Timeless Style, Timeless Reads

This blog post is a collaboration between Pia Cortez and Madolyn Ropell, a partnership of two women with a passion for literature and fashion inspired by our weekend at the Abercrombie & Fitch Home Office. Fast, new and trendy. Tap and scroll. Viral, breaking–this just in, you in? (All I need are emojis to complete…

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Another Future for Puerto Rico (A Book Review for “The Battle for Paradise”)

Tú sabes, another future is possible. I finished reading Naomi Klein’s book The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists (Shop your local indie store) in a day, a slim volume of just 96 pages brimming with hope and resilience. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged the island killing many, wrecking homes and property, leaving…

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A Return to the Natural World, with Carlos Magdalena (A Book Review of “The Plant Messiah”)

You see, plants are our greatest yet most humble servants; they care for us every day, in every way. Without them we would not survive. It is as simple as that. In return for their generosity, we treat them appallingly. I’m probably the last person to talk about plants or nature in my circle but…

The Plant Messiah at the Conservatory of Flowers

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Traveling with Che Guevara

I hopped on a Philippine Airlines flight last May with only one book in my carry on: Ernesto Che Guevara’s The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey (Shop your local indie bookstore). Fourteen hours later, I was in Manila with my parents and at 6am, we sped past the early risers of the city. We…

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Debriefing, with Susan Sontag

Reading Susan Sontag has always felt like gentle rain coming down on you midday, on a quiet street with no shade in sight, no umbrella on hand. So you soak all of it in. You let her words seep through your pores, a place where water meets itself. After reading her diaries and journals, I…

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