"It was overcast in The Hills and I was so sick I couldn't breathe through my nose. As a small human who generally exists in a state of controlled chaos, I can keep it together under most circumstances. That said, I hate LA, so things were grim.

"Stuffy nose aside, collaborating with photographers is one of my defining creative outlets. I usually take charge of the concept and styling; I find those tasks deeply satisfying. In this case, I accidentally overbooked myself, attempting to pack as many shoots as possible into my five-day visit so I wouldn't have to cross paths with LA again anytime soon.

"Stretched too thin and questioning my entire life,​​ I was stumbling out of an Uber, squinting and already needing to lie down. In any other universe, the shoot would have been below par. Fortunately, I was awkwardly pirouetting into the able graces of Jesse and Raluca. With a little pity, they transformed my vulnerability into an image series that shows a side of myself that very few get to see: me not in control, wearing clothes."

- You can visit Eden Rose by heading over to Instagram.

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