Dealing With Self-Doubt


While I have had a passion for fashion since I was thirteen years old, I didn’t know that I wanted to be a fashion designer until I was a junior in high school.  I knew that to be true, and was confident in myself all throughout the college application process.  When I began attending the Savannah College of Art and Design this past Fall, I became very scared that I could not do this.  All around me was amazing designers and portfolios full of stunning work.  Right at the beginning of November, with just one month left of my first quarter in college, I realized how hard I was being on myself.  Of course, I am here at SCAD to learn!  It is okay not to be the best at something, because as long as you are passionate about your work and stay true to your authenticity and uniqueness, things will work out.  For me, trusting this process is the more difficult part.

These moments of doubt happen quite frequently for me, and one of my favorite ways to get my mind off of them is to look for inspiration: in people, drawings, books, magazines.  My favorite fashion illustrator is Megan Hess, a page of her book Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon is pictured above.  Her drawings are beautiful, and as I am drawing more and more, I often look to her work for guidance and inspiration.

I would love to hear in the comments whether or not any of this resonates with you, and as always, I so appreciate you stopping by my blog!

Carly xx


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