In the beginning of march, I received a text message from our founder, and dear friend of mine, Libby. She invited myself and melissa to hit the ground running with her on a dream she had: inspire other women in the fashion and music industry by the means of honest storytelling, and focusing on accomplishments rather than gossip.
With only that needing to be said, i hastily agreed and on march 29th, our girl gang formed and since that day, our weekly meetings, daily photoshoots, continuous support, communication and endless laughs through our group message has entirely changed the blog, and myself, for the better.
So dear last three months:
Thank you for allowing myself and two other amazing women to form an incomparable bond. Not only have you given me two invaluable friendships, but you have given me a network of women who inspire each other, set goals for each other, and stimulate creativity.
Since working with velvet + vinyl, I have been able to carry out my own dream of talking with musicians, as well as awakening new dreams of telling stories of fashion and music alongside two other incredible ladies and uncovering honest accounts of what creatives endure, how they persevere, and highlighting their accomplishments.
These last three months of working in my team at velvet + vinyl has given me more than an opportunity to blog, or a chance to increase my social media coverage, or to merely dabble in fashion and music.
velvet + vinyl has restored my hope in authentic creativity, my own confidence in myself, the belief that women don’t have to compete with each other to accomplish great things, and collaborating with other creatives can yield nothing but amazing stories, and even better friendships.
So thank you, last three months. Thank you libby, melissa, our followers and readers, our story tellers and interviewees, our lady inspirations and lastly, velvet + vinyl for giving me a place to do what I love, with people I love even more.
Amazing things are coming, and this is only just the beginning. XO.