For as long as I can remember I have been encapsulated by fashion and all of the endless opportunities it could bring.
I recently found a paper from third grade. [I WAS 8 YEARS OLD PEOPLE]. Talking about how my dream job was to be a fashion designer, and how fashion design incorporates math. Not really sure what they were teaching me back then, but hey, the point is that I’ve always loved fashion. (I won't even bring up how I got "Best Dressed" that year, but I'm sure it was some super stylish sweat-short suit, so don't worry).
Then somewhere between third grade and college I convinced myself I wanted to be a dentist??? Not sure where that came from, but it clearly didn't work out. I couldn't even pass Organic Chem (but to be fair; that class was hella hard).
I then, somehow found myself majoring in Fashion and Textiles (at the time, didn't even know you could technically major in fashion), with a quick pit stop in Political Science. And I could not be more GRATEFUL for fate intervening and showing me how IMPORTANT fashion was in my life.
Not because of the classes, not because of the internships and jobs I would have, but because of the CONFIDENCE it gave me. Fashion opened my eyes to an entire world of being myself, and all the different versions of me I could have.
Living in a world where there is so much stigma of what you have to be, what you have to look like, and what you have to act like, fashion has been an outlet for me. I’ve always struggled with body positivity and the ideal that you can love your body the way it is while still trying to improve it. Fashion has shown me how you can present yourself in a way that makes you feel like your sexiest you, your boldest you, your most badass you, your best you.
Let's push the boundaries together.
So here's to you: Figuring out what you like, what you don't like, what challenges you, and what makes you, YOU.