"I'm just looking out for you."

Seeing the world in petals,

Everything is made of roses.

Stop hiding everywhere.

I'm just looking out for you.

By Kathryn Zix
Modeled by Bella, Madie, and Vincent

Falling; Spiralling

By Ruby McVicar


By Hannah Thompson


By Adrian Diaz

Problem for a Prince

By Isa Benn

Black History Month

This piece was inspired by the durag appreciation videos and pictures I've been seeing on Twitter this month. I never really thought about it, but durags have a very important place in black culture and natural hair care. I decided to create an illustration combining a durag and a superhero cape, showing the importance that these accessories actually have in black culture.

By Alexis Torimiro

Be My Valentine: A Playlist Filled With Love

From sweet ballads to upbeat tracks, there's sure to be a song in this cute playlist that'll make you feel full of love and happiness. Just remember that you don't need a significant other to feel loved; loving yourself is always the key.

Love is a Laserquest- Arctic Monkeys
Little Queenie- SadGirl
ILYSB (Stripped)- LANY
Love Love Love- Of Monsters and Men
Fallingforyou- The 1975
The Chase- SOHN
She Lives On My Block- Chicano Batman

Bros- Wolf Alice
Closer- Tegan and Sara
I Wanna Boi- PWR BTTM
My Kind of Woman- Mac DeMarco
Tongue Tied- Grouplove
Diane Young- Vampire Weekend
Pin- Grimes

Devotion- Jessie Ware
Love- Lana Del Rey
Cosmic Love- Florence + The Machine
Lovesick- Banks
Hourglass- Catfish and the Bottlemen
falling in love- Teen Suicide
Beyond Love- Beach House

Give It to Me- HOMESHAKE
Falling in Love Again- Joyce Manor
Don't Make Her Wait- Puzzle
Take Me Home- Perfume Genius
She's A Queen- together PANGEA
With Him- Blood Orange
I Think You're Really Beautiful- Starry Cat

Text by Jada Moore and Visuals by Tazia Cira


We have shared millions of Thursday's together
but I can't seem to remember one specifically. 
I think in flashbacks rather than coherent words or thoughts.—
“The thought of you in my veins replaces blood for electricity”—
“Our love was worth it; I just felt worthless” —
I am writing my last poem about you right now, on

 When I wrote all the things that I wished I had said instead
in our 20 minute conversation, I didn't mean
“Come back, I miss you,”
or “I have tried to convince my fingers that are reaching for you
that it isn't the time for games,
I try to convince my hand that misses
how I cupped your heart as if I were holding a secret that it was just a fantasy,
I try to convince my arm that is used to being over your shoulders that
now it can sway independently.” Or “Do not say goodbye,
do not say bye. Bye?”

I wrote this poem when I saw you outside and you stared at me,
but I continued to look forward because I knew if I looked at
your chocolate eyes I would mistake glances for hands and I would unravel all the layers of protection I had built up for myself since last March.
What I really meant was
do not come back even if I miss you. My fingers still run all over bed sheets hoping it will feel the same as your skin but it does not and now I am a cliche. Tell me goodbye,
call me foolishly in love with the person I broke up with,
call me indecisive for the third time, scream at me,
then all I will remember
is scrunched up eyebrows and clenched hands, not the kisses imprinted on each other's lips on every street corner we have had adventures,
but I need to hear that goodbye.

When I wrote,
“You are the handbook of how not to love
the rattling lungs
of a mermaid out of water,” I meant it.
You didn't know how to love someone who had slit wrists but I cannot blame you.
I never told you why I used to cut
and why I broke up with you constantly.
When I couldn't find the answer I would leave and I’m sorry I have a habit of
leaving things unfinished and raw
when they are bound to work out in the end.

But when you wrote
“I am scared if I love you too much, you will leave me again,”
you were right since I did leave
because I figured I was too unlovable to stay.
Now we do not glance at each other,

now my skin is cold but that is exactly how armor feels.

Text by Natalia Mercedes Rodriguez & Visuals by Teresa Woodcock

Inspiring Women and Their Iconic Academy Awards Looks

Uma Thurman and Lupita Nyong’o

Although Uma Thurman and Lupita Nyong’o rocked these blue dresses 19 years apart (Uma was up for best supporting actress for Pulp Fiction in 1995, while Lupita took home best supporting actress in 12 Years a Slave in 2014), both lovely ladies served up Cinderella vibes that could only be rivaled by the princess herself. Both of these dresses make my soul swoon for different reasons; Lupita’s possesses a flowing, billowy look, while Uma’s has a sleek, periwinkle hue. Lupita’s light blue dress also marks the night when she gave (in my humble opinion) one of the most moving acceptance speeches of all time, in which she said, “When I look down at this Golden Statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Beyonce, Zendaya, and Julia Roberts

Three women looking hot as hell in white and black-- that’s what I wanted to showcase in this collage. In 2001, Julia Roberts wore the black and white gown pictured above when she won the Best Actress award for the film Erin Brockovich. (Fun fact: the Valentino gown was vintage! It was originally made in 1992.) Beyonce performed at the Oscars in 2005 when she wore this plunging and powerful black dress. It makes my heart go wild every time I see it! Zendaya arrived at the Academy Awards in a white satin dress in 2015. Anyone who was on the internet last year will remember how Zendaya skillfully responded to fashion critics when she received backlash for wearing her hair in dreadlocks on the red carpet. These three girls are truly amazing!

Hattie McDaniel and Miyoshi Umeki

These ladies aren’t only incredible for their groundbreaking awards, but also for their sense of style. Hattie McDaniel became the first black person to win an Academy Award when she won best supporting actress for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind (she had to accept her award in a segregated hotel). Hattie looked like Mother Nature herself in a beautiful flowery dress. Miyoshi Umeki was the first Asian actress to win an Oscar (she won best supporting actress in 1958 for the film Sayonara) and she showed up to the ceremony in a gorgeous plant printed kimono. It might be one of my favorite Oscar dresses of all time. These two dresses give off the ultimate nature vibes.

Drew Barrymore, Jacob Tremblay, Quevenzhane Wallis

This last collage simply serves to focus on the little cuties with mad acting talents that take over the red carpet every so often. In 1983, Drew Barrymore dazzled everyone in a pink fluffy dress that I draw inspiration from every time I’m feeling like royalty. Quevenzhane Wallis pranced around in a dark blue dress (with a DOG PURSE!) when she became the youngest best actress nominee ever (she was just nine years old) for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. I Included Jacob Tremblay in this collage series full of girls simply because he looks dapper in that suit.

By Kate Hunker

My Go-To Glam Makeup

Here's how I do my go-to, pink-toned, glam eyeshadow look.

I start off by priming my eyelids and blending a base color all over the lid. This step ensures that I have a nice blending surface. For my base shade, I use Bonefrom the Kat Von D MetalMatte palette. If you have a darker skin tone, you might want to use a darker shade such as Suede! Any neutral shade a little lighter than your skin tone will work. I use the Real Techniques base shadow brush for this. A big, not too fluffy brush is good for doing this first step.

Next I take Fringe, a soft pink color from the same palette, on the base shadow brush and put it all over my lid, just above the crease. The color you use doesnt really matter, as long as its pink and not too dark. Going straight in with a dark color will make it harder to blend everything nicely. I blend this out with the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush. Just use any fluffy, crease, or blending brush you have.

To make everything more pink, I build up the color with the deluxe crease brush. After that, I take a very pigmented pink shade from the NYX Brightsultimate palette. I apply this in the crease and blend it out.

To give the look more dimension, I add a warm brown shade in the outer corner and crease, once again using a crease brush. I used a mix of Oakfrom the Kat Von D palette and Boxedfrom the Sleek Oh So Special palette. Build the color up by applying small amounts and blending it out as much as you can.

Time for glitter! I use the Real Techniques accent brush to put Gateaufrom the Sleek palette on the inner half of my eye, up to the crease. After that, I also apply some extra loose gold glitters. Gold and pink glitters will look very good with this look, but silver glitters will work as well.

Using a small fluffy brush and Glitzfrom the Kat Von D palette, I highlight my brow bone and inner corner. Use any highlighting shade you have; I suggest you use a gold or pink one, so it really matches the look. After that, I curl my lashes and put mascara on them. If you want to, you can put some white liner on the waterline to make you eyes appear bigger.

You could stop after mascara, but when Im doing glam makeup I like to wear falsies. Im wearing the Ardell Wispies, which are my favorites. If you have never applied false lashes before, watch some YouTube videos about it! They can really help you out.

For lipstick, I chose the NYX Lip Lingerie in Beauty Mark. I love dark nudes with this type of look! Dark reds or pink-toned nudes will look amazing with this look. Make sure you highlight your face as well. And thats it, ready to blind everyone with your bright makeup?

By Esther Vdb