Nothing blooms all year
As you babies may remember from a previous blogpost named Status Quo is that this year didn’t start off so well for me. I was so proud of what I accomplished in 2015. Of course that is a good feeling, but the down side was that it set the bar quite high for 2016. Besides the emotional rollercoaster that I was experiencing because of my parents, more things were starting to go wrong. Ever since I started my bachelor in Educational Child Science, I wanted to do my internship at the VuMC Kennis- en Zorg Centrum voor Genderdysforie (VuMC Knowlegde- and Care Center for Gender Dysphoria). They rejected my application. I wasn’t even near starting my master thesis. On top of that, I didn’t pass what should have been my last exam ever because I fell ill. You can imagine how I felt. Everything was going wrong at the same time. I began thinking that 2016 was gonna be one big failure. Slowly feelings of doubt and wanting to give up arose.
But wait! I wasn’t going to let that happen. I’d fought too hard to get where I am now to give up. I just had to open my eyes and see it. I just had to work harder and fix all that was wrong. I felt like it was all my fault and I was responsible for fixing it. But sometimes, things just go wrong. We can’t always do everything right. I looked up the grade for my exam and saw that I did pass it. Suddenly, not everything was going wrong anymore. A few interesting platforms like Mindshakes, Marbles vintage, Beatport, Humans of Amsterdam and Metro, wanted to do interviews and photoshoots with me. My mind got an incredible energy boost. It felt like 2016 had turned around and smiled at me. I was wrong when I assumed that everything that went wrong was because of me not giving it my all. Of course nothing’s going to happen when you don’t do anything. But nothing in nature blooms all year. I had to be patient with myself and let the magic do its work. So, sweet babies when everything seems to be going wrong, think of the following:
Nothing in nature blooms all year, be patient with yourself…
Pictures: Laura Andalou
Styling: Elio Heres
The look: Glasses are from Bij ons vintage, clutch and faux leather pants are from Topshop, loafers are from Solestruck, fabulous vintage red poncho is sponsored by Marbles vintage & design Amsterdam, bracelet is from Zipper.
About the look: Sometimes only two colours are enough for one outfit. Because the poncho is such a signature piece I chose to focus on that and work further from there. The colors from the poncho are red and black so I just needed to let those colours come back. The poncho is wide so I combined that with slim high waist pants to complete the outfit. The faux fur fabric from the poncho goes very well with the faux fur clutch and suede loafers. Curious how you can style something? Just leave a comment below.