Everyone that knows me knows that I always preach color – "colors, colors, colors!" To try new shades, think outside the box and adopt a new look.
But every few seasons there is one color that stands out, that turns every visit to a shop into a trip back in time, as if I went back to my days in the Army and entered the military storekeeping. There, from the top of the gun cleaning cloth hills and the mountains of old rugged uniforms, you can't help but remember, the amused look on the face of the most important man in the area. The stylist that decides destinies and sets the future – who will be a bombshell and who will bomb out – the store keeper.
In other words, I as well, just like many Israelis, developed a certain caution and suspicion towards this shade of green. Still, five years in the army did their job (Lieutenant Kochavit Akunis, nice to meet you).
A friend of mine asked me to write about Abundance.
"Abundance?!" I asked. What do you mean write about Abundance?
"I decided that this year would be a year of abundance in every meaning and every way – love, friendship, success, money, health and more", she explained, "that's why if you want your year to be full of all of the things that you wish for yourself, you need to open yourself up to abundance, to wish it upon yourself and all of your readers".
That's an interesting approach… I thought to myself, though I quickly went back to what I was doing. I mean, between us, who has time to think about abundance, when you're busy laying the foundation of a new career and the only thing you have on your mind is an upcoming photoshoot?
After a few days, I went out for a walk around the city to get some inspiration. I visited shops, browsed through clothes, strolled around galleries and even discovered a new boutique hotel. Suddenly, like the old Tetris game, everything fell into place, and the bottom line became clear – it's the end of the minimalist era and the start of the overload era. Abundance!!!
From the day I decided to let the comfort zone go and turn to a new profession I got a lot of support and encouragement from those around me. But the word that kept repeating itself was "courage".
But if you thought I was brave, wait till you to meet Limor Zohar Shavit! A member of the career women secret club that is a great source of inspiration to me.