I wanna start by thanking all of you who took the time to reach out to me after yesterdays confession about my recent surgery, the amount of love and support made me speechless. I’m humbled and beyond grateful for having so loving readers and followers. Secondly, this post was shot before my surgery in case anyone is wondering. Due to recent trips and event, I have tons of content to share so hang in there. More post surgery pictures are coming but you can always check out these if you missed them.
One thing I enjoy the most about personal style is in the details. How one chooses to style a look, the balance of a look and interesting twist that takes the look to another level. When I was students with poor cashflow, creativity was my only tool to use whatever I had to make it fashionable and stylish since I couldn’t afford designer clothes. Fashion has never been about wearing head to toe designer pieces, for me its about creating a personal style with what you had. Everyone can buy designer clothes, but does that mean you have style?
”Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” – Iris Apfel
My father was one of my first fashion inspirations. He dressed well with what he had when he and my mother recently moved from Iran to Sweden in the mid-eighties. Although they had little, he always managed to put together a look and look polished. Same goes for when he’s business had taken off, I remember his morning routines so well. I used to wake up to loud music while he was getting ready before going to work. Back then, we didn’t have internet and social media influencing us either which can also be another reason why the brand awareness has gone to another level.
I am no style expert, nor do I pretend to be but I had a long relationship to fashion and studied it during my years at university. One thing that has always stuck with throughout the years is what Iris Apfel said (see quote above), it’s about self-expression and possessing style by knowing who you are – that’s what makes it personal style.
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Photos by: Fetis For Fine Fabrics