NEO GRUNGE

 

Kassia Cotton Slit Dress: SUNE / Black Sweatshirt: UNIQLO / TBA Cut Out Boot: Nastygal / Classic Velo: Balenciaga

In love with Jowell Mariano‘s photography. I’m normally shy and conscious when photographed especially by a pro, but Jowell makes it a fun time somehow and obviously has a great eye. Can’t wait to do more of these soon.
Love lots, black soul xx

LAZY DAY = NO PANTS DAY

Lately I’ve been waking up not knowing what to wear. This is a little scary because it usually means that I can’t quite distinguish my mood. It could be that I was too sleepy this morning, or at least I’d like to think so. 
So, when in doubt, two things: 1. wear man pants or 2. don’t wear pants at all. 
Blazer: (made to order) / T-shirt dress: Uniqlo / Lace shorts: American Apparel

I love these shoes so much, and they became far more comfortable when I brought it to the cobbler who added an extra layer of rubber on the soles.

 Dancing shoes: American Apparel
Chain+leather bracelet: (gifted) / Watch: Casio

Love lots, black soul. x

Photos by Joan Cantemprate

BLACK

Black. It’s a solid colour, pretty general in its use. It’s everywhere, everything you want it to be- blank, loud, wild, subtle, sharp, unsure, beautiful, ugly.
It stands out in everything I love- fashion, music, art, photography.
We can only ever attempt to explain what it really means to us, or if it means anything at all. But here’s a little bit of what I’ve got:
Black represents something ambiguous, but powerful. It is mysterious, curious, promising, and blind, all in its simplicity.  It tells you something you’re impervious to believe; yet it basks in its quiet freedom. It’s a darkness that could be threatening, that draws you in, to live on the edge of life.
Here I am, believing in what all these have to offer. Its beauty, its meaning, its presence amongst its fellow colours, its presence on its own- the darkness of doubt, of desperation, of hopelessness; and finally, its presence in the light where you see what you want to make of it.

So, welcome to the Religion of Black.

Oh, and this is me.

Denim Shirt Jacket: vintage / Sexuali Tank: American Apparel / Drop Crotch Shorts: Comme des Garçons BLACK / Brown Brogues
Love lots, black soul. x

Photo c/o R. Ante and E. Posadas