“The struggle is real” – A (generally) ironic saying often used in place of the saying, “first world problems.” Denotes a situation where the user wishes to express that they are encountering some sort of undesirable difficulty, but dealing with it. With irony, it has a comical effect of dramatizing a non-critical, yet undesirable situation. (via Urban Dicitionary).
How many times do you use #thestruggle or #thestruggleisreal in conversation these days? Well, this shirt is for you! Thanks to Miami designer Steph Canto of Hustle Sauce, she’s bringing clever mottos and eye-catching typography to high quality apparel, perfect for a street-style edge.
This is the first part of the series, where boy did I make friends. Yesica Laver Flores of Simply Lively went behind the lens to capture these shots at the Domino Park on Calle Ocho, Miami. Such a mélange of Caribbean characters, from Dominican to Puerto Rican to Cuban, all convening for their favorite game! Needless to say, they were excited to have us shoot there. Stay tuned for the second part of the series, where I get to hang with my beautiful blogger pals Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet and D’ana Nuñez of Collections and Volumes!