All Photography by Brandon Gilliam
Amara's Outfit: H&M Top, H&M Blazer, Zara Trousers, Steve Madden Shoes,
Chanel Purse, Celine Sunglasses
Amara's Notes: Now that its half way into my summer, I'm starting to realize the importance of embracing every moment life has to offer. Summer is a time when I get to do activities I'm too busy to do during the school year, like visit some of my favorite art galleries or go to a book store and get lost. I got to visit some cool areas of D.C this weekend and wanted to capture all the minimal surroundings I stumbled upon. I went from the U Street area of D.C to Georgetown. I wanted my outfit for the day to be comfortable but also very chic and modern. Although my outfit was very basic and minimal on top my trousers was the centerpiece of my whole outfit adding a great pop and "School Girl" touch. My sandals also made my outfit more casual chic and perfect for a day on the move.
My day was full of activities including sushi with friends, a visit to my favorite gallery in D.C "Artist Proof" and some shopping for my trip to London next week. Artist Proof is a contemporary art gallery that opened in the Georgetown area of D.C this past year. My favorite exhibit was a series of pictures by Fred Maroon, best known for his work on Capital hill documenting the Nixon Campaign and D.C's landscape. What was exciting about this was that this was his first photo series doing fashion photography, which was featured in LOOK Magazine in the early 1960's. The Gallery even had the original copy of the magazine featuring the same model. This exhibit was by far one of the best I've seen all summer. I'm glad I got to spend the day getting inspired. I really miss Isaiah, but summer is giving us a chance to experience individual journeys and reflect on everything we've learned this year. Luckily, the "Diary Series" is a perfect chance for you guys to come along for the ride. Hope all of you are taking advantage of summer; nothing beats good weather and good company. XX
Lots of Love,