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.On My Mind, People
Printed silk dress
Noma asymmetric wool-blend shirt
Noma wool-blend straight-leg pants
Gathered cotton-poplin top
Cotton-blend gabardine trench coat
Oversized paneled cable-knit wool and poplin top
One-shoulder cotton-jersey top
Classic medium bag
Knot small hoop earrings made of brass