Skies Are Clear For Justine Skye

Skies Are Clear For Justine Skye

After obtaining legal protections, Justine Skye is thriving personally and professionally.

After obtaining legal protections, Justine Skye is thriving personally and professionally.

Text: Czar Van Gaal

R&B artist Justine Skye's inner circle has included the likes of Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, but her recent single "Build," chronicling Skye's experience with domestic violence, proved that even the strongest, and most public, of sisterhoods are susceptible to toxic significant others. Having courageously shared her survival story in her art and the press, Skye seems to be putting her turbulent year behind her. After to obtaining a restraining order against alleged abuser Sheck Wes, Skye has recently exhibited both personal and professional best practices on social media: in addition to recently tying up her forthcoming EP, she's also broadcasted an enviable self-care routine, as evidenced by positively glowing skin and stronger-than-ever friendships.

While she hasn't spilled her beauty secrets, Skye is dropping receipts of support for her sisterhood. In addition to alluding to her ongoing friendship with embattled social media starlet Jordyn Woods, she also shouted out fellow R&B queen Normani on Twitter, sparking visions of a future collaboration.

But if a Normani x Justine moment is in the offing, fans may have to wait, given the 23-year-old's new slow-and-steady policy when it comes to creativity. "I’m not rushing it or stressing myself [out] about it, which is what I’ve done in the past. Things kind of got miscommunicated, and I may have gotten not so attached to [music]. So, this project I am being very careful with that—to not make the same mistakes," she told us of her EP, which she recorded at Jimi Hendrix's studio alongside blue-chip collaborators like Dev Hynes.

But in light of her recent Instagram, it's clear Skye is ready to share the fruits of her labor. She may not have been able to “build” a man, but she did one better by putting herself back together.

Justine Skye by LULA HYERS. Skye wears Jacket, Blouse VICTORIA HAYES; Jewelry VIOLA.

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