I’ve never been one to seek out the spotlight or want to be front and center. Which is why I initially wanted to be a stylist. I enjoyed being behind the scenes and letting my work speak for me. I have always been that way; no matter how I may have looked or felt about myself my work was going to be thing that made me confident and made the trash talkers shut up. However in the age of the internet and social media, and being a blogger part of your brand is YOU. So naturally as you grow people want to interview you. A while back I had Lauren Hailey of MissLaurenHailey.com contact me to do an interview for her blog which included a photo shoot. I was so excited to do it but scared as hell. I have never ever been on that side of the camera before. I immediately thought A. WTF am I going to wear and B. I don’t know shit about “modeling” (I use the term model verrry loosely)
Needless to say I was terrified, but I decided to do it anyway. Getting out of your comfort zone is cool if it pushes you to be better and learn. So I did the shoot, which was not as bad as I thought, I actually really enjoyed it! Eric, the photographer, made me feel super comfortable and laughed at my corny ass jokes! (he alsolet me play Jay-Z while we shot so he wins). After I saw the finished product I was super proud, my first shoot as me as the subject was a great learning experience and taught me a lesson in tapping into my inner Kanye and just swagging out. And that’s exactly what I did! You can check on the interview HERE and check out some pics below.
“We all self conscious, I’m just the first to admit it” K. West