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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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Style Icon – Céline Dion

I have been a huge fan of Céline Dion for as long as I can remember. Her voice is so strong and amazing. I remember having all her albums back in the day. This legend has gone a bit quiet in the last couple of years but her music will live on forever and so will her amazing fashion sense. This style icon has an amazing wardrobe with stylish pieces and accessories and she knows how to wear them.

For those who do not know who Céline Dion is, she is a multiple award-winning French-Canadian singer known all over the world for her amazing voice. One of my favourite songs from her is – My Heart will go on. I love that song so much.

 

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I started paying attention to Céline Dion’s personal style some years ago. If I was to put a date on it, I would say in the summer of 2016. I hear the person behind her new look is a fashion stylist known as Law Roach. This stylist is also the brain behind Zendaya’s amazing style, so I guess Dion is in good hands.

Céline Dion has an amazing body shape so most pieces tend to look great on her. She also knows how best to match her pieces and accessories, and has an amazing carriage.

 

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I know many celebrities with a huge wardrobe filled with designer items and have some of the best stylists at their disposal, but with all the resources available, these celebrities never look good. So it is really not about what they have but what they do with what they have.

What I love about Céline Dion is the fact that she can look glamorous wearing almost anything. She can leave her house wearing pieces and accessories from the 90s, and look amazing. That is what I call a Style Icon. Someone who wears her clothes and not the other way round. It is hard to believe this stylish woman is 50 years old already. She could easily pass for a woman in her 40s.

 

What do you think of Céline Dion as a style icon?

 

Is Fashion Turning to Craft

I’ve always seen fashion as a reflection of your sense of what you term beautiful.

 

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All of the greatest fashion designers who have ever lived on the face of this earth created each piece of clothing with the inspiration that came from events that happened, people they’ve met or places they have been to. They used their talent to paint a picture of a man or woman with personality and character. Fashion designers spoke through the clothes they create.

But where does it all come from?

Everyday you wake up in the morning and mix and match your clothes together just to find the right ensemble to make you feel confident enough to step out of your house and start a new day. Who doesn’t want to look good, right?

But the more I studied the fashion industry and the dynamics behind it, I started to realize that there’s more depth to just putting items of clothing together.

 

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Have you ever sat down to listen to what fashion commentators say about a fashion designer once their models have left the runway? They analyze every single piece, touching different aspects of it from the colour palette the designer used, the clever cutting, the genius behind their choice of fabric and even the mood the pieces vibrate.

There are even blogs nowadays where people give their own comments on the latest fashion. Whenever I make my Outfit Posts, I also drop my own perception of the outfit I chose to wear for the day. In a nutshell, everything that comes with your outfit has its meaning and defines your style.

Fashion stylists have a special place in the fashion industry. They know exactly how to put together the right items to create the desired effect. For example, there are some clothes that can either flatter your assets or hide them from view. There are also outfits that can make you look taller, shorter, fatter, or slimmer than you naturally are.

 

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We would say that such people know the laws behind optical illusions, but they know their craft. They know the weight of the effect clothes can have on your style and the way people perceive you.

We’re slowly moving towards an age where nothing goes to chance or mere guessing anymore. There are angles, dimensions, rules, laws, perceptions, theories and history behind fashion now. People no longer observe fashion and let it just simply slide by. People study fashion and everything associated with it.

A stitch, cut or trimming can alter the balance of your style. If you choose the wrong outfit in the wrong season or you feel you could carry over an item of clothing, you need to think carefully about it. You need to be precise with fashion.

Does this mean that just because fashion is a craft no one else can get it right? Absolutely not! Fashion is also born from inspiration. You may experience a spark that will unleash your most magnificent style. There’s really no limit to how far you can go.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think fashion is a craft?

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