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outfits / Tuesday / March 14th, 2017

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My sweatshirt isn’t the only thing that’s raw in today’s post. I’m sitting here thinking sadly about how much social media has changed everyone’s life, more so in my life and how people treat me. I’m not even going to lie, it hurts like hell at times. Blogger/influencer or not, life has changed for everyone. Some friends and family treat me differently, and make assumptions. Or my worst, try and pin me up against my peers like life or work is a competition. “Why does so-and-so get more likes than you?”/”The reason you get more work is because you’re professional, not like xxx who does xxx”. I wish it would stop because honestly, that’s really not what interests me.

Fashion Breed is my brand and in my heart I’ve never confused that with who I am as a person or my worth. To be honest, if it wasn’t for my platforms being my job, I would not have any personal social media  (maybe just Pinterest). I imagine that life would be amazing and ‘old school’, because let’s be honest, I have an old soul. I’ve seen people become so consumed with a digital perception and the portrayal of a life, they can’t see beyond the filter, and think it’s all real, their own projected lives included. I wish I could hang out with people I’ve known all my life and still have them treat me the same, and talk about the same silly/serious things we talked about years ago. Why does that have to change? I miss real conversations. I hate gossip, which again only gets fuelled by what people post online and what others see. And although it’s flattering and meant in the best of ways, I wish that the majority of people I know wouldn’t only want to talk to me about my “cool” job or have that be the only thing they see. If anything, I don’t want to talk about work at all. I just want to chill and talk about or listen to what’s good.

I miss those late night DMC’s about life. I miss listening to people talk about their dreams and ideas. I want to talk about books, personal growth, faith, travel, the arts. There is so much more to to life than image,  money, and people, which I know seems contradictory since I make money off an image, but even so, does that mean it has to be the backbone of everything? I really miss having more substance in life, for everyone.

I said this before and I’m going to say it again. Never ever compare your life to someone else’s on social media or believe every single thing you see. Social media can be incredible, obviously, but never forget that all it is at the end of the day is a picture. 

xx

 

ABOUT THIS LOOK:

Autumn is most definitely here, and she’s letting us know with the chill in the air every morning and night! Cosy sweaters like theses and the comfiest boyfriend jeans seem to understand me. I threw on some make-up, fishnets and luxe sneakers to make myself look like I kind of had my life together. I’d say it worked, or nah?

 

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Top – G-Star RAW, jeans – Cotton On, shoes – Carvela Luxe at Spitz, fishnets – Mr Socks (stall outside Cavendish Square).

Images shot by Malick

  • Cooked Culture

    Anything you wear WORKS!! But everything you said is SO true. I recently had a family member take something personal i posted on SC and thought it was about her which it wasnt and she went all HOOD on me. Its so SAD how people are wrapped up in social media. That is why I don’t like family members following me on my socials.

  • Wardah

    I loved reading this post and it felt as if you wrote what I’ve been thinking about for a while now. The need for people wanting to `fit into society` is becoming such a fast growing beast that humans are losing their essence. May we all try and stay true to ourselves because God created us an an original, why try so hard to be a copy.

    BTW, the outfit looks dope :)

  • SHAWWAAL PETERSEN

    Like I saw you at Kc the other day and you look like a Goddess Mashallah,I pretended like I didn’t see you because one would assume that local celeb bloggers think they are too cool for school but I am an ass for assuming anything – your style,your look and your vibe is on point. People are stupid to compare because we are different, our journeys are ordained for us by the Almighty and our happiness and successes come in different ways which may not be visible for all to see. Keep on slaying and selling lashes, I am such a fan

  • Gillian Pillay

    You are one of the only bloggers I still respect. Been a reader for close to 5 years and you have carried the same ideals/morals since I started reading your blog back then. Your writing style has maintained standard, and for that I take my hat off to you. I had a shock recently looking at another blogger who started back in the day with you,wont mentiom names but their writing style, even general grammer has gone down dramatically as of late, but yet continues to be commissioned for more and more work. I just cannot seem to grasp it. For me I feel like blogging is not just the image you see, its the substance to the blogger. Please keep doing you. I know you put alot into your blog,from concept to execution. We see you. ;)

  • Leila Bardien-Taylor

    Your visual content is about artistic style you sharing with us and the creativity you are inspiring within us all. Our homegrown stealing beauty :) Only those with emotional intellect are going to be able to see past social media and interpret this properly. It is sad but true. #keepitreal

  • Paula Bianca Jacobs

    I love this post.
    Keep doing you.. We love you for it! Always supporting you my friend 💛