I am so excited to share the Ziera Shoes Unstoppable Campaign with you.
Ziera Shoes have put out a challenge to Australia and New Zealand in celebration and recognition of strong, inspirational, “Unstoppable” women.
Their aim is to encourage the public to nominate who they think are truly an inspiration and by sharing their extraordinary stories, Ziera is hoping to celebrate women in all their wonderment.
So be it in their careers, forging and navigating hardship, reaching personal goals or striving to make other lives better… the celebration of women and in their diversity is being championed by Ziera.
“Helping women is a part of Ziera’s DNA,” said Nicky Dunn from Ziera. “We want to start conversations, encourage nominations, support empowerment and really celebrate women!”.
Ziera Shoes Unstoppable Campaign
Here’s my Ziera Shoes Unstoppable Story;
After the birth of my son, I realized that I wanted to do something that made me happy. Something that would give me freedom so I could spend as much time with my son as possible. I knew I couldn’t go back to working in an office and I was lucky enough to have a husband who supported my choice.
I studied at the London College of Fashion and worked as a Fashion Stylist in London and I wanted to utilize my skills in some way.
A friend of mine suggested blogging. I’d never heard of it? I wasn’t on Facebook and had no concept of social media. After doing some research I thought why not? I never thought anyone would read it!
Being a stay at home mum can be very isolating, blogging and social media gave me an outlet. I’d always loved to write and blogging unearthed my creative flow and my passion for fashion again. Before I knew it I was addicted! Things moved quite quickly after that. I got the hang of social media, started making connections. I used my experience in sales to sell myself – if you know what mean!
A paid job as a Fashion Editor for Latte Life, an Eastern Suburbs newspaper followed. I had no experience but they were patient and I picked it up quickly. I had my own monthly column and I also worked as a Fashion Editor for a website called Leaders in Heels to gain experience. I had lots of queries from readers about styling and I had a light-bulb moment. Why not get back into styling and presenting, start my own business, work my own hours.
So that’s where I am now! I have clients and my database is growing. I love being my own boss most of all. I can choose what works for me and still spend time with my kids. That’s my dream job! It’s great to be back doing something I love and I also consider blogging as my job now too!
Having a baby completely changed my mindset, I just wasn’t the same anymore. I didn’t want the stress of a sales environment. I had to do what felt right for me, what made me happy. My family also benefit from my inner fulfillment. Blogging was the best thing I ever did. It awakened something in me that had been dead for years. Passion for my job.
I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing Australian brands and my fave UK ones! One of my goals was to travel to London regularly for work and I just spent time there for Fashion Week and for the past few years I have been able to meet with some of the brands I work with including Next, Marks & Spencer, Boohoo, Debenhams and Boden.
I have even been invited to Paris and New York Fashion Week, that’s my next trip!
One of my highlights is appearing on Network Ten promoting Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s ChiKhi range and having my work published in the Daily Mail.
When I started blogging I attended a networking event called Kids Fashion Business and now I am hosting it.
My aim is to have a styling segment on TV and eventually my own show and I won’t stop until I get there!
I’m wearing the Serenity Boot
Enter the Ziera Shoes Unstoppable Campaign
Do you know any unstoppable woman whose story you would like to share?
Five Unstoppable women will win $2,500 plus five pairs of shoes to continue their spectacular journey. And for those who take up the challenge to nominate their friends and family members, Ziera will place them in a draw to win 1 of 100 pairs of amazing Ziera shoes.
To Nominate, to go: www.zierashoes.com/unstoppable to enter. Customers are being encouraged to post their nominees to their social channels for the duration of the campaign.