Draped in Botanika

Say hello to the Bruja dress by feminist brand, Botanika! Made from 100% silk, this flowing dress is covered in an abstract print with hues of blue, yellow, and soft pink over a shadowy, charcoal black. This custom-printed dress features a long, open back with bell sleeves and an invisible back zipper.

Photographer Paul Jun and I got together and shot this look in the natural-lit Friends Work Here studio in Brooklyn, New York. These are easily some of my favorite pictures because they capture an honest part of my personality. I love all things unique and especially detailed, so this print is beyond perfect for me (not to mention, blue is my favorite color). I’ve been feeling a sense of more self-freedom lately.

I’m beginning to feel more comfortable with the real me. Every so often I withdraw myself from social media and people so I can find new clarity and new growth. I find myself needing reconnection spiritually and mentally. My protective cocoon aids me with constant change. I’ve noticed that I often make myself uncomfortable, forcing myself to push past things. Forcibly growing.

The Bruja is one hell of a statement.

“I’ve been feeling a sense of more self-freedom lately.”

Dress: Botanika (labotanika.com)
Watch: Daniel Wellington (danielwellington.com)
Hair/Makeup/Styling: Kelsey Adams
Photo: Paul Jun
Studio: Friends Work Here

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