Several weeks ago I was asked to do a photo shoot for Helen Jon by a friend. At first, I wanted to immediately politely decline and was about to say no, when I learned more about what the photo shoot would be about. The goal was to gather women of all sizes and shapes and bring them together wearing Helen Jon suits and showing that HJ is not like the rest. However, the thought of having my picture taken in a swim suit was nerve wracking needless to say for all the normal reasons. After some thinking and talking with my husband I decided to go for it and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. As a mother raising a daughter, body image will come up at some point. If I want London to have a healthy and positive body image of herself then it starts at home and that starts with me. I thought about how I strive to take care of myself and maintain a healthy outlook on life. I work out 4-5 times a week, we try to eat healthy (although I do love my Rosé and pastries) and I want to teach London to love herself for who she truly is without having to worry about her body image. This experience couldn’t have been more rewarding and more empowering. I walked away from this a little more confident and met some truly amazing women along the way. I don’t think any of us planned the morning to go the way it did, as it was truly magical and had the most magnetic energy. When you read about Helen Jon and the mission of wanting to make women feel comfortable in their own skin that’s exactly what this experience did. This was also the first time I had worn Helen Jon and I couldn’t imagine wearing anything else going forward. Not only do I love what HJ stands for but the suits are incredibly flattering and comfortable to wear. Thanks to Helen Jon for this incredibly amazing experience.

PHOTOS BY: ISSAC ALONGI