Hey guys! Apologies for the slight radio silence here on my blog, I've been experiencing a wee bit of writers block as it goes... I hate writing when it feels forced, and I know you guys are definitely not stupid and can tell when I'm forcing words out, it’s yuk and not pretty!
Anyway, today is not one of those days! I am popping on here today as we recently had IWD (International woman's day). I didn't post much on the day, apart from one post on my instagram account, the post was about how it's ok not to be as strong as everyone seemed to be making out we are all the time! I really wanted to tie in a recent collaboration I worked on with two brands that to me really represent female empowerment and wonderful women! Be it IWD or any other day it is so important to rejoice, support and join forces with our fellow sisters around the globe.
MOR wares is an independent organic clothing brand based in Bude, Cornwall. The founder of the brand is Jo Pitfield and she has some very strong principles and values that she believes are fundamental footnotes within her brand and also her blog too. Jo is on a mission to help ladies become modern manifesters! She does this by inspiring action and positive lifestyle change, through ideas such as wellness and creativity in her writing of blog posts which can be found here
Jo also beautifully embroiders inspiring slogans and motifs on to luxurious organic clothing for her brand MOR wares. The results are clean and crisp designs that are trendy with understated empowerment to them to. They rock!
My favourite of the MOR wares designs has to be the creatrix tee. A creatrix?! I hear you ask! Well, Jo has kindly written all about her inspiration behind the creatrix all on her blog, which I would massively encourage you to read as it’s fantastic. But! In short “a creatrix is a female who creates, one who brings forth.” I just love that so much, as I feel we are all creatives... Creators of art, food, poetry and children amongst so many wonderful things. We all have a creatrix inside of us and we all should encourage others to explore that aspect of themselves! Who knows you could potentially awaken a new found flair.
Jo has many beautiful designs on her website including tee shirts and crew necks. They are made from the softest organic Cotten they feel so silky to wear. Please take note too! For every purchase made, profits from that purchase will go towards the plantation of new trees. Jo is truly doing wonderful things.
The jewellery in these images is by another Cornish lady who is smashing female empowerment goals, Jordan Lily designs. Jordan makes stunning silver jewellery in her cute little studio here, in the Kern. Jordan Lily is a self taught silversmith and only launched her business last year! So go and give her IG account some support here -https://www.instagram.com/jordanlilydesigns/
I originally contacted Jordan about the shoot as I A - wanted to find an up and coming Cornish silversmith to collaborate with, and B - because I felt she already had a strong female empowerment vibe going on! She sure proved me right too! Jordan actually created a couple of new pieces especially for this shoot as she explains...
“My designs are largely inspired by simplicity, geometric shapes and minimalist forms. I really enjoyed adding a feminist twist to my hand stamped rings for this shoot. These rings read, “feminist”, “fierce” and “see the good”, important affirmations to live by in a world that is constantly projecting fear. I believe that anything that sends out a positive message, and empowers women is great because good things happen when women support women. I love the quote by G. D. Anderson: “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger, women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”
I adore that quote at the end, and strongly believe we are all strong in our own ways and do not others to affirm this. Keep doing what you’re doing and why not try and explore the inner creatrix in you.
I just want to take this opportunity to thank both of the brands we worked with on this shoot, they have both been amazing throughout! Also thanks to my friend, Sarah of Checkered Photography for always bringing my ideas to life.