This is a place of encouragement, a place to discuss body image, insecurities, self-esteem, and everything under the umbrella of fighting self-hate and finding self-love.

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blackfashion:

Design Label: RIS/RYN created by Taryn Andre & Charity Harris
Shot by: Exquisite Eye
Artist Statement
Punk is not dead. It’s Organic. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was birthed by two unique thought processes, working together under the influence of one prominent inspiration; Nature.  Modern and minimal silhouettes were combined with design elements that were a bit rough and rugged through the use of natural fabrics, patchwork, shredding, unusual patternmaking , and natural dye techniques. 
The purpose of this collection is to re-inject art, quality and longevity back into clothing; important characteristics that seem to be devalued and diluted by the dominating force of fast fashion. 
Organic punk is about women returning to the root of who they really are. It is about the woman reassessing and reconstructing her sense of self while taking the initiative to live by her own rules, and doing what empowers her as an individual. It is this kind of progressive and forward thinking that we wanted to display within each piece of the collection. 
 - RIS/RYN

blackfashion:

Design Label: RIS/RYN created by Taryn Andre & Charity Harris

Shot by: Exquisite Eye

Artist Statement

Punk is not dead. It’s Organic. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection was birthed by two unique thought processes, working together under the influence of one prominent inspiration; Nature.  Modern and minimal silhouettes were combined with design elements that were a bit rough and rugged through the use of natural fabrics, patchwork, shredding, unusual patternmaking , and natural dye techniques. 

The purpose of this collection is to re-inject art, quality and longevity back into clothing; important characteristics that seem to be devalued and diluted by the dominating force of fast fashion. 

Organic punk is about women returning to the root of who they really are. It is about the woman reassessing and reconstructing her sense of self while taking the initiative to live by her own rules, and doing what empowers her as an individual. It is this kind of progressive and forward thinking that we wanted to display within each piece of the collection. 

 - RIS/RYN

chubby-bunnies:

I don’t like wearing bathing suits but when I have to it’s a one piece and I usually wear a pair of shorts over top. Seeing all you lovely ladies rocking your bikinis has inspired and encouraged me to get one of my own, and I even kind of love how i look in it :)
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chubby-bunnies:

I don’t like wearing bathing suits but when I have to it’s a one piece and I usually wear a pair of shorts over top. Seeing all you lovely ladies rocking your bikinis has inspired and encouraged me to get one of my own, and I even kind of love how i look in it :)

www.publicmadmannumber1.tumblr.com

littlemissmutant:

manufactured1987:

The subway ride. A few years ago when the NYC MTA started to set up elevators in all the subways I was extremely excited. There’s some sort of freedom take the subway, I don’t have to tell anyone where I’m going or when I’m getting off. Whereas when I get on the bus I have to let everyone know what stop I’m getting off. And obviously I love the train because it’s faster. 

Don’t get me wrong there’s many things I hate about the subway like it not having enough elevators, but for now if you ever want to catch me I will most likely be riding the subway. 

Outfit: striped T-shirt from H&M, Black jumper from forever 21, Oxford leather shoes from wasted.

Jillian Mercado, accessibility, public transit, AND fashion

this post is perfect I may die

girlonthegowithafro:

Blue and white have always been one of my go to color combos! It just looks so crisp! Plus I’m still rocking my blow out and trying new hairstyles with my straight hair. :)

Dress: Macy’s

Jean Jacket :Old Navy

Shoes: Target

blackfashion:

Scarf: H&M // Shirt dress: H&M // Shoes: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Tasha, 27, Wash. DC
www.theglossier.com
Instagram.com/theglossier

blackfashion:

Scarf: H&M // Shirt dress: H&M // Shoes: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Tasha, 27, Wash. DC

www.theglossier.com

Instagram.com/theglossier

kellsinlalaland:

Love this look from the ModCloth Style Gallery! Cutest community ever. #fashion #style #indie #modcloth

kellsinlalaland:

Love this look from the ModCloth Style Gallery! Cutest community ever. #fashion #style #indie #modcloth

I hated my body for six years and maintained an irrational fear of weight gain for four.  It’s time that I turn that around completely.  I have gained weight and continue to do so as I recover from my eating disorder, but just because society views weight gain as a bad thing doesn’t mean that it is.  Just because society retouches fat and skinny models doesn’t mean I’m not already perfect, at any size or stage of recovery.
I will love every aspect of my body for what it does for me and how it allows me to embrace the freedoms of life.  I will love the clothes that I wear no matter their sizes.  I won’t let society hold me back from claiming my space in this world as MINE.. and taking shameless selfies in my favorite shirt and underwear.  Lastly, I will be unapologetically real.  #AerieREAL
Love me; don’t retouch me. xx
banannaomi.tumblr.com
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

I hated my body for six years and maintained an irrational fear of weight gain for four.  It’s time that I turn that around completely.  I have gained weight and continue to do so as I recover from my eating disorder, but just because society views weight gain as a bad thing doesn’t mean that it is.  Just because society retouches fat and skinny models doesn’t mean I’m not already perfect, at any size or stage of recovery.

I will love every aspect of my body for what it does for me and how it allows me to embrace the freedoms of life.  I will love the clothes that I wear no matter their sizes.  I won’t let society hold me back from claiming my space in this world as MINE.. and taking shameless selfies in my favorite shirt and underwear.  Lastly, I will be unapologetically real.  #AerieREAL

Love me; don’t retouch me. xx

banannaomi.tumblr.com

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!