19 Sep White obsessions and life lessons…
Hi, my name is Tiffany and I am obsessed with the color white. A year ago, when I started blogging I wore white to symbolize a new beginning, so I thought why not now for my first anniversary to bring out positivism and good energy.
I must admit that blogging has been a huge eye-opener and taught me so much. There is a huge amount of dedication, persistence and hard work that goes into each post, on top of having a creative and unique perspective. The biggest lesson I’ve learnt is nothing comes easy; the road to success is hard and full of pitfalls. But if you are doing what you love wholeheartedly, it tends to come naturally. I still have so much more to learn and discover, and I am excited about what is to come.
My love for fashion and photography is what pushed me to embark on this incredible journey last year. Though, I was very reluctant at first. The fear of rejection and the constant need to keep up overwhelmed me, and finally apathy and self doubt began to settle in. It wasn’t until I made the first step with the photo shoot at Kijabe that I realized successful people have the willpower to overcome doubt, fear and insecurity. They know what they want and take it without holding back or allowing obstacles to get in their way.
Then there were the critics. Some would say “There are a million bloggers out there, what makes your blog different?” “I don’t read fashion blogs they are all pretentious and unrealistic” “Everyone wants to be a blogger, do something different” As much as I was sad, annoyed and hit to the core, I hang in there and looking back I would not be this far if I decided to succumb to pressure. On top of that, I learnt how to filter the positive from the negative. For example, I discovered from the positive feedback that most people look for a captivating read that will inspire them, catch their attention and make them want to wear what you wore or experience exactly what you experienced as they go through your words and pictures. It took me a while to grasp that concept and If I ignored the advice, stuck to my ways and was opposed to seeing other people’s point of view, I would never have written pieces such as ‘A dive into Somali culture’ or ‘A Suave swerve’ that were completely new and out of my comfort zone. Besides, success takes more than one person’s effort, opinion.
Now onto this gorgeous gown, it is one of the best creations I have ever worn. It was designed by my talented friend Antonia, who appeared in my previous post on Somali culture. The amount of local talent out here really excites me, and I jump at any opportunity to support Kenyan designers. What drew me about this particular piece was the elegance it exudes, and jaw- dropping cut outs that make it more spectacular and out of this world. Wearing it made me feel daring, like I had just walked onto a red carpet.
Gown – By Antonia (and is available in any color, design and fit for just Ksh.5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stay Saucy 🙂