As long as I'm here, as long as you love me, give me that old school love right now... For the past few months, I have been hooked on “Old School Love” by Lupe Fiasco feat. Ed Sheeran. The melodic tune and lyrics blend perfectly together to express the realness and a reminiscent love of hip hop back in the 80s and 90s. If you haven’t heard “Old School Love,” check the music video out here.

Inspired by Lupe Fiasco’s “Old School Love,” I put together another urban look, fittingly to the individual who you could consider or already having an old school love with. As a huge fan of Banksy, a pseudonymous UK graffiti artist, I chose a basic sweater with Banksy’s “There Is Always Hope,” featuring a girl with a red heart balloon that I purchased on ebay. I admire Banksy’s work, specifically “There Is Always Hope,” because of the graffiti style and his work is open ended on the interpretation of his piece. Is Banksy trying to represent a young-heart’s dream, drifting away? Or is the balloon a representation of a love lost? You tell me.

I scrunched up and cinched one side of the "There is Always Hope," sweater to my waist and to add a distinctive texture to the look. With the Banksy’s sweater, I paired the look with lace shorts from Forever 21. From a distance, the lace design is not as evident. However, I wanted the attention to be given to the Banksy’s sweater, hence choosing a subtle print for my shorts. I kept the accessories also very minimal by pairing the look with my triangle earrings, also from Forever 21. To finish off the urban look, I picked my trusty combat boots from H&M.

Before I wrap up on “Old School Love,” I just wanted to give my many thanks to Andrew Lam, who was my photographer for this shoot. I will see you again soon!

Additional pictures are featured below. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Photography by Andrew Lam

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