Hóng huā (Red Flower)

A collaboration based on the color palette of flowers from photographer Angela Huizer’s travels morphed into an exploration of the color red. A significant and important color in Chinese culture; the heritage of both Huizer’s collaborators for this story, red is the source of inspiration for our latest beauty story.

PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA HUIZER @byangelahuizer @stickystuffagency
MAKEUP AND HAIR XIU YUN YU @xiuyun.yu @eeagency 
MODEL LIEVE AUW @lieveauw @knownmodelmanagement

“Your lips are like a southern lily red,

Wet with the soft rain-kisses of the night,

In which the brown bee buries deep its head,

When still the dawn’s a silver sea of light.

Your lips betray the secret of your soul,

The dark delicious essence that is you,

A mystery of life, the flaming goal

I seek through mazy pathways strange and new.

Your lips are the red symbol of a dream,

What visions of warm lilies they impart,

That line the green bank of a fair blue stream,

With butterflies and bees close to each heart!”

Excerpt from “A Red Flower”, 1922, by Claude McKay