It’s a known fact that we share the same amount of time in a day as Beyoncé although how we spend our twenty-four hours makes for all the difference. Inspired by Vogue’s 73 Questions here’s a brief introduction to some things you thought you already knew about me.
Slowly ringing in the New Year, we as one prosper to implement many new things in our life as well as cutting out any of the toxicities we’ve carried over the previous years and beginning with a clean slate. Breaking routines, introducing a new diet, detoxing and allowing to become even more self-aware are a few things I’ve decided to carry into 2018 as a non-believe in New Year’s Resolutions – Leading up towards the end of 2017 I decided to completely cut meat out of my diet and resigned from work after a five year whirlwind of ups and downs in my personal life.
I take the last five years of my career as a large part of self-discovery not solely from a work perspective but also who I am and am growing into as a person. From endless hours trying to break into the fashion industry as a shy, fresh out of high school 17 year old to who I’ve shaped into today; A 20-something who continues to learn more about life’s purpose, letting go and understanding you can’t please everybody.
24 HOURS WITH ME
Mornings begin with a little R&R before getting into the grind – Kicking off with my skin routine followed by a glass of lemon and hot water while overlooking emails and checking social media. Depending on how I’m feeling, some days can be easier than most when getting ready. While waiting for the steamer to heat up I’ll either be putting an outfit together or be sitting on the floor in my underwear trying to decide what to wear. When all else fails black is your best friend. Break up the tone with neutral accessories and a pair of white sneakers, they’ll never let you down.
Fashion and style are two quite contrasting elements – Fashion is what is purchased where style is how you put it together. Don’t invest too much into trends but develop originality through your personal style and let your outfit tell a story before opening your mouth to speak. Similar to building a house, begin with a foundation and work your way up.
LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
I’m currently reading.. Mark Mason’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
You’ll never find me wearing.. Crocs. I don’t care how many times they’re on the runway
The most influential person in fashion to me is.. Alexander McQueen and Mary-Kate Olsen
The biggest fashion faux-paus I’m guilty of is.. Dad sneakers
One statement I absolutely hate.. “Less is more”
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my live it would be.. Spinach and ricotta cannelloni
I find the most inspiration from.. Different cultures, countries, film, music, pages of magazines and my family
My next holiday destination includes.. Morocco, Spain or India
What’s one movie you could watch everyday.. Truman Capote’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s
If I had one chance to step back in time where would I go.. Sipping martini’s with Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick
When I was younger I wanted to grow up to be.. Gianni Versace
My most prized possession is.. The memories I carry from my late grandmother
Something I know that I wish I didn’t.. Designer bags
MUSIC MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND
Music generates an immense part of my day and there is no such thing as discrimination when it comes to what to play. In my teen years I’d religiously listen to music from Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive which I still have a soft spot for today however I’ve always been much more of a lyrics over music type. My taste in music is more diverse than my sense of style – An average day of listening includes Whitney Houston, Lil’ Kim and SZA. Creating playlists is a not-so-guilty guilty pleasure of mine and when words fail let the music begin. There’s a playlist featuring some of my favourite songs of all time, a playlist with all my favourite new releases, a playlist to help ring in the weekend and a playlist to set the tone of my mood when I rise in the early hours of the morning. On repeat right now are Brockhampton’s Saturation II, Charli XCX’s Pop 2 and Tove Lo’s Blue Lips – Then there are the favourites; Rihanna’s ANTI, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Christina Aguilera’s Stripped.
TAKE A STEP BACK
As a generation revolved around social media all to often we’re warped by technology and find ourselves slowly falling into the black-hole that is the internet. Ironically enough, spending a frequent amount of time behind the screen and scrolling through your feed and timeline can drive you into complete self-loathing with the numerous amounts of beautifully plated meals, the high school couple who are finally getting married and none other than that one person who’s body you wished was yours. It’s important to invest your time productively and use your time wisely. Don’t forget to open yourself up to taking breaks and the occasional detox your device. One thing I’m guilty of is being completely unreachable between six and eight o’clock; I spend one to two hours after work as my most treasured time throughout the day whether it’s spent between socialising with family, cooking, writing and completely zoning out while my phone remains untouched in the bedroom.
Wrapping up on all discussed above, here are some key points to factor in:
- As you get older you understand the concept of not being able to please everybody
- Do what you love, love what you do and do it f*cking well
- Stick your finger up and remove toxicities out of your life
- Expand your interests and open up to something new
- Make sure you’re having a good time doing what you’re doing
- Switch your phone off and listen to your mum, she knows what she’s talking about