I first encountered Sheryl Yvette via her blog where she sometimes goes by "Bitch Cakes". She makes a retro glamour look seem effortless, running marathons; cycling New York/Brooklyn/Queens without a hair out of place, and posting body positive bikini shots on her instagram and tumblr. I was surprised to learn her main interest is....photography! Did I mention she's vegan and was featured for her makeup skills in Allure magaziine? She personifies Retro Barbie, hates to shop, and judging from her online presence maintains the life of a bon vivant gal-about-town.
Samra is a Toronto based photographer, fashion editor and writer.
She describes her style by referencing aging female rockstars, androgyny, messy hair and lesbian butch fashion.
Her newest project is a photography exhibit opening next week at Toronto World Pride called "Just me and Allah: Photographs of Queer Muslims" which will debut at Parliament Street Library, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and Videofag Gallery.
Please visit http://queermuslimproject.tumblr.com/ for more information; or look for 'Just me and Allah" on facebook for more events.