"Last season, nobody knew about ["Orphan Black"] when we were shooting, so we kind of had this little private moment. Now it’s public and you have to sort of quiet up the noise — of peoples’ opinions, peoples’ criticisms, peoples’ love. The pressure is people knowing about you and saying, ‘OK, let’s see what you can do." — Tatiana Maslany, LA Times
“To be honest, it’s been very surreal for me,” said Maslany. Her shoulders drooped a little and the volume of her naturally lively voice dropped considerably. When asked why she’d suddenly started whispering, Maslany’s face turned red. “I’m embarrassed,” she confessed. “I know that there’s a following now, and we have our fans and our critics who’ve been really good to us and taken us to that next level. But the only world I can understand is about the work. This other thing feels very foreign to me.” [x]
"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context. Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”