The inspiration behind She Blooms Violet is my extraordinary mother, who recently passed away at the end of February. A couple weeks after her passing, I had a vivid memory of her as I was getting ready one morning, giving me advice and tips on how to take care of and organize my beauty products. As I was reliving the memory I thought to myself…I really should write all this stuff down…all her tips, her advice, her beauty and fashion secrets. The list in my mind kept growing and the categories of her expertise was multiplying and suddenly I was overwhelmed. There was so much! My desire to remember everything fueled the idea with the spark it needed to bloom into something tangible. I would start a lifestyle blog inspired by my fashionista mom.
Everyone who knew my mom knew her as a charming, stylish and spunky woman who lit up a room. She had a way of making everyone around her feel incredible. What people may not know about my mom is that she was obsessed with makeup – in her 20s she was a makeup artist at their local department store. Her collection of makeup and beauty products was always impressive. I distinctly remember being in awe as I watched her get ready for a night out, which I absolutely loved to do because she would include me and explain each and every step of her routine.
She also was a fashion aristocrat with impeccable style and a natural discernment for high quality. If I wanted to look fabulous, I always searched through her closet first because she had the best clothes that were both classy and fashionable. Socially, she was like the most brilliant colorful explosion of fireworks you’ve ever seen. All she needed was an excuse, or she would most certainly come up with one, to throw a spectacular party…one that people would talk about for years to come. She was a masterful host, and always made sure everyone was having the time of their lives.
Being the stylish and radiant woman that she was, my mom had a profound influence on my own hobbies, interests and talents. Naturally I became interested in many of the same things that she was passionate about, paving a nice road for this venture. What is so special about the concept of this blog is that it sprouted to life at a time when I really needed joy and inspiration. It has brought my imagination back to life and infused me with a new purpose and the drive to write, and to do so in the wonderfully creative and fun platform of blogging.
My mom flourished and bloomed beauty when she was surrounded by her family and friends, feeding them, laughing with them, and making sure they felt welcome and loved. She was also a regal and stylish woman who had a passion for flowers and adored the magnificent color violet. She Blooms Violet captures my passions in life and my own style, and sprinkles in the charmed lifestyle of a beautiful woman through the eyes of her very lucky daughter and protege. I hope that along the way you will find some ideas to inspire your own daily life.