Self-Care & The Modern Woman (Our First Editorial Shoot)


In a November 2018 article by the New York Times, this statement rings out:

Women are twice as likely to suffer from severe stress and anxiety as men.

The New York Times

Between domestic duties, emotional labor, career pitfalls and other poignant issues, numerous research over the years have shown that women are more stressed than men.

While this is not news to many of us, it is by no means good either. Situations such as these have led to women suffering from stress-related conditions like hormonal imbalances, mental health disorders, and possibly infertility issues.

With all this in mind, we decided to create a relevant theme for our first editorial shoot. There are many topical issues surrounding millennial women that we could have tackled for our first set of camera clicks, but after some taxing brain work, we settled on the topic of Self-Care.

The modern woman needs to learn how to prioritize herself - her wellbeing and her health over external factors and the constant worries of life. The continuous pressure to keep up with 24/7 Slack messages, attending to your significant other’s every need, always being there for family and friends while pondering about your own life goals creates an emotional roller coaster.

So on a rainy Thursday here in LA, we decided to close our eyes, apply some CBD cosmetics and sip on herbal tea for our first ever photo shoot, “Self-Care & The Modern Woman.”

These are our stories.

Blissful Dreams, Morning Zen and Brain Food

We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.

Laurie Colwin

Cannabis Infused Tinctures, Humboldt Apothecary

Marina is wearing Lacausa Clothing, Spring 2019, Jacquard Margot Top & Pants - $105

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Skincare Inside-Out

All the makeup in the world won’t make a difference without great skincare.

Khloe Kardashian

Marina is wearing Lacausa Clothing, Spring 2019, Bluebell Dress

In second photo: CBD Phyto Metamorphosis Creme, Priya Apotheca - $77

In third photo: CBD Illumination Eye Essence, Priya Apotheca - $55

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Tea Da’lin

Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.

Letitia Baldridge

Marina is wearing Surf Gypsy’s Ivory Crochet Trim Smock Crop Top

Along with Surf Gypsy’s Dusty Rose with Turq & Ivory Beads Crochet Shorts, Bloomingdales - $50

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Healthy Snacking, Binges and Mindfulness

To benefit your metabolism, your appetite, and your waistline, snacks need to have protein and fiber.

Harley Pasternak

Marina is wearing Sub_Urban Riot, Spring 2019, Love Yoga Grace Tank - $36

Along with Sub_Urban Riot, Spring 2019, Cambridge Sweats - $72

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Digital Breaks, Spotify Podcasts, and Mom Talks

This digital world is what you make of it in the end.


In second and third photos: Marina is wearing Lacausa Clothing, Spring 2019, Fairfax Vivien Dress - $165

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And there you have it, you took some time for yourself and it wasn’t all that hard, was it?

Taking time to focus on you is not easy, but when you do get the time to show yourself some love, don’t overthink it. Movies, meditation, reading, eating or sleeping all day like a baby will only do you a world of good.

Take better care of YOU!

Photo Shoot Credits:

Location: El Segundo, Los Angeles

Photographer: Helena Papayanopulos

Model: Marina Lang

Wardrobe: Dietch PR

Thanks to our sponsors:

Humboldt Apothecary

Priya Apotheca

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