Tag: literature

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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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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Multitudes, with Gordon Parks

This week’s inspiration: fashion, lifestyle and (most importantly) movement photographer, Gordon Parks. It wasn’t until I started poring over Volume 26 of the Kinfolk magazine that I found about him, in spite of his magnanimous work behind the lens. Moved by the same current of wanting to document and expose what his own eyes saw,…

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