Another incredible shot from Santeria!
Seriously dying over these!!! So grateful 🙏
In love with every single bit of this beautiful story. Check out the entirety of this magical shoot on @modelsdot 🙌
Stylist: @jimi_urquiaga ✨✨✨
A lovely man (whom we have not met in person yet ;)) sent us an email a few months back and asked if we would be interested in sending some POUND jewels for a photo-shoot he was styling that was based on a memory from when he was 13 and his grand-parents brought him to Cuba. There, he came across a Santeria Ceremony and found it to be "one of the most beautiful passionate experiences he had ever seen." Of course, we said YES!
Here is the story: "When it comes to fashion the color white has held sizable symbolism signifying purity, newness, and the spiritual. Santería, the religion that rose from Yoruba doctrine, Roman Catholicism, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas, uses the color to recognize initiates as they work to ascend ranks. From the past pain of enslavement and foreign lands came prayer, and a transatlantic retention turned into something reverentially unique.
Such was the inspiration for Mariano Vivanco and Cuban American stylist, Jimi Urquiaga, for the latest Models.com story, bridging holy and secular, past and present for a story that celebrates the differences as much as the similarities of us all. With moving imagery, the duo invokes the spirit of Afro-cuban rite.
Dressed in immaculate hues of pearl, ivory, and alabaster these gorgeous models prance and pose conjuring up Ori metaphysical. The new season’s latest unfurling of pristine white looks are the perfect garb for visuals rich in meaning." Someone asked if I believed in angels the other day. Why yes. In fact I do. These images remind me of angels. And I love them. "An angel is any conscious being (animals qualify) deliberately giving comfort, guidance or love. All people are angels. And there are angels in the unseen. And your religion or lack thereof is unimportant to them." --Mike Dooley <3
I love the story behind this shoot, I love the dancing, the models, the raw beauty that shines through the b+w photography, the fierce strength. I love it all. And it reminds me of all the angels in my life.
Really super duper grateful.
Read the whole story and see all images on models.com (not allowed to post I guess because of nipples for goodness sake)
See you today STL! 🌸💎🌸
11-2 at the Clayprice Shopping Center in Ladue!
9218 Clayton Rd.
WOMEN in BUSINESS EVENT 💪💪💪
Hey you 🌸🌷🌸
Geode the dog and my favorite pair of jean shorts. So obvi had to share 💎💁
Trunk show Women in Business pop-up with @thespottedpigstl tomorrow in Ladue!!
9218 Clayton Rd.
Bringing brand new babies 💎💎💎
See you tomorrow STL 🤜🤛
Dressing up and going to this kinda church where light is a religion (but dark is cool too) is a serious go-to these days 💒
With @naturesofshadows 👯
Thank you for all the POUND birthday love 💎
It's also POUND's Birthday!!!!!!!
So much magic has occurred we can hardly believe it.
POUND started as a seed of hope. And we would not be where we are making this dream come true without you.
Beyond the realm of clouds up further into the sky where stars are hanging out sparkling into infinity. That's how thankful we are and then some. Beyond all the sparkles in the universe. ✨
In gratitude and with the desire to keep spreading the love, 20% off whole website (link in profile) through 3/23 with code: POUNDSPRING at checkout 🤜🌸🤛 Keep rocking babes 💎💎💎💎💎💎
We feel you, Spring. We're ready.
🦉💎wisdom in nature💎🦉
Radical to remember 🌌
Thank you for the magic @sefarioutpost 🐘🐅🦏🌊🦏🐅🐘
🌾💎🌕Virgo Full Moon🌕💎🌾
Take your dreams. Weave them into art. 👐
Cali beauty 🌸💎🌸💎🌸
Crystal Quartz 💎
Reminds us WE are our own Oracles 🔮
POUND jewels and homemade takitas (aka tacos) tonight in Topanga 💎
DM me if you're down to rock 👊
Lucky to be in LaLa Land with so many beautiful souls and a super fun mission to spread the POUND love, though wishing mama and seesta angel were here too right about now 👐
Rock On Women 🤜💎🤛 Huge love to all you badasses out there (men and women and everyone who stands up for equality for ALL.) We 💕 you.
Hello Angels! 😇💎😇
I'm in your city for a few days and brought some radical beauties with me which will be on display at my lovingly gracious amazing friend @openyoureye's on Friday evening along with some bites (all homemade because she is a prof chef natural and delish style) 🥑🍉🌰🌮🥗🍷so if you're down to get down just let me know and I'll send you details! 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼 Also, speaking of Angels, @madeline_giles is leading her Angelic Breath Healing class tonight from 8-9:30 in Venice at the Quest and I highly highly recommend checking it out or at least seeing if it's something you're into! It's one of the most healing things I've ever done. And one of my favorite things to do too. 💎
Thanks for having me!!!! (Not that you had a choice but you know what I mean 🙄).
Altar love. Listen, and the messages will come. 🌷🙏🌷