This is the first year that I am celebrating Women’s International Day, honestly I didn’t even know about it before. But now that I know about it I am going to celebrate it every year. I am originally from Panama, came to the United states to go to school with dreams of making a name for myself. After hard work, passion, dedication and ups and downs. I created my own business in a country that is not even my own. I was able to provide for others and myself. I felt on top of the world and young entrepreneur being able to be my own boss. It was a dream come truth. Running a business specially in fashion is not easy, it requires a lot of organization and planning. Not to mention there is so much competition. Things were moving along, all the hard work was paying off. Them I got hit with a rare type of cancer that their is only 100 cases written in the US, with a 30% survival rate. I realized that without life I didn’t have anything so focus in becoming the CEO of my life, which I wouldn’t be able to manage my health decisions if I didn’t have the training and experienced that I gain from managing Haute & Rebellious. Searching for the best doctors, hospitals and treatment, making real decision that could affect my future. To let you guys know how surreal this experienced was for me. The office manager of the building where our Haute & Rebellious head quarters is somehow got diagnosed with cancer as well, in the end he didn’t make and I did. Emotionally, physiologically overcoming cancer was very difficult. I decided to take one day at a time. But thanks to my will to live and my entrepreneur spirit I was able face all this challenges.
So I love to inspire anyone that is listening, now days with social media people are always trying to show the best part of their life’s, but not everyone has everything running perfect. Embrace failure, learn and stand up for yourself. Overcoming obstacles is the only way to become successful.
I could of stayed in bed crying about everything that happened to me, but instead I decided to pick myself back up. Came to work and try my best to keep going. Now 2 years later I am still picking up the pieces, but I have come a really long way and I can’t wait to keep going. Continue to fulfilled my career dreams, and my personal goals to get married and raise a family. I don’t know how long a have but I want to be a woman that makes a difference and so should you. Because we can all make a difference.
For women’s International day I wanted to dress strong with a hint of Paris. Last week it was Paris Fashion Week and as a tribute to my love to Paris I decided to to do a look that embrace both points. I apologize the post a little too long. Too many pics to chose so I posted them all.
The jacket is one of my favorite pieces from an older Collection from Haute & Rebellious it has a Chanel mix with a Saint Laurent. My favorite flat brim hat from Brixton, Crop skinnies, YSL bag, H&R Button up shirt with bell sleeves and statement earrings.
No mountain is too tall or a dream too big
This is my sophisticated uniform black pants, back jacket (coat or blazer) White shirt inside, black heels, black bag and gold accessories.
Bell sleeve details