SIDE NOTE! - Late post due to travel/Christmas time craziness! (Update will be coming soon!)

This will definitely be on the longer side of a text post than usual.

Wednesday the 14th of December, 2016. I graduated my MA in Fashion Styling which I have been attending at Polimoda in Florence, Italy.

Now, let me give you a background story. 

My entire life I've been moving here and there (starting off with Bali, Indonesia at 9 years old) and moving schools many, many times. And at 16 I moved to a tiny little peppermint infested town called Gränna in Sweden for my last 2 years of high school. 

PS. If you haven't been to Gränna, you should. It's one of the cutest places in the world. Just imagine someone built a huge life size ginger bread house and that's where I spent my crazy high school days. 

Moving on. 

In high school, I was never really interested in my education. I was so happy to finally have a social life that I left all of that “You have to study for exams and get good grades to get a good job” stuff in through one ear and out through another. 

When I graduated high school in 2013, I had no idea where to go, or what to do. And I was very much a big fan of a “Gap Year”, or in my case a Gap Year 2 years in a row - hahaha. So I decided to do that and thank god, I managed to find Odalïsque, because without these girls I would have probably still been lost and would be thinking about maybe becoming a DJ, or just working at a coffee shop as a barista until something fell into my lap. 

This was the point in my life where I realized what industry I wanted to be in : Fashion. And let me tell you, when you find out what exactly you want to do with your life (even if it's somewhat of a small decision) to me this is a huge step. 

Doing a Masters with no Bachelors was something I never thought woud happen to someone like me.

So, in conclusion I just wanted to write a little sentimental post… Even if it's just for me to look back on in a few months or a few years. Or if it's going to help someone maybe make a choice that they are having a hard time making.

So, with that… Happy Holidays!!! 

Love, Dahlia Celestina