The Black Crusader


Boots so good they can be worn year round. Tried and true from Public Desire. Excited for the cooler weather so I can rock #allblackeverything. I love this long, oversized hoodie that encompasses my head. Because who wants a tiny hood that makes you look like Kenny from South Park? With the cotton hoodie and faux suede boots, I opted for my leather leggings from Forever 21 to add some dimension and texture to this monochrome look. Not going to lie, this long hoodie paired with my long boots has got me feeling like a Ninja Assassin.

Photos by the ever awesome Carla Venini!


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xo, victoria

Ninja Assassin

I was perusing through new arrivals on Forever 21 when saw this sweater, and stopped in my tracks. When I see a unique piece, my eyes lock. And for that fleeting moment, I'm in the zone. My mind quickly scans through styling ideas, then onto suitable occasions to wear it. A hoodie, oversized, with shoulder cut-outs? Dead.

Tunic-lengths call for thigh high boots to close the disparity between too-much-skin and too-much-fabric. I was feeling extra sassy, so I smeared on a dark lip. The same dark lip worn on the runway during the DKNY show last season. And now this look is reminiscent of Rihanna during the Diamonds World Tour aka the "Unapologetic" Riri. Ironically, the hoodie resembles a killer look styled by Rihanna's former rival, Karrueche (I posted photos below for reference).

My friend saw this photo of me on Forever 21's website, and I had no idea! Shout out to people who support and respect your hustle. @am1028, I'm looking at you!

Hoodie: Forever 21 "Open-Shoulder Hoodie"

Boots: Public Desire "Janine"

Lips: "Blood 2" by Pat McGrath

Captured by my awesome friend: Jared Veloria

xo, victoria