Green pants? That's not me Gibran. I've heard this over and over but I have to say these things are straight cash money. Look no one you know is rocking them - I get it. So the thought of venturing out and listening to me sounds a bit off the reservation.
I will not give up though on my quest to put these in your life. Let me try this. "Man look at those hideous pine trees." Said no one ever. Lush looks good. In real life our eyes are drawn to lush landscapes and it's no different when you see the color in real life set against a bright spring sun and clear blue sky.
Give this combo a shot and I promise - I guarantee - you'll feel like a million $$$$$$$
I've recently fallen in love with Skill Share. It bills itself as "Classes taught by expert practitioners". I made my way to the site to take a specific class by Elle Luna called Choose Must. Having designed for multiple successful startups I was intrigued by the premise of the course. 10 exercises to help you find your true passion or "must". I would highly recommend it if the topic at all appeals to you.
I feel like I am currently doing my "must" with Alial Fital - so my intentions for taking the class were slightly different. I am obsessed about improving my creative process and so I've ventured out to learn from as many designers as I can. Elle's class really helped me define and distinguish a creative process that I can use moving forward.
The class of 10 exercises culminates with what she calls "finding your North Star". When you start the process you have no idea where it will end. My final "North Star" featured the words Fashion. Travel. Design. Sport. Inspiring People. written on a 4 x 6 notecard surrounded by relevant imagery. Is stared at it for a few days wondering what I had on my hands.
Elle instructs you to create or experience something related to your "North Star" to set the journey. The thought of starting my own magazine which allowed me to dive into these themes above popped in my head. So I made one and the Stand Apart Magazine was born. I've switched over my under inspired style blog to the magazine format and couldn't be happier.