Updated: Dec 10, 2018
FIND OUT HOW THE SLUM FLOWER BEAUTY IS SHOWING US HOW TO MAKE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS STYLISH AND CHIC!!
Picking my Style Child's aren't as cut and dry as what's hot or unique, but so on how it speaks to me in depth. So this Style Child, like the previous with Tia Mowry, is significant to how we as women express ourselves and don't try to live up to this societies expectation.
I chose Chidera Eggerue as our Style Child, not only for her funky, flare, and sass; but for the purpose behind it all. I don't know if you're familiar with the #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER activist, but she has made headlines and major waves with her self expression.
This 23 year old author/blogger invoked a movement where she no longer wanted to meet the standards of what society felt was appropriate, beautiful, and being a woman. She stated how long she went hunting for the perfect bra; be it push up, support bra etc.; but could never get the look of the perky perfect breast. So she stopped. She stopped searching for it and she stopped wearing a bra.
"I just have to accept my breast and that they are going to sag" she said, generally quoting. Which is liberating within its self! To be able to accept who you are with your "flaws" and be happy with them. Not to learn to live with them but genuinely be HAPPY with them!!! Wearing her saggy boobs like it's a big 24 karat rope necklace with a diamond medallion hanging from her neck!
I mean, if you really think about it, how often have we put back an outfit because we didn't feel we were flattering in it? "My stomachs too pudgy." "I have love handles and back fat (this would be a direct quote from me)." "I'm too wide" or "I'm not wide enough." All of these quotes have been essential in our dressing room, bedroom or wherever we've had to get ready at; and if you've never said them, you definitely have heard them a time or two from another woman.
She may be young but she's definitely wise beyond her years with the insight to just love; and embrace her womanhood without looking for the acceptance from people who don't matter. Her style reminds me of the late 60's and 70's because it's like she's parallel with how women were then and how they dressed. Bold, strong, independent and proud.
Find more inspiring looks from this South London Native on her Instagram @theslumflower; where you can also find her self help book "What A Time To Be Alone" available for purchase. (I will be purchasing my copy. Might even blog about it once I'm done)
What's your thought on this Style Child? I'd love to hear your comments below!!!