Flower Power Aesthetic

Flower power. If you love a flower let it grow, don’t pick it. Plucking it from all that nourishes it’s existence, for you to stare at it dying slowly in a glass prison. Can you think of people you picked, when you should have let them grow? Photos: Arron Nathan, Kaia Gerber, Doan Ly, Zoey Kravitz, Kim Kardashian, Ezgi Polat, Retro Hippies and Literal Trash 2004.

Supermodel 101: Jean Shrimpton

My love of art in all forms and the vessels who produce it, knows no bounds. All of which I’ll share with you. Teenage me went through this OBSESSIVE phase with the 60’s and 70’s, believing myself ill-fated for being born afterwards. I was suppose to be a swinging mod, a rockstar groupie (maybe in the GTO’s with Pamela De Barres shagging Mick Jagger). Even though the term supermodel was coined in the 80’s, I still acknowledge Penelope Tree, Donyale Luna, their contemporaries and the lady above, Jean Shrimpton folks. Her sister Chrissy Shrimpton was Mick Jagger’s ex-girlfriend, he wrote the song Under My Thumb for her. But I digress. Jean Shrimpton was the muse for iconic photographer David Bailey. The British model appeared on countless covers, helped launch the mini-skirt and was coined “The Face Of The Sixties.” Big baby blues, pillowy pink lips and a jawline to chisel ice, she personified the swinging mod. An icon folks. Which photo of Jean is your mood? Photos: David Bailey, Gianni Penati and Richard Avedon.