You read that right!!! Little me has mustered up enough courage to put myself and my clothes on a runway!!! Late March, (with the help of a friend) I convinced myself to participate in the Style Rivals competition in Chicago , IL as a stylist/designer and it was definitely a one of a kind experience. Wow! Finally embracing both titles is a big step for me but I was secretly hoping that my participation would help with that.
This year was the 2nd annual Style Rivals Competition. A competition for Chicago based stylists to compose 4-8 looks and place them on the runway to be judge by a panel of judges. The winner received $250 cash prize, photoshoot, and a branding consultation with a branding firm in the Chicago and the of course the bragging rights of being the stylist of the year. But for me, I entered into the competition for a completely different reason. I wanted to challenge myself to actually get out there and let the masses know about my God given talent. I also wanted to see my clothes on other people besides myself and feel proud of my work. And would believe that that’s exactly how I felt if not more! The immense joy and pride I felt trumped any amount of fear and doubt that crossed my mind.
This was my very first fashion show but I guarantee it won’t be my last. Check out video footage and pictures from of my looks from the 2018 Style Rivals Competition!