Shoesday Tuesday: March NYC By Jessie Ajluni
I first learned of luxury unisex shoe wear label March NYC while darting from show to show during New York Fashion Week. As snow piled high along the streets, looking effortless and street-style-cool was well- a real effort. I happened to look down and see the most gorgeous calf hair black and white speckled boots on Tamu’s feet. Without thinking, I blurted, “Who made these boots and where can I get them?”
It was less than a week later that I found myself sitting down with menswear design Guru Simon Spurr at a quaint coffee shop in the west village talking all things March NYC.
Aesthetic as Activism: A Series By Nia Hampton
In the late 60’s, a widely used slogan in the feminist movement was, “the personal is political.” And this past year, we’ve seen an overall increase in political awareness around the world. Everyday our favorite brands are vocalizing their support for a certain cause. Our favorite fashion institutions are taking a stand against injustice. We here at All the Pretty Birds are getting in on what we hope is more than just a trend. For a long time, Aesthetic was seen as something frivolous or only necessary in the world of art. But as the study of identity politics gains more traction, we’re realizing, you actually ARE what you wear. I’ve decided to talk to some very powerful people in their own right. Activists who use their mediums of art to fight for their personal cause, and find out not only what’s in their closet, but why?
This month’s feature is Sonia Guiñansaca a dope ass poet, fierce cultural organizer and radical femme. Sonia is a sight to see in her loud colors, bold glasses and glittery nails. I’m so honored that she took the time to tell us how she uses her aesthetic as activism.
CO|TE, On Being Emerging Italian Designers By Tamu McPherson
Meet Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari of CO|TE, the emerging Italian brand that has its sights on conquering the world at large, one stylish girl at a time. Designers first, and digital communicators in the balance, I caught up with them in Milan to discuss the progress of their five-year-old brand and to get some insight into the design process of young designers working in fashion’s current fast paced landscape.