Happy Monday everyone!!
This post is dedicated to those girls who send me private messages about finding who they really are. They also think I have it all ; no I don’t, I am also in the process of finding who I really am. The older I get, the more understanding and clarity I get with who I really am and what I really want be/do. Most importantly, I work very hard at been that person I really want to be. Thank you and I love you all for sharing your stories with me.
I am thankful because I also have people in my life with whom I share my story. They make me smile all the time because they are there for me truly and not because of what I can offer them but because they love me for who I am. So I am far from perfect and nobody is. Jesse J’s song says nobody’s perfect NO!
For this pairing I played with layers. I wanted a look I could wear without a coat so I wore a thermal cami and layered up a shirt on it and then a turtleneck which I turned into a sweater so the collar on the shirt can rest on the turtle neck turned jumper. I just love the sleek look of the shirt and it reminds me of those collars sold individually.
I deliberately left the silk blouse/shirt loose to mimic the shape of the peplum hem skirt.
This other photos reminds me of editorial shoots where the models “veg” out/are static. Sometimes they look liveless. I like it. I know I am still squinting. I brought my sun shades to set like my dear friend Black Zulu recommended but didn’t wear them because I thought I looked too cool.
I know you will be wondering what sort of title was that.
Allow me share with you how my faith conflicts with fashion. It is hard for me sometimes to be creative in styling and not compromise my believe/values/faith. I know you will ask me why/how/what do you mean?
The question really is how can I be a God’s child and still wear mini skirts? Don’t get me wrong, not that mini skirts are bad, it is just that…..
Okay, this is my confession, OOPS! Did I sound like Usher? There is a kind of limitation to what I can/should/expected to wear. For instance , in the Christendom, you are not expected to wear mini dresses and skirts. Not that it is a sin, it is just a way to teach girls/woman the way to dress moderately and be modest in appearance. It is just important that we present ourselves in a manner that we do not expose our bodies and most importantly in a way that is acceptable unto God. I think in this time and age where nudity is just one of those things, this part of my religion/faith I love i.e teach girls to throw on some panty holes.
So Why then do you wear MINI? I look at it this way that if because of my faith, I restrict myself too much, then I may not be able to cover all areas of fashion. Also with a hubby who thinks that mini skirts/dresses make him happy . Even though what we wear tell a lot about us, is it really what we wear or how we wear them that matters. Isn’t how we treat people or how we make them feel more important? Maya Angelou says and I quote, people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel. The question really is how do you make people feel?
What do I do then?
Well, I just had to find a balance that does not compromise my faith and who I really am. My balance is wearing my mini skirt with a pair of tights. Every one wears tight isn’t it? Hmm, Nope!
It’s more than Religion. Culture too!!
I remembered my father echoing it in my ears that I could be a model provided I do not wear those two piece bikinis, I know what you are thinking. What planet was that? No it wasn’t Hollywood, it was Lagos Nigeria. I said yes daddy and he signed those parental consent form for me. Guess what, I did modelling and without those two pieces bikinis…..good girl me!!
Sorry about the long tale, I just wanted to share my background/faith with you a little and I hope you got to know me a little bit more.
I have a few question to ask y’all, if you have the time, please answer them…..
Do you love layering up , would you wear a tight with this length of skirt and finally how mini is really mini? Let me know please, leave me a comment.
Me first, if the skirt was like 3 inches longer, I wouldn’t need those panty holes. Well not my fault, God gave me those legs.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am always happy to see you here. Wishing you a lovely day and God bless.
Much Love, Mojisola.
Quote of the day…..it’s never too late to be who might have been……George Elliot.
Photography by Chris Odeniyi. Thanks Christian.