A lot happened professionally for me in 2017. I began blogging and new opportunities arrived with that. In addition to blogging, I also work as a professional stylist for runway shows and photo shoots. You can find some of my work here. I also enjoy working on a team as a production crew member and I’ve been very blessed to work with some amazing brands such as Oscar de la Renta. I’ve been a professional dresser at New York Fashion Week for designers like Naeem Kahn, Rachel Zoe, Badgley Mischka, Tibi, Opening Ceremony, Dion Lee, Marimekko, etc. I even got to work backstage on a Chanel job when Karl Lagerfeld brought his Metiers d’Art show to Dallas one year (an experience I’ll NEVER forget). I’ll be continuing this line of work because I could never give it up. I love the artistic expression it allows me to have and the hustle it takes to get there…so much hustle. So, this leads me to part two of my series: Professional Resolutions.
BLOGGING WITH INTENTION
Many times bloggers write to meet a quota because a lot of companies require it in order to be part of a system that will pay them. I want to be clear that I’m not downing them in any way. I wholeheartedly support my fellow blogging community and I’ve met some amazing people who put out really great content and have helped me a great deal. But I never started my blog for monetary gain. Of course it will be nice if that happens, but it was more of an artistic outlet for me when we moved to Seattle. I’m also a little “older” than the average blogger (though there’s a rise in us older gals), a wife and mom and feel it’s necessary to let women know that at any age or “face” in their life they can rock any trend. It’s just how you style it. Read all about that here. I want to blog with intention because there’s something to be said and not because I’m trying to sell something. Most of the time my posts will be about fashion because that’s my area of expertise but sometimes it might just be something I’m struggling with or celebrating. Either way, just know that when I do a blog post, it’s because it’s something I find great value in discussing.
I’ve been toying with the idea of personal styling. Styling for the everyday person is very different than for a model. You could practically stick a burlap sack on them and it look fantastic. Personal styling has more to do with proportions, personal taste as well as lifestyle. I’ve had the opportunity to do it a number of times but it’s an area I’ve never really dove into professionally. So, this is where I need you guys’ help! Do you or someone you know need personal styling help? I’m looking for a few individuals who would allow me to help them with their wardrobe in exchange for a review and some pics. I would prefer this not be another fashion blogger but someone who truly needs help. I need at least one local and one that I could do virtually. Just shoot me an e-mail or comment below if you’re interested or if you have any further questions.
What are your professional resolutions? Here’s to success in 2018 and everyone crushing their goals!