Birth of a Fashion Professional
So many of us grew up watching “Sex and the City,” “Project Runway,” “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Gossip Girl.” Honestly, who could blame us for loving style.
I adore fashion. I always have. That’s why I chose fashion as my professional career.
In 2012, motivated by those fashion-focused shows — and especially “Project Runway” — I created and produced a reality fashion TV program. My show ran for 30 episodes over three seasons on one of my home country’s national channels. In each episode, we showcased and judged the work of up-and-coming young designers who created some amazing new looks that hit on a wide range of themes.
Mix and match is a thing
Risk-taking is at the heart of fashion. And just as on my show, I still love trying new looks, making new combinations, taking risks (but without getting too too crazy).
Fashion offers a million chances to make choices. We can mix fabrics, colors, textures, everyday items, items from different price ranges, even entirely different styles.
Here are some (potentially NSFW) workwear ideas:
Sometimes pairing everyday and high-end pieces can produce great results. Calvin Klein with Chanel? H&M with Hermès? Forever 21 with Fendi? Why not?
Blazer by Zara, Thigh-high boots by H&M, Hermès clutch
I have a lot of goals in making style choices. I love looks that are new and fresh, creative, surprising, dramatic, cool, sometimes elegant, even a little bit crazy. If I had to describe my approach to style, I would say brave, but certainly not fearless. Usually it takes effort, but I love it when the result looks effortless.
My own guide to style? Well, if it’s right, I feel confident. If it’s not right, I feel it and fix it. My goal is to express myself in a way that sets my style apart.
Is it scary sometimes? Sure. I’ve made more than my share of fashion blunders and been my own, self-inflicted fashion victim:
Fashion victim in search of a rescue
But it hasn’t killed me yet. The way I look at it, there’s always a fresh look waiting tomorrow, another chance to slay it:
So really, what is there to fear?
Where we go from here
These are some of the things I want to explore in this blog, but nothing is set in stone. I want to shift and adjust to the topics that interest you. I want to talk about things I never planned to talk about. That would be cool.
So here we go. All aboard the Style Train!