Best Laid Plans

Written by Anna Claire Hodge. Edited by Mara Strobel-Lanka. In the photo, I’m wearing unflattering overalls; my arms are thrust high in the air and light pours through the atrium of the dead mall. It’s not where I’d imagined spending our first anniversary, but my face was joyous and like a child’s. The movie Jide… Continue reading Best Laid Plans

Momni Summer Writing Contest

As big as our Momni community is now, it's important to remember that it started with just two special people: Joy Lee and her mother, Mary. Eight years after the pair first started their business, the family business has grown along with its aspirations. From in-shop events, to buzz word fashion shows, to our everyday… Continue reading Momni Summer Writing Contest

Model Citizen

When I was offered a spot as a model in my favorite boutique’s second annual fashion show, it was like receiving my letter from Hogwarts. But as the day of the show approached, I became nervous, palpably so. I felt like I hadn’t prepared at all. The outfits had been chosen, sure. But was I… Continue reading Model Citizen

Sista Sista

My best friend was born when I was thirteen. She lives a thousand miles away and calls me every night saying, "Sissy, I grew last night," reminding me how far apart our lives are. We get to spend about three weeks of the year together, which is just enough to cherish but of course, never,… Continue reading Sista Sista

Doble Ve Editorial Shoot

When it comes to photo shoots, I prefer to stay behind the shot. I'm considerably more comfortable directing a pose, styling a set, or making corny jokes to enhance candid laughing shots (Spoiler: it's exactly as awkward as it sounds). But every so often I get the inclination or offer to work on the other… Continue reading Doble Ve Editorial Shoot