Sometimes I ask my self, if I could take one word or one expression and describe my self, what would it be? If my friends & clients could use one word to describe me, what would they say? If I could choose of word to describe what I love most ( career wise) what would it be?
After many pondering sessions and data collecting from friends, clients and acquaintances, I come to one consolation: there are always two words: Fashion & Flowers. And it is totally not surprising but I had to go round and round to realize why they mean so much to me.
Fashion: well that is a no brainer - I have loved fashion since I can remember, in high school I was the one to always dress up and copy French Vogue outfits etc... - now when you think of that think of a 14 year old girl, wearing suspenders, and ripped jeans, and super out there shoes, basically I got inspired by magazine and runways - and executed it as much as I could on my day to day outfits. Now when you are 14, 15 I‘ll be real, I was a complete outcast and the black sheep in the crowd. But It felt right and I wanted to express my self, so ce la vie, that is who I was and that what I was going to wear, too bad for you.
As I was growing up I knew I wanted to live in a big city and persu my fashion dream, it was Parsons or Ryerson - well as most of you know - Ryerson it was for me in the early 2000’s. As a side note, as long as I remember my adult life, I was always trying to do something on the side, I always tried to come up with ways to express my self, my taste, my style, however you want to name it - It always tried to come out. My internal entrepreneur if you wish- I don’t know, I think you kinda grow in to the role, I always was trying to come out lol - at one point I was importing russian jewelry called Gzhel, it was sold in gifts shops and one of a kind shows. I had a vintage clothing shop on EBay and was selling vintage angora and cashmere sweaters there, at the same time - I gathered some personal shopping clients, I simply wanted to start something of my own, something I would be proud of calling my own.
With a diploma in interior design and visual merchandising, a bachelor in fashion and a mom that breathes floral design I guess a future in events might have been a no brainer for the the outsider but to me, I feel like I literally fell into this. I remember I had a classmate in college, and as mentioned above I didn’t know where my path was going to take me and I shared the frustration, she said it’s funny how we don’t want and don’t see the obvious of what we are meant to do.
She was right.
Now I know.
I was was meant to be here, I was meant to do this.
I create things. I create experiences. I want them to be theatrical and grand and make you ~FEEL~
These are some of my favorote fashion runways that always leave me breathless,what do you think ? Would something like this take your breath away?
Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you