The perfect storm. The perfect athlete-feminist-creative-vision storm. That's what happened last month when Jess Barnard brought the feminist #flystyle party to LA. The new designs were on point and ready to roll...
BUT FIRST, LET'S TALK ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHER SARA KHALID
In her own words: "My name is Sara Khalid - a young boundless woman from Baghdad, Iraq. My move to America in 2006 was the moment I attained the freedom to be whoever I want. Growing up, I always had an eye for expression. Any chance I could get to express myself boldly - I would take. From coloring my hair green in middle school, to bold outfits, I always felt the need to show my inner creative on the outside. After shifting away from the green hair and outlandish outfits, a new curiosity grew inside me that raised the question: “what other ways can I show my perspective?” A few months later, I found myself with just $300 and a camera in my hand. From the second I picked up that camera, I felt completely in my element. I remember looking at one of the first photos I took and I saying to myself, “ damn, I am good at this!”.
Since that day in 2017, I have been a part of the most incredible projects and have had the most amazing experiences. When in search of new brands to work with, I always find myself captivated by companies that lead with WOMEN on the front lines, which is the case here with Oiselle. I discovered Oiselle while scrolling through Instagram, I took a peek at their profile and was instantly captured. I knew they were a brand I wanted to be a part of. I wanted to be a part of telling their story. A quick DM and follow up email turned into an epic day in Los Angeles shooting the Women's Symbol concept. Working with the Oiselle team was such an uplifting experience and I would do it all again 100 times over!"