Today we draw the curtain on the Nyeri series.
If there’s a group that suffers alot from preconceived misconceptions it has to be fashion bloggers.
How many times have people gone ahead to come up with wrong assumptions of who or what you are soon as you state that you are a fashion blogger?
It is this that has inspired today’s post and I just want to debunk some of the myths/lies people believe as far as fashion bloggers are concerned.
Just because I’m a fashion blogger, doesn’t mean:
- I’m Anorexic
This is somewhat a pet peeve for me so it’s just proper that I start with it.
Yes, I know guys in the fashion industry tend to do this to themselves but just because I’m tall, slim and in the fashion industry doesn’t mean I starve myself for a living. An oxymoron right there. Maybe, genetics has a case to answer, or maybe I have a medical condition preventing me from adding weight, maybe just maybe, I have a high metabolism, who knows? Personally, I eat alot but I guess my body has a brain of its own and it prefers the fat to be diverted somewhere else instead.
2. I can’t be plump
Who said that being skinny is the standard size for fashion bloggers? Diversity is the spice of life and what makes blogging interesting is how the different personalities, body shapes and sizes interpret their style. So you can imagine my anger when one day a blogger pal told me of the cyber-bulling they experienced because of their size. We can’t allow ourselves to be that shallow. Who passed that bill?
3. I’m a Snob
Granted, there are those of us who are bonafide snobs and so stuck up but not all of us. The many times I’ve met with people and their first reaction is, “Wow, I honestly thought you are this snobbish, spoilt brat before I met you.” And my response is always, “Huh! What did I ever do to make you think that?”
4. I’m Vain
Yes, we talk alot about shoes, clothes and bags but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m a material girl. This just happens to be my job so by essence I’ll talk about these stuff. So don’t confuse my love for such things with vanity fair.
5. Legally Blonde
Yes, I understand the state of current affairs. Yes, I can actually hold an intelligent conversation so no, you don’t have to talk shallow with me or stick to fashion matters alone because my mind can’t fathom anything else. My occupation doesn’t define my intelligence.
6. I’m Perfect
Okay, can we just agree on this one? I’ve talked about this before and granted, we are held at a higher pedestal because of what we do but by virtue of the fact that we are humans, our perfect imperfections will always raise their pretty ugly heads. It’s what makes life beautiful.
7. I’m High Maintenance
On the contrary, I think we are quite the opposite because we can smell a sale miles away and trust me when we go to the flea markets we dig like our lives depend on it. The fact that we are always smart and prim doesn’t mean that all our money goes into shoes and clothes. We just know how to look good at a budget & we have financially planned ourselves but then again, high maintenance is relative.
The only modelling I do is on my blog and on the streets because I was told the street is my runway :). Modelling is a career on its own. While what we do is an aspect of modeling and we can even do it professionally, it doesn’t make us one.
Photography: Vince Njuguna
MUA: Louise Kamina
Accessories: Pryde Artz
Location: Sangare Country Homes and Resort
Outfits/Styling: Winnie Odande
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