Banksy. A lot don't know much more than that. He creates beautiful masterpieces in places around the world. Who knew graffiti could be so influential? British Street Artist, Banksy, is a political activist,film director, and painter who leaves his artistic mark wherever he feels fit. His satirical street art plays on dark humor and graffiti techniques, and sometimes he goes as far as to create separate props. Banksy's art makes you think, and sometimes touches on uncomfortable topics, for conversational pieces, if you will.
Welcome to Haute Hemisphere! Home to creative minds, their dreams and a network I like to refer to affectionately as InD Nation. Before we get to that, let me share a little about myself. First, I am Taila, currently three months shy of my 25th birthday; shout out to team Capricorn. I have grown up with a passion for fashion magazines and writing stories. When I used to dream of my future, it always involved encouraging independent designers to be great. Born into a family of workaholics, I have worked since 14, found the first strand of my passion at 16 and dove into retail until December of last year when I finished my undergraduate studies at UNC Greensboro. After six years in North Carolina, and a handful of lessons for life, I received my B.S. in Fashion Merchandising. A year later, I am seeking certificate programs in Interior Design Studies. This blog is my honest attempt at living my purpose. Everything I preach and promote on Haute Hemisphere is from my heart.
When it comes to fashion and design, I appreciate the hussle the designer went through to reveal their work to the world. I will search the world for exquisite talent and unforgettable creators I so affectionately refer to as “InD Nationers”. This blog is meant to be a resource for the international creative network. Use the comments to ask questions and share your opinions, or shoot me an email to suggest new topics of interest. Aside from turning my blog into an international online publication in the future, I also dream of launching my own accessory line. Journey with me, as I build my foundation, learn from others, and reach levels I never dreamed of. My hope is you will be doing the same.
Now, Back to the Nation. Here is a breakdown of the Blog:
InD Nation. (Pronounced Indie Nation) is use repeatedly in reference to the emerging/independent fashion and arts community that has had my heart since childhood. Haute Hemisphere‘s goal is to Educate, Inspire and Encourage all eyes that read it to be great. The blog is broken down into a few categories to give a glimpse into my personal passions, those I admire, and suggestions for those pursuing their own dreams. Each section tells a different story of pursuing a passion in the area of the arts.
InD Inspiration - All things visually appealing. Find Look book love, Home editorial spreads, photography, art, fashion week recaps and Polyvore sets.
InD Nation Knowledge- A tab dedicated to navigating your way in InD Nation. Start and grow your brand with posts on InDNation Event’s, Business Topics, Interviews/Spotlights of brands living their dreams, financial resources, and companies here to help you in your journey.
Encourage- A look into Taila Jenelle’s passions; my loc journey, product reviews on things I love, books I have grown from, style posts of who I’m wearing and any extra thoughts I may have about fashion, art or design.
In The Home – I’ve always had a thing for interior design, and currently am considering grad school for this recurring creative itch. This category allows me dive into the world of design through Q&A’s, DIY’s, and awesome blue prints for retail spaces, homes and offices.
Peace and Love,
Taila J. O’Neal
Peace and Love,
Taila J. O’Neal
Many days I find myself sitting at work, ready to be off the clock so I can head home curl up in bed or on the couch, and read. A good book takes my mind off of everything except the content, story, and experience I am having while engaging with the words. Any time I have ever faced an uncomfortable challenge in my life, to a book I go. Maybe it's because growing up in a college professor household, you are told often, to read a book. Luckily, it was never a chore to me.