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I’m totally having a fan moment with today’s Bombshell!!
She is none other than Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a celebrated author, speaker, and Fashion Bomb reader! She’s been a reader for years, and I couldn’t be more overjoyed to feature her as Bombshell of the Day:
She writes, “It’s hard to talk about what ‘my style’ is.”
” You know those magazine features that ask you to choose if you’re ‘classic’ or ‘romantic’ or ‘preppy’ or whatever? I often find myself choosing all, and sometimes none. My style is What Makes Me Happy.”
“I have clothes that other people tell me are lovely but I don’t love them.”
” And there are clothes I wear and love, about which my family and friends will say things like, ‘you look like you’re wearing a man’s shirt that isn’t your size.’ Or ‘is that really how that top is supposed to look?’ Or ‘I don’t understand this dress.’”
“And I actually see their point! But what matters in the end is what makes me feel, when I look in the mirror, fully like myself.”
See more here:
Eloquent! Glorious! Flawless!
Excuse my blabberings, I’m just a huge fan (have you read Americanah or listened to Beyoncé’s Flawless?). At any rate, Chimamanda wrote a great article in Elle.com called, “Why Can’t a Smart Woman Love Fashion?” It’s a must read.
What do you think?
Fashion Bombshell of the Day is a feature showcasing the singular style of Fashion Bomb Readers. Send your name, location, a description of your style, and 6-8 clear, unfiltered, head-to-toe pictures of 6-8 different outfits to firstname.lastname@example.org. Images submitted will be featured on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any of our social media platforms. Comments can be harsh, so bring your A game! Please be advised: once published, pictures will not be removed or taken down.