Sonnet James, reached out and asked if I would model her Summer 2015 collection. I was super honored and of course, said yes! I first fell in love with Whitney's dresses when I stumbled upon her kickstarter a while back. She had one running around the same time I had one running, and I used her as an example of a successful kickstarter, thank you Whitney! Months later, my friend Naomi modeled her fall collection, and I purchased a few dresses to take me through pregnancy and postpartum. It was so hard to take the dresses off! They were extremely comfortable, effortless, and cut to perfection for my pregnant body and my postpartum body as well. I would nurse in them, and really, I felt so great wearing them. When creating a concept, I think Whitney hit the nail on the head, it's a necessity in a woman's wardrobe... especially a mama's!
Beyond the design, over the past few months I also got to know Whitney on a deeper level as we have become friends, and I think she is such a special person. When we shot this, we instantly were like two old friends, and her whole entire team loved on my kids so much. I wish everyday was like that, so much love! Above all, I love that no matter the distance, color or religion, motherhood is a thread that connects us all. All of my mama friends have such different and amazing lives, and I am in awe of how we can all connect and nurture each other honestly and beautifully, as we navigate one of the most important roles in our lives.
Here are a few photos of the Summer 2015 lookbook!