About me. What to tell about me?
I’m Taria-ann, I’m currently 23 years old and I have a big passion when it comes to everything that has to do with fashion.
But you probably already know that, otherwise you wouldn’t be ending up here on my blog Survivor On Stilettos. So let’s skip the
When I started with my blog a few years ago – two and a half years ago – I actually started with the name Frunettte. Sounds familiar?
Maybe not, so let’s continue with this story. The reason why I started a blog in the first place is because I missed something in my life, a hobby where I really could express myself when it came to my interests like photography, writing and fashion. Starting a blog I really had no idea what it was and that you could go to fashionweek and stuff. A half year later I suddenly got invitations myself, was a fashion reporter at the MTV EMA’s in Amsterdam and got to do the most exciting things because of my blog.
My blog became my biggest passion – I really loved and still love to connect with people all around the world – and I even quit my studies in 2014 to fullfill my dreams; be a fulltime blogger.
This 2015 I really felt like I was changing and I really felt the need to change my blog with me. I named my blog Frunettte because I thought it sounded funny (Brunette + Fashion, get it?) and I added an extra T because my name’s the same as my mum and my grandmum. For a year now to be honest I’m not really satisfied with the name anymore, maybe because I out growed it? I don’t know but I guess we all have a feeling sometimes that it doesn’t feel right anymore, right? Time for a change.
I chose for the name Survivor On Stilettos because I know that every female in this whole world can relate to it. Go back to the feeling you had when you wore your first pair of stilettos, I bet you loved them so much but damn the pain that came with it? Even though it hurt so much we keep on surviving on them, even though it was killing us. Yes we’re crazy, but us girls we keep on surviving.
The survivor part in my name has also a very personal side. Well almost my whole life I’ve been on a surviving mode because I don’t had a youth like other kids had, growing up in a foster home I constantly had to prepare myself for questions why I couldn’t grow up in my own home, everyday I was fighting the feeling wanting to be a ‘normal’ kid like everyone, even though I really loved my foster parents. Let’s say I’ve been through a lot of shit in my life but I always managed to fake a smile and worry about my outfit (with stilettos on from my fifteenth hehe). As my foster mum once said to me:
‘no matter how broke you are or how messed up you feel, you always need to look good, you’ll always put your make-up and heels on. Why?’ Well, because I think that’s who I am.
Everything that has happened in my past made me who I am today. And why I started my blog. Because I want to show you that you can achieve anything you want no matter you’ve been through. Go fullfill your dreams, just like I do. It’s our destiny.
I’m a survivor on stilletos.
And so are you (yes, also you with them sneakers, I’m
currently living with them Adidas Superstars on but don’t tell anyone!).
PS: Totally forgot to tell you where I blog about. Just read it and you will see! 🙂