Fashion is an addiction. A love. A passion.

My whole life is surrounded by fashion and style. Vintage paintings from my Mom, fashion books everywhere you look, clothing on display, vintage blue and white plates with my reading glasses, my gorgeous Christian Louboutins sit atop of a stack of British Vogue Magazines, my blue Manolo Blahnicks from Sex and the City pose on the top of a pyramid of fashion books... Everywhere you look in my house you can see my passion. 

The greatest fashion book I've ever owned is "Influence" by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It has inspired me in so many ways. It inspired not only my fashion choices, but my lifestyle and it also has inspired me to change the way I think. 

"Influence" is full of inspiring stories from artists and fashion designers. 

I bought the book at a time in my life when I was living far away from my family, and I was just kind of living. But had no real purpose. I heard that Mary-Kate and Ashley were releasing a book, I instantly became ecstatic. I had grown up loving and looking up to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They have always been my icons. I went to a local bookstore and they didn't have Influence in stock yet. So I walked to a drug store just to pick up a few necessities, and there is was! 50% off and the last one left, Influence was finally mine! I read, and re-read the book. Every time I read it I became more interested in exploring what I could do to accomplish my dreams. 

I think everyone has a trigger that makes them want to do more with their life, and to stop being ordinary. Just not everyone recognizes it. 

My trigger was "Influence". 

If you don't own the book, I highly suggest that you order it from Amazon, or go to your local bookshop and pick it up. It will change your life!

Some photos from my closet! 

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