Dream of Blisters

01.15.2018

photography by WHITNEY HAYES / style by BETTINA BATI

story by NOVA ORCHID

In my innocence, I’ve been trying to conquer adulthood. I’ve been trying to learn — to dive deep into my inner world and grow. Like the metamorphosis of a butterfly, I’m busy on the inside; waiting, glowing, dreaming of change. Incubating myself against the coldness of reality. 

The transition is blistering — bubbles that pop without warning, painful, unpredictable, and raw. I dream of them too. I dream of the way they’ll shape my future. My blisters are like bridges. Rubbing, resisting, seething but ultimately connecting my inner world to the outside and to the visions I’ll actualize in the spring. 

— Nova Orchid

 

Colored photo of Nova Orchid by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine
Left: Rustic sweater by Tibi Black crochet skirt by Jil Sander Right: Green slide slit mock top by Rachel Comey Silver rectangle stud earrings, silver rectangle ring & silver chain necklace by Bonheur Silver curve linear ring by Fay Andrada

Colored photo of Nova Orchid by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine

White voluminous dress by Jil Sander Orange patent shoes by Tibi Silver rectangle stud earrings by Bonheur

Colored photo by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine

Colored photos of Nova Orchid by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine

Green pleated dress by Jil Sander

Colored photo of Nova Orchid by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine
White voluminous dress by Jil Sander Orange patent shoes by Tibi

Colored photos of Nova Orchid by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine
Left: Cream mesh turtleneck & beige satin pants by Nomia Silver rectangle stud earrings, silver rectangle ring & silver chain necklace by Bonheur Silver curve linear ring by Fay Andrada Right: Rustic sweater by Tibi Black crochet skirt by Jil Sander Silver rectangle stud earrings by Bonheur

Colored photo of Nova Orchid by Whitney Haynes for MONROWE Magazine
Green slide slit mock top by Rachel Comey Silver rectangle ring & silver chain necklace by Bonheur
Silver curve linear ring by Fay Andrada

Dream of Blisters | Team Credits

Photography: Whitney Hayes
Style: Bettina Bati
Hair: Tsuyoshi Harada
Makeup: Maki @ The Wall Group
ProductionSanna Backstrom
Fashion assistantsLola Adesanya & Charlotte Mathieu
Model: Nova @IMG