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As a woman in the city I get asked a lot what I do to be safe. I have a black belt in Shaolin Kempo so on a logistical level I can absolutely protect myself. But what I find equally as effective is a sense of confidence. No one messes with a girl who knows exactly where she’s going and what she’s doing. Dressing the part doesn’t hurt either. No one is going to approach the badass girl wearing the studded bra.



armedanddangerous4A huge thank you to Viselli Santoro salon for making my hair the perfect amount of rough-and-tumble for this outfit.



armedanddangerous3Jacket: H&M, Bra: Purchased in Cologne, Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Sneakers: Forever21

Photos by Jenni Heller.