It's no secret that I love a simple and minimalistic look. It's also no secret that I LOVE wearing black. However, I also love including some sort of statement piece with my looks, like a bold heel, red lippy, or tons of rings. My personal style is constantly evolving , but my love for fashion has always been and is very prominent. I can't give myself the credit though.My mum taught me everything I know. Growing up, she taught me to fear God and keep my feet grounded. That my yes would be a yes, and my no a no. To know what I want, how I want it and how to fight for it. But the biggest mark she made in my life was to teach me to behave and dress like lady.
I always say that fashion runs in my blood.My great grandmother, or mamita Carmen as we knew her, was an actress in Nicaragua, so fashion was essential. My mother recalls roaming in her room and dresser and dreaming of her fine dresses, jewelry, fur shawls, and hair pins. My mamita Carmen taught my mum how to be a lady, how to walk with poise, and how to keep fashion at the center of it all. And well, my mother passed on the teachings.
My mum helped me to discover my love for fashion. However, all of these teachings made me realize an important thing: fashion is NOT what it used to be and NOT used for it's original purpose. I know that fashion changes over time, but self-respect and self-love shouldn't. Men and women today are equally at fault for creating and admiring "fashion icons" that degrade, disrespect and dehumanize women. The concept of being a lady is almost dead. When was it ever okay to expose parts of our bodies that were meant to be the dignity of a woman? When was it okay to reveal our sacredness to the world? Or maybe the better question is why are we okay with this?
My goal, with this website, is to not only empower women, but to revolutionize this idea (or, bring back modesty into fashion). In my opinion, a woman is so much more beautiful when she is confident, knows what she wants, and keeps her head held high. A bit of a cliché, but it's true. We don't have to expose what we have to turn heads, confidence does that. We don't have to wear the best clothing to turn heads, beauty does that. And we definitely don't have to lose our dignity to turn heads, respect does that. We don't have to be another brick in the wall. We can accomplish much if we are true to the saying that our bodies are temples. So let's act and dress like it!