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A woman with tenacity, confidence, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a distinct point of view when it comes to holistic beauty and wellness. Women that our founder, Jena Covello, admire most.
Multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and art director, Rachelle Cunningham is known for her feminine illustrations and Ménage à Trois abstract series. The Paris-based artist is respected among the fashion elite and has attracted the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Sophia Webster. Meet Agent Woman, Rachelle Cunningham.
Name: Rachelle Cunningham
Beauty Icon: Penelope Cruz.
Favorite city for inspiration: Venice, Italy.
Introvert or extrovert: An extroverted introvert.
Daily uniform: I am always creating (as I am an artist), so I always wear the most comfortable clothing: black leggings and a black tank top. Something I can get paint on and not worry about. I also want to be able to move around without getting clothing on the artwork.
AM ritual: In the morning, I sip on ginger and lemon tea and give myself a facial massage to slowly wake myself up.
PM wind down: Journaling really helps me get out all of the day’s worries and stresses out. It allows me to reflect and not be in my head when I go to sleep. Then I do about 20 minutes of stretching and some breathing exercises before I get into bed to slowly unwind the body.
Secret skill: I can belly dance.
Best Advice you’ve ever received: Don’t take things too personally, everyone is always going through something. Their response to you has more to do with their personal ways than it has to do with you.
A mistake you’ve learned from: You can’t help people who don’t want to be helped and it’s not up to you to heal them. I have always been someone who cares so much about people. I feel so much of their energy that I so badly want to help them not make bad decisions or things that will hurt them more. That ends up never going as planned. Let people go about their life the way they want and all you can really do is be there and listen to them.
To your younger self: Be kind and compassionate to your body. It’s the only one you have. Treat her right and love her so, healing is a journey, not a race.
Favorite wellness/beauty book: The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock. It’s very insightful if you want to get more connected to energy and find a deeper connection to holistic healing.
Three things you’re really into right now: Dancing, stretching, and going for long walks with friends.
How are you managing anxiety in light of COVID-19: Honestly, I was nervous because I was going into quarantine alone. I love having me time, but two months completely isolated played with certain anxieties I have. But on the whole, I dealt with it well, painting and creating always heals me. The same goes for journaling and dancing around my bedroom to Whitney Houston.
I am so grateful for the little things that even when I was allowed to go walking outside, that made me smile. The quarantine allowed me to discover new parts of me and how mentally strong I really am.
Is there a COVID-19 silver lining for you: I am very spiritual and I understand this was the way of the universe saying she needed to breathe again. I have become a lot closer to my spirituality within this confinement and a lot more reflective. I’m more at peace with myself. By being forced to be alone for 56 days has shown me, I will never be alone because you will always have yourself. If you’re that comfortable with who you are and you enjoy being in your company, then that idea of loneliness alters.