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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES : MI Leggett // Official Rebrand

SOCIAL STUDIES : MI Leggett // Official Rebrand

MI Leggett is the non-binary artist behind the gender-free up-cycled fashion label, Official Rebrand (OR?!). Ever since MI was a young one, they have hated throwing things away. Seeing potential in almost every object and repurposing household items into clothes and artwork.  Working at a sustainable agriculture non-profit, called The Food Project, in Highschool is what sparked a passion for food justice and environmentalism. At The Food Project, MI challenged unjust power structures, like the racist and classist food system. This practice defined their worldview as they shifted into adulthood.  Teaching them to question all existing structures and institutions, and to constantly envision alternative...

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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES : Kerrilynn Pamer //  CEO CAP Beauty

SOCIAL STUDIES : Kerrilynn Pamer // CEO CAP Beauty

A few years ago, my good friend Jaime took me to the most magical shop in the village in NYC.  She knew I was exploring more clean beauty in my life and knew this would be the most special place for me to come see on my next visit from LA.  She was correct.  During this time, there were very few non-toxic, clean beauty stores around.  This one was the most unique of all.  Tiny, cozy, but extremely meticulous in Its aesthetic and it's selection.  I hadn't quite launched NOTO yet, but was in the works of It, praying that one day my...

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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES // Simone Thompson  - Photographer + Artist + Model

SOCIAL STUDIES // Simone Thompson - Photographer + Artist + Model

A while back I was scrolling through instagram and fell upon this beautiful human, and thought:  "I would be so honored to have them model for NOTO.  They seem so interesting, stunning, and unique."  Cut to maybe a year or so later and we just so happened to end up working together on a photoshoot.  Kismet, meant to be.  Simone then agreed to do a shoot for NOTO for our last beauty series, and my dreams came true.  Aside from being a beauty and one cool human, Simone is also an incredible photographer, artist, and dancer.  The talents are endless. ...

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SOCIAL STUDIES: LEIGH PATTERSON // PHILOSOPHER, VISIONARY + TRUTH SEEKER

SOCIAL STUDIES: LEIGH PATTERSON // PHILOSOPHER, VISIONARY + TRUTH SEEKER

Connecting to others begins with connecting to yourself. Leigh Patterson uses her work to dive deeper into the building blocks of what it means to be human and how to communicate that personally, creatively + professionally.  Not to mention being the founder of THE MOON LISTS - something we are excited to carry in our NOTO Flagship Shop.  She helps one remember who they are in this journal, while taking thing slowly and sitting with ones personal expansion.  Read more about her quest for meaning and intention below.  Who are you?Leigh Patterson - Founder, The Moon Lists  - Founder of Editorial + Creative...

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