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WHAT DOES ARTISTRY MEAN TO YOU? FACETS OF CREATIVITY UNLEASHING THE SPARK CREATIVE CAREERS

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TBB MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JILLIAN LENAE ASSISTANT EDITOR TAYLOR CRUMLEY FASHION|BEAUTY LEAD EDITOR MUSKAN MANZOOR ASSISTANT FASHION|BEAUTY EDITOR ELLEXUS GLOCKNER ART|GRAPHICS EDITOR JILL LAPINE LEAD JOURNALIST AKUNNA OKONKWO ASSISTANT JOUNALIST SOFIA CAICEDO COMMUNITY EDITOR LUCIA PEREZ SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN|WRITER NICOLE BERJARAN SMALL BUSINESS EDITOR CITLALY IBANEZ PR LEAD PAULA QUINONES - ROMAN PR INTERN|WRITER JASMINE DANG

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Makeup Artists Written by: Akunna O. Who are Pushing Boundaries

Makeup is an amazing thing that helps people feel unstoppable but the way makeup has become is a bigger thing we have ever expected. It is so mind-blowing and just equals to one word “wow”. In this article, the topic of makeup is way more than the generic makeup looks but the mission and goal of the artist/activist. There are so many terms in the makeup industry but this one sticks out, “Makeup Activist” not Makeup Artist but Makeup Activist. These makeup activists have shed light on real problems that society is ignoring and putting that light on what people spend the majority of their time thinking about, Makeup. The article is surrounded by this quote, “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I cannot accept” each and every makeup activists are changing the world one makeup look at a time. Umber Ghauri Umber Ghauri is a 28-year-old queer makeup activist from West London. Umber Ghauri works with everyone especially the LGBTQ community, Ghauri wants to have a place and platform where the LGBTQ community can speak out on

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issues that bother them and dream big. Outside Makeup, Ghauri shares her nonvisual disabilities. Ghauri wants to stop the negative outlook on the word disabled and doesn't want her disabilities to stop her from being creative & being an activist. From a simple hobby from the age of 12 to working with the UN ( United Nations) where she has been able to highlight transgender women's violence and more, Ghauri has proudly displayed that makeup can breakdown barriers. Eszter Magyar Eszter is a makeup artist that uses little to no makeup and uses materials to create her makeup looks. She says it's when you do experiments that don't need makeup but are completely artistic based. Eszter wants to stir away from perfectionism that society wants to be with makeup continually. She wants to be carefree with makeup and create. She has expressed her desire that she ultimately doesn't want the makeup community to be the same. She desires for it to evolve to be fresh, inspirational, inclusive, and supportive.

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Yash Ravula A high school sophomore, Yash Ravula, has been in love with makeup from the age of 12 and has always wanted to learn. At first, Yash couldn't afford makeup to learn, so he had to get a job to afford it, which shows his commitment and determination towards the beauty industry. When he started to wear makeup, he was afraid of being judged and made fun of, but he overcame those obstacles due to the many genders combining makeup looks he has done. He states that makeup doesn't have a gender and that society has made it seem like it's only for females. He wants to stop the idea of men having to be homosexual to wear makeup and for men to be more creative with it. Tiktok has shed light on the new masculinity by wearing eyeliner to nail polish making men have the creative space to do whatever they want. Melanesia Melanesia was born and raised in Alabama and has started doing her makeup since middle school; after high school, she expanded her makeup abilities by doing makeup for cheer or dance teams. After college, she moved to Atlanta to live her dreams out. She learned makeup for different productions like Editorial or TV and Film. Melanesia has put so much time into making sure she is the best of the best with her makeup looks and making everyone feel included. Melanesia wants to naturally enhance all complexions and make people feel beautiful and not change themselves for society.

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Unleash the Avant-Garde Avant-Garde designers are moving forward in fashion with the outside of box thinking that pushes mainstream's boundaries. This forward-thinking mindset can be hard to precisely define what avant-garde is and how trends are within it. Designers use materials that may seem unfamiliar and shapes that aren't typical to see on the human form to bring attention to their designs. When entering the field of avant-garde design, it can be hard to understand precisely what is expected. And quite frankly, there aren't any expectations. What makes it unique is that every system is entirely unlike the next. The idea of avant-garde fashion began in the 1850s, and designers gathered inspiration from the socialist movement. Designers continue to gather inspiration from the things going on around them politically and personally. This is just a shortlist of some avantgarde designers taking the fashion world by storm.

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Written by: Ellexus Glockner. Comme Des Garçons, owned by Rei Kawakubo, designs clothing that is unlike anything before her. Her clothes seem to jump off of the model with voluminous shapes that can't be controlled. The phrase Comme des garçons translates to "like some boys" in French. This idea is carried through the designs by combining traditional menswear trends with hints of femininity. Her creativity doesn't end with fashion. The brand displays visual installations to immerse the viewer in the designs, virtually and in person. This label has only grown since its start in 1969 and is nothing short of wearable abstract art.

Unlike most avant-garde designers, Iris Van Herpen draws inspiration from her background in ballet. She feels that "movement as a metamorphic force can extend the forms of the human body in a duet with fashion." With artistic collaborations with Lady Gaga, Cara Delevingne, Beyonce, and more, she has quickly become one of the most celebrated avant-garde designers. Her work is deeply connected to nature and earth elements, with a focus on female empowerment. She has designed collections for the Opéra de Paris and Opéra Pelléas et Mélisande. She gained a reputation early on for using 3-D printing to bring her designs to life. Her work is beautiful and easily recognizable. Alexander McQueen is undeniably the most well-known avant-garde designer. He has been known for his troubling and tortured designs that display his darkest emotions. McQueen's theatrical runway shows and plans changed the common perception of fashion forever. He touched on themes of sexual violence and the afterlife in a way that was disturbing to fashion culture in the late '90s. His unfortunate death in 2010 certainly did not bring an end to his brand. If anything, it became even more popular. The new team of lead designers dedicate their work to making the brand as close to what McQueen would have wanted it to be.

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These brands and designers utilize themes that are uncommon in fashion to bring attention to their work. Avant-Garde is one style of fashion that cannot be put into a box. Every designer is different, and trends don't exist within it. There are no guidelines, and often the creativity extends further than the clothing. Designers will plan their runway shows as nontraditional exhibits that modernize the classic catwalk. Everything about this realm of fashion is modern and unusual. It makes the person seeing the designs think about fashion in a way that is new and progressive. Avant-garde is the future of runway fashion and will only grow in size and popularity.

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Boss Babe of the Month We are happy to congratulate our Boss Babe of the Month Muskan Manzoor! Otherwise known as @livewithmimi_ on Instagram. Muskan is our Lead Fashion & Beauty Editor for Teen Boss Babes Magazine! She is incedibly dedicated to delivering a high quality issue and product in everything she does, she is the true definition of Boss Babe. Muskan is a Bangladeshi-American fashion stylist and creative director. She is currently a student at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where she is majoring in Fashion Business Management. Being raised in Bangladesh has had a major impact on Muskan’s style and art through exposure to a very unique culture with an intrinsic flair for creative expression. Besides fashion she is very passionate about traveling, cooking, and sustainability. After college, she hopes to pursue editorial styling for a renowned fashion magazine and eventually start her own brand. Her contemporary creative work can be found on her fashion & lifestyle blog, livewithmimi.com

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Answered By Community Editor: Lucia Perez

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Do Teen Boss Babes Ship Internationally? Yes! Teen Boss Babes does ship internationally and does free shipping of stickers. Check out the website for all the fantastic items we sell, from face masks, tote bags, stickers, and much more. How do you talk to your parents when wanting to start a business? When wanting to start a business, one of the best ways to talk to your parents is to plan everything you want to do with your business. It is so important to be well informed, so you have the confidence, but your parents will also be confident in your business. You can do this by creating a PowerPoint of a rough timeline of when you will be launching, buying inventory, creating items, etc. Another tip is to show how passionate you are about starting your business. Show the excitement you have for starting this new step of your life and how much it means to you to put your art out there for people to buy. If you are still in school, have a plan of balancing your time between school and work so that you will not start slacking on one.

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This is where you can find the answers to all your TBB Related Questions Tips for starting a small business? The number one tip for starting a small business is to be well informed of everything you need to start your business. Have a checklist of where your store will be located. It can be on Etsy, Shopify, or you can create your website on Wix, Wordspace, Squarespace, etc. Also, add to your checklist what items you want to sell and how much you must be passionate about what you're doing so you do not burn out and want to quit. Another important thing to keep in mind is that sales will come, but overnight it might take a couple of weeks or a couple of months but keep trying and promoting your items on social media, so sales do come. Shipping Tips? I know the best place for shipping is PIrate ship since they have discounted rates and are super fast and easy to use. When you have your website, you can sometimes hook up Pirate ship as an extension, so you do not always manually input the address and package size to the computer. When shipping packages, try to use poly mailers since they are lighter than boxes, so the USPS shipping rate is lower. If you do want to offer free shipping on your items, don't forget to add the shipping fee to your products, so shipping fees do not eat up your costs since you are paying for shipping and not the buyer. What's Our newest release? Teen Boss Babes newest release is our new t-shirt designs with very inspirational quotes such as our pink shirt that says "CEO STATUS." and also our white shirt that says TEEN BUSINESS OWNER" in a light pink, which is super cute. You can find all our items on our website www.socialsbypaola.com/teenbossbabes. Please stay on the lookout for our Holiday Drop! Many new stickers and items will be released.

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Winter 2020 Fashion Trends

Written By Muskan Manzoor

From bleached denim to cottagecore aesthetic, summer 2020 was heavily influenced by TikTok culture. While those quarantine DIY’s were short lived, a lot of fall and winter 2020 fashion trends that are currently surfacing on Tiktok are here to stay. Some of these trends are so prevalent that it's truly difficult to escape them. A few revolve around sustainability and zero waste fashion, which is something people should always support if financially possible. If you are looking to upgrade your style this fall and winter, these are the top trends to hop onto. Patchwork Tops, pants, bucket hats, bags, basically any functional piece of patchwork garment with exposed seams is hot this season. Every fashion enthusiast is either wearing or sharing these patchwork looks on social media. Many small brands and designers are using this style to create looks from scrap fabric that might otherwise go to waste. This trend is not only stylish but also environmentally friendly making it a perfect thing to add to your wardrobe.

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Y2k Style While this trend may not have started as everyone’s personal favorite, it has definitely grown a lot because there is so much to experiment with. You can draw inspiration from all the classic early 2000s movies like clueless and mean girls or even popular TV shows. If you want to play safe with this trend, one recommendation by style insiders would be to add a sweater vest to your shopping cart. Some other y2k styles to look into are lace camis, vintage tees, and low rise jeans.

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Faux Leather The faux leather trend should come around every fall and winter because it is so classy and put together. A great faux leather piece for this fall is an oversized jacket or a leather blazer that can be worn with any casual piece in your wardrobe to elevate the look.

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Art By Elaine is a small business artist who makes art inspired by the world’s most beautiful places and creates stickers, prints , posters, shirts and more in her etsy shop as well as on her website. What is very unique about her shop is how she makes art not only to bring happiness and joy to her customers but also to help others in need. For example when Ruth Bader Ginsbrg died she created a beautiful sticker and donated 100% of the proceeds to ACLU which is a nonprofit organization that advocates for civil liberties of all people. You can find her on instagram as @artbyelaine.co to check out the beautiful art she creates everyday. Luna Jewelry was founded by Monse Luna who handcrafts a variety of earrings for her small business on instagram and depop. Her earrings are very minimalist yet super cute to wear on special occasions.Many of her earrings are made out of resin with small flowers and glitters which are hypoallergenic. She is also a part time makeup artist with her very own makeup artist account on instagram where she creates very unique and beautiful art. Check her out on instagram as @lunajewelry and @monseebeautyy for her makeup account.

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IG Brands to Watch out Written By Lucia Perez For! Shop divinity is a small business that specialises in creating very cute and unique items such as face masks,earrings, custom embroidery and more. Lorena the founder of shop divinity started her business as an effect of comparing her creativity to others, but she realized that everyone has a divine gift that is meant specifically for them therefore she started her business. Check out her pieces of art on instagram @shop.divinity. Di Vanessa Designs is a small business who sells polymer clay accessories. You can find her on etsy where you will find earrings and hair clips handcrafted with a variety of floral and abstract designs. She started her shop in 2017 and has successfully created a variety of designs for earring hair clips that are super cute to wear with your outfit year round.If you are looking for some funky cute earring make sure to check out divanessadesigns on instagram.

Fizzy Soaps is a small business that creates handmade cold pressed soaps who is best known for their boba soap that went viral on tik tok. She started her business in 2018 and since has created many soap designs from boba soaps to colorful abstract soaps. Definitely check her website and instagram out to see the pieces of art she creates in the form of soap @fizzysoaps. These are just a few of the many small businesses there are out there who are also creating many unique art pieces in different shapes and forms. You can support these and other small businesses by just following on instagram so don't forget to check out their pages as they do put a lot of time and effort in them.

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Unlocking the Creative Within 2. Copy like an Artist Yourself Written By Nicole Berjaran Let's be honest, we all want to be like our favorite top We all have encountered that moment where we seem to question our creative abilities, to the point that we believe we have none. Whether you’re a writer, designer or simply someone who enjoys sharing their ideas to the world, your creative fuel tends to run out and you feel as if the creative within yourself starts to disappear. It may be frustrating, but it happens to all of us. It is something that not even Netflix and a bag of sweets can cure but it takes commitment that you will eventually find yourself enjoying. Even if you don’t catalog yourself as the creative type , it is important to know that the “seed of creativity” lives in all of us, but it just happens to take a leap out of our daily habits to experience that joyful spark in the back of our minds. Here are five tips you might find useful to connect with your creative side! 1. Stress less, Relax more The first thing to do when finding your creative side is to not stress about it when you cannot find results. The truth is the mind works best when it is relaxed and you can find relaxation among different sets of activities. Perhaps, going out for a walk, reading a book, talking to a friend or taking time for yourself are great activities that can help you come home with a bunch of ideas. The objective is to put yourself in different environments, rather than your office, where you can observe and take notes. You never know when an outfit may call your attention to your upcoming design, a doodle on the wall may inspire your next art or watching business women discuss their next projects may trigger yours creative spark. TBB MAGAZINE

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tier artist, but we can never be. The simple fact that we each have our style, and that makes our ideas unique. Although we must find inspiration through trends or others' work, we must consider being inspired rather than copying. An excellent way to put everything you like about something and make it your own is through the creation of a mood board. A mood board can help you organize your ideas and look for similar patterns you like about a particular topic. If you are further interested in learning what it is, you can do to prevent this. A book that reflects this shortly is "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon. 3. Allow yourself to get into the unknown Another thing that can help us boost our creativity is stepping out of our comfort zone. By engaging in different areas other than that of your interest, you can get a broader perspective of things, and thus, you'll paint a bigger picture for what you intend to create. This involves surrounding yourself with people with different ideas/backgrounds. Working in teams not only allows massive brainstorming, but it also provides feedback and creative debates. Hearing from these people cannot only change your perspective of things, but it can also introduce innovative new ideas. 4. Plan a Creative Schedule Although there's a slight misconception that creatives do not run on schedules, this isn't completely accurate. Like everything in this world, to strive for better results, it requires practice and organization. Taking at least two days a week to engage with your creative side can help you with long-term projects and overcome a creative block. You can take these days to either sketch or develop fun activities that can help you boost your creativity. For instance, having an animated movie marathon for your next graphic design art or creating a collage from your favorite fashion issues. © TBB2020


5. Have fun! It has been proven that having fun enhances the creative side of the brain. In general, having fun can boost motivation, decrease stress, and improve concentration. Experiencing joy having fun can increase your optimism and thus give room for inspiration to blossom. Don't classify your weekend plans as "a loss of time" but instead look at them as an opportunity to source new ideas! Unlocking your creative outlet may seem frustrating initially, but it turns out the process is allabout connecting with and enjoying yourself. Once you get the hang of things, bringing your ideas to life would become an almost effortless process! The creative process comes with both its ups and downs, but we must remember that with struggle comes to progress and with the progress, we eventually find a sense of "perfection" in our work.

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How Will You Unleash Your Creativity?

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Q&A With Briana Ali Bohindie Stream, owned by Briana Ali, was started in July of 2013. The brand carries a celestial theme, and each piece is handmade. Briana was only 19 when she founded Bohindie Stream, and the company has grown to over 39,000 Instagram followers, with a wide variety of pieces to choose from. When thinking about entering the design industry, there is so much to learn from successful individuals. Briana has given TBB all the tips and tricks to find success with your brand. What does Artistry mean to you? "Artistry is being able to let my imagination roam freely and just go wherever it takes me. Especially when I'm designing a new collection, I pull a lot of inspiration from the little things. Even Artistry is looking at even the mundane and finding beauty in that and creating art from something that might just be an everyday occurrence and just the small details in life. Looking at the world with a unique perspective is the beginning to creating art." What inspired you to start Bohindie Stream? "I started Bohindie Stream after my freshman year of college‌ I was studying fashion and business, and I really wanted to create my own business in the fashion realm. At the time, I couldn't really find jewelry that I personally wanted to wear. The trends at the time were not very unique. I basically wanted to create wearable art that I couldn't find. That was the very beginning days of it. And then also, I thought it was such a cool way to connect through art and connect with others and getting to create a community with people. So that was the beginning." TBB MAGAZINE

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Written By: Ellexus Glockner What is your creative process? "When I launch collections, I'll kind of center around what I want this collection to convey in terms of feelings and emotions. So I might think, 'okay, I want to do this photoshoot in the desert with caves and stuff to convey exploration and adventure.' It starts with creating a narrative and creating a story. So I start more broad, and then I'll get specific. I'll start with the storyline. Then I start to create inspiration and mood boards to capture what I want the whole tone to be of the collection. It's super detail-oriented. I'll really go in on the details of a collection. It's not just a necklace. I think 'It has a story, it has a fun name, and it's going to be worn like this, and this has a whole idea behind it.' I guess that's how it begins, and then I'll start to design, and I'll order materials in. And then I literally just lay everything out and spread it all out on a table, and then I'll fiddle around with different combos and putting charms together. Once I design it, I'll style it with different outfit looks for the photoshoot, hire two models and a photographer and then do the photoshoot. And then it launched from there."

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What drew you to jewelry instead of fashion? "I feel like at the time I was just a college kid, I was only 19 years old, and I was like 'Okay, what can I do for a business... and I thought that jewelry was the easiest thing to learn'. I watched a lot of Youtube videos and just searched for things, and just figured it out. I also really like that you can be wearing the most simple thing and throw on a cool necklace or a pair of earrings. It automatically adds this imaginative aspect to your outfit or musicality. When I was in school for fashion... the one thing I didn't want to do, which is ironic, was to be a designer‌ I was like, that's so much pressure. How do you come up with that many designs all the time? I thought it just seemed so intimidating, and ironically, that's what I do now. I feel like it's interesting to look back on that mindset, and I feel like many people might be hesitant to start something because they think too deeply into it, and if I had done that, I probably would have freaked myself out way more and might not have even started it." What is your favorite piece from Bohindie? "That's a tough one. It always changes because I feel like when I release a new collection, whatever is in that collection, I will have a favorite from it. But I feel like an all-time favorite; I wear this necklace all the time, it's The Rest is Confetti necklace, and I really love that piece, and I wear it a ton." What advice would you give to someone who is wanting to enter this industry? "Really figure out what makes you feel fulfilled and passionate to the point where you're doing it and not feeling like it's work as much as it's fun to you. Of course, anything you do is going to have the mundane parts, but I feel like if you're doing something that you truly believe in, it's going to make a big difference and make you feel so fulfilled. When I was a freshman in college, I did a lot of different things to taste a lot of different aspects of the industry so I could see what I liked and what I didn't like. I highly recommend doing that if you're trying to figure out what path you want to go on‌ just try everything and see what clicks because something will click. And you'll know because you'll feel so lit up inside. You'll just be so excited about it. Just finding what lights up your heart and then pursuing that. Don't let fear stop you." Shop Bohindie Stream on Instagram @bohindiestream, or the website bohindiestream.com, to get your boss babe jewelry.

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creativity and it's link Written by Sofia Caicedo to mental health At some point in your life, you have used your creativity. It could have been for a school project, a hobby you enjoy, or even in your day to day life. However, do you know how much it positively affected you? Here is how creativity can help improve your mental health!

Let’s start with the scientific portion of the benefits of creativity. When we are creative, our minds enter a state of flow. What is a form of flow, you may ask? Have you ever been doing something and get so absorbed in it that you lose track of time? If you know what I am talking about, then you have been in this state. When you are in the state of flow, dopamine is released. Also known as the feel-good chemical, dopamine is a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural antidepressant. Those are some pretty big words, but they mean that you become happier when your mind flows. When dopamine is released, it also gives us positive reinforcement. This can serve us as a motivation booster and encourages us to continue our activity!

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Not only does creativity make us motivated and happier, but it can serve as a form of therapy. Take writing or journaling, for instance. Studies have shown that these creative outlets have helped individuals manage and express their negative emotions more healthily. Other great creative outlets that are therapeutic are drawing or painting. People have found that these actions can help them express and communicate difficult experiences, such as trauma, instead of putting them into words. Finally, now that we know how creativity can help your mental health, how can we put it into action? Much like physical exercise, creativity is an essential part of your daily routine. Some have said it is a basis in human life! The significant amount of creativity, compared to physical exercise, is that you will be able to see the positive effects on your mental health quickly. Throughout this month’s issue, many team members have displayed some beautiful ways to be creative. From makeup to baking treats, the possibilities are endless! There are two essential things to know before incorporating creativity in your life. Firstly, do not expect yourself to become the next Van Gogh overnight. When starting, it is most likely that it will not be the best, and that is okay! As they say, practice makes perfect, right? Secondly, have fun! Do not be hard too on yourself and enjoy using a new creative outlet! Overall, creativity has many more benefits than you might think it has. By being creative, your mind releases select chemicals that will make you happier and more motivated. Multiple creative outlets can be therapeutic, such as painting and journaling. By carving out some time throughout your week for creative pursuits, your mental health will be better, and you will be able to have a happier and healthier lifestyle! How will you decide to use your creativity? © TBB2020


Self-expression has never been easy, but it's more accessible than ever before. We are continually trying to find who we are and how to tell others who we are. Selfexpression can come in many different artistic forms. It is essential to get out of our comfort zones and show the world we are. It does sound super scary, but in the long run, it will help you. Living life doing what I like to do is so much better than always doing what others want you to do.

Artistically expressing yourself is using a talent you have to show or do what you feel. Speaking out your emotions and what you think can be hard to say. Luckily, we can express how we think without speaking out literally. In music, the writers will turn their emotions or stories into songs. When a music artist releases a song, we can see part of their lives and relate to them. In art, the artist will create a piece to show what they are feeling. It seems a lot easier to express myself with what I have to offer than being so upfront.

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One of the main reasons why we should express ourselves is for ourselves. Lying about who we are won't damage others; it will only harm you. Trying to fit in and lying to yourself about who you are will never bring you happiness. Staying true to yourself, you won't have to find others; instead, others will find you and like you for who you are. Finding the right friends will also allow you to relate and rely on someone. You are also most likely to help each other out when you have similarities.

Lets Talk Self Expression In reality, it is scary to express yourself, but we need to be honest with who we are. You should never feel like you need to hide who you are and what you can do. We are all humans, and no one is perfect. We all make mistakes which we can not only learn from but grow from them too. As a small business, you will always make mistakes, and those mistakes help fix and revise to make our shops better. It is normal and okay to start liking and expressing ourselves in different ways. As we grow up, we are changing and going to find that we enjoy other activities. Overall expressing is always an ongoing change. Finding the right people to support you will allow you to be more comfortable when expressing yourself. Luckily through artistic forms, we are also able today who we are without being literal. Expressing yourself will bring you confidence and happiness since you are honest with yourself and others.

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Breakthrough Written by Jill Lapine Designers

Let’s talk about the hottest upcoming designers that New York City is loving. Looking at three specific designers, Peter Do, Robert Wun, and Amina Muaddi are all breakthrough designers that you need to know about. First up is Peter Do, one of my favorite designers right now as well as countless celebrities, not to mention Beyoncé and Zendaya. The luxury label was founded by Do and his five close friends in 2018 in Brooklyn, New York City so to combine their skill sets. The approach the label takes to design is focused on clean, sharp tailoring, youthful design and various textiles to create patterns and textures. Do is a humble label, with down-to-earth styling and photography. Their Instagram feed is more natural and relaxed than most luxury brands, keeping their audience informed about the behind-the-scenes. The team noticed the long working hours and the overseas outsourcing that was predominately the theme of New York fashion houses and began the label with a more ethical and sustainable vision in mind. Do works with seamstresses locally and treats the rest of his team like family. The SS21 looks are clean, bright and minimal in aesthetic. From the mad scientist lab coats to the over-theknee boots, the pieces were trendy yet classic all at the same time. The new generation of high fashion lovers will obsess over Peter Do and the premier tailored fits.

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Next is Robert Wun, a storytelling genius using the world of fashion. A London based design label, Wun creates pieces that are modern womenswear. Upon looking at the latest SS21collection, the pieces were extremely futuristic and whimsical. One could argue that the looks were closer to modern art than everyday fashion, although the line between those worlds have been blurred anyways. There are extreme looping shapes and drastic forms to give the looks an out-of-this-world style. The 3-Dimensional fabrics create a sculptural creation that is awe inspiring. Celebrities are also beginning to notice his stunning works, some of which include Lady Gaga and Cardi B. His works speak for themselves, something every artist desires in their craft. He is such a fun designer to watch his collections, be sure to give them a look.

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Last up we have the queen of shoes, Amina Muaddi. Muaddi grew up in Jordan, Romania and Italy, constantly surrounded by what type of glamour people desire. After studying design and working with companies like Vogue and GQ US, this past summer in July she launched “Amina Muaddi The Brand.” This is her breakthrough brand as a newer designer and it has caught the attention of Rihanna, who commissioned her to design all of the shoes for the Fenty brand. Her footwear is beyond stylish and they are shoes straight out of a dream or a movie. Her shoes have a modern style heel that widens at the bottom and she has endless dreamy colors and patterns. Her shoes are even studded with gems, jewels and glitter, guaranteed to make any girl feel like a princess. Her latest drop is available now and it turned out absolutely stunning. If you want to be in the know what’s happening in the world of high fashion, be sure to check these three amazing designers. Their artistic design integrated into their clothing is so beautiful and inspiring to any artistry.

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