The most fascinating thing to me as a stylist is seeing the transformation in a person once they feel comfortable in their clothes and they know they look great. Confidence radiates from them, It's such a gift to give to someone. it’s the most rewarding part of my job.
My story starts in February 2016. I was in India with my partner and we were staying in a really funky tree house overlooking the beach. I hadn't slept well so I woke early to an incredible sunrise above the ocean. As I sat there looking at all the beauty around me I suddenly thought I hate my job and I don't want to go back.
I had been working in the corporate world for the past 11 years after travelling in my twenties and coming back to the UK to 'get a proper job'. Even though I loved the company I worked for, in my heart I wasn't corporate and I felt that I'd spent the last 11 years pretending to be someone I wasn't. There was no fire in my belly and by the time 2016 came along I felt I had really lost myself. My low self esteem and lack of motivation started to affect other parts of my life, including my wardrobe as I was choosing to wear dark shapeless clothes to hide the weight I had put on.
That morning in India was the wake up call I needed. I wanted the old me back, the one that dressed in colourful clothes and was carefree and confident. Goddammit, I used to be a sexy hot pants wearing Holiday Rep, it was time to get my life back. Well.......maybe not the hot pants, maybe some skinny jeans and killer heels instead.
So I left my job, re-trained at the London College of Fashion and now I work with women who are on their own life journey, showing them that their hot pants wearing inner goddess is raring to break out and helping them learn to love themselves again by wearing the clothes that make them feel fabulous.
Everything you ever wanted in life is on the other side of fear - Be fearless girl.