Neuilly-sur-Seine, France sunset

Adjusting to Parisian Life

I’m not even sure where to begin describing what it’s like to move across an ocean to build a new life and live with your boyfriend. I take way too pictures of street corners and flowers. I eat breakfast at 12:30 pm, because my body still thinks its 6:30 am with the +6 hour time difference. I procrastinate going to the bank or registering for … Continue reading Adjusting to Parisian Life

Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Calling out cultural appropriation has been a growing trend within the past decade—it’s time to figure out what it exactly means and what is legitimately considered offensive. To make this easier, I will focus mostly on understanding cultural appropriation in context to the fashion industry. What is cultural appropriation? Here’s the definition published by the Oxford University Press: A term used to describe the taking … Continue reading Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election

Last Sunday, the French people elected Emmanuel Macron as their nation’s president and took a stand against the growing populist influence. Macron, 39, won 66% of the vote over his opponent Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate. Although the media labels Macron as a centrist, he identifies himself as someone “of the left” who is willing to collaborate with the right. Le Pen, … Continue reading Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election