Writing

  1. take care i.l.y magazine

    This essay is featured in the current issue of take care i.l.y, an independent publication based in Paris that aims to create a research space around fashion. In early February, during Fashion Week FW18, supermodel Bella Hadid was seen on the streets of NYC in vintage Vivienne Westwood. The…

  2. They Walk In Beauty, Into The Apocalypse

    On Bella, Gigi, and the split representation of the modern psyche Haider Ackermann AW19/via Vogue Runway Why do certain models become famous? It can hardly be said that they are more beautiful than their counterparts. Some models’ features may be no more natural to them than the clothes they wear…

  3. The Future of Emotion

    An essay about the mall, “diseases of despair,” and why emotional people are the future of leadership. Pete Wentz, c. 2007/Image via Billboard Each civilization has regarded emotion in its own particular manner. In early China, it was seen as a manifestation of a person’s innate essence, a phenomenon that…

  4. Summer Memes

    This micro essay from 2019 is the first in a series I am working on that addresses contemporary social issues as well as internet phenomena Image from Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, & Mason Ramsey/Old Town Road (Area 51 Video) For the past few summers, a…

  5. Fashion and Countryside: An Interview

    In Spring 2017 I founded and edited a zine project that explored high fashion in the countryside. The handmade edition of 100 addressed the concept of contemporary pastoral style and featured writing on rural creativity, the state of the fashion industry, Romanticism and related artistic movements, and interviews with designers…

  6. Towards a New Romanticism

    A letter from the editor for a zine project from Summer 2017 that explored fashion in the countryside.  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…

  7. How Goth Heals

    An essay about mental health and the deeper meaning of gothic style 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,…

  8. The Symbol of Kylie

    This is an essay about personal experience, aesthetics, and technology from November 2018. About a year ago, I dreamed that I threw away my phone. I don’t remember where exactly, but I think it was into the woods, or onto a muddy patch of grass. The important thing was that…

  9. Rick, Vivienne, and Rei

    These designer bios were originally developed for a prospective e-commerce site for Kasuri, my former place of employment, and serve as an example of my fashion copywriting abilities RICK OWENS Originally from California, Paris-based Rick Owens is often regarded as the dark prince of high fashion. His creations, emerging from…

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