Thanks to platforms like Instagram and Etsy, we’ve discovered countless brands from across the world that we may have never known otherwise. One recent find comes courtesy of a late-night scroll on the former, which led us to an even later-night shopping spree on the latter.
It was the account of Congo Studio (an artwork and paper goods shop based in Barcelona) that caught our attention with its moody pictures of girls wearing the coolest T-shirts. Given how much we’ve been craving message tees lately, these are right up our alley—each one embroidered in the right-hand corner with a word or two inspired by some of America’s greatest authors and directors. Referencing everyone from David Lynch to Anne Sexton, founder Laia Blesa wanted to focus on “artists who dare us to dream and take us in search of that inner self.” We love fashion with a deeper meaning, so consider us very much sold.
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Love Poems is the title of a poetry collection written by Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Sexton, known for her highly personal, confessional poetry style. This collection in particular broke ground for its blatant acknowledgment of female sexuality.
This tank takes us to 1968, when renowned director John Cassavetes released his independent film Faces, which explores fears of aging and alienation through the lens of a disintegrating marriage.
Purity refers to the title of author Jonathan Franzen’s magnum opus, a novel whose plot traverses everything from the morality (or lack thereof) on the internet to feminism’s transformation over time.
Which films or books have had a lasting influence on your style? Let us know in the comments!