Working 24/7 on a tech company and an online magazine is a pretty challenging act. People say I am living a better life compared to previously working full time. They say I have more freedom to do whatever I want.

I’ll stop you right there.

That is not entirely the case. It is not as easy or dreamy as it sounds. Having your own company entails a lot of responsibilities. Rich Dad perfectly describes this startup life:

“Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In midair, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.”

Snap of the marketing team:

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Why not? Just do it. For younger folks and 20-somethings like me, why not do it? What is there to lose? Challenge yourself to do better each day and learn from all the success and failures you encounter. I am not saying it will be a fun ride. I won’t. But in the end, you will learn a lot about yourself. You will discover new skills and create things that will contribute to this world.

Snap from our guest presentation at INNOVENT 201 class last week:

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FASHION WEEK

Two weeks ago I attended my first Wellington Fashion Week (WFW). NZ Style Collective has been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the official media partners this year.

Here are my outfits for each day, thanks to Chris Park for taking the photos:

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Day 01: Prom Queen Dress by Katie-maree Cole, blazer by Anthea, shoes from Mi Piaci and bag by Forever New.

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Day 02: One of my fave Prairie shirt by Katie-maree Cole, blazer by Anthea, skirt by Forever New, shoes by Mi Piaci, accessories by Agatha Paris.

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Day 03: Infinity dress by Silence Was, capelet by 6×4, shoes by Topshop

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Day 04: dress by Karen Walker, accessories by Agatha Paris, blazer by Anthea, shoes by ASOS

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Day 05: I forgot to take photos of my outfit during the last show, but this is my second outfit of the day. Thanks for the gorgeous dress Mardle. Shoes by ASOS.

Also, extra special thanks to my amazing NZ Style Collective team this year at WFW: Anthea Hayley, Olga  Korsukova, Rebe Burgess, Beth Ivy Buxton –  and of course the amazing Chris Park for organizing and keeping the team focused throughout the week.