs of the time I had to try out the style.

Photos shot by Michael King.

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