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Yesterday I went to Wynwood, which is Miami's leading art district. What a rush of creativity. The streets themselves are an art installation. The artists roam and create in the streets like it's their studio. They intermingle, inter-create, and inter-build. The artists of Wynwood are the backbone of the movement that is Wynwood. It was refreshing being there-- I got reminded that collaboration and passion can help you create art that embody authentically your experiences and ideas. Wynwood itself is a cultural hub, not only filled with art, but filled with good food. I ate at Joey's, a small Italian cafe that reminded me of an old-school hollywood set-- with monochromatic gray palettes and glittery drapes. There was also Dr. Smood, a dope ass juice shop that had me screaming of joy.
I'm rambling on and on about my time there, but it was rejuvenating. Wynwood has my heart. I also had a great time with fave, Isabelle. Here are a couple of photos from our day at the art district. (Photos of me taken by Isabelle Baboun).
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What I'm Up To
Miami always makes my heart happy. The unique pastel palettes of South Beach, the tall, stern palm trees that provide that soflo shade, and the childhood memories of my grandparents' Miami Lakes house always calms my soul. I had a great time in Miami last week visiting my family and soaking in that Miami sun. It was great forgetting the stresses of DC and indulging in my family and friends.
Anyway, I'm currently in the process of creating my second book Nasty Trash Art. I've been in the process of designing the book and shooting for it. It's been one of the toughest things I ever had to do because I literally have to live and breath the NTA concept. I found that it had a toll on my creativity. Investing so much energy in a dense idea like Nasty Trash Art has disabled me from taking the photos that I want to take-- visuals of color, people, and experiences. I don't think it's a bad thing that NTA has shifted my work and focus, but it got a bit exhausting.
So I decided to go back to the photos "I'm known for" (in the words of my mom). And because I took a break from visually conceptualizing NTA, it's making me fall in love with it all over again. Creativity is hard, creating from scratch is hard. I'm just trying to navigate my mind and creative journey as efficiently and authentically as I can.
Anyway, I can't wait to show you a couple of pages from Nasty Trash Art in the coming days. AHH!! So for now, here are a couple of photos from my travels to Miami. Color. People. Experiences. Yes.
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Shifting gears a bit. A lot of people have been asking where I get my clothes. So I'm going to tell you where you can find my Miami/pastel inspired outfit as well as my cousin Isabelle's outfit. Isabelle is an amazing stylist. I've always envied her sense of fashion. She recently started an Instagram blog where she provides style inspiration and tells you where to get the clothes she's rocking. Make sure to follow her fashion Insta Wear The Label.
Shop Isabelle's Outfit
- Dress: Simple green dress from Zara
- Jacket: Any light blue jean jacket/steal yo man's
- Glasses: Dior
- Shoes: Stan Smith Adidas
- Bag: Black Givenchy bag
- Follow @wear_the_label on Instagram for more woman's style by Isabelle Baboun.
Shop Steven's Outfit
- Shirt: Pink "AUGHH!!" shirt from Urban Outfitters.
- Short: Ripped white short from Urban Outfitters.
- Hat: Simple white cap from H&M, but you can find it anywhere (Pacsun, Tilly's, or Urban)
- Shoes: Stan Smith Adidas
- Glasses: Blue reflector glasses from Mango (they do not carry the exact ones I'm wearing anymore, but their summer collection is bomb!)
- Jacket: Any light blue oversized jean jacket
Thanks for reading and tolerating me! Make sure you follow my Instagram for more updates on Nasty Trash Art and what I'm up to @stevenbaboun.
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