Writing

  1. The Future of Emotion

    Throughout history, emotion has been regarded by each society in its own particular manner. In early China, it was thought to be a manifestation of a person’s innate essence, a phenomenon that “embodied the patterned workings of the cosmos itself.” Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers conceived of feelings as “complex judgments about what we regard…


  2. How Goth Heals

    As a member of various goth communities over the years, I have observed that many people involved in goth culture are survivors of what the mental health system calls ACEs— Adverse Childhood Experiences.  ACEs can take many forms, including abuse, neglect, mental illness or drug addiction of a family member, poverty…


  3. The Symbol of Kylie

    About a year ago, I dreamed that I threw away my phone. I don’t remember where I threw it exactly, but I think it was into the woods, or onto a muddy patch of grass somewhere. The important thing was that in the dream, I didn’t care about which contacts I…


  4. Fashion, Emotion, and Memory

    This essay is featured in the current issue of take care i.l.y, an independent fashion publication based in Paris In early February, during Fashion Week FW18, supermodel Bella Hadid was seen on the streets of NYC in vintage Vivienne Westwood. The garment in question was a ’91 corset top with the Westwood logo emblazoned across…


  5. Fashion and Countryside

    A punk-inspired, self-published fanzine project called SEEDS was issued in Summer 2017 and explored the concept of high fashion in the countryside. It has been stocked and/or displayed at Iconic Magazines in NYC (Mulberry, Bowery, and Prince locations), Quimby’s in Brooklyn, Hudson River Exchange, and September Gallery in Hudson, NY. The edition…


  6. Towards a New Romanticism

    In eras of cultural change, it can be helpful for creative people to look at art movements of the past. I have long found the Romantic era to be of profound personal influence. Romanticism was in part a reaction against the Industrial Revolution, as well as the rationalism of the…


  7. Interview

    MADE + COLLECTED is an annual creative services directory and magazine based in upstate New York.  Full published interview here MC Can you tell us about your creative process in putting together SEEDS? What was your favorite part? How were you able to maintain your creative stamina? What did you…


  8. Rick, Vivienne, and Rei

    These designer bios were originally developed for a prospective e-commerce site RICK OWENS Originally from California, Paris-based Rick Owens is often regarded as the dark prince of high fashion. His creations, emerging from such varied inspirations as Brutalist architecture, goth subculture, his Catholic upbringing, and partner Michele Lamy, have amassed…


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