Don’t be shy now, call me COVER GIRL!
I am a believer of whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
For today’s post, allow me share with you that anything and everything is possible. Please take a moment to read it
For all my styling & look books, I basically find inspiration from every where. When I say from every where, I mean every where from the street to the magazines but so many times, I just think about a styling, try it out and go for it. The latter was one of the 7 style philosophies I shared recently.
When we did the photography for this look I called “glamourous“, I mentioned in the blog post because of the photography that the look would be perfect for the cover of a magazine and I mentioned and hoped that someday it will happen.
A couple of months later, I shared with you that I was in a National newspaper, the Guardian where this Palazzo look was featured in their fashion Column. Well, I hoped for a cover page but I got an inside feature. That was good but not great. Trust me, I am a dreamer.
Fast forward this January, I was invited to be on the cover of a magazine, the Naija Juice. In the invite, they said it is me they want to be on the cover. Now, I hoped for it, I got it. Believe it or not, whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. And here we are……….
No, Naija juice is not the Vogue but it is still my desire that some day, I would love to be on the cover of Vogue & more magazines. And YES, my mind can conceive and believe and so it is achievable and so help me God.
I shared some of the photos we did for this cover with you on my birthday; 02/03, you can see them here. Now let’s see some more……
In case you are wondering why the roses, this was a love edition issue a.k.a Valentine. Roses are a symbol or love and romance. I did all the styling and came up with the concept too.
By the way, all of this images are unedited, I like to look like me in photos and always insist on that no matter who I work with. My imperfections are part of my beauty so why take them away? I am perfect though and so are you. You were made in God’s image.
For this look I was wanted a look that is “hot” and “sexy” and I didn’t forget to bring all shades of fierce to the shoot !
I paired this fitted dress with matching bracelet and shoes and finished the look with bold statement earrings. To keep all attention to the look and the roses I had in my hand, I pulled my hair backward and made it into a big bun. A large hair clip completes the look.
Motivation for Monday :::: Believe it, You will Achieve it
Whatever it is the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past….Napoleon Hill
In reality that quote may not be relatable to anyone who does not have any faith. The truth is this, you must have some faith for you to be able to achieve the things you can not see. It is very scriptural.
To be able to conceive, believe and achieve anything, you must do everything you can to power your mind with positive thinking. What this means is; when things are not going the way you want or the way you plan for them to go, you must be able to think past that failure and continue to be thankful for what has worked. That is hard but doable.
One of the things I do to remain thankful is that I focus on the things that make me happy. For example, my family. I always quickly go back and remain thankful if not for anything, because we are well and alive. So always think of something positive to outweigh the negative.
To achieve what your mind may have conceived, you must be ready to put in the work. If your mind has conceived for you to be a Doctor for example, you must be ready to put in the hard work at Med school to be a Doctor. It is the same in all areas of life, you must be ready to work hard. The good news is, God rewards hard work. He does. The more work you put into anything, the more result you will get so keep working.
So whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you must be willing to work at it to achieve it. In other words, it simply means, you must have some faith and you must be ready to put in the work.
Believe me, no matter the amount of people who do the same thing as you, with a little faith, prayer and hard work, you will do great.
I sincerely want to thank you for always stopping by and for reading. I truly hope you enjoyed the photos and the styling.
I appreciate your time, your kind comments / feedback and friendship. It means the world to me.
To the Naija juice team, I thank you.
Now, let me know what you think of this cover girl. Please let me know in the comments below.
Photos by Claire
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