I get asked a lot where my confidence comes from and I don’t really have an answer. Uhh loving what I’m dressed in, being happy, I don’t really know? When I sat down and really thought about it I think my confidence first came from me faking it. Fake it until you make it. Tell yourself that you are the dopest, best version of yourself because YOU ARE. Fake it until you really feel it. I’m not talking about being cocky or arrogant, I’m talking about loving every part of yourself now, self love. The second I chose to live my life believing in my self and my work, worlds shifted. Start there, start with telling yourself that you are enough. Truly, that’s where it begins. Gabourey Sidibe had a perfect response when a reporter asked her how she was so confident. This quote put everything in perspective for me.
“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.”
Zellie Dress: Dolld Kouture
Necklaces: All 3 from Charlotte Russe
Platform Heels: Dolce Vita
photos courtesy of Daniel Guerrero
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