Today is a very special day! FMM turns ONE! One year ago today, i sat in this very same chair, and set off on what would be a life changing journey for me. You see, fashion and beauty have been a passion of mine since childhood. While many of my teenage friends shopped their local drugstores for lipsticks and eyeshadow, i saved up every last penny i could get my hands on to splurge at the Nordstrom's MAC counter! I studied fashion and beauty magazines as though they were college text books... still do! I sketched many clothing in hopes of one day becoming a fashion designer. I even attended FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) over the course of a couple of summers to indulge my love of fashion. After college graduation, i decided to work in fashion. Sadly, that dream went silent after September 11th. It was a day that changed my whole life... i became petrified of traveling to NYC everyday. So my life took on a different course. One I'm incredibly proud of and happy with. However, for years and years, i longed for something more. I searched and searched, knowing one day, it would come to me.... and it did. I'm honestly not sure why i didn't do this sooner, but perhaps i just wasn't ready. But one year ago, i embarked on this wonderful journey. I knew in my heart of hearts that this blog would be a tremendous success. Not so much in the conventional term for success... but simply for what success means to me. This blog has been a wonderful vehicle for me to share my innermost passions for fashion and beauty. Interestingly enough, my initial intention was to create a fashion blog, hence the name. But as the weeks and months progressed, i realized that beauty was my nitch and what i most loved to write about.
My dream was completely validated when only two months into my blogging ventures, Allure Magazine selected my blog as an alternate in the beauty blogger awards. I couldn't believe they selected my little blog out of thousands! While i didn't make it to the actual competition, this selection alone was an incredible nod from the beauty Gods affirming that this was indeed what i was meant to do. So much has come to fruition this past year. I'd say that my absolute favorite venture was being selected to represent Allure Magazine and the HBA Global Expo in NYC. Wow, talk about an amazing experience! I am very much looking forward to the year ahead! I look forward to new ventures, new opportunities, and most importantly providing my amazing readers with fun and informative material to read! I thank each and every single one of you for your precious time... every comment, and every compliment validates all my time and effort. Being a mommy sometimes poses its challenges when it comes to finding the time to post... but this sweet little blog of mine was the last piece of the puzzle i searched so long and hard for. Now... I'm complete.