On Mai: Aeropostale leather jacket, Banana Republic sweater, thrifted flannel, vintage skirt, unknown thigh high socks, Steve Madden booties, Zara beanie
On Sam: H&M white crop top, H&M suspender skirt, Urban Outfitters leather jacket, H&M scarf, Steve Madden booties
Photographed and edited by Anthony King
Styled by me
2015 is the year of collaborations for me. Or at least that's how it's starting out, anyways. But I don't mind because it gives me a chance to network with so many talented individuals and who aren't just in fashion either. We all have something special to share with the world and we all deserve a little more recognition than we're given. That's why I'm trying to meet people who are just as passionate about something they love as I do with fashion. Meet Sam Glennester, one of the most talented and dedicated dancers I know in NY. For those who don't know, I do dance on the side and I definitely look up to her as one of my inspirations so it was pretty amazing to get to collaborate with her! Check out her latest video here.
For our first shoot together we wanted to keep it edgy and tough in black, white, and hints of red. I wanted to make sure we displayed our own style while keeping the colors the same. Being a NY dancer who travels all the time, Sam likes to make sure she's comfortable above all else but that doesn't mean she compromises her street style. Here she pairs a crop top with a suspender skirt and an Obey bomber jacket. I, on the other hand, am always adding a chic and sophisticated flare to my outfits. I played with textures by pairing my quilted leather jacket with my quilted sweater and pleated skirt. Two different style that complemented each other pretty nicely. And by the way, we were freezing our asses off shooting that day if you couldn't already tell by our red noses (I guess it matched the color palette).
Expect many more Mai/Sam collaborations to come! (Hint: we did another outfit on that cold, cold day too)
Stay warm loves,
Stay warm loves,