What is your connection with NINObrand?

In August of 2017 I booked my first modeling gig. I was also about a month away from leaving the country for the first time to study in Italy— so I was riding a high. Bela was the stylist on set, and I still remember our interactions clearly. She was like honey. When I returned from abroad, she tapped me to model for NINObrand, and we developed a creative relationship that would become something very nurturing for me. We’ve been playing this way since!

What is the most marked reversal you’ve experienced in life?

I had an eye-opening experience while experimenting with psychedelics, specifically magic mushrooms. I had recently graduated from college, which by the end had me stressed, depressed, and feeling defeated. I was not happy doing that work under such pressure, and as soon as I was physically free, I ran from it. The mushrooms were a release from fear, and shift to an optimistic perspective. I fell in love with the strong relationships in my life, began cultivating a personal understanding of spirituality, and set myself free.

When you feel unsafe, where do you go for protection?

Recently, I had an experience where I found myself in great fear with one foot out the door, when I hesitated. I felt unsafe, but at that moment I realized the situation itself was only a challenge. If I left, it would go unlearned. So for protection I turned inward to a space I remembered I can always return to, and took deep breaths. Then, I saw the situation for what it was, which was not physically dangerous, and only a projection of my past. I softened, and relaxed with inner trust.

SHOP THAT NEW NEW

  • Bodhi Wool Coat
    NINObrand Black Wool Coat with detachable thick neck scarf
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  • Win Win Organic Black Tee
    NINObrand Win Win Organic cotton t-shirt with crew neck in black
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  • Rosalind Crinkle Robe
    NINObrand Black Crinkle Sheer Robe Jacket with zippers on the sleeves
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  • Teri Heavy Robe Jacket
    NINObrand Black Heavy Robe Jacket with sheer shoulder and sleeve detail
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  • Chiron Sweater
    NINObrand black Sweater in 100% Italian merino wool made in Brooklyn
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  • Pluto Sweater
    NINObrand taupe Sweater in 100% Italian merino wool made in Brooklyn
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