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Style Icon: Di’Ja

I have previously featured Di’Ja on Fashion and Style Police as a Beauty Muse, and today she is a Style Icon. For those who have never heard of this stylish young lady, Di’Ja is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Her stage name is Di’Ja, her full name is Hadiza Blell. I love so many things about this beauty. She is so true to herself and stays on her lane. This Style icon is not moved or distracted with what is going on around her. She has been the same since she stepped into the limelight and it is so refreshing. This sort of celebrity behaviour is so rare to find these days and that is just one of the many things I love about Di’Ja. Her music is also lovely to listen to.

 

Style Icon: Di’Ja

Apart from her beautiful features, I am also a huge fan of her simple fashion sense. She knows what looks good on her and she rocks it effortlessly. I am always interested in seeing her new music videos or seeing her on stage because her outfits are always fun to look at. She has her own fashion sense and she shows it off every time. It keeps me glued.

 

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Di’Ja’s Style is a Vibe

I also find Di’Ja hairstyles really stunning. Her whole look is a vibe and it works great on her. This pretty woman is definitely a style icon as well as a beauty muse. Apart from fashion and style, I also think Di’Ja is super talented but doesn’t get as much recognition as some of the other West African female singers for some weird reason. I think because she is really private and hardly grants interviews or it could also be that many young women are not so into her conservative way of dressing, which is sad when you really about it.

Whatever the reason may be, I like everything about her which is why she is a Style Icon on Fashion and Style Police.

 

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If I was to use 5 words to describe Di’Ja’s style, they would be Regal, Sporty, Quirky, Unique and Beautiful. I love the fact that she can be dressed like a regal lady one minute, and a tomboy the next, and look amazing in both. Not many style icons can do that effortlessly.

What do you think of this style icon? Are you a fan of her fashion sense?

 

 

 

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Blogging tip – Why you should run giveaways

I have been running giveaways on Fashion and Style Police for years and I love doing them. It is a blogging tip I picked up in the early days and I am glad I did. Running giveaways is my way of giving back to my readers. It feels great to give back to people who read my blog on a daily basis. It also allows me obey the law of giving. The prizes I offer vary from cheap to average prices, and sometimes luxury items. It all depends on whether I am working with a brand or funding the giveaway by myself.

 

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I know some bloggers are against running giveaways. They believe it doesn’t do your blog any favours and all that. I disagree. Here are a few reasons why you should run blog giveaways if you are not doing so already –

 

It introduces you to new readers/subscribers

Giveaways introduce your blog to new readers who may end up subscribing for real and reading every blog post. I have met and come to know many readers online thanks to running a giveaway. If you feel like your blog needs to be read by more people and you want some new subscribers, try hosting a giveaway. The results may surprise you.

 

Running giveaways allows me obey The Law of Giving

If you know me well enough, you would know I am a very spiritual person. I believe in certain Laws of Success, and The Law of Giving is one of them. For those who are not familiar with this law, here’s a brief description of what it is all about –

The act of giving has to be joyful. The frame of mind has to be one in which you feel joy in the very act of giving. Each time I meet someone I will silently wish them laughter, joy and happiness. I will give something to everyone I come in contact with. Be it a card, flower, gift, compliment or silent prayer. 

 

The Law of Giving for me encourages me to run more and more giveaways, regardless of the price tag. As long as I am giving away joyfully, I fulfil that law in a way and it works wonders for me.

 

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More traffic on the blog

Running giveaways brings a good number of traffic to my blog, which is amazing of course. If done properly, giveaways can take your blog views to dizzying heights. Just another reason to host them if you are not doing so already.

 

I could go on and on about the amazing benefits of running giveaways. The benefits are too numerous to mention. I am glad I started this in the early days and I plan to carry on hosting giveaways on this blog. The benefits are just so amazing not to, and if you run the giveaways properly, using the right prizes for your blog, you could take your little corner on the big wide web to a whole new level.

Speaking of giveaways, do make sure you enter my current giveaway to win an Apple Watch Band by JORD.

Also, I have been nominated in the 2019 Brilliance in Blogging Awards by Britmums. I am in the Lifestyle Category and I would love to win. You can vote for me here. Thanking you!

 

The Fashion Designer Dream

I once had a dream to be a fashion designer many years ago. Fashion and Style has always been my thing, so naturally I had a fashion designer dream. Along the way, I discovered I didn’t have what I needed to succeeded as a fashion designer. Loving fashion and creating fashion designs are 2 different things. I need to know how to sketch, sew, make clothing adjustments and more. Being a fashion designer is a dream for many young girls, but to succeed as a fashion designer, you need certain skills.

 

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Life as  a fashion designer didn’t happen

Once I realised fashion designing was not for me, I moved over to fashion styling. I didn’t need the sketching or sewing requirement for a successful fashion designer. All I needed here was an eye and love for fashion. I found the London College of Style Styling Course very exciting. It was a distance learning course I took for a few months in 2012, and I graduated with a good mark. However, midway into the styling course, I realised it wasn’t quite what I want. The reality of my life as a fashion stylist wasn’t appealing so I decided to pursue the personal shopping route which I did for awhile.

 

The fashion styling journey led to a different destination

My dream of becoming a fashion designer then a fashion stylist led to the birth of Fashion and Style Police. Having a fashion blog was a requirement for the styling course at London College of Style. This blog started off as fashion blog required to finish off my course but it led to a whole new career. What this has taught me is that life is complicated and sometimes what we want is not what we need. It has also taught me that the destination we are aiming for is usually not where we end up. We end up where we are meant to be.

 

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My love for fashion and style continues

I am happy where I am. Fashion and Style is still very important to me. I enjoy writing about fashion but the whole fashion designing/styling career no longer appeals to me. Life as a fashion designer won’t have worked for me long term if I am being completely honest. I have also stopped the personal shopping. I did that for some time and it worked great when it did but it is not a career I want for myself anymore.

 

I have gone through many career changes but every change takes me to a better place. I am about to embark on yet another change and this is a big one. Very different from anything I have ever done but it is so me. I will be shedding some more light on this career in the next couple of weeks, so keep reading.

Have you had any major career changes? How did you find it? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please drop your comment in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

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