On transitions and creating a statement

There are two kinds of transitions: some simply ‘happen’, (for example you meet someone who eventually becomes a turning point in your life), and others are marked on a calendar, like births and weddings.   This  is a moment of transition for me on every level. After 33 years and an awful lot of experimentation, […]

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Made in Miami: Ariel Swedroe on building her own brand by age 12

I remember the first time a wore a pair of patent leather shoes mixed with ruffled socks. That might have been the first time I realized the power of fashion, and how beautiful things could make me occasionally happy. For Ariel, the now 15 year old woman behind Swedroe by Ariel, fashion became her biggest […]

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Journey of a braid: Canvas

Dear you, If you are reading this, our journeys have finally collided. I am grateful for this. This is a magic canvas: it has given me courage through the last four years of my journey. Now, I want to share its magic with you. So, what is the headpiece about? This canvas has allowed me […]

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On building a successful gallery; a conversation with Lexing Zhang from Art Lexing

For me fashion is a lot more about art, than about clothes. In this very special conversation with Lexing Zhang we explore the different situations that led her to create Art Lexing, a very special gallery in Miami.

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On why you should create an Alter-Ego

I contain so many versions of myself… You’d be surprised. The version that the outside world gets of me depends on a mix of external triggers –the right energy, the right attitude, the car that let me, or din’t let me pass on the highway, the mood in which my children are, the moon, if […]

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