We first met artist Maryam Ego Aguirre last summer and knew immediately she was the kind of woman who embodied the FAUBOURG spirit: creative, confident, and conscious. The only child of an Iranian mother and an Iraqi father, Maryam’s life and art have been shaped by her desire to see the world. Today she travels the globe as a photographer in search of the landscapes that inspire her, often photographing animals like lions and elephants in the wild (no big deal).
Cassi Namoda is the epitome of the modern creative woman. Independent, intuitive, an avid traveler and learner, she’s a woman of the world and an artist. Born in Maputo, Mozambique, the artist grew up “all around Africa” and went on to live in more countries than I can list here. After several years in New York (where we met while she was working in fashion and as a curator) and West Africa, the multi-talented nomad has settled in Los Angeles where she's dedicated to her art. Cassi’s paintings explore life through the eyes of everyday women and men in Africa.