But this time, I have not caused it, in fact, nothing is going as I planned or intended it. Things are wildly out of control, I can longer predict anything and honestly, I'm a little excited by all the uncertainty.
|Fashion Killed Me Photography|
This, I promise has not been due to a lack of desire.
I have an emotional attachment to my blog. To an outsider, it probably just looks like a girl shooting her outfits. To me, it was a major part of my learning to become a professional stylist, even though I had no idea when I published my first post, that people would one day pay me to dress them.
|Shopping session with a client|
And as my blog grew, I became more aware of it's real purpose.
I never in a million years would have pictured myself saying that I think it might be time to re-evaluate my blogs entire existence. And yet, here I am.
Looking over the archives of the work I put into this website for 2-3 years, I cannot simply bring myself to just shut it down. That being said, I don't want it hanging around in cyberspace, just another unloved and unfinished project that receives a few accidental hits every now and then, and with no changing content. But I can no longer invest the time or energy I used to when I first started it. I no longer want to continue putting effort into styling my own outfit shoots, that craft is now for my clientele.
So what to do with it?
It is with great sadness (but also with a great sense of opportunity in the future) that I've decided to cease publishing and export Fashion Killed Me into a hard cover book, as a personal keepsake from this era of my life as a fashion blogger.
And what of the website itself? There will be no more outfit posts. Ever since Jack and I visited Singapore and Thailand, travel and exploration has nestled itself into my life as new love. The site will become a place for me to write whenever I need to, whether it be about fashion, travel or just my general pondering of life. All of my work in fashion will be kept in the archives, but the website will be completely re-designed and all social media platforms for FKM will close.
In closing, I have a lot of people to thank for where I am today and will be tomorrow, too many in fact to list. So many people have influenced me and played a major part in my blog development and even more people again when I began transitioning from blog to business.
I have already expressed my gratitude to all of those amazing people at some point or another and they know who they are. But I would like to take this opportunity again to say thank you to all of them one last time. I would never have come this far without the continued support, advice, direction and mentoring of everyone that has ever offered it to me.
While I am sad to see the end of Fashion Killed Me, I am really excited for the future of Tarah Rose Styling. I have no idea what is going to happen next. But I do need to close this door to open my next and I realise that I have some major challenges ahead to which I say, come at me!
Here's to the future!