Goodbye Sleepless Streets, Hello Suburban Weeks

I’ve come to realize why people move away from home and never come back.
Oftentimes, people leave their hometown for work or school and find a whole new world; a busier world, after finding such going back to the chill lifestyle of yesteryear seems like…. it almost seems wrong, for me at least.
Here I sit with my hair in a top bun, facemask on, candles lit with a cup of tea and an acoustic album playing and yet it feels so wrong to be relaxing. I’d gone from waking up every day with having some sort of deadline coming up whether it was for my classes or my 2 internships that I was juggling; to waking up and either going to my part time retail job or just waking up with nothing but time and I absolutely hate it.

I mean I know the reasoning behind it; but why is it something people deal with?

How can people live such different lifestyles and yet still live within a two-hour driving distance from one another? How is it possible to be so close to one of the busiest cities and yet live in such a different world?How can so many people live in the same city and still live such different lives as well?

I often ask questions that don’t have answers or don’t actually need answers but this is TheEnvyCollective is it not?

Photos were taken by Jonathan Chapé

Shirt was freshly painted by me
Plaid and jeans from American Eagle
Glasses from Urban Outfitters
Shoes from Doc Marten

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A flock of Birds can dream

A flock of birds flies across the world, but at what stake?
What do they really find on the other side?
Is it just another busy street? a large empty field?
Is it much different over there than it is here?
They fly in packs, but will they separate?
Do we?
Do we ever separate from the people who ‘fly’ with us?
The ones who give us a world wind of support?
Courageous enough to help us go through the struggles that come with aging and success
Do they stick by till the end? Or do they fly away?

I often wonder that.
There will always be a time where everything changes and forces you to have to take a second look at what you’re doing with your life.
But how will it affect those who’ve stood by your decisions to do this… or that…?
Whose to say your original dream is exactly what you’ll do?
What if the dream changes ever so slightly?
Would the support still be there?
Would they still proudly fly with you?
Some would of course, but what of the others?
Dreams are often changing and getting better, but how does that affect your life?
how does it affect your goals?
That’s the real question.

Dream’s are like the Fashion Industry… forever changing and growing in some way.
The circle skirt can be on trend now… but will it be back next year?
Will the tea-length circle skirt be in, or will the mini?
It’s always the little details that change and improve.
So how will you evolve with it?

Photos were taken by Jonathan Chapé

Denim Jacket: American Eagle
Tee: American Apparel
Plaid: American Eagle
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith
Glasses: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Michael Kors

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Androgyny and Crop Tops

As College comes to an end, every student is often scrambling to get their projects completed. Especially the many FIT students. I absolutely love being involved in the creative process for everyone’s final projects, and I often volunteer myself to model for their assignments. This weekend, there seems to be a theme in the assignments I’m helping with. Androgyny. It brings me so much joy to see that some people out there have so much interest in androgyny; definitely, makes my job so much easier too. Anyways, I’ll be sharing some photos from these 2 photoshoots since they fall into my world with such ease. I’m honestly so excited to share them, no matter how controversial it may seem for some people.
In other news, The obsession with having my stomach out has continued on and it’s become more of an attempt to make people realize just how simply someone can break gender norms without looking too crazy. I often like to break these gender norms especially because I can often do it with such ease. So I say, bring male crop tops back! Rock it without feeling like it’s attacking your masculinity, There’s no need to have such fragile masculinity in this day and age.

Photos take by Jonathan Chapé

Shirt is American Apparel
Cardigan is Zara
Pants are Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses are Urban Outfitters
Shoes are T.U.K.
Belt is American Apparel

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