public desire.

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a little bit of androgyny for ya in collaboration with Public Desire shoes. i’ve been searching for the perfect pointed toe for months, and was stoked to find them on PD. they’re made from all man-made materials, and are surprisingly scratch resistant. a great choice if you don’t wanna empty your wallet on a pair of short boots but also don’t want crappy material.

on most days you can catch me looking something like this. in other words, this is the most ‘me’ look i’ve posted in a while.

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Photos by Calvin Bellas

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latch.

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“you don’t let people like that go” she said.

and i listened. with permission from my stubborn taurean ears. it’s hard not to. when i get distracted by the arch of your brows. matching the arch of your lower back. my fingertips tracing along your spine. proceeding, cautious. i am paralyzed. clench, release. a beautiful sacrifice. your presence meets mine. collided, magnetized. mesmerized by your taurean eyes. latching on to you, as advised.

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WE HIGH 5 SHIRT by Unif
TIGHTS by Motel Rocks

Photos by Mario Pantoja

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candle heart.

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i blink vulnerability. it’s what makes me human. and it’s more endearing than you might think. a dash of doubt, a splash of lost, and a tingle in my heart that doesn’t quite know which emotion to gravitate towards.

i wish you would see it- that the runny wax from your candle heart is much prettier liquified. once reached the surface of its cold surrounded walls, the runny wax of your heart hardens. you follow your logic- that no one will break you if they’ve never seen you broken.

but one day you’ll get it- that those who make us vulnerable give us the rare chance of being human. for better or for worse. risking stabilized emotions. letting loose all that makes us vulnerable at a chance of gaining a little thing called being human. and it’s much prettier than you might think.

because this is human stuff, you know, it’s what sets me apart from the cold, consistent ground i’m standing on.

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HAMSA TOP by Motel Rocks
SNAKE PATTERN JEANS by Motel Rocks
PLATFORM SHOE by Jeffrey Campbell x Nastygal
FUR COAT by Nastygal

Photos by Rachel Lynch

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puppet eyes.

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i’ll crawl into your head at night. through your ears. with devil-controlled eyes. reaching your untouchable filth. the thrill of getting caught. mesmerized by your leaking thoughts.

i’ll scrape the walls of your brain. sneak behind your vision. control your puppet eyes. a grand demonstration of what no one else saw. remind you of why you wanted me out of your mind.

what a celebration of our devil-controlled eyes.

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DROP CROTCH PANTS by This is a Love Song
SHOES by Unif
CROP TOP by Topshop
INFINITY SCARF by H&M

Photos by Rachel Lynch

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Interview with Veer NYC – Taking Gender Out of Clothing

Veer NYC interview - Jenny and Allie

“The clothing is coming to you genderless and you can do what you want with it” says Jenny of Veer NYC as she and Allie sit across from me on a bench in the back patio of a cute little cafe in West Village.

Between our mutual frustration with the term “boyfriend jeans”, fascination with drop crotch pants, and confusion about why most clothing comes in binary options, my interview with the Veer ladies felt more like an afternoon hang out than work for my blog.

When I first started following Veer NYC on Instagram last winter, I definitely didn’t foresee interviewing the ladies behind the genderless New York retailer during Fashion Week days after their launch. When I contacted them about doing an interview for my blog, not only were they up for it, they were actually pumped (turns out, not everyone in fashion is an asshole.)

So tell me how Veer started.
Jenny: We kind of wanted a career change and at the same time we had started really getting into wearing menswear but were having a hard time figuring out how menswear would fit us and what brands to go to. So we kind of started by building ourselves up on social media. Beside our intern this summer and our web person, it was really just the two of us.

What does ‘Veer’ mean and how would you describe your line?
Jenny: It stands for all who stray from the main path. “veer off”. Veer NYC interview - Jenny and Allie

We don’t like to play up on either end of the spectrum. We just want to find that actual gray area, whether that’s taking menswear and not calling it menswear anymore or womenswear that’s not really feminine. I mean with menswear, you look at this stuff and you’re like well, why is this menswear?

Allie: We were shooting everything [for the website] with a model, and she would walk on set and be like this is kinda cool and we’d be like you know that’s menswear right? And she’d be like oh cool I can totally wear this. But we also carry a couple brands that are unisex like Muttonhead.

What’s your favorite piece of the collection?
Allie: The Pullover Parka. It has a nice leather detail on the hood. It’s really nice thick material and I’m so excited to wear it this fall with jeans and boots.

Jenny: The Diver Jacket. This is actually from an exclusive line just for us, and it’s designed after a scuba suit. It’s really thick and nice. And it’s menswear!

If you could dress anyone, who would it be?
Both: Ericka Linder

Veer NYC interview - Jenny and Allie

What does androgyny mean to you?
Jenny: Language is a very tough thing for us, but we’ve found androgyny to be the best term, at least right now. We would love for clothing to just be clothing. To some people androgyny means a mixture of both ends of the spectrum. To us, it’s neither.

With our clothing, we don’t want to tell someone what they identify as. If a feminine female wears something from our line, that doesn’t necessarily mean that she now identifies as androgynous or that she should feel any less feminine than she did before.

When we photograph our models we cut out their face and hold their hair back because we don’t want to provide any predispositions. The clothing is coming to you genderless and you can do what you want with it.

What’s next?
Jenny: We’ll be doing some pop-up stores. We’re also working on lots of cultural content. We have a lot of interviews and photo and video shoots coming up. We’re very excited!

Photo of Jenny and Allie after our interview

You can see the full Veer NYC collection here: www.veernyc.com
Join me in obsessing over their Instagram here: www.instagram.com/veernyc

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Top photo by Veer
Middle photo by Katherine Gray
Bottom photo taken on my phone

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