Life As A Designer: The Series (Pt.1)

Hey Beauties!

I know its been a while, I promise I had a good reason but before I get into that I want to give you guys a brief back story. As a child I watched Kimora Lee Simmons’ Life In the Fab Lane. You guys don’t know this but Kimora Lee is my number one inspiration, she has given me the inspiration I needed in my life to take on the entrepreneurial/ boss lady spirit I need to be great. That show fueled my passion to take on being a real life designer. My mom would make sure I had fabric and I would design dresses although I didn’t really know exactly what I was doing. The fact that I love dressing up helped me figure out that I wanted to be a formal wear designer. I wanted to make women feel like goddesses when they wore one of my pieces.


Now here we are to today! About a few months ago I saw an event posting about a fashion show here in Atlanta and they were looking for designers. At the beginning of this year I told myself I would push myself to do all the things I was afraid to do which led me to inquire about this fashion show. I was expecting an instant response however I waited for about a couple of months before I got one then one day in the middle of the night I saw I had a response, I got so excited. The coordinator then asked me  to send over a few of my designs which is when I started to get a bit nervous because my belief in my talent has been shifty throughout the years. She emailed me after showing her my designs and she said she loved them which gave me the boost I needed to really do this thing. Although the flier for the event said September the coordinator told me the event was June and at this time it was the end of May and I needed to have 11 pieces to show.  Here we are in June and I have challenged myself to do things I never thought I could do. I made pants and shorts for the very first time! You guys listen there will be moments in this life when things will be hard and you never think any good can come from where you are in those moments. There will be moments where you doubt your talents and never think you could do something that may seem challenging. I want you guys to do what I have done for myself PUT YOUR FAITH IN YOU AND YOUR ABILITIES TO THE TEST! Don’t back down when things get tough, yes you may cry and even feel like giving up but NEVER give up on the things you have dreamed of! The only way you can fail is if you don’t try. This will be a series because I want you guys to come on this journey with me up until my designer debut to see how you can push yourself in the right direction when everything seems to be going wrong.

Comment below telling me about your dreams and what has been the most challenging for you to bring those dreams to life?

Share with your family and friends! Subscribe to GFL and follow me on Social media to keep up with this series leading up to show time!

Talk to you guys soon!


Erica Raquel


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16 thoughts on “Life As A Designer: The Series (Pt.1)

  1. Thank you, Erika, this is really inspiring ❤️
    I’ve been dreaming about having a blog, and recently I’ve started working on it too. This is great how you accomplished your first goal, I’m proud of you. Wish you all the success ☺️

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  2. Congratulations Erica not only on your design debut but the boldness your expressed during this journey. It’s liberating to take risks and push yourself past your limits. Sometimes we need to a little heat to wake us up. I’m so glad you are experiencing this and sharing your journey with us. Can’t wait to see your pieces 🙂

    Natonya |


    1. Thank you Natonya! My hope in sharing this journey with all of you is to get us all to pop up and push ourselves to do more in our lives. I’m glad you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for the remainder of the series! Keep shining beautiful ❤

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    1. Thank you Caroline! I am constantly learning to trust in myself more. The process of making some pieces will be apart of the series and the finale of the series will be showing the entire collection. I appreciate your support beautiful! ❤

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