Irish fashion designer Simone Rocha is taking a step back in time with her unique designs that showcase her home country and a Victorian feminine style. Following in the footsteps of her fashion designer father, John Rocha, Simone did not particularly see herself going down the same path of fashion.
Bright eyes and a genuine smile will take you a long way in terms of a gal getting what she wants. But not often do we pair a witty sense of humor, greats looks, and a master's degree in Journalism from New York University together for the whole package.
“My country gives me a great deal of inspiration; I don’t think I would have the same perspective (nor type of work) if I were living in the monotony of the Western world,” said Aida Muluneh in an interview with contemporary photography magazine LensCulture. Aida is from Ethiopia, where she was born in 1974. The pride she has of her country is displayed heavily in her arts, painting,, and photography. Through Aida’s art, we are able to take a journey to Ethiopia and get a glance at its beauty beyond the stereotypes that we’ve been force-fed to believe in Western culture.
High fashion models often represent what most people want in life: to be beautiful and wear beautiful clothes. Devon Windsor, a popular model with over 2 million Instagram followers, and her own swimwear line, and with appearances on MasterChef and the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, is at the top of the fashion industry, but there is more to her than what’s on the surface.
Upon discovering a brand new kitchen appliance suddenly on fire in 2015, singer-songwriter Yola couldn’t help but laugh. Overwhelming stress was nothing new to her; after dropping out of college years ago, she found herself homeless. While staring at her burning kitchen, all Yola could think was ‘What’s worse than this?’ And the thing that was worse was the life I had just managed to get myself out of.”