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RAQUEL ALLEGRA PRE FALL COLLECTION 2021

“Staycation: Egypt”
Through The Lens Of Adaptation

I received a package from my parents of things that they had collected and saved
Mementos from my childhood that they no longer had space for
Among other treasures it included a brochure from when I went to see the King Tut exhibit in 1979

Ever since I was little I’ve collected souvenirs

Tickets I have from every concert I’ve ever been to + T shirts or pins from those same shows
The program from when I went to see La Traviata on a 5th grade school field trip
The T shirts my dad would bring home for me when he’d been on a business trip
Mementos/memories/moments in time

And then there are the tourist tees that I have collected as an adult;
these same moments in time but from other people’s experiences
Tees that distilled a whole lived experience down into one image

But somehow that image distills without diminishing - it’s your takeaway memory
An echo of a time - an echo of an adventure

Egypt is one of the great mysteries of ALL TIME. Period

I have never been to Egypt
If I could go anywhere right now, I’d go to Egypt. But no one is traveling, no one is going anywhere
The only vacations being taken - are the dream-able and drive-able
Staycation Egypt

When is the next RA New Moon?

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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They say pictures are worth a thousand words

Enjoy!

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