Guess what? Selena Gomez is a fan of rabbits!
Her inspiration for the rabbit motif of her capsule collection with Coach, Coach x Selena Gomez, has a sweet sentiment behind it – a fond childhood memory.
“Coach has been known to having the T-Rex or the unicorn, so when I began working on my collection, I wanted to come up with my own take on this,” Selena told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “I was reminded of (sic) rabbit I had when I was child who was my favorite pet and I brought that up to [Coach creative director] Stuart [Vevers] while we were designing, and then it went from there.”
She also wants to spread a message of positivity with a personal mantra (and the second motif of her collection) “Not perfect. Always me.”
“It was also important to me to have an empowering message inserted into the collection and I chose to incorporate the message ‘Not perfect. Always me,’ which are words I remind myself constantly and think it’s an (sic) message everyone should remind themselves of,” Selena said. “No one is perfect and we need to know that’s okay.”
Sporting one of her sweaters with her cute rabbit design, she also shared that she wants to use her platform to do good. “I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back — all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more,” Selena wrote on Instagram.
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Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon 😊 I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!