A few weeks ago, a commencement speaker advised a graduating class to not follow their passions, she reasoned that doing so may not necessarily lead to success. This took me aback. I’m a huge proponent of doing what you love, and it’s a big part of how I define success.
Street-style-star Taylor Tomasi Hill, recently creative director of Moda Operandi, with earlier stints at W and Marie Claire, has found her calling as a florist. With the help of YouTube tutorials Tomasi Hill honed her floral style. And after posting her arrangements on Instagram, she was in business.
I know first hand how difficult it can be to shift careers, especially when at the top of your field. But in my book, doing what you love is a success unto itself.
Pages from Elle.
Jeremie tote bag
Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat
Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Iliana Harkness bucket hobo
Wool and cashmere cardigan
Wendell cropped mid-rise flared jeans
Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide
Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Linda 45 leather pumps
Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse