Romance Journal 01—Emotions
Romance Journal is a publication devoted to exploring truth and raising collective consciousness. The first issue explores the role of emotion in life and work through the lens of some of the most compelling—and professionally successful—creative women of today. Whether positive or negative, emotions are often the driving force behind the decisions we make. And whether or not we admit to having them, they vibrate into the atmosphere, where other people can feel them.
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Each woman featured in this issue creates and leads in their own unique way. In opening up about their complex emotional lives, in some cases for the first time, these women paradoxically reveal considerable strength. Notable conversations with luminaries such as fashion designer and wellness evangelist Norma Kamali, co-founder of Milk Makeup Georgie Greville, shoe designer and activist Aurora James and film director Janicza Bravo.
Collaborating with photographer Robin Stein, we captured the featured women in their own environments. Additionally, we created still-life images of floral arrangements, each representing a core emotion from fear to love.
For the launch event invitation we collaborated with Flora Luna to develop a line of floral essences. Harvested under a full moon to preserve the flower's unique healing energy, the essences are meant to be consumed, like a tincture. To tie back to the theme of emotions the floral essences were each imbued with an energy and named accordingly, from "purpose" to "love". Additionally, we created posters that wrapped around the floral essences, with event details and a peek into the issue.