Celebrate a Year in Glamour
The year 2015 marked the start of a new entrepreneurial venture with Corsettery corsets and the growing success of Rich in Love Fashion; ending on a lesson of self-worth.
In January, I received one of the most awakening opportunities possible from my blogging career with a full page feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, #SFStyle titled “Doris Hobbs sizzles in retro glamour” an article written by staff reporter, Maghan McDowell. Marked as a significant moment not only in 2015 but with my personal accomplishments, I added shortly afterwards a partnership with Carole of Bitter Root Vintage. Wearing a sapphire-blue sheath that exudes confidence I found its faux-fur collar and lacy overlay to have caught the eye of many new blog visitors. From an array of artist renderings by featured illustrators Shinn Wenn, Clark Miller of Diablo Magazine, Youngsun Kim, Bella Bennet, European artist Lyicn, Frill of the Rush and Jaunty Cat Art. I discovered each piece to be a self-reflection of true beauty expressing a striking directness that engages each figurative piece produced.
From the beginning of the year, I was also blessed being featured in a total of twelve digital and in-print publications,which all highlighted my festive personality and adornment for the style aesthetics of the 1940s. Having had the previous opportunity to be announced as Diablo Magazine’s “Best of the East Bay” 2014 beauty blogger; in many ways this full page feature gave me an array of successful opportunities. Living a vintage lifestyle through not only a retro inspired sense of style; in the month of February Vintage Life Magazine had given me a full page to express in my own words “My Vintage Life”.
Adding to these fond memories, has been dressing up in a number of millinery designs by designers Lady Sharma, Coque Millinery, Hatitude Canada, Ruby and June Millinery, Cloth by ER, and NF Hats (above), not to mention, the growing readership from a number of other milliners from within the community. I find the funniest occurrence to be that at a young age I had a complete resistance against wearing any form of head-wear until seven months ago one of these milliners approached me with a bespoke design that impromptu a growing partnership through the remaindered of the year. All of these partnerships have given me the opportunity to grow as a style blogger while I convey the historical implications of an era that possessed such a timeless grace and poiseThroughout the year, I’ve also made it a point to focus on all of my blessings in life as everything happens for a reason and is reflected through one channel or another. I find one of my most fruitful blessings lies with one man, Rich of Rich in Love Fashion, I can easily say he has made me little girl dreams come true. From his keen eye in photography, to the way he styles my hair in pin curls each week, his love has educated me to never lose focus of my passions and goals and most importantly to always have a valuable amount of self-worth.
As Rich and I look forward to the year ahead, we are without a doubt ardent to what 2016 might bring, with a few magazine ad campaigns, features and sponsorship’s already on the horizon, I suppose the only question is which historical San Francisco landmark will we be photographing next.Satin Flounce Dress c/o MARGE Clothing // Retro Tockia c/o NF Hats Vintage-Inspired Brooch (similar here) // Faux Fur Scarf Ann Taylor // Vintage Satin Gloves & Evening Handbag // Kate Spade ‘Licorice too’ pumps