I’m not totally sure I should share this video with you. I filmed it right after a recent breakdown. And not a justified breakdown about something life altering happening, but a medium sized breakdown after a series of small life annoyances – problems that aren’t even problems compared to what other people have to deal with. That’s exactly the problem with stress – especially living in a stressed out state all the time. It takes everyday issues, big and small, and amplifies them. It makes even the smallest shit feel like something unbearable. Even if that feeling only lasts a few moments, it still sucks. It’s not fun to feel that way. The worst part is towards the end when you feel like you’ve had a melt down and wasted energy over something that should have been nothing. There’s a guilt that comes with it. Like the weight of what
Tracy Reese chose presentation style (as opposed to a traditional runway show) to debut her Spring 2018 line, but she wasn’t going to let her models just stand their and look pretty. Known for her mission to make every woman feel beautiful, Reese has been pressing for increased diversity in fashion far before this season. This year, the variety of real looking women paired with the full, vibrant looks of the collection prompted creative, inviting conversations of change in the industry. When you walked into the room, it seems informally chaotic. Editors were mingling, buyers were contemplating, models lips were moving. The message was hard to uncover. But, after taking a few steps further and challenging my focus to narrow, I could tell there was something far more powerful than chatter coming from the mouths of the models. Reese explained to Vogue, “I wanted them to tell their stories about their
Disclaimer: If you don’t like people who don’t like fall, proceed with caution. However, even if you love me a little less after you read this, you’re absolutely bound to fall in love with a few of these ideas for what to treat yourself to this month. After all, Gem, you deserve it! Getting rejected How many things do we shy away from because we’re afraid to be told “no” or an answer other than the one we want to hear? A lot. If there’s anything the past few weeks have taught me, it’s that rejection isn’t so bad and when you stop letting that fear rule you (and maybe even start conquering it), pretty cool things can happen. Head to VLOG 2 to see what happened when I made it my goal to get rejected! 😉 A pair of bright, vibrant shoes What better way to transition from summer
There is a wall of shoes, suitcases stacked, clothes scattered everywhere, and our phones charging. We’re running out of time. Certain outfits then decide they hate us and will not pull up, push down and adhere to our bodies. Then the zen takes over. I have a flash of all the memories from the past few days and remember, “you are at fashion week, just go with it.” Why in the world do I need to stress when the whole thing is out of my control anyway? I don’t need any more gray hairs… Whenever I am about to travel, I stress and plan almost every minute of every day in order to give myself the greatest experience. So much so that I forget the over all purpose is to live in the moment I am given and to make the best out of it. To enjoy it for what
This week’s vlog post is coming at you straight from NYC! I’m here at New York Fashion Week and while you might think it’s all about the clothes, there’s actually a lot to learn about life from an experience like this. I’m with my fellow fashionista, Christina, and to be honest, this week has gone nothing like we planned. However, by going with the flow and chilling out about the unexpected, we’re stacking up incredible moments right and left that we would’ve missed had the original schedule played out. We’re also chatting about whether or not you should “fake it ’til you make it” and why believing that you’re worth it is essential for getting where you want to go. And in case you’re loving these shades as much as I do, you can find them at Public Sunglasses for $79 (full outfit details coming soon!).