For the past few months I have been sharing with you many of my personal stylist fashion tips and hopefully helped you be cool, have a great party time, transform yourself and be ready to pack for your holidays once we are back to normal. In my last two blogs, I gave you many of my tried and tested tips to have a well organised wardrobe… and I’ve had many of you asking… but who is Isabel?
Well, today is the day I would like to share some of my personal story with you. I wasn’t going to, because I prefer to remain in the background both in my professional and personal life, and put my clients and those around me before me, but so many people have asked me that I just had to step in and share a little bit of my story with you.
Many of you already know that anything and everything to do with fashion has always been an integral part of my life. I was born in a household full of fashion patterns, yards of material, and cotton reels in a million colours. I remember watching how skilfully my mother would take my measurements and turn them into a pattern that later would become a beautiful garment. Mesmerising and magical! I would then pick up the pieces of material falling off the cutting table and make my own creations for my dolls. It took me into my own world, I could let my creativity blossom, I would be so focused I would not even noticed there was a world around me, all I would see and feel was how the material draped, and I would try to figure out how to create a garment in the same masterful way. And so, there I was my first steps into the fashion world displaying my creativity.
To some it may sound superficial, but for me fashion has been the one constant in my life that has helped me survive during difficult times. It helped me when I was doing those jobs that I absolutely abhorred but needed to do them for economic reasons. It helped me while I was a Secondary School Teacher (my other big passion) which I loved so much, I was giving it my all it nearly sent me to the bottom of the abyss. Even if the worst day, I would get home and fashion was there to save me and my sanity. Looking, reading, breathing, disappearing into this world kept me going.
After one extremely stressful day at work, I found myself driving home thinking, I cannot be doing this anymore it is killing me and there and then I decided to take a leap of faith and with no plan b, the following day I handed in my resignation.
I took some time off to figure out what was I going to do next. I just didn’t know, and yet it had been staring at me all along. I took time off to think and there it was, what was the one thing that I loved and could not live without?
I qualified as a Personal Stylist many years ago, but never considered to make it my full-time job, it was just a hobby, wasn’t it? but what if…? could this possibly be it? … Style Therapy by Isabel del Valle was born.
So today, I can share with you that I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do a job that I am truly passionate about it.
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Until next time,