: Samantha Shivani

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

We spent some time with the stunning Samantha Shivani, a Sydney girl with Indian heritage and her own edgy street style. Samantha was born in Australia, but she loves expressing her Indian background in unique ways, particularly through fashion and dance.

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Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

"I feel most confident and like myself when I am able to dress up in unique outfits reflecting my background. Since before I can remember I have loved to do Bollywood Dancing, it is one of my passions. The intricate detailing on the costumes and dramatic makeup make me feel like an exotic goddess. It is a euphoric feeling and I feel absolutely free."

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

"Im a nature addict, I love going on adventures and discovering new and beautiful locations. I feel as if I'm in my element when I'm outside amongst nature. One of my favourite relaxation activities is to listen to music and just gaze out at an amazing view. It feels blissful."

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Tree Blog| Samantha Shivani | Handblock

Samantha wears the Coachella Shorts and Coachella Top both made from traditional Indian handblock.

Follow Samantha on Instagram @samanthashivani

Photography by Kara Riley