Kalon Azure is a collaborative platform founded by Nora Marie Vatland and Martine A. Hess in September 2015. It is a space formed by creatives from all over the world, that are sharing their art, experiences, thoughts, dreams and inspirations. We aim to build an empowering community by writing about everything from activism and spirituality, to mental health and poetry.
Now, over to the name; The word 'Kalon' has greek roots and means beauty that is more than skin deep. 'Azure' has arabic roots and means bright blue in color like a cloudless day. -Because beauty isn't jut what you wear or look like. It exists inside all of us, and although we don't all have the same horizons, we all live under the same sky.
New posts three times a week ･ New poems every day ･ New mixtapes every month
If you want to collaborate, have anything to share, use our photos or have any questions, go ahead and email us at:
Meet the team:
Nora Marie - editor in chief
Nora Marie always got a million projects on her mind and is currently studying IB. She drinks tea (rather than coffee) with a side of poetry, and is never seen without her earbuds. Nora is an environmentalist, passionate about veganism, yoga and writing. Generally seen wearing thrifted denim and a smile. She never says no to an adventure; whether that is surfing in ice cold waters or a spontaneous trip to an art gallery.
Martine - editor in chief
Martine belongs in a French movie from the 60s as well as to the coast. She is the kind of girls you could see walking down a cobblestone street in Paris, with her film camera over her shoulder and a journal in hand. All her life she has been writing. Whether it is letters, travel diaries or scribbling down short stories. She is an activist with a passion for fighting fast fashion and animal cruelty, and she lives for sunny mornings spent painting and reading anything by Murakami.
Nora - journalist
Nora Aragon is 20 years old and currently studies journalism in her born city in Spain. You'll most likely find her listening to jazzy Caribbean/Brazilian music, or talking to a creative spirit in whatever city she may find herself in. As a writer, she loves focusing on prehistory and tie it to modern social issues, as well as exploring different cultures and interview people who encourages to live more conscious and freely.
samera - Advice columnist
"I love social activism and using art to create change within my community. I like visiting museums, traveling, reading and writing in my journal."
Samera Paz recently turned 23 and is an artist, photographer and student at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Through the movement Girl Power Meetups which she has created, she inspires, motivates and help women from different backgrounds, places and in different stages of life to feel empowered, beautiful, and unique. She is also pursuing a career as a photojournalist and war photographer. Here, she will be writing an advice column answering whatever questions or topics you need advice on. From feminism to anxiety. Just send us a dm or an email if you have something you need help with or her opinion on. Let's heal and grow together!
Kalon Azure Vintage:
August 30 marks the day that our online vintage store finally opened. Kalon Azure Vintage is a way for us to be a part of the slow fashion movement, and connect with all of you - the beautiful souls within this community. One of the many things we love about second hand clothing, is the fact that each item is telling a different story, and therefore gives you the opportunity of express yourself in a different way than while wearing mass-produced clothing.
This is true style, this is true self-expression; it is unique, ethical & sustainable.
Wear the pieces with fierceness, boldness and softness. Feel free to read more about our vision here.