photo ::  cadencia

photo :: cadencia

::::::::::::::::::::::::: DESIGN :: STYLE :: EMPOWER :::::::::::::::::::::::

personal style is a unique and powerful self-contained medicine that is all too often overlooked in the default world. over the past few years of my style journey, i’ve had the privilege of learning the stories of many beautiful people - of different ages, races, body types, gender identities, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds - of their own struggles and overcomings in their explorations of identity, authenticity, and individuality.
what i've learned is that while each story has its own distinct complexities, the common
thread uniting these experiences is how deeply the pressure to conform to societal norms

has wounded the collective. we begin to heal our creative selves when we become aware
of the
intricate role these imprints have played in shaping who we are, and take an active
role in liberating ourselves into who we can become. i've witnessed profound transformations unfold in others through the medicine of style, and my own life has transformed in ways i
never thought imaginable as i've freed myself of my own boxes. i am honored to now step
into the role of guide, and hold this space for others who yearn to unlock more of the
richness and beauty of their creative inner worlds. my purpose here is to guide and support
the reclamation of those parts of our expressive selves that have been lost or taken along
the way, and
help you ignite the healing, growth, and courage that comes with embracing individuality and cultivating your unique personal aesthetic.

as we learn to bear the intimacy of scrutiny, and to flourish within it, as we learn to use the products of that scrutiny for power within our living, those fears which rule our lives and form our silences begin to lose their control over us.
— audre lorde


dutchess supports organizations that are standing in opposition of oppressive power structures, fighting for the lives, rights, and voices
of marginalized groups, and using art as a platform for social change and education. each quarter, i will donate a portion of
all proceeds from products and services to different causes near and dear to my heart including
Bay Area #BlackLivesMatter, the Standing Rock SiouxAfropunk, and

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

:: MUSIC + ME :: 

music informs and inspires every aspect of my life, and has played a huge part in both shaping my style
and keeping me grounded through life's challenges. here's what's currently turning me on...