January, one of the coldest and saddest months of the year (you know, the holiday season aftermath, when your bank statement is just sitting on the counter, unopened, waiting to choke you with debt), is finally over! And we are welcoming one of the loveliest months of the year, February. To be honest, my favorite month of the year has to be March. In March, we say hello to Spring and yours truly was born. A second favorite is definitely July. Why? Summer! Need I say more? And third in my list is February. Why? Because of my Rana’s birthday (my beautiful Schnauzer who makes life better, who can brighten up even the darkest day), Fashion Month (why of course), Valentine’s Day (not that I am a fan of this sappy holiday or that I really celebrate it, but it’s an excuse for stores to sell all kinds of pink and pretty things and an excuse for me to purchase them) and last but definitely not least, this baby’s third birthday. Yes, Sweet n’raw will be turning three years old on February 24th and I am truly proud and happy of what I’ve created so far. This three years have been a beautiful reminder of why I decided to start a blog and how much love I have for what I do.
So welcome February, I know you will be a good one!
It was on February 23, 2011, after several months of brain gestation, when I gave birth to a little baby named Sweet’n’Raw. A whole year has gone by, and since time flies when you love what you do, I didn’t even notice. Today I stand here admiring the result of 365 days of work, hard work (500 cups of coffee, my previous mac, the one that died on me and a sunken chair with my ass engraved on it were witnesses of it all) and I can’t help but smile.
This blog started out as a place for me to express my love for fashion, journalism and illustration. Little did I know that as time passed and posts grew, I will be experiencing some growth myself. Like a first-time mommy, I have learned more than ever about sense of responsibilty, after all, babies have to be nurtured and taken care of. I have redefined and reaffirmed my sweet and always raw personality and style and I’ve found out that the girl who could never do two things at the same time (that’s me), is a hell of a multi- tasker.
Sweet’n’Raw is one year old and is definitely here to stay and keep growing. All of this is thanks to you, my sweet readers: You give me that satisfaction that gets me going and that inspires me every single day. Readers are to a blog what red soles to Louboutin.
“Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. “
Sweet kisses and lots of love…
Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
Cake: Martha Stewart.com