[Author's Note: I wrote this a couple of months ago but never shared it until now.]
As I write this post, I'm sitting on an airplane flying to New York. Actually I'm flying into Newark but that doesn't sound as glamourpuss. Disclaimer: I'm writing this on my iPhone so if there are any typos, Apple made me do it.
Part of me is on this plane but the other part is wrapped up in the fashionable and uber creative world of Garance Dore (I had no idea that wasn't her real name!) I picked up her book Love Style Life on a whim. I knew it would be something about fashion. And let's be real, the cover is super pretty and Instagrammable. But I had no idea how inspiring it would be!
For all of you who don't know, Garance is an illustrator/modern day style star via Corsica-Marseille-Paris-New York, who is a living breathing embodiment of what it means to chase your dream. And I can't help but think, if she can do it, I can too!
I may be just a girl with an iPhone, but I also have a dream. A really big dream. A dream to create a world that celebrates vegan beauty and fashion that is not only ethical but also ultra luxurious and stylish. And in this very moment, I've decided to not be afraid anymore. Like Garance, I will start a practice of putting my work out into the world, and just see what happens. Welcome to the Velvet Report. It's bound to be a wild and beautiful ride.