Orisha Oshun is paid tribute to in stunning gold-covered Brazilian fashion editorial

December 29, 2017
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Jeferson Lima is an Afro-Brazilian photographer from the city of Salvador, Bahia. The founder of the BAIANE-se creative movement, Lima’s work centers on Bahian people and culture, telling their stories through art, beauty, culture and identity.

The artist’s latest project is a collaboration with the local brand Dresscoração, a fashion editorial celebrating the Yoruba goddess of luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, and beauty and love, Oshun.

“Yabá, Iabá or Iyabá, whose meaning is Mother Queen, is the term given to the female orixás Yemanjá and Oxum,” Lima explains, “but in Brazil this term is used to define all feminine orixás in general instead of the term Obirinxá (female Orixá). #AxéYabás is the title of our manual stamping capsule collection, which brings in its patterns symbols and colors of these Obririnxás.”

The result is a gorgeous golden wonderland featuring model Loo Ana. Check it out below!

Model: @loo_ana for @dresscoracao
Photo: @jefersonlim4 for