Most models have relatively short careers. I have been rather fortunate to have had such a long career as an international fashion model. But eventually all good things must come to an end. So I was thinking what I would do once I stopped modelling. It would be a shame to just let go of all my experience and contacts within the world of fashion. Then a serendipitous event occurred when I was asked to write an article about fashion. It was quite a daunting task as I had never submitted a formal article to an established publisher, but I was ready for the challenge. As a child I won a national language competition and had actually wanted to become a translator at the United Nations. Life seems to come around in circles.
Now I had a chance to use my passion for languages and combine it with my other passion which is fashion. I began to read a lot of articles, studied writing skills and techniques. Eventually, I developed my own style of writing which seemed popular. One article led to another and yet another. Within a year, I have had over 20 articles published in international publications such as Forbes (France), Monaco Madame Magazine (Monte Carlo), Moda Dynastie (Dubai), Manila Up Magazine (Los Angeles), City Life (Monaco) and Fabulos (UK). When reflecting on what has happened in such a short space of time, I am rather overwhelmed. I thanked my lucky stars. But as a friend reminded me, "You make your own luck!" Hard work does pay off eventually, even if it seems like nothing works at the beginning.
I am so proud to have become a regular contributor for Forbes. My latest article for Forbes is an article about the fashion designer Sajada Rehman titled "The Universal Language of Fashion with Sajada Rehman." It is published in French but I have provided an English translation of the article below: