Says Sonia

“I was rather free, and I always did what I wanted to do, sometimes without listening to the people who warned me not to do this or that.” ~ Sonia Rykiel

Last year, I made the huge decision, regardless of the violent reactions of the people closest to me, of quitting my job and pursuing my passions instead. To many who read my blog articles, this is a story that has already been heard a million times. I sacrificed plenty. I saved up to pay for my tuition fee. I searched for online jobs to support myself; working on weekdays as a blog article contributor and on weekend night shifts as a data researcher.

It has been a few months since school started. Time sure flies by so fast. It seems only yesterday when I could barely sleep, tossing and turning on my bed, thinking of what to expect when I enter SoFA Design Institute. I was excited but also worried. I had a lot of questions. “Would I fit in?” “Do I have what it takes?” “Am I in for the regret of a lifetime?” Months passed and can you believe it? School is almost over.

I did not get answers to my questions. Not literally at least. I did, however, stopped questioning and started believing. I believe in myself more now. I believe that standing out is better than fitting in. I believe that talent will only get you so far. You have to accompany it with hard work and dedication. I believe that I’m not the same person I was a year ago anymore. It is not that I changed, but rather, going to SoFA brought back the real me.

I believe that the Fashion Styling course not only made an impact on my style preferences but more importantly on my personal growth. I have no plans on going back to my old job. I have finally found something that is worth my blood and sweat. I don’t know yet what lies ahead for me after this course, but like what they say, “Fashion is all about taking risks.” I beleive life is also all about taking risks. If we don’t take risks, how would we know what we’re capable of?


*my outfit is inspired by Sonia Rykiel. That day we were asked to style ourselves and pay tribute to her.


Top – H&M Studio A/W 2016 Campaign | Skirt – Thrifted | Boots – Forever21


3 thoughts on “Says Sonia

  1. I love your fire girl! It’s really inspiring to read your stories because there is always an underlying thread of strength and commitment in them. I think that you are a strong person who knows how to carve her own way no matter what, through any situation! Your outfit here is really strikingly modern, I love the black and grey color scheme. I can’t wait to see more posts from you this new year. Be you, do you, Janine! ❤

    Shanaz | Reverie Sanctuary


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