Gaia Orr is an artist from Denver, CO. Predominantly a fashion and portrait photographer with an affinity for film, she also does collage, has designed zines and graphics, and makes three dimensional works, too.

Gaia Orr is an artist from Denver, CO. Predominantly a fashion and portrait photographer with an affinity for film, she also does collage, has designed zines and graphics, and makes three dimensional works, too.

Gaia Orr is an artist from Denver, CO. Predominantly a fashion and portrait photographer with an affinity for film, she also does collage, has designed zines and graphics, and makes three dimensional works, too.

Your Cup of Tea

I used to think that the things we consumed must define our practical needs, that form should follow function. To an extent, that testament stands. Most importantly, the stylistic choices we make should enhance our experiences and bring us closer to knowing ourselves.

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I have in my head the image of the purist. A black coffee drinker, savors neat whiskey, who wears a curated uniform, mostly black and of natural fibers. They have 5 pairs of the perfect tailored pants, 3 pairs of the same shoes, one absolute jacket. That person doesn't exist though, do they? Even the purist enjoys trying new blends, and flavors, and subtle variations. Even the idealist buys a flashy jacket with no pockets for an inordinate price beyond justification. They bought it because of how they felt when they put it on – unlike their self. Not to be confused with like somebody else, but they were a more gallant version of the self they thought they knew. 

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You bought the exact variety of tea you know is best sun-brewed, strong, and iced. But today, your friend brings you fresh honey her aunt harvested, so you sweeten your tea. Why do we have a resounding guilt with indulging ourselves if it means breaking imaginary rules we set in place. Why stop yourself from enjoying honey in your tea. Personal style is about who you are and what you are comfortable with, of course, but you have to take risks to genuinely know what that is. Occasionally the best part is knowing exactly what you're getting. Exactly what you enjoy about how you like your tea, your uniform. Even better than methodical customization is variable flair. Style is an expression of the moment, of who you are that day.

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Your choice to fry, scramble, or poach does not define you. The collection of behaviors, your habits, only represent so much of you. Your intentions decide who you are, style is just how you express it. Eggs don't have to be eaten with toast. Grant yourself permission to break from the rule. The search for ourselves gets confusing. Regardless of what may come, it's important to be content with the decisions we make. I know you want that toast, by all means, go ahead! My judgment, my opinion on your choices, does not make my egg taste any better. Style is personal. Own your style, and empower yourself. 

Selected Works

Your Cup of TeaSubmission

Mitch & EmilyFeature

Caleb HahneCollaboration

Style in CubaSubmission

Who Would Wear This?Online Editorial

Under the SkinOnline Editorial

Italian NeorealismOnline Editorial

MoonlitOnline Editorial

Perfect DayOnline Editorial

Belts, Bags, & BricksOnline Editorial

Appropriation or EducationOnline Editorial

La Nouvelle VagueOnline Editorial

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