I hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend, how nice is it to have a four day break!!!
In this blog post, I wanted to discuss overcoming my fear of photos, a fear I think many girls can relate too.
I used to have a huge fear of photos, to the point where my friends would take a photo of me & ask if I wanted to check it before posting it, the fear of seeing how I looked scared me so much that I refused to take a look. Why did I have this fear? Because back then magazines, tv shows & billboards portrayed women with one body type, tall & thin, so I hated looking at myself because I didn't look like this female ideal. It's only been in the last couple of years that I've truly accepted my body for what it is & am slowly, slowly building up the confidence to have myself photographed in Saroka. It's not that often you see designer's wearing their own stuff for a stylised photoshoot, however I'm trying to practice what I preach & show that a diverse range of women can wear Saroka including myself.
I'm not going to lie though, the fear of looking at myself in photos still does creep in occasionally. When I first looked at this photo I thought my thighs look huge! I was tempted to shrink myself in Photoshop...however that's not what Saroka is about, I want to empower all of you to feel good about yourself & not feel the need to extreme diet & over exercise to fit into fashion or look better on Instagram.
I've said it before but want to gently remind you all again that you cannot fight genetics and the features and characteristics you've been blessed with. Next time you find yourself hating your picture, don't beat yourself up over what you've eaten or how much exercise you haven't done and think about the fact that genetic makeup is huge factor for your body type. Sometimes we focus so much on our exterior in a picture and forget just how lucky we are to have a healthy and able body to carry us for our whole life!
I'm wearing the Daze Top in Black, which you can check out here.
Thanks so much for reading. Love Mel Xo