THE THINKER OF TENDER THOUGHTS
released May 17, 2022
creative direction: Nicole Marie Franco
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
So I'll be honest, I had no idea how to go about creating this edit until this past Saturday morning lol. I kept putting it off because I originally wanted to hire a model and all that jazz but life happens and bills have to get paid so I had to pivot and think of something new. I happend to scroll upon a photo from the Margiela Spring/Summer 2006 collection of the model wearing a bouquet of roses taped to her and knew I wanted to somehow incorporate roses but definitely didn't want to put them on me and model the clothes lol. So instead I taped them to a hanger which kind of reminded me of the illustration The Thinker of Tender Thoughts by Shel Silverstein and it all started to come together and even aligned perfectly with the flower blood full moon.
I think all of us at one point have experienced the judgement and criticism from society itself, within our industries, or even family and friends when our thoughts, dreams, ambitions, or "flowers" grow to big for others to understand. You look different, you move different, your energy is different than those who don't allow themselves to grow their own flowers. So even if you don't click to shop the edit, let this be your sign/reminder that you deserve to grow and celebrate your growth. You don't need the approval of others, just bloom.