This one is a particularly challenging woman to intro to with as much oomph as she naturally carries.
Eve is a brilliant artist, who’s blessed with quick wit, a tender heart and an intense connection with herself as a woman. The latter may be seen as a curse, as being a woman comes with a lot of FEELINGS, some magnificent, some painfully destructive.
But emotions, the ups, the downs, the good, the bad, etc. allow us to connect to others on a multidimensional level.
“It takes some level of chore in your life to actually evoke these emotions sometimes. So for anyone who wants to get close to that, I’d say to them… FEEL.” - Eve
Coming from the world of fashion and beauty, Eve has spent many years in an industry that defines beauty and sexiness using mostly visual aesthetics. But, as time and life will have it, she now sees a complete different side of it.
"As an adult, the more I transcend the idea of an aesthetic in itself and look at what feels right, the closer I can connect to my emotions, the sexier I feel… It’s not something visual, it’s not even something physical, it’s about connections. It’s about connections to other people.” - Eve
This is coming from the same woman who started the interview stating that "eating copious amounts of watermelon, alternating that with masturbating and watching old reruns of the X-files on a Friday night alone” is what comes to mind when she hears the word sexy. You see why I love her?
“Perhaps there isn’t such a rigid definition for what sexy is. You start to develop your own idea for what is beautiful, what is authentic, what is natural; and whatever IS natural, becomes the sexiest things there is.” - Eve
This woman and her natural and unforgiving way of being truly inspired me during this process. I love seeing people dig deep into their spirit and shed the layers that don’t serve them anymore. The protective walls we build inside protect us from getting hurt, sure, but they also impede us from fully connecting to others in the most intimate ways. It’s so humbling to see someone’s soul bare and willing to feel. So I thank you, Eve, for being as courageous as you are and challenging me to not be afraid to feel more.
"The more you connect to humanity as a concept, that really is the sexiest thing, because the most integral, the most grounded, the most vital thing that you can possibly connect to is the emotional shared appreciation between all living beings.” - Eve
I couldn't resist the urge to film this beauty during our shoot. I hope you enjoy it!
// C R E D I T S
Video by Tutti del Monte
Featured: Eve Ainsbury
Music by Mikky Ekko, "Pull Me Down"
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn