Let me introduce myself.
My name is Jamie.
I like to talk, and tell stories.
Technically, this blog started when I was 9. Only I didn’t know it then. What I did know was that every morning I would sit on my mother’s wardrobe floor and watch her.
Her wardrobe was enormous, extraordinary and off-limits. Each dress, skirt, and shirt were perfectly altered to suit her body and she would change them, adding sleeves, raising hemlines, to make them her own.
My mother’s closet revealed who she was: elegant, confident and feminine. She showed me that style should come from knowing who you are and who you want to be in the world; it does not come from wanting to be somebody else or wanting to be thinner, shorter, taller, prettier.
I started this blog because fashion and writing are my passion. Given this fact, I do have a mission in mind: to inspire you to be your own muse.
I truly admire women who love themselves, even if they are not the standard beauty norm. I marvel at women who know how to play up their weaknesses and draw you to their flaws, they make them special, attractive and even enviable.
And before I leave you, here are five things about me that you may not know:
- I’m a proud full-blooded Taiwanese tribal girl (Legit my grandma was the Amis princess!) After I turned 10, my family immigrated to Australia and I think it was a great decision as it helped shape me into the person I am today.
- I used to be a short distance runner and I won heaps of medals for my school! But this “sportiness” also turned me into a tomboy… I just wasn’t feminine when I was in middle school – elephant pants, visor hat and extremely tanned skin. I even turned down a 21st birthday party invitation because the dress code was cocktail.
- I love building enterprises that would allow me to make a difference. Currently, I’m the co-founder of Austern International where I get to travel with ambitious Millennials from around the world.
- I cry whenever someone dies in a movie or book. Not a stray inconspicuous tear here or there but outright bawler – and it’s not pretty.
- Japan is my favourite country in the world that I have travelled to.
I hope you enjoy reading my story and if you have any questions or want to collaborate, please reach out.