Book video! Lots of love <3
I did a mammoth 30 minute Q+A! I was going to split it into two parts, but thought instead I would just upload the full video, and include easy navigation tips to skip to the parts you are interested in. I also included a ‘halfway point’ marker so you can take a breather and come back to watch the rest later if you so desire! I’d love to know if you found it interesting, and if any questions/answers particularly resonated with you.
Q1: 01:20 At what stage did you find yourself ? If not, how’s your process going?
Q2: 4:58 I’m someone who is really plagued by feeling self-conscious. How do you cope with self-consciousness?
Q3: 8:03 What do you do now? What is your job/work?
Q4: 9:35 Do you feel like an independent woman? / I’m often hard on myself for not being further in life, despite being relatively mature! / I struggle with being the woman I want to be vs the woman everyone else wants me to be – when does the journey into womanhood become clear?
Q5: 17:07 What are your thoughts on cultural appropriation as someone who works within the fashion industry?
Q6: 21:28 Do you feel with ‘consciousness’ as a black woman there is a certain pressure to present yourself in afro centric/ badu-esq form ?
Q7: 23:27 What is the hardest lesson you have had to learn in life?
Q8: 25:27 What are 3 ways to win your heart?
To call my recent travels to Paris, a ‘press trip’ would not only be typically #fashun of me, but would also be a pretty feeble attempt on my part to adequately explain how much of a whirlwind this trip really was. The Apartment transported me to an alternate-parisian-fashion-reality: the Who’s Next x Premiere Classe trade show, with Villa M. The 4-hall exhibition showcased a range of new and upcoming designers, and had an uncanny resemblance to the wardrobe of my dreams. C/O of Kris Atomic and Derek Bremner please enjoy a little visual insight into this carefully curated experience. (Warning: these images are so dreamy, that you may having difficulty coming to terms with the fact that real life is not as bright, creatively composed or well edited as the below will trick you into thinking. Or maybe that’s just me. Well, it is me. 48 hours ago, following a private tour of the TOILETPAPER art exhibition, I was sipping champagne on the roof terrace of the Galeries Lafayette, the sunset lighting doing ungodly things for my selfies. Now? Sitting on my bedroom floor, the post-city-break-mess sadly illuminated by the grey-gloom of a very british September.)
Photo’s: Kris Atomic and Derek Bremner. The other bloggers I had the pleasure of spending time with on this trip are all tagged here! Check them out.
Thank you Abi, Melissa, Beccy, and the rest of Team Apartment!