I’m in the mood to write a little, maybe a lot. Who knows with me?
What brought me here was a picture/post that I put up on Instagram late last night. I talked about how in Africa Cacao bean pickers and Diamond miners already see beauty in the item that they are working to obtain. It didn’t take chocolate to make the bean delicious, the natives enjoy the bean as is. The cut of the diamond doesn’t give the rock more value, it’s already worth someone’s life over in Africa. They get it, believe me! Thus the story of my life.
As every Fashion & Beauty blogger knows, it’s NYFW (New York Fashion Week), for those of you who happen to just be humans. Lol :-)! Do I enjoy a spectacular fashion show just as much as the rest? Yes, if I must say so myself. Would I love to be working as a Wardrobe Stylist to some of the designers on the runway from day to day, picking out outfits, snapping pictures everywhere, posting them on all of my social media sites, and blog, of course! Let’s be realistic though, there are levels to this ish in the wonderful words of Meek Mill (a rapper from Philadelphia). Unless you are born into “the business” and given that silver spoon, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK BISH!
I don’t knock anyone’s hustle on how they get to where they’re trying to go. I’m cut from a different kind of cloth. The “Please do you! ‘Cause I’m going to do me!!” cloth. If your dream is to become some sort of scientist, you’ve studied every book in that field, graduated with honors, and nobody is trying to hire you because you’ve had little to no hands on experience, so you improvise on your LinkedIn page or resume’. WHY NOT?! You are qualified. It’s just that no one was willing to take a chance on you until your profile became colorful. I applaud that kind of thinking. If you’re aspiring to be a singer, and all you do are covers of other artist’s songs, or maybe background sing for some random artists. But you know how to sing! Do what you need to do in order to get where you need to go. As for myself as a Fashion Stylist, I have other things on my plate that will get me to my final destination as well.
Styling comes Ssssooooo easy to me that it’s really quite scary sometimes. I don’t post all of what is in my head because I’m NOT READY, there are levels to this ish. In the meantime, I’ll work on my master plan. Tweak what needs to be done on a weekly basis. Keep track of what’s been done, and what I still need to do, as well as continue to take care of my home. All the while behind the scenes building beneficial relationships, and tearing down the ones where people question my vision/nonbelievers. None of that, that we as artists tend to do sometimes, care about how people view us, what others think, and/or if we are on the “same path” to success as the one before us. Not I! We don’t even eat the same foods, we don’t hang with the same crowd, we don’t watch the same shows. So how, better yet, why would I bother to compare? Stunting my growth, for what? I’m just typing from an honest place right now, and I say NO to that foolishness.
All that matters to me right here, right now, are faith, family, vision, focus, follow through, my believers, and my end goals. (I’m sure that there are more, but y’all get it!) No limits, just endless opportunities!! The rest will fall into place. Therefore don’t worry about me, my makeup is to naturally see darkness from time to time. That doesn’t stop me from opening up to the inevitable light. Fully aware of my value, what I bring to the table, my worth, and that my beauty inside and out is undeniable. I’m going to get there, and in my raw or polished state those who know me will surely understand & accept what’s to come.
Now to all of those who are obsessed about someone else’s trajectory, do yourself a solid and find the sun beneath your fog. Not for me, nor anyone else, but for you! Let’s build up each other up, and forget tearing one another down. Life will be so much more enjoyable that way, in my humblest opinion anyhow.
I hope this reaches someone who needed it, more than I needed to write it! Now go and make your dreams come true. And as always I sure do hope that you enjoyed this post.
All runway fashion photos are courtesy of Vogue Magazine online. The Tome S/S 2016 collection & Ohne Titel S/S 2016 collection.