The purpose of this post is to say a massive THANK YOU. As April comes to a close, I nearly forgot that it is the month Fashion Breed has turned five years old, and just last night, we reached 10 000 followers on Instagram- the best fifth birthday present ever! (Fingers crossed five people don’t go and unfollow me now!)
It may seem like I’m treating this a bit like a dramatic Oscar speech (or so it feels) but both of those milestones are a big deal to me because I never thought I would have experienced half of the cool things I have because of this platform. Gratitude is way more important than a cool perception! Fashion Breed was more supposed to witness general success and lessons in life, but instead caused successful things that weren’t even goals, and often exceeded the goals I had, while seeing me have some epic fails too. You guys have watched me grow up, be childish, get married, be silly, meet Rita Ora, build relationships and travel the world. Thank you to everyone who reads and supports, the amazing brands who back me up, my web team for last year’s beautiful site re-launch and Lisa for transforming the aesthetic, and basically being my diary, joker, right hand and the most organised person ever.
I’ve received so much kindness from so many people over these years, and it speaks volumes. It’s easy to hide behind a screen and keyboard and leave hurtful comments and messages all over the place, but I’m happy to say it’s very seldom I have to deal with it, as much as I have witnessed it. With the majority of my readership being female, every ‘like’ and kind word, you guys have shown me by example that as women we really can respect and celebrate one another, and competing is never worth it. I know I’m the worst at replying to emails and comments, but it honestly means so much.
So one last time – THANK YOU.
Prada shades at Sunglass Hut, MAC lip colour in Modesty, Woolworths poloneck, custom-made tutu, Zara heels
Photographs by Lisa Gabriel