As women, I think we all struggle to love and accept ourselves fully – ALL of us. No matter the Beauty others see, we can fixate on what makes us feel we don’t ‘measure up’ vs embracing ourselves as the most ‘ideal’ version of our very own Unique Beauty, which is really the trick, isn’t it?
Personally, I think however we felt about ourselves during middle school haunts us for life. I have met svelte ‘perfect’ models who still carry the gawky ‘too tall’ outcast within them, I’ve watched my always slim and gorgeous mom be on a diet her whole life, seeing herself through the lens of her middle school chubbiness – sometimes we are just unable to see our Beauty when these lenses of the past cloud our vision.
When I heard Beautiful Alia express her desire to have a Pin-Up girl’s body, she touched my own core wounding and and ignited my desire to photograph her that way, to show her the great Beauty I see in her.
Shining star in her own right, she desired to feel as powerful and sexy and hot in her own Beauty as she imagined her ideal gal, Scarlett Johansson, to be (who, goddess though she is, I imagine even she might still look in the mirror sometimes with self judgement )
“I am held by the universe and at the center of its beauty.
My life is magical!
I am free in my outer world and inner world.”
“I desire to truly believe and feel I AM THE MOST GORGEOUS CREATURE TO GRACE THIS PLANET. “
Alia, La Luna Belle Noir, Muse Extraordinaire – you are one of the greatest Beauties of all time to grace my lens and I think these images are powerful sexy and hot beyond words. You may indeed be the most gorgeous creature to grace this planet. Happy Birthday Scorpio Soul Sister…May this year be filled with MAGIC and the fulfillment of all you desire XOXO
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