I know its late!… Happy new week! – Since I can’t say happy Monday!
I am so gutted that I haven’t had a chance to post any YouTube videos, but I thought at least I can pop some bits on here to keep you guys in the loop!
So in the past week or so, its been interesting! New clients.. More Freelancing and a WHOLE lot of returning!
Unfortunately, one of my new clients haven’t launched yet… so lets skip that update – but I would love to talk to you about Samantha Harvey! A really cool down to earth girl with the voice of 10,000 goddesses!
…. I TOLD YOU!!!
You know when you ACTUALLY… CANNOT!? *clutches chest*.
I had the pleasure of styling her for some ‘promo’ shots as she has just been signed by an agency.
Have a gander….
Discount Code: ERICAFM
You know that bubbly feeling you get in your stomach, when the Postman knocks on your door and hands over a present – I mean package. Well, it sure feels like a present! I must say, one of the best side effects of being a Fashion stylist is constantly being surrounded by clothes, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Picking out what you love… but then I hate having to take it back!
But when you come across a brand you love… those saviour brands who help you bulk up your ‘stylist kit’ with amazing pieces so you can use it for future shoots – well. It feels like my birthday *release the confetti*
Museme is a trendy new brand selling the necessary shade throwers! We have seen all sorts of headlining Celebrities in iconic looks with the ultimate and what i call understated wardrobe staple ‘the sunglasses’.
what I love about this brand is that they offer such classic statement pieces, they will never go out of style #TaylorSwift So I will be styling these up throughout the year for sure!
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Client: Beyond Hair
Photography: Gabor Szantai
MUA: Nadine Reid
Fashion Stylist: Erica Matthews
Model: Jess Williams, Dani Babycham, Sema Tawi
Jewellery: Lewa Jewel
I’ll start it this way….Thank you Solange…
Interlude ‘Tina taught me’:
“I think part of it is accepting that it’s so much beauty in being black. And that’s the thing that I guess I get emotional about because I’ve always known that. I’ve always been proud to be black. Never wanted to be nothing else. Loved everything about it, just…
It’s such beauty in black people, and it really saddens me when we’re not allowed to express that pride in being black, and that if you do then it’s considered anti-white. No! You just pro-black. And that’s okay. The two don’t go together. Because you celebrate black culture does not mean that you don’t like white culture, or that you putting it down. It’s just taking pride in it, but what’s irritating is when somebody says, you know, “They’re racist!” “That’s reverse racism!” or “They have a Black History Month, but we don’t have a White History Month!”
Well, all we’ve ever been taught is white history. So, why are you mad at that? Why does that make you angry? That is to suppress me, and to make me not be proud”
Bruh………. *falls on back*
Look, just like me, I’m sure you have been loosing your mind with all the violence we have been seeing internationally – especially the horrific things we are seeing in regards to #blacklivesmatter!
If your black.. I recommend this uplifting, story telling, WAVEY AF (yes I went there) Album!
‘A Seat at the Table’ Walks Softly, Speaks Radically
– Rolling Stone
Are you ready for your miracle?
…. I think I opened one of the best emails I have ever received this year! I subscribed to Baucemag.com to get some more #girlboss inspiration and although most of their posts are geared at people in the U.S…. Well, this one hit home!
Apart from being a Fashion Stylist – I am human! I experience all the things a girl experiences while trying to juggle the stress of being Self – Employed!
Family, friendships, broken hearts, health – you name it!
So here is something for you to digest.. I still am!
How cluttered is your space right now?
Like literally at this instant? Do you have weeks old laundry that’s due for a cleaning? Have you unpacked your luggage from your last trip yet? We all get a little reckless about “keeping neat” sometimes and we get it. Clothes gets shrugged off after a long day at work and shoes are tossed on the floor after stumbling in late at 3 AM. But did you know that all that physical clutter might be blocking you from something? That you might not be receiving the blessings you deserve because there’s just too much junk in your life?
You see all that drama you have with your “frenemy”, the stress that you’re getting from work, the quips from your parents — they are all weighing you down. And when you’re weighed down, it’s hard to see what’s in front of you or what could be coming. It’s so easy to have your mind ruminate over past hurts and pains that desire to keep you stuck because your mental space is so clouded by it. You’re constantly thinking about “how much you hate your job” instead of sitting down, clearing out a path, and focusing on your game plan to get out of your “mess”.