Fashion, Photography

Starting Off Red

  check out ROCKET’s inspo for our first shoot of the fall View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rae Galutira (@rae_galutira) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:33am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by STYLIST (@styledbymoon) on Aug 10, 2018 at 10:03am PDT  

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Seeing Red

From Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter to Taylor Swift’s popular 2012 album, the color red has a longstanding and poignant history in the creative worlds of pop culture and literature. While adopted widely and intended to signify a bevy of different meanings, red has historically connoted lust, infidelity, blood, tumult, violence, passion, and anger. Needless to say, […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Sex, Yeah

In a conversation between Features writers Alijah Webb and Nakia Stephens comes a discussion about the taboo women face regarding masturbation, what is lacking in modern sex education, and why we still slut shame in the age of resurging female empowerment. Images of half-naked women cascade across screens, nude heavenly bodies assert their prominence in […]

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Art, Fashion, Photography

ASTRAL 2018

As the show approaches, the building hums with nervous, excited energy. This year marked round two of Astral, the ongoing collaboration between ROCKET and Students of Hip-Hop Legacy (SoHHL), which showcases the most talented rappers and designers this region has to offer. Models take to the runway as artists perform in a space where the […]

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Fashion, Featured, Photography

Bliss Foster

ROCKET had the unique experience of working with Bliss Foster, a stylist from Richmond, Virginia, and a character all his own, for the cover of Volume VIII, Issue 2. Managing Editor Emmel El-Fiky spoke with him about his work in fashion, his perceptions on recent changes in the industry, and his plans for the future. […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Creating Change Through Fashion

The fashion world is moving forward with its gender neutral agenda, but that doesn’t mean gender non-conforming and trans people are being celebrated. As people who don’t identify with our assigned genders, our bodies are still in danger regardless of what we see on the runway. On Wednesday January 24, 2018, I attended the Creating […]

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Culture, Fashion, Featured, Photography

Power and Grace

It is the new era of the Strong Black Woman, and in a world where racism, white supremacy, and fake feminism are running rampant, it is that much more important that we recognize those who are taking a stand against hate and lazy progressivism. Here, Features writer Alijah Webb speaks with senior class president Laini […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Sign of the Times

Just stop your crying, your Rocket-approved 2018 horoscope is here. See what you might have in store this year, with some classic outfit inspiration for good measure. aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo libra scorpio sagittarius capricorn aquarius pisces   Written by Alijah Webb Photography by Sydney McCourt Styled and Modeled by Anna Kashmanian  

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Art, Culture, Fashion, Photography

Future of Sports

Our reaction to Nicole Pinedo’s new interactive pop-up exhibit “The Future of Sports”, found in D.C. at 700 H St. NE … When an artist fuses two elements of art into their vision, it delivers nothing short of a unique experience. The Future of Sports is a perfect blend of art and production to create a […]

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Photography

Milky Dreams

An original photo series entitled “Milky Dreams” a few words from the photographer on her inspiration … “With this shoot, I wanted to create images with a surreal feel, allowing the white background to draw the focus immediately to the models’ faces while also initially leaving the viewer unsure of what exactly they’re looking at. […]

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