I’m so happy and excited to share my latest cover! I’m the face of Truly Modern Beauty Magazine’s “Love Your Body” issue! This 39-page spread brings together 12 different people from various backgrounds and walks of life to share our experiences and encourage readers to see the beauty and strength in themselves, no mater who you are.
For some time now I’ve been alluding to a new project I was working on and I’m so happy to give you all your first taste. Meet Sororum, my new e-commerce womenswear platform blending fashion, travel, and one-of-a-kind style.
Meaning “sisters” in Latin, Sororum is a destination shopping experience focused on creating a sisterhood of style built for and by global, adventurous, style-conscious women.
Back in May a friend with albinism contacted me to let me know Diandra Forrest (a well known model with albinism) was putting on a charity fundraiser and fashion presentation for the third annual International Albinism Awareness Day. They also let me know she was looking for models with albinism to join her. I was instantly interested. I’ve never been a part of something like this and the idea of making a quick trip to NYC seemed a little crazy. But after exchanging a few emails with Diandra and the producer putting the event together, I booked my ticket and anxiously waited for the day to arrive.
With support from online fashion heavyweights like Refinery 29, Who What Wear, Nylon, and the Zo Report, CurriculumShop.com is quickly making a name for itself in the world of digital fashion retailers. Since its start two years, founder Nicki Podvalej has been driven by her inspirations, entrepreneurial spirit, and the insightful advice of those close to her. Keep reading to learn more about her process and what keys to her success we can all apply to our lives.
Curriculum is more than just another online clothing retailer. It’s a destination where discerning shoppers with an eye for unique pieces come to experience fashion. It’s educational in a way, exposing shoppers to many small brands only available halfway around the world. Late last year I was lucky enough to meet up with the brains behind CurriculumShop.com, Nicki Podvalej, to discuss her retail philosophy, buying process, how she found her way into fashion, and so much more. Your crash course begins now.
Today is International Women’s Day!!! With events like The Women’s March on Washington in January and A Day Without Women going on today, women are truly making their voices heard. On a local level in Toronto I see many different female-focused creative groups like Gxxrls, Sophomore Magazine, and Her Collective creating a platform and safe space for women of all backgrounds to celebrate and support each other.
Back in the summer of last year I teased a preview from a pretty elaborate editorial collaboration I was working on and I’m happy to finally premiere it today. Best part? All female crew! #Girlpower for the win.
It’s so easy to see people we admire or respect, see their work, and associate them only with success. But even our heroes have failed a time or two in their life. For me, success isn’t the absence of failure, success is often about overcoming failure.
You can feel like you wanna quit but don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to learn. Don’t be afraid to tear it all apart and start from scratch. And embrace it because then there’s things you learn along the way.
If you’re a young entrepreneur chasing your dreams, you have my attention. When Tyler Handley of Inkbox Tattoos hit me up asking me to model some new designs for the company, it was an instant yes. Cool designs? Check! Fun in the sun? Check! Count me in 🙂
Keep reading to learn more about the product, how it works, and our shoot day.