Another day, another African print dress; today it’s the Zesiro midi dress.
I love love love this dress, and whilst the sun is shining, it’s definitely getting much colder so I’ve been pairing all of my cute summer dresses with white undershirts. Anything to cling onto summer for a little bit longer!
I’ve seen quite a few comments from our longstanding customers, people who bought from us during our Etsy days (thank you guys so much!) and quite a few have said how nice it’s been to finally see one of the faces behind Grass-fields again.
As we’ve grown we’ve been lucky to work with quite a few fantastic models, who embody what Grass-Fields is all about. However, we haven’t always been that lucky. Before we could even afford to think about studios and photographers and makeup artists we did everything ourselves; me, Michele and our great friend, Suzy. But back then we were doing this literally to survive. We’d plaster on what little makeup we had, take to the streets of our town and shoot our clothing… on a Samsung phone. Any insecurities I had were pushed aside, because I had to wear our items. And I loved some of those first pieces, but I was full of self-doubt and loathed my appearance.
STEP OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND SHINE!
When we started working with actual models it allowed us to focus on other areas of the business and lots of our customers and followers loved seeing new faces wearing Grass-fields, and we loved how it was helping us grow. I didn’t feel like Grass-fields had that personal touch any longer though, we would always share our turbulent story on our social media accounts and really prided ourselves on being personable with our customers but we were now faceless. In fact, lots of our new customers thought that some of our models were the owners of Grass-fields because we completely stopped showing our faces.
It took a long time for me to be comfortable in my own skin and accept myself for who I am. I have flaws, hang-ups and insecurities. I have good days and bad days. But as Grass-fields has grown, so have I and I’ve learned to accept that no one is perfect; it’s our imperfections that make us who we are. I’ve always known that I want to do great things and be a vessel for change, and that won’t happen if I’m hiding…
How are you shining bright today? Let me know in the comments, I love to hear from you!
Have a great day!
Love Christelle xxx