The Dorene Collection
"do what you love"
Question yourself not for confusion, but for clarity. Each question gets you closer to doing what you love.
With each collection I learn more about myself. This time around I had the chance to pick the brain of Dorene. She inspired me to peel away all the BS and be the person I truly am. This lookbook won’t be a propped up version of my imaginative life in my art where I make sure everything is in it's right place. Instead you are getting the real me. I’m on a path to doing what I love. So this cleanse is necessary to see it through.
I’m used to putting on a "fake it" attitude, just to impress those around me. And to be honest, I just don't want to do it anymore. You don't have to love everything about me to appreciate my work. When did we become an all of nothing type of people. You can like/love some of me just the same.
I don't want to try that hard in life. This time around, I’m giving myself the freedom to feel and be vulnerable. I’m letting it all hang out, no shame, no fear. I'm not going into this to be "politically correct". Yes I love flowers and I swear. Shit I swear a lot. So what. I can only do what I love if I’m free. And I can only be free if I’m truthful. So here I am.
the Dorene collection consist of the following flowers:
passion flower, digitalis, comfrey, anemone, callicarpa, clematis, rue, scabiosa,
lisianthis, marigold, evergreen candy tuft, hellebores, and queen anne lace
Let's peel back the layers...
where am i going? who will i be? what is my future?
YES, I’m a messy mess
YES, I’m uncoordinated
YES, I can be a “fuck up”
YES, I do make myself up to make others feel better.
NO I don’t always try as much as I should
NO I don’t always work as hard as I should
YES I am a slow achiever
YES I’m still not sure what I want in life
YES It’s true I may never know what I want in life
NO I don’t think you should have it all figured out
YES I sometimes distant myself from others
YES I’m unconfident in most of what I do
YES I can be persuaded either way
YES I can be flakey
NO I do not judge
YES I have a shit ton of other shit “wrong” with me
YES I’m okay with that
NO I don’t plan on changing it
All or Nothing?
i don't think so,
you can have only what i choose to give.
today i choose to give you everything.
what's my first step
Question everything about yourself
not for confusion, but for clarity. take your time. ask yourself, do you love this, do you really want this for your life, are you ready for it's responsibilities. each question gets you closer to doing what you love.
Will I reach my potential
how do i reach something i don' t know? we don't always know where we are going, because we don't know what we have to offer. but that is what potential is. it's having the capability. if you can see it, you can do it.
will my dream wait until i'm ready
what if i'm not ready in time. will i be left behind... there is enough for us all, but sometimes you feel the need to rush into something, because you don't want to miss out. don't rush, wait it out. only move at your pace. you and your work will thank you for it later.
one by one
i'm almost ready
leap of faith
other times you just have to take the plunge and see where it takes you. it's when i'm challenged that i deliver the best results. i don't believe in being challenged all the time, because that can be exhausting. but trust your gut to know when you should just jump.
I'm free to fly
to wherever i choose, whenever i choose it
all photos taken by Amy Franz | email@example.com | @ona_ella