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.
Striped silk shirt
Belted midi dress
Smocked-neck cotton-poplin top
Sleeveless Midi Dress
Slingback kitten-heel satin pumps
Double-breasted cotton pea coat
Pierce medium black leather bag
Hammock small grained-leather tote
Wide-leg cropped jeans
Utility twill and lace mini skirt