Today, when Social Media is often at the center of our day to day activities, staying positive about who we are and what we have going on for ourselves becomes increasingly difficult. Days are easily spent leering through iPhone looking glasses, force feeding reality, and getting high on fantasy. Screenshots become adoration. Every ‘like’ says, “me too” or “I wish me too”…. I think it’s important to take a break from comparison and commit to living life on your own terms and in your own true color.
Shooting, this day in particular, I felt really good. The weather had broken and it was warm, too warm to keep my jacket on and the sun seemed to come down to kiss me in particular….It was AMAZING, like the Universe said, “I know you need this.” All the colors of the wall bled into me and suddenly the gray was gone. The stress I felt from trying to be anyone but myself disappeared. I was living in a rainbow of love and life. My love and my life. It was a long time coming and well deserved….
Photographer: Catherine, @cathalyse
MUA: Myself, @themarra_theory
Location: Olde Kensington, Philadelphia
Jeans: Vintage Calvin Klein textured by Me.
Top(leotard): Bar III
Shoes and Hat: Forever 21
Scarf and Jacket: H&M
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB
Highlight: Ashunta Sheriff Perfect Face Foundation in Deep(lighter side)
Contour: Black Radiance Concealer Stick in Dark
Setting Powder: Black Opal Finishing Powder in Medium
Eyes: e.l.f Bronzer & Blush Compact in St. Lucia
Lips: Jordana Lip pencil in Brown, NYX Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi
Illuminator: Wet n Wild, megaglo Illuminating Palette