One of our community members, Nala Blu, sent us a poem inspired by our Body Image month. We we’re so moved by it that we wanted to share it with everyone. - xo Elisa & Lily
“People are saying New York is dead and blah blah blah, but that’s ridiculous.” - Chantal Chadwick
Prior to founding Of Us, Chantal Martin studied with Paul Taylor and was a part of a dance company in Athens.
Chantal Chadwick drapes herself in an array of fairytale dresses from billowy tie-dyes to Audrey Hepburn-esque black cutouts. - xo Elisa & Lily
Of Us gives artists, musicians, and designers a space to sell their work outside of the stifling economic system. - Elisa & Lily
“Issey Miyake is very much a product of his roots in ancient Japanese traditional clothing and culture.” - Timothy John
Most of my wardrobe is debris from other people’s lives. At the Brooklyn Flea Market, I bought a hat that’s supposed to be a garish bamboo lampshade. I wear a destroyed rear-view mirror as necklace. Trash is another man’s treasure.
I have no aspirations to sanity whatsoever. When I look around and see what’s considered normal, I’m not tempted. A lot of people attempt to conform to some standard of what they think is normal. But I don’t think normal exists. To me, style is all about expressing your individuality freely and courageously. But we’re living in the age of fear. It’s being pedaled by the fascist system on every corner, and it’s being purchased at a very high price, like winning lotto tickets.