Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Flowers have neither emotions nor conflicts

I'm wearing:

1. Fusion of two waistcoats, from Asos.
2. Sheer t-shirt, from Zara.
3. Black super skinny jeans, from Asos.
4. Gray suede desert boots, from Pull & Bear.
5. Enlarged key chain necklace, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.
"I must have flowers, always, and always" Claude Monet said once. I love flowers. Flowers are peaceful, they don't have feelings, they don't have conflicts or issues. Flowers are there to create sparks between people, to make landscapes more beautiful, to season our lives. I can't help it, I truly love flowers.

When I spotted these bougainvilleas on my parking lot I knew that I had to shoot there. I hardly find pink ones (they're usually purple) and they were really appealing. Also, the contrast between the blue/black/gray of my outfit and the bright pink of the flowers is really nice. This time, I went for subtle delicate details like the sheerness of my t-shirt vs. the hardness of the necklace, the soft texture of the boots vs. the gritty of the waistcoat.

This outfit is one of my recent favourites. In fact, I liked it so much that I chose to feature it on the latest page design. Did you notice it's the same from my drawings and icons? I very much liked the quiet and calming nature of these photos. There's something very soothing about flowers and the spark they create inside me.

// "Debo tener flores, siempre, y siempre" dijo alguna vez Claude Monet. Amo las flores. Las flores son pacíficas, no tienen sentimientos, no tienen conflictos ni problemas. Las flores están ahí para crear chispas entre las personas, para hacer más bellos a los paisajes, para sazonar nuestras vidas. No puedo evitarlo, en serio amo las flores.

Cuando vi estas bugambilias en mi estacionamiento supe que tenía que tomar fotos ahí. Difíclmente encuentro rosas (generalmente son moradas) y fueron muy atrayentes visualmente. También me gustó mucho el contraste entre el rosa brillante de las flores y el azul/negro/gris de mi atuendo. Esta vez, fui por detalles sutiles/delicados como la transparencia de mi playera vs. la dureza del collar, la textura suave de las botas vs. lo rasposo del chaleco.

Este atuendo es uno de mis favoritos recientes. De hecho, me gustó tanto que decidí usarlo para el diseño más reciente de la página. ¿Notaron que es el mismo de mis dibujos e iconitos? Me gusta la tranquilidad y naturaleza calmada que emana. Hay algo muy tranquilizador sobre las flores y la chispa que crean en mi interior.

What's your opinion on flowers?
Love always, Hen.

Photographer: Sandi

Currently listening: Henry Mancini - Moon River

1 comment:

  1. i love your outfit.
    its inspiring.

    and that's awesome!



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