"Definitely work towards making your dreams come true. Set your intention, devote time and pour effort into it."
What inspires you to do what you do?
Fashion allows me to express myself... in a truer way than my facial expressions can. Fashion lets me have fun; it never gets boring. There are new trends each season and there's always the fun of putting the unexpected together. It's like playing dress up with Barbie, but a hundred times better.
What are some of the challenges you've faced in pursuing your goals, and what keeps you going when things get rough?
As an introvert, it is challenging for me to outwardly express my passion for what I do as oftentimes, the fashion industry is perceived to be about lots of energy and observable enthusiasm. You definitely need good references, in depth fashion knowledge, and lofty words to sell an audacious idea.
The end goal though, always remains - to create beautiful, breathtaking images or outfits. I constantly have to push through, and step out of my comfort zone to make a convincing argument to make my ideas and dreams become reality. I am also continually inspired by the people I work with.
If you had to do it all over again, would you do anything differently and why?
I believe everything happens for a reason. I am a typical Aries: impulsive, stubborn, passionate. I follow my gut instinct and am always led by my heart. ️
To all the aspiring women out there who have big dreams, what would you say to them to encourage them to go for it?
Definitely work towards making your dreams come true. Set your intention, devote time and pour effort into it. As long as you set a realistic timeline to achieve what you want in life.
What do you do in your quiet moments to restore balance to your system?
I practice yoga which focuses on the breath, to slow down and be present in the moment. I read fashion magazines for inspiration and ideas. I turn to non-fiction books for insight on alternative ways of thought. I also enjoy using essential oils - I love @mmerciencore's Mint Creme body cleanser, and turn to burning some eucalyptus oil to lift my spirits... Inhale and bliss out.
What does being FEARLESS mean to you?
Thomas Jefferson once said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Don't waver on matters that you hold close to your heart, even if they go against convention, or if family and friends disagree or even discourage you. Believe in yourself, accept that nobody's perfect and you won't have any regrets. Throw caution to the wind and see where life leads you!