Just Like Heaven: Eleanora Magazine

Back in September I wrote about Eleanora Magazine, the digital magazine dedicated to finding inspiration from superwomen of the past and making their stories relevant to the present day female experience. For the November issue (live today!), the editors chose Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz as their muse. A Mexican nun known for her outspoken and scholarly opinions, Sor Juana is a figure that shook the walls during her time (1600s) and we can still feel the vibrations today.

My task was to source pieces that spoke to Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s story: a self-taught intellectual and philosopher, a feminist poet, a young girl living in colonial Mexico who spent her days in her library until it was violently burned down following her condemnation. I focused on her portraits, almost all of which depict her austere and direct gaze surrounded by dark and crimson. Of course, my own Catholic upbringing and experience crept into mind as well. The result is an amalgamation of items that touch on Catholicism, baroque Mexico and literature, and how these converged so beautifully and dramatically in the life of one woman.

View the entire November issue of Eleanora Magazine here.

Fru Fru Earrings - Casa Chiqui// Black Crop Top - Waimari// Red Pants - Patricia Padron// Cross Hoops - Katherine Cordero// Vest - Adriana Santacruz// Frida Bag - Lulu Guinness// Age of Innocence Book Clutch - Bags by M/// Black Embroidered Dress - Mi Golondrina// Iraca Earrings - Casa Chiqui// Handwoven Tote - Mola Sasa// Cross Earrings - Katherine Cordero

A Blast from the Past: Eleanora Magazine

The assignment: what would three fashion icons of yesteryear wear today? It came from Ellie Morrison, editor of digital magazine Eleanora, digital director of The Society Diaries, and the voice behind editorial site Oh, Eleanora. My task was made all the more greater knowing it would be featured in the inaugural September issue of Eleanora, a digital magazine conceived to inspire the female experience by connecting the past with the present.

Needless to say, I was inspired - not only by the subjects of my collages (famed Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, her right-hand Fashion Editor who went on to become Editor in Chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, and Richard Avedon, Snow’s photographer), but by the host of talented creatives (film photographer Rahm Carrington and my artist crush Kelly O’Connor, to name a few) I was able to join in helping introduce such a special project. Check out the magic here.

Lilac Handbag - Zara// Fashion Scarf - Karen Mabon // Leopard Print Top - Trina Turk

Plaid Jumpsuit - Zara // Watch - Michele Custom Design

Tassel Earrings - Hart Hagerty// Headband - Benoit Missolin// Croc Bag - Staud