Being Lit by the Moon means to celebrate who you are as a woman. It expresses the power and strength in all women. The connection we have to the tides and to the phases of the moon. 

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
— Anaïs Nin

The pleasure that comes from being both strong and sexy and soft and sentimental. Few males are ever truly able to capture the raw beauty of a woman. Men have a tendency to put women in categories of character – Ginger or Mary Ann, Madonna or whore, strong or fragile. The truth is our beauty as women comes in our complexity. Our ability to be a glorious combination of unaffected and wild that is scarcely shared, and is only experienced when real intimacy is found. An intimacy that can only be reached when an honored and fundamental respect for our gender runs deep in the soul of the man. Only when a woman honors and respects herself will she find a man deserving of the key. That key unlocks a level of energy that transcends gender entirely. 

Model: Valeri Kimbo 
Photographer: Denise Faddis

Inspiration:
Women
Love and Rockets
Intellect
Mazzy Star
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Anaïs Nin
Bjork
Portishead
Helmut Newton
Constellations
Leather
Geometry
Lace
Perfume
Black Eyeliner
Lilacs
Cotton
Confidence
Mystery