Author: Hanna Dorman

My Heart

Photographer – Lindsey Englander My heart seeks two things, Absolute freedom And divine love. I think that love is misunderstood. The most important kind of love that I have learned over the past few years is self love.  We are constantly reminded that we need one type of love and I disagree. Because love is everywhere.  The love you seek exists within you and all around you. I’ve realized that love is not just the romantic kind of love that you see in films. Because love has many facets.    To me, love is a smile from a stranger, my mother’s laugh, moments when I feel my dreams coming to life, driving and listening to music, singing in the shower, dancing by myself, the sun rising, the chill of the wind, the act of creating beauty. Love is letting go. Love is running around in public acting like a weirdo with your best friend and not giving a damn about what other people think about it. Love is so much more than needing a companion. …

The Clutter and The Color

If someone needed to know me instantly, I would tell them to look at my room / studio.  In my place, projects and inspiration are scattered across all corners of the room. It is where I work and play and dance about to my favorite music. By living alone, I have outwardly manifested my vision everywhere. It is cluttered and colorful and it took me a while to learn to love myself for this. There is part of me that wishes I could be more minimal; less attached and emotionally connected to my possessions and to have a more simple atmosphere. I have realized I will never be able to live without the clutter because it isn’t clutter ~ It is collected inspiration!!!  By living this way over the past three years, I have cultivated my authentic and artistic self. I live according to my own rules.  I’ve realized that home is not a place, home is what we bring with us wherever we go, the books that we read, or music we listen to. Home …

The Treasure State Romantic

Photography by Lindsey Englander Location – Montana (The Treasure State, The Big Sky Country) Romanticism is a trend that is constantly present in fashion. Many feel that it is cliche and overused, but when really looking into what it means in history I find it to be so intriguing. The Romantic era was an artistic and intellectual movement that began in the late 18th to mid 19th century that reacted against the Enlightenment age and significantly changed the way people viewed life. What does it mean to be a romantic? Romantics are people who love nature, old things, poetry and beauty. Romantic is not practical. Wearing boots from Sandro and a vintage dress.  Romanticism rebelled against order. It values the freedom of expression.  For a romantic, life is always idealized. Romantics get carried away with ideas.  For a romantic, color is the life of a picture.  Romanticism emphasizes the individual, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no …

Sing Street

Tonight I watched the movie “Sing Street” on a whim. I think it is rare to see a movie that really makes you feel something (the chills). So here is a somewhat shit blogpost written after midnight, but I can’t wait because I am in love.  It’s about a 14 year old boy who goes to an oppressive christian school in Dublin, Ireland, set in the 80’s. The girl across from his school was wearing too much makeup and pretending to smoke a cigarette. She said she was a model. He lied and told her he needed her in his music video for his band, which didn’t exist. So, all for this girl, he made a band.  Thanks to my dad, I am a big fan of 80’s music. Sorry Mom! The movie features music from The Cure, Duran Duran, A-Ha, The Clash, Hall & Oates, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam.  This movie is driven by love and innocence. Follow your passion and you can be anyone you want to be. Not only is it a love story …

Frida Maximalism

Photographer: Marco Malingambi  Model: Alessandra Mendicino  Here is the shoot from a styling course I took in Milan at the Istituto Marangoni. Frida Kahlo inspires me because not only was she an amazing artist, but she herself was art. Frida lived in constant self expression. She was one who was not to be defined. She, as an individual, contradicted her femininity with masculinity. She accepted her imperfection, would dress in men’s clothing, cut her hair to be like a man, liked to drink, smoke, and speak profanely. In doing so, she in a way, blended and deconstructed gender roles. She lived life according to her own ideals, which was quite rare for women at the time. Maximalism is a reaction against minimalism, meaning “more is more.”It is eccentric, eclectic, and fun. Frida, like Maximalism, was seen as shocking and even a bit vulgar.  “I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better” – Frida Kahlo. One thing I have learned from Frida is that in life there …