Took me six months to say, feel, and do some things: Summer/Fall MIA explained

Last time I wrote here on thecurlyflower.com was in June 2020. I had a plan I wanted to stick to, don't get me wrong. I just came back from a metaphysical trip that both consumed and enriched my life. In this phase of my existence I had to visit some mental spaces in order to focus on other things. Call it meditation, call it making walks while listening to podcasts or ClubHouse, but I needed to do whatever it was (and still is) useful to refresh and sharpen my goals.

Friends, fashion, and family in DARIA

Dear readers, If you know me, you are probably familiar with my passion for art and animation, which combined bear cartoons. In fact, watching adult or teen-aged cartoons is one of my favorite hobbies. I like admiring the art and the work that illustrators put in motion, as well as the cleverness and sharpness that …

How can you benefit from your creativity and not feel guilty about it?

Dear readers, Working in the media industry as content creators or reporters always makes you think about the stuff that you write, post, share, execute and ultimately question its worth. Creatives are in the same boat, including models, actors, and creative writers. If you work in a company you might have found yourself in the …

Fashion On The Beat: the idea, the podcast, the book!

Dear readers, March is coming to its end, but it's closing with a new beginning: my book, Fashion On The Beat, is on its way to publication. Many creatives are releasing their content and dropping their merchandise, and my book is one of those products, coming from a creative like me. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Lv7jolBH1/ Fashion on the …

“Celeste”, the journal I’m one of the writers of

Dear readers, This weekend has been a good one. I've been productive in my academic work, my personal writing, and as a creative I was able to channel all my energy in one unique space, created by the art collective Celeste. Curated by Rose Toure, the collective focuses on art for and by women of …

The trend is set: it’s in motion!

Dear readers, Trendsetters around the world change every season for different purposes. They get along with what sells the most and what is trendy or not, creating that influencer's culture that we millennials and Gen Z youngsters are very much used to. However, there are a couple of distinguished trendsetters whose styles and role modeling …

“You Are Here” by Thich Nhat Hanh: a book for the creative folks

Dear readers, I love reading and I'm an avid reader, but I'm also a slow reader. I like to take time while enjoying my books. Depending on what moment of my life I'm living, I find reading the most suitable and easiest therapy, an economical one too. Reading "You Are Here" by Vietnamese Thich Nhat …

Who and why I follow you: Instagram edition

Dear readers, February is coming to an end and here I am thinking about how social media has been beneficial to me in the last weeks. Last time I shared my thoughts and tips on Twitter, but now I want to take some time and focus on Instagram. Differently from other social media, Instagram is …

NYFW as birthday girl and fashion journalist

Dear readers, Last week was New York Fashion Week, full of events, concerts, fashion shows, and interviews, everything in the Big Apple. As an undergraduate college student living in a suburban area, where transportation is not always the area's strongest suit , I wasn't able to attend all the events I would have loved to …

I woke up with a visual gift from Vogue Italia

Dear readers, Fashion Week in NYC has already begun and many fashion houses and companies have showcased their products and collections. I'm both excited and curious to get to know what this week has in store for the industry. Journalism will be affected too, because new reports and narratives will be told within the fashion …