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Style with a Story: Urban Zen + Donna Karan

I am humbled and proud to share today’s photo diary with you alongside Donna Karan’s Urban Zen. This story pairs fashion with philanthropy; style with storytelling; hard work with tremendous hope.

My good friend, photographerย Russell James, brought this project to me as Urban Zen opened their newest space in Los Angeles. The store is about so much more than fashion. Urban Zen started as a charitable mission to serve underprivileged parts of our world, particularly kiddos in Haiti, beautifully blending culture and diversity.

On a personal note, this project marks a really special time. It is a DREAM to work with Donna and Russell, and even more special that it comes as I have a little one on the way.

Urban Zen’s clothing and accessories will make you feel like you’ve wandered to another world. You can see part of the collection below, shot at the store’s very ‘zen’ LA space…ย 

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Photos by Russell James | Styling by Donna Karan | Clothing by Urban Zen

Hair by Angelo Evans | Makeup by Mark Payne