"A Quick Ting on Bamboo Earrings" by Sophia Tassew (English Edition)
Pre-order, will be published on 29/9/22.
Part of the 'ground breaking' series A Quick Ting On, A Quick Ting On: Bamboo Earrings will explore the rich history and impact of the fashion staple—bamboo earrings. British Street Fashion has a rich history. .
Its trajectory from the streets onto international catwalks has been fast and heavily documented. A Quick Ting On: Bamboo Earring will be the first book to explore the politics of street fashion staple that is bamboo earrings. The gold hoop earring has been a commanding symbol in many cultures throughout history. Observing the shift in how these earrings have now been embraced by high fashion and large brands, Sophia inspects the rich history behind the iconic fashion accessory highlighting their importance to young black girls growing up in Britain and internationally. Looking at her own personal relationship to bamboo earrings and other black girls alike. A Quick Ting On highlights these irresistible fashion accessories rise to fame, how they have stood the test of time and their cultural importance. .
Creative and plus-sized model Sophia began writing about public affairs and popular culture at seventeen, as part of the editorial team at Live Magazine. While working as an art director at advertising agency FCB Inferno, Sophia created viral artworks which brought together grime and film poster imagery. She has curated multiple exhibitions championing young artists while working as a creative at global advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, brand insider for ASOS, and in-house creative for Nike London.
Sophia has gained a following online after being vocal about representation in the media, body positivity, and collaborations with brands and campaigns. Sophia and her work encouraging plus-size representation in the media has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Dazed, Saint Heron, Buzzfeed, Crack Magazine, The Independent, BBC1XTRA, and VICE, as well as appearing in the music video for Stormzy’s hit single Big For Your Boots. She is also the founder of earring company Khula.