In July 2018, I submitted an entry to The New School's #LiterarySwag alumni contest, launched on Instagram by Yahdon Israel (MFA Creative Writing '16), to showcase the fusion between fashion and literature. 

Wanting to capture the essence of summer in my photo, I styled myself in a wide-brim sun hat from Other Stories, a whimsical teal necklace and a one-piece bathing suit. Since I wasn't able to get to a beach for the shoot, I had to improvise, and incorporated some of my favorite accessories and props into the mix - hand-painted silk fans, a vintage magnifying glass and feathers. 

I chose to feature Cat Marnell's debut book, "How to Murder Your Life" for the shoot, as the vivid typeface on its cover resonated with the color scheme of my outfit and improvised set (and it was the one book I couldn't put down all summer).

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