My whole life my single self has been my best self. It’s when I truly feel me, I work harder and I play harder. Probably because I have a habit of dating the wrong men but I’ve always been happiest alone.
So jumping on a plane to Milan after flying solo to Los Angeles wasn’t something that scared me. Booking a table for one at restaurants, wandering the Italian streets alone with an ice cream is actually something I enjoy.
It dawned on me on this trip though after asking the sixth tourist to take a picture of me at that Duomo that perhaps I was at a single disadvantage. Is blogging a solo career or a double act? I then started to think about all the girls storming the industry and I found it hard to name any without a partner who didn’t snap away behind the lens.
Of course when you get to a certain stage in your blogging career you can pay a photographer but it got me questioning are you at a disadvantage flying solo? The bigger question… is an Instagram husband actually an official job?
As a self-sufficient independent woman (refraining quoting Shania Twain) I refuse to let the fact that I haven’t got a 24/7 photographer, handy-man and shoulder to cry on hinder me. Focusing on the positives like having copious closet space and sleeping diagonally or my personal favourite the starfish.
However like in most scenarios I refuse to rely on a man for anything and decided that even in the future an Instagram husband is out of the question. As much as I like the idea of a man on his hands and knees taking photos at my beck and call it’s just not my cup of tea. So I have bigger ideas for London Fashion Girl and it may include you if you’re interested in working in this industry.
Milan Fashion Week was one of those things I had to tick off my bucket list and hopefully I will make it to Paris and New York next season! The most noticeable thing was how different it was to London, everything was so much more extravagant, elegant and timeless. Where as London is creative, urban, edgy with a lot of raw talent. I stayed at the King Mokinba Hotel, which if any of you are looking for an affordable (for Milan) place to stay right in the centre then I definitely recommend it. I didn’t get to do much sightseeing but a trip up the Duomo is something you have to see if you visit the capital!
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