January 19, 2014

Blunted on Reality

I imagine this coat to be owned by someone in the late '70s.I assume they resided in Harlem or somewhere of that sort. The neighborhood was like a rundown version of Paris in which life was lived outside, on the streets. I imagine a culture, different and separate from that of mainstream America,thriving in Harlem.

 My inspiration for these photographs were drawn from American Gangster, Frank Lucas. I originally fell in love with Harlem 2 years ago, before ever planning my escape to New york. Somewhere along the way Brooklyn stole my heart. When I think of 70s Harlem  I think of extreme urban decay and poverty. I also paint pretty pictures of the Harlem Renaissance, and early jazz scene.

…fast forward to January 2014 and here I stand
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In late december I decided to give my hair a break from the cold weather and find a suitable protective hairstyle. I decided yarn braids was the way to go. Who doesn't love the idea of sporting fake locs?? Maybe one day I'll build the courage to grow my hair out.
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Thrifted sheep fur jacket
J-Brand Lux Sateen pants 
Zara turtle neck
Derek Lam boots

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely coat!! Looks so warm, could do with that now x