Iris Van Herpen study

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Fashion is the armor we wear, it’s a very powerful communication device. So there must be creativity to create clothing to create inspired clothing and creativity in communicating the story behind the clothing as well. Without creativity clothing is just a commodity, something functional to cover our bodies." - Maxine B├ędat, co-founder and CEO of Zady 

My military jacket used to be my default "uniform," especially when I had no idea what the day was going to bring, or when I just wanted to go unnoticed.  Sometimes I want to switch characters like a person in a stageplay.  Nowadays though, there isn't much of a time or place to wear those things, because I'm called to represent something bigger and prouder and make stuff happen.  Slowly my clothes reflect how I'm growing and changing, but yet somehow these clothes are still very me.  There's a difference though - they're not necessarily to keep things at an arm's length, but rather to propel me out there just as I am and be who I was meant to be.

Friday, April 29, 2016


For me, pads aren't the most comfortable thing, and tampons are even worse.  I considered getting a menstrual cup in the past (to reduce waste!) but it just seemed like a different version of a tampon.  So when I heard of THINX, the panties that absorb without leaking, bulking, or staining, I was excited.

I chose the boyshort style, which is designed for medium days.



THINX fit true to size (I'm 27", usually pant size 4, and ordered a size small), and are very stretchy and comfortable.  To my surprise, the whole inside is actually lined (with a bit extra in the crotch area, of course) with a breathable cotton fabric.  I was worried they would feel like weird squeaky disco shorts but they feel and look just like regular modern underwear except a bit thicker.  The line doesn't show underneath normal pants.



As for the most important part, the functionality: I wore this on day 3 of menstruation, and it did not make me feel vulnerable at all around other people; I almost forgot I was on my period!  It soaked everything in (the black made it barely visible) without feeling wet, bulking up or leaking, and I felt comfortable enough to wear it for half a day before changing.  Soaking and washing was quick and simple with a small plastic tub, and it dried within 24 hours, ready to be reused.

The verdict: I would highly recommend these!  As someone who is going to be on my feet all the time and getting close to people (in the clinic/hospital), these are very liberating (not an exaggeration)!

Use this code to get $10 off and free shipping on your first purchase - http://fbuy.me/dPYLp.  There are styles from full coverage to thongs (handling heavy to light periods).  Even better, they help give girls in developing countries the resources for reusable hygiene products so that they can function better in society as well!

Monday, March 28, 2016


Dress - Armani Exchange

Being Alice in Wonderland (at the High Museum in Atlanta).

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Dress - Armani Exchange


Piece by Anish Kapoor

Friday, March 25, 2016

On my recent trip back to Atlanta, Jenni and I decided to check out the High Museum and there happened to be a new fashion collection - Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion - on display.  Our second that was also totally unplanned (after the Dior exhibit in Seoul)!



Van Herpen is known for her futuristic creations made out of non-traditional materials such as fiberglass and 3D printing!  Still, each piece looked extremely light and moveable and fluid, not pieced together.  Each one of her collections has a complex theme such as "Cabriole," "Voltage," and "Biopiracy," that conjures up even more imagination and self-reflection.


Some of my favorite works:



The skeleton dress from "Escapism"

Water cape from "Crystallization"

From "Voltage"

Also from "Voltage."  This beautifully picked up pieces of light from all angles.

From "Magnetic Motion."  Up close, even more stunning like moving icicles.


Full Magnetic Motion (SS15) runway:



Wednesday, March 23, 2016


This guy was so stylish and nice and even showed us how to pose/take pictures with the art to make it an accent and us the focus.  Seemed like the type of guy who would have his own blog - should have asked!



Monday, March 21, 2016


I liked this guy's combination of genres - African Kufi hat, hiking boots, cropped tapered cargos - and the pop of magenta.

Seen at the High Museum in Atlanta.

Friday, March 18, 2016


I really missed the thought-out streetstyle that I'd always see on Emory campus.  This is a casual, Mori-girl take on the culotte - a trend I've been wanting to try for awhile.  Will they still be in style for awhile (but does that matter)?

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