Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself

I do believe this is my third attempt at writing a fashion blog and whilst I, as well as others, question my persistence, it comes down to one simple thing, Fashion is a great love of mine. 

Born in England and raised in Nigeria, you can say that the concept of fashion was a fantasy. I wore a uniform until I attended high school and the very little exposure I got at boarding school during the end of semester dances were slightly disastrous at the very least. We had no TVs to watch and no magazines to read; the focus was simply to get EDUCATED. My only creative outlet at the time revolved around books and dance. I was into writing short stories and stepping to anything that had a hot beat. 

Following my transmigration back to England, I discovered the show ‘Sex and the City’ at age 15 and the rest was history. Carrie Bradshaw literally inspired me to wear what I want, when I want… without consequence and that’s partly what I aim to do with this blog.

My love for fashion was further cemented when I got my first retail job at River Island. The accessories, clothes and shoes were my best friends and the customers turned into my clients. They helped me understand and develop different style personalities leading to many more opportunities at franchises like Forever 21 and Marks & Spencer as well as a Styling Opportunity at London Fashion Week ’14.

Fashion and I are harmoniously co-dependent and moving forward, I would love to work on every facet of the fashion métier- from designing to merchandising to styling.

I would like to welcome you to my blog whether you’re just discovering the DM brand or whether you’ve been with me since the very beginning. I am Destini Monet and you’ve been reading ‘The Black Mannequin’. XO


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