Friday, October 7, 2016

THE GRIND IS NOT GLAMOROUS

Happy Friday All - 

It's finally Friday and I'm finally back on the blog - post New York Fashion Week craziness. But my favorite of all Fashion Weeks is finally upon us - New York Bridal Fashion Week!

Last night I was invited to preview the New York-based ready-to-wear and bridal line, Houghton and their Fall 2017 Bridal range titled, "Not Your Baby" Collection. The collection was presented via a special inspirational film, where Houghton designer Katherine Polk featured 10 inspiring it-girls for her Fall/Winter 2017 collection. To Polk - the stars of her film all seemed to embody what it means to be what seemed to be the theme of the night -
a "Houghton Girl."

Recently in an intimate interview with Harper's Bazaar - Katherine shared her inspiration to design the collection after fighting a nine-year battle with an eating disorder. After overcoming this battle, she turned to her inner circle - or what we call these days a "girl squad" and started designing pieces that spoke to all of their inner strengths and the beauty of their flaws. 

In a time where self love and body positivity for women is at an all time low - this film really inspires you to rise above it all and do what works for you at any stage of your life. Not only was the collection beautiful and gave me all sorts of bridal fever - but the film really inspired and encouraged me to want to become more of a supporter for self love and female entrepreneurship. 

 My favorite message featured in the film was a statement by Composer/Musician,  Moran Grace Kibby, "The Grind isn't Glamorous." I believe that this quote is so crucial to all the girls that are like me - simply trying to chase their dreams. Via social media it's so easy these days to create a perception of your life that doesn't 100% truly reflect a life that you actually lead. I feel as though a lot of my followers / friends / family who have followed my journey see the glamorous side  of my career but not the actual not so glamorous grind it took to get there and the pressures that come when working in the fashion industry.

 So I'm here to remind you - that we're all real. The sooner we stop comparing ourselves to other people's success the closer we'll be to reaching our own. I hope you rock this Friday - and dress glamorously while doing it!

Below you can can catch the "Not Your Baby Collection." (I need every single jacket in this collection in my closest ASAP btw) 

My favorites were both the "Hopeless Romantic" leather jacket with the lace dress; along with the sequin pink jumper. Tell me what's your fave piece?

Style On,
Jenn







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