Sakshi Shaw, a writer based in Kolkata, India, paints us poems dipped in dreamy analogies and perceptions based on self- love. From scribbling along the margins of her notebook to building a community online, she has come a long way as a writer all the while incorporating matters such as feminism and the utmost prominence of independence in her poems. During our call, Sakshi shared with us some intrinsic details about her affair with writing and how she fell in love with it in the first place.
“We are 4 people with 4 different opinions and obviously we don’t agree on every single thing. But it’s also great because you’ve got 4 different perspectives and characters.” We sat down with the Vienna based newcomer band – and siblings – Wallners to talk about their new cinematic video, the best thing to work with family and when a song is ready for them.
A sunny sky. Tender hugs. Just everything that we are looking for right now. Tel Aviv based photographer Mike Ivnitsky sweetens our day with another great shooting on film starring models Lena Diveeva and Lubi.
What a perfect track to slowly get the day started! American singer-songwriter and producer Lake Stovall’s upcoming single Lace revolves around craving intimacy in a relationship which goes beyond the physical. “Lemme feel more than them lips, lemme feel more than a kiss, you gon’ make me take a trip, when I get there, we gon run run run”.
This wonderful visual story of photographer Jang Waan reminds us of the importance and pleasure of enjoying the little things and moments, the importance of spending some me-time. A good glass of wine, reading a gripping book, and letting your thoughts flow during a hot bath. Just like model Charli.
Donna Arendse, founder of Lekker Collective and A&R Manager at Majestic Casual curates a monthly playlist of soulful tracks by – or featuring – female artists. “The first installment of my soulful, women-led playlist for 2021 is a celebration of women of colour for Black History Month.”
Nothing comforts and centers me more than making art with the women in my life. Regardless of creative disposition, this world is often maddening for us. Whether we’re facing patriarchal inertia or more quotidian concerns, to collectively lean on one another for support is often a soft place to land, but that’s not always a given.
Born and raised in the capital city of Jamaica the duo have been acquainted since their school years, they spent years traveling solo, accumulating the inspiration that ultimately led them to their magnum opus in 2017- DejaVilla.
I am not scared of my skin, I am scared in my skin. 37 years in this skin and I am just getting to know her. Our first date. The seamless state from sweat to sea. A life behind the scenes, a life behind the lens, a life behind static. Life as I know it has changed. Let me out of this skin, and into the deep blue. Let me thrive on the anxious. Thrive on the chills. Dream between the sets. Centering my thoughts on the horizon as I let the wind take my breath.
The Dutch photographer Caily Bobbie Jo blends fashion and culture in her work. In her C-Heads debut she teamed up with model Frederique Ligtvoet who is also the founder of the sustainable new and vintage solid gold jewellery brand Drunk Lovers & Sisters.
While watching the magnificent video the world stands still for a while. We get lost in those pastell colours of the horizon and we feel like merging with the dancers.
It was a warm and sunny evening and the timing was perfect for a soul search by the banks of Sava, the mighty river that traverses the Balkan peninsula and passes Slovenia on its journey south. The reflections on the river were inviting in a dance not unlike that of the fireflies. Zala, architect and model, was enjoying every second of this show and instantly connected with the water flow which brought out her inner goddess – proud, fierce and feminine.
Many friends told me recently that they were listening to old music from their childhood or teenage years. Funnily enough I did as well. Sort of calming in those turbulent times to dwell in a bit of nostalgia, isn´t it? Well, so Argentine-American teenage artist Pilar Victoria’s new single, a stunning 80s-inspired song, accompanied by a warm & enchanting visual, is just the sound I need right now.
“The story and the message behind this photo session is about beauty and sensuality, self esteem and to be able to recognize yourself as a beautiful creature that deserves to be admired while being different and unique.”
“This story is inspired by the relationship I have with myself. The muse for this serie, Karyse, is one of the most humble, kind, empathic and unapologetic souls I crossed paths with during my quest towards self-expression. Her sense of independence, humor and strong political views have inspired me. She is a free woman, setting an example to the world in how to be the woman of your own dreams.”