dietcokeandslowjams

dietcokeandslowjams:

Gold and black. GOLD AND BLACK.

I’m going to see FKA twigs tonight so I thought I’d do my first #slowjam. I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve been walking around wearing this and thinking the entire time, “I look so good tonight! Goddamn godDAMN.” And that’s what a good outfit does. It makes you feel like you are the baddest bitch around. And if you feel like you are, then you walk like you are and you talk like you are and therefore you are!

People might say fashion doesn’t matter, what matters is how you look on the inside, and yeah, okay, that’s nice, but looking hot as hell never hurts. And “looking hot as hell” is subjective, angels. You do you and don’t give a fuck if other people think you don’t look as hot as you feel; they don’t have to get it and they don’t have to agree with you to have it remain a truth. Just remember this works both ways: if someone’s fashion includes long, tousled hair and A&F, respect that and see that hotness too. Let people own their chosen aesthetic and encourage their confidence shown while rocking it.

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Shoes: Reebox
Pants: J. Crew
Bra: Urban Planet
Blazer: Second-hand
Bracelets: Forever 21, J. Crew, Club Monaco
Necklaces: Forever 21, also presents from people and a Saint Francis of Assisi token

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therealkatiewest:

Oregon, August 1939. “Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on arm.” by Dorthea Lange
Dorthea Lange took my photo is 1939. In doing so exposes me as the immortal creature I am. Damn you, Dorthea! 
(via Gary Chapple)

katie i am officially crossing you off my list of ‘tumblrers who are not marceline’

this was a year ago and now my #marceline is full of katie west and it’s awesome

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therealkatiewest:

Oregon, August 1939. “Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on arm.” by Dorthea Lange

Dorthea Lange took my photo is 1939. In doing so exposes me as the immortal creature I am. Damn you, Dorthea! 

(via Gary Chapple)

katie i am officially crossing you off my list of ‘tumblrers who are not marceline’

this was a year ago and now my #marceline is full of katie west and it’s awesome

It’s kind of weird. I think of being naked as so normal, so comfortable and natural. It’s rarely sexual unless I make it that way. Everyone may have seen me naked before, but it’s a controlled-naked, it’s not even vulnerable-naked. I’ve always seen it as defiant-naked, strong-naked, dgaf-naked. It can become desirable-naked, or seductive-naked, but it’s still only what I make it. I have agency over the intentions that come from my body; it’s why I take self-portraits, and rarely model unless it’s for someone who understands the importance of this agency.
I love my naked body like few other things in the world. It is mine, to do with as I please. It carries me through this life and has allowed me many things I didn’t expect. It changes and morphs into new versions of itself and I love all of them. I decorate her with tattoos and take her out dancing. I could never be ashamed or embarrassed of her. My naked body is not all I am, but she is an equal part of that whole that makes up the best of me. I can only be what I am, and my body keeps all of that safe and hidden. I’m not exposed or exploited when I am naked. That would be applying someone else’s expectations onto my body, and she hates that. It only makes me more defiant. When I am naked I am not brave or vulnerable or there for you. When I am naked, I am divine.

It’s kind of weird. I think of being naked as so normal, so comfortable and natural. It’s rarely sexual unless I make it that way. Everyone may have seen me naked before, but it’s a controlled-naked, it’s not even vulnerable-naked. I’ve always seen it as defiant-naked, strong-naked, dgaf-naked. It can become desirable-naked, or seductive-naked, but it’s still only what I make it. I have agency over the intentions that come from my body; it’s why I take self-portraits, and rarely model unless it’s for someone who understands the importance of this agency.

I love my naked body like few other things in the world. It is mine, to do with as I please. It carries me through this life and has allowed me many things I didn’t expect. It changes and morphs into new versions of itself and I love all of them. I decorate her with tattoos and take her out dancing. I could never be ashamed or embarrassed of her. My naked body is not all I am, but she is an equal part of that whole that makes up the best of me. I can only be what I am, and my body keeps all of that safe and hidden. I’m not exposed or exploited when I am naked. That would be applying someone else’s expectations onto my body, and she hates that. It only makes me more defiant. When I am naked I am not brave or vulnerable or there for you. When I am naked, I am divine.

chadmichaelward

chadmichaelward:

The insanely talented Katie West and I are raising funds for our next collaboration by selling prints from our previous shoots!

PRINT SALE: WEEK 3

"The Salton Sea Collection"
This week’s Print Sale features 5 images from Katie’s second trip in 2009.  We spent a full week shooting photos around my house and down at the Salton Sea.  
Starting today, these two prints will be available for pre-order through Sunday, June 18th, at midnight.
Professionally printed on Kodak Endura Supra matte paper, each 8x12 inch print comes signed and numbered by both myself and Katie.
Order Options:
Option 1:  One print   -  $40
Option 2:  2 prints - $60
Option 3:  3 or more prints - $25/ea
All Prints, and custom polaroid - $150
(Custom Polaroids will be shot during the signing of prints and come signed with your name by Katie.)
Domestic shipping and handling is $10, International is $20.
To pre-order your prints via Paypal, use chadmichaelward@gmail.com as the payee address.  
Other methods of payment are available.  Contact me directly at chadmichaelward@gmail.com for more information on purchasing via credit card or check.
Please note:  All print orders will be fulfilled at the end of July.