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Best of ECO FASHION: Alexandra…Painted, Not Inked

When Alexandra showed up for the photo shoot, we were all skeptical because she was so tiny. However, as she peeled off her clothes, revealing her slammin’ curves, we began to understand the story imprinted on her body.

By Ayodele Hippolyte - ayodele@citizenbrooklyn.com Hair&Make-Up/Kian Stave Photos ©Icarus Blake

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Alexandra Estevez in Black Chantelle Eternelle Demi-Bra Heather Fleur't Lingerie Panties with 100% Cotton Lining photo©Icarus Blake

“My first tattoo was of a rib cage in memory of someone close to me who had died”. Tattoos were always about what was going on inside Alexandra’s head and heart or the music that spoke to her state of being at the time.

Alexandra Estevez in Black Chantelle Eternelle Demi-Bra photo©Icarus Blake

Being from the Lower East Side and the Dominican Republic, she can see across cultures that seem to oppose each other and is able to translate the differences both linguistically and culturally for those in her community who cannot. “I feel good about that!”

Clogs by Dolce & Gabbana photo©Icarus Blake

This erstwhile auxiliary police officer had wanted to become a cop or a lawyer until she discovered that her love of music, art and true self-expression were not the ideal pre-requisites for those careers. So she let go and began to be comfortable in her own skin through tattoos!

Sea Glass Eberjey Organic Butterfly Valley Chemise and Beige Simone Perele Velia Plunge Strapless Bra photo©Icarus Blake

“ You can feel the difference on your skin when you wear organic fashion. It’s like being wrapped in silk.”

Alexandra Estevez in Black Chantelle Eternelle Demi-Bra and Heather Fleur't Lingerie Panties with 100% Cotton Lining photo©Icarus Blake

 

Sea Glass Eberjey Organic Butterfly Valley Chemise and Beige Simone Perele Velia Plunge Strapless Bra photo©Icarus Blake

 

Fuchsia Strapless Ruched Bodysuit in Cotton & Jersey photo©Icarus Blake

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