Today marks the beginning of a new adventure for me in so many different ways! New year… New you… Right? Well for me it means New year… Real you! Who is the real Natalie? What is she passionate about? What drives her? What are her aspirations? Those are all the questions I was asking myself for the past year… I felt like I needed to put all my “plans” on the side, the ones we set for ourselves in our early 20’s, work for and follow without really asking ourselves why. Well today I’m following my little girl’s dream and letting life happen on its own!
I am mad for fashion and all things related to beauty. Every since I was a little girl, I would spend hours dressing up my dolls in different outfits and create different styles and looks, I would steal my mom’s (who by the way is the ultimate fashionista!) leftover makeup and apply it without her knowing, trying to copy what she would do. Through my teenage years, I would read and read fashion magazines and get inspired to create my own clothing and makeup style. And as time went by, my passion for fashion and beauty grew stronger, but I only perceived it as an interest and nothing more… My logical side and the scientific in me brought me in a different direction. I studied to become a Pharmacist. Yes… I’m a pharmacist! I have been practicing for more than 7 years now. Even though I love health and my job, I felt the need to let my artistic side out and see where it would lead me. This is how the idea of this blog started!
As I am writing this article, I am sitting in my new apartment in New York City, my new home for the next two months, watching the snow fall as the biggest storm in history is setting on the Big Apple and… I couldn’t feel more at peace. This week I will be starting new classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Parsons. I will be attending fashion styling and fashion related classes, simply because I love it!
Through this blog I will be sharing my journey with you. A journey where I will express my creativity, let all the planning go, dream with you and live life to the fullest… always with passion!