Back in May a friend with albinism contacted me to let me know Diandra Forrest (a well known model with albinism) was putting on a charity fundraiser and fashion presentation for the third annual International Albinism Awareness Day. They also let me know she was looking for models with albinism to join her. I was instantly interested. I’ve never been a part of something like this and the idea of making a quick trip to NYC seemed a little crazy. But after exchanging a few emails with Diandra and the producer putting the event together, I booked my ticket and anxiously waited for the day to arrive.
An eternity ago, when I was in high school, I was a punk. More like a punk/goth/anime kid. And one of the staples of my wardrobe were band tees. A friend gave me a The Starting Line tee, I picked up a My Chemical Romance tee from Hot Topic, and a few of my comrades wore this popular tee to showcase their love for The Used. The guy I crushed on had long hair down his back and one of the four shirts he wore was a Led Zeppelin tee.
Somewhere along the line I retired my music merch but more and more in the past few years I’m starting to see it make a comeback in fashion and I’m more than happy to take part.
As you guys already know, my love for local Toronto fashion and lifestyle brand Untitled&Co runs pretty deep. I’ve always admired their fun, youthful style that is sexy, unique, and always empowered. I appreciate the way they engage with their community. I respect the social causes they align themselves with. I love that when I go to their physical store at 438 Queen St W in Toronto, it’s run entirely by other ambitious young people like myself.
So when they asked me if I wanted to do a shoot together again my answer was obvious: YAAAAS!
The city of Lagos, Nigeria is bursting with life! Broken up into three separate parts – Lagos Island, Victoria Island, and Ikoyi Island – all are their own little worlds connected by bridges and a flowing lagoon underneath.
While I stayed on Lagos Island during my vacation earlier this month, I visited each island getting a chance to soak in some of what each has to offer. Whether my experiences revolved around food, fashion, or culture, I constantly felt immersed in my Naija heritage.
With LoveMirian‘s first birthday fast approaching I can’t help but reflect on the past year. There has been so much growth personally, professionally, and creatively. There have been setbacks and victories. Failures and successes. I’m far from where I want to be but happy to be here and happy to have you with me.
Summer’s not over just yet! At least not over here. As the days have been getting cooler and shorter I’ve been feeling myself getting nostalgic for the summer that just slipped away. What better time than now to put out my series of shots in a throwback Wrangler two piece set? It’s 90’s feel good vibes to relive summer ’16 one more time…
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GUESS WHAT GUYS!? I got chosen to help launch global fashion brand Uniqlo‘s expansion into Canada! Catch me standing with a crew of cool kids in front of Toronto landmarks in this city-wide campaign. You wouldn’t even believe the crazy fate that lead me here. I’m just honored and blessed to be able to welcome this awesome brand to Canada. Keep reading to see the story of how I landed this amazing opportunity.