“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Samantha Mecane ’24


When did your interest in fashion begin?

“My interest in fashion began relatively recently, as I stopped reacting to judgment from others and from myself.  I realized that the critical opinions I constantly felt could only affect me if I let them, and I allowed myself to really start expressing myself through clothing.  I view clothing style as one of the most important ways to show people who we are and want to be, and I find so much value in feeling comfort and meaning in what I wear.  I would say my interest in fashion began more as an extension of finding creative freedom than anything else.”

What inspired you to start a fashion blog?

“Once I started really letting myself wear what I wanted to, I wanted to inspire other people to do the same.  The blog originally started as a very casual way for me to share some outfit ideas, and after months of consideration, I finally sat down and made it.  However, I realized that as I have become more comfortable with expressing myself and feeling a sense of pride in my identity, the blog has become more of an expression of confidence and owning who I am.”

What hopes do you have for the future of your blog?

“Honestly, I have appreciated the process of watching my blog evolve on its own.  As I am approaching my fourth month with STITCHED, it has already begun to change in ways I did not necessarily intend.  I think the beauty of such a casual space is that it accurately represents who I am, and I greatly value the honest reflection of my constant evolution.  I can’t wait to see how it will develop in the future and reach even more people.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks junior Samantha Mecane ’24 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”