Fashion has been my thing since I can remember. I used to hate barbie dolls but loved making clothes for my sister’s dolls out of socks when we were little. I remember waking up wondering what I would wear to school and trying on what little clothes I had until I found the perfect look. Honestly, I think my love for fashion was encouraged by my older sister Noemy, I remember loving everything she wore. Fashion gave me a confidence that I can’t explain, it gave me individuality in my teen years. I started wearing heels as soon as I was be able to purchase a pair. A good wardrobe was normal to me, it was and still is essential.
Eventually I found myself dressing my friends. However, I have never been comfortable giving tips or telling people what to wear. My closest friends are actually the only ones I felt comfortable enough giving fashion advice to until of course, House of Alice Rose.
When HoAR launched, giving tips through articles wasn’t hard, but would you believe that I still struggle with giving input to ladies who aren’t super close to me?!?? It’s not that I don’t have confidence in my fashion knowledge but it’s simply that I don’t ever want others to feel like I am down talking anyone’s style. A fear of offending others is constantly on my mind. I love people and I am a huge woman empowering advocate therefore if I am not providing positive input then I take a bow of silence.
I understand that in order to grow I have to be able to get out of my comfort zone. So, after a couple of months of networking with the ladies from Houston Latina Bloggers I decided to be a “blogger” and offer Connie from Momma of Dos my styling services. She accepted and the rest was history. I met her at the Galleria of Houston. She was warm and welcoming. A very smart woman, filled with conversation and excitement. I felt like I’d known her forever. I was beyond nervous but as soon as we spoke our first “hellos” all my nerves melted away. The first 20 mins my goal was to learn as much as I could about her in order to get an idea of what she was about. I decided she was “busy mommy on a mission” a super woman in her own right, proud of her heritage and eager to make the world better one blog post at a time. Styling for her was a treat, she was willing and open to ideas without settling. She wasn’t afraid to say, “That’s not for me” and I loved that. We spent three hours shopping and found the perfect Connie approved outfit. As we talked, I realized Connie had this thing about her that made me feel like I was in the presence of a mogul, somebody who will get far in life. Her commitment to her blog, job and family was contagious. You can’t be around Connie and be mediocre, you want to be great because that is what she projects. She may not know this but that was my first professional styling job and she had just helped me wake up from DREAMING. Thanks to her I was now WORKING.
Those who feed, encourage, and help you wake up and work on your dreams are angels sent from God. Connie, is now my friend and will be forever. Never be afraid to wake up and work, but better than that, never deny support to a friend who dreams big. The universe will thank you.
With that said, need a stylist?? Send me or Lidia an email. #StyledByHoAR, along with positive attitude, and girl talk is currently free.
Till next time,
-House of Alice Rose-