bazaar spirits bounce

I went to new orleans with Jawaun, I felt so odd. We were in the hotel after our flights kept being delayed to the weather, we started driking and went out, I felt like i was terrorizing him a little bit, talking weird. May be I was being aggressive and  sort of an asshole. He cried one night in the club. I knew then that it was bad. I couldnt decide if i liked him or not. Some lady asked to take our photo, I made frowning faces. She shrouded in disapproval. When we finally made it to LA, I was feeling really anxious. I ended up having what felt like a psychotic break, i was running around LA in a panic, I felt like I was under attack, and that I was being watched and that my end was near. I felt like I couldn't go back to the apartment, I didn't trust him. I didn't trust anyone. The next day, same thing happened, my phone died as I was waiting for an uber then I went downstairs to catch the metro and it felt like I entered the matrix. there I was running around LA feeling possesed. I ended up in a hospital that day. I didn't know what was going on. They released me and I went wandering towards santa clarita. I figured I would go to my cousins house where it was safe. Safe from what, I can't tell you. I ended up getting off at the acton Metrolink station where i slept on a bench. I don't really know what happened that made me act that way. But it happened and I've always wondered what happened to me. Feeling extra cautious, I backed away from smoking weed, drinking alcohol, fasted, to reset.

Possessing elements of Mobile and New Orleans culture, this collection is a celebrates a cry  for rebirth. 

reveling over the presence of home and all of the celebrations that have taken place there. i'm intrigued by the history of Mobile. I also missed partying and celebrating with people without any inibitions. Mardi gras. hmm. How do black people play a role in the history of mardi gras. Ah, Mardi gras Indians...Wow, look at these designs, the feathers the embroidery, wow, its so beautiful.  precursors to the pomp and pageantry of the mystic societies' ultra-formal white tie balls, which can have Broadway-caliber sets and performances

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KEDRICK GILL, BRITTANY WATSON & TYLER FAYE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LEMAR HAYES & SEAN C. PORTER

HAIR AND MUA BY: CARISA ARELLANO