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Outfit Details: Sweater & Fur Coat: Jakke London | Reversible Coat  by Flawless Coats

Fierce,

Have you experienced feeling a little down and you feel disconnected from everyone around you? Well, let me tell you something that I’ve been experiencing these past weeks. First of all, it’s not as bad as you think it is. It’s healthy.

When the people around you don’t understand you anymore, be alone. Listen to your voice away from their noise. Remember who you were before they imposed their lifestyles, opinions, and thoughts on you. Remember who you were before you met them or integrated yourself with them. Recharge your mind and your heart away from their energies. This is the time to be selfish. This is the time to ask for space. This is the time to find yourself again before you lose yourself in the crowd. Don’t wait until you no longer recognize who you are.

Photographed by Jamal Thomas

You need to be self-aware of the things around you. It will help you to become stronger and flourish yourself to be the person you always wanted to be. 

You’re starting to wonder if maybe you haven’t been making the wrong decisions but making the right ones in the wrong place. Saying the right things to the wrong people. Doing the right things for people who don’t appreciate them. Trying to live a certain way in a place that doesn’t support the kind of life you want. You need to go to a place where you feel safe and proud to live. Along the way, you will find all the reasons behind your struggles and pain. It will be the boldest and beautiful decision you will ever make in your life. Find yourself Fierce!

 

Outfit Details: Dress NÜ Denmark Fur Coat Jakke London


Fierce,
I’ve been holding this news for the past 6 months and I guess it’s time for me to share with you all my upcoming plans. 2019 was a very tough year for most of us and for me personally, I am grateful. I’ve traveled 10 times and I’ve experienced the worst things during 2019 but beyond that, I am happy for the person I am becoming. I am starting a new journey! Yes, you are right I am going to a new place and the beauty in starting over is that you get to let go of who you were in the past. You let go of what was holding you back and you let go of all the things that were weighing you down when you thought you were stuck – either in the wrong place or with the wrong person.

Why I am starting a new journey?

I want to evolve myself as a woman with substance. I want to grow as a person and find what truly makes me happy. At my age right now, I want to explore new things that I will never experience if I will stay where I am right now. — The beauty in starting over is that you get to choose.

Photographed by Jamal Thomas

You get to choose who you want to be this time without anyone telling you who you should be and how you should do it. You’re given a new chance to live life differently. You’re given a new lens to see life in a different color and you’re given another chance to redeem yourself, to fix yourself and get one step closer to who you always wanted to be.

When you decide to take a different road, when you do something that scares you and when you let go of something or someone that was holding you back – no matter how much it hurts, no matter how much you care about them, sometimes they pull you back when you were meant to fly and sometimes they silence your voice when you were meant to roar.

Location: Buckingham Palace, London

Fierce,

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style. I ride the waves of chaos happily, letting the splash of salt sting my lips as I slice through the barrels. I smile and hold my breath when I get caught in the shore break.
I never bail.
But all yin has a yang, and lately, I can’t stop thinking about the idea of stability.

Photographed by Jamal @Jamaloop

Handbag: Antoine Amato and Top & Bottom: Arela Studio

Practicality has never been a strong suit of mine, yet it’s one of the most cherished things I admire in another being. I might like to know how it feels, to have a constant in my life. The most important right now is that I am happy with my family and the things that I do with passion. Slaying is my passion, showcasing my talent, vision, and style to all of you through visuals is something that keeps me going in life.

Doing what feels right, even when it isn’t comfortable. Loving the instability of it all.
I’ll come up for air, shaking the sand from my hair as I inhale the sea breeze. I don’t know what’s next. But I know I’ll get back on my board, and I’ll paddle out again with a much happier smile on my face.


Fierce,

If I were a musically gifted person, I would write my feelings for London into a song because it deserves magnificent melodies, but nonetheless, consider these words my love song to you London.
I just wanna express my most sincere gratitude for your many wonders.

Whether it was a sensational first bite of fish n chips on Portobello Market or the subtly hypnotizing music found in every Underground station, London, you have given me something to look forward to every single day. Before I arrived here, I struggled to find a reason to smile, but since I have landed on your steady ground, I have no reason to not smile. You made my heart so happy! No words could express how much I love the feeling of being here.
You have beauty in every crevice of your existence. From handsome parks booming with life to street corners full of adventure and opportunity, I have fallen in love with your large array of interests and your effortless charm.
I remember the butterflies fluttering in my stomach the first time I set eyes on Ben. I was captured by his massive presence. It just goes to show that even a million pictures of something cannot compare to the beauty of the real thing.

Pants: Diana Arno Styled by Samreen Kazi

Handbag: Antoine Amato

Location: Carnaby, London

I remember the tears I shed in Shakespeare’s Globe when the actors stepped on stage to perform the opening scene. It had been a dream of mine for so long; I could not help but weep tears of joy at the realization that my dreams had become a reality. I was standing in the midst of history; in fact, I was often placed in the middle of a historically significant location, which is something I truly respected and admired throughout my days.
London, you’ve introduced me to a whole new culture. You turned me into a disgruntled Londoner.

I found myself getting annoyed by tourists on the streets who seemed to have forgotten how to walk and grinding my teeth in pessimism when some bloody person began to talk on the phone while riding the tube. I never knew I had this fiery energy inside of me. Thank you for allowing and even welcoming me to outwardly express whatever I please.
In your little pubs, I found warmth and comfort. Their home cooked food and rustic atmosphere left me craving more every time. Trying flavor after flavor of cider, I even grew to appreciate the burning sensation of your insidious liquid as it was pressed against my smiling lips.

Walking down the streets in my final days here, I take in the familiar aroma of your smoke-filled and hazy air, both remembering my initial distaste for it and feeling hopelessly nostalgic at the same time.
The gray skies fill my heart with joy. Their mystery and foggy persistence never cease to inspire me. I welcome the inevitable fall of rain as I walk through the streets unprepared with nothing but a light sweater to shield me from your droplets.

You will never know what you’ve done for me. You have made me incredibly uncomfortable, turned me into a complete outsider, drained my wallet with your currency system, tested me with your dry humour and confused me by your unnecessary “u’s in your words, but I fell in love with you just the same. You gave me a spring in my step, inspired me to be artistic, introduced me to a world beyond the bubble that I had attached myself to and for that, I can never truly repay you.

Photographed by Jamal @jamalopp

Here’s to the nights I couldn’t fall asleep, listening to the drunken songs of the South Kensington streets. Here’s to the severely underrated pastries you possess. Here’s to the beautiful strangers I met the gaze of on the train. Here’s to the architecture that took my breath away time and time again. Here’s to you London.

So thank you. I will never forget this amazing time that we spent together. You helped put the spark back into my eyes and I will return home with a new sense of accomplishment and pride. I am so lucky to have been able to call you home, if only for a matter of months. My heart has been sewn together with the Union Jack and a part of me will remain in this beautiful city forever.

So it is with a drawn-out sigh and the phrase “Mind the gap” ringing in my heart that I, at last, leave you. It’s been brilliant.

Special thanks to Black PR

You are my “Home”

Fierce,

London makes me so happy!

The place itself makes me smile from one cheek to the other. I love how it’s an amalgamation of so many diverse cultures. It’s such a fascinating melting pot! Plus the fact that some of the finest restaurants in the world are based in London. My favourite places to visit over the weekends, if I want to keep it a bit low key are Soho and China town. And if I want to go all out and grab some fancy drinks, I head to the bars and restaurants in Chelsea or Covent Garden. Basically, I’d like to think I’m very easy going when it comes to food and fashion.

These two areas are pretty much my top choices whenever I visit London which is why I love dressing up and being fashionable whilst keeping the typical English weather aside. I mean, who doesn’t love layers right?! It’s simply my most favourite choice of dressing up whenever I head to cold places.

Working with British Brands along with juggling my full-time job has helped me immensely. How so you may wonder? Well, most importantly, I’ve gained so many more friends and have in turn managed to build my own community in London. Which is why I keep going back and forth along with constantly following up with my clients and meeting up with my friends and family that I have in London.

Having good people and enriching friendships in my life has really helped me a lot to be more confident in my skin and in turn more open with people. Last but not the least, it has also helped me a lot in gaining more connections for The Fierce Walker.

I guess all I’m trying to say here is that I feel like London truly is home for me. It is a place where I can feel safe, a place where I am happy and I can be who I really am. A place that I can call the real home of The Fierce Walker.