Hstry Tour

When you think DC, politics is probably the first thing that comes to mind. What often goes unnoticed is our thriving creative community. I use to think of art as being limited to painting or drawing, but over time and through exploring my own creativity, it's so much more than that.

Sweatshirt: HSTRY Clothing / Sweatpants: HSTRY Clothing / Shoes: Aldo / Jacket: Thrifted

Being that I'm more of a creative thinker, I spend a lot of time interpreting what visual art means or says to me. My admiration and appreciation for creatives has grown tremendously over the past few years. It wasn't until recently I considered myself a creative, because I hadn't yet tapped into what my creativity looked like. As I did I began to feed and nourish the ideas I envisioned, I realized that everything resulting from those ideas is art. Unconventional at times but that's the beauty of it...creatives rewrite definitions and live outside the box. To me words, messages, imagery, thoughts, feelings, just about everything is art.

I've been researching a lot of brands lately preparing to launch my own. One thing I feel a lot of brands lack are missions or the element of social responsibility. I ask myself, if I'm a consumer, why would I want to buy my own brand? That's very important to me, I believe a brand should stand for something. And by wearing/supporting it you too become apart of the cause. Fashion is a great platform to push social messages. Yet, I feel a lot of brands just care about profit.

I love HSTRY (created by Nas) because I feel it embodies the characteristics I believe a brand should represent. To support this movement, I decided to take you on a HSTRY tour of murals here in DC. It's important as we move forward, to be conscious of those who paved the way. Understanding the plight of our past, so we strengthen our future. These men have shaped and redefined our culture, something we should all aspire to do.