Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Inspirations from Fashionpreneurs

Assalamualaikum…

Howdy, Ladies. What are you doing now? Are you studying or doing your job? What are you studying or what’s your job? I hope you’re successful with your studies or doing your job passionately or both.

I wanna know your opinions about jobs or professions for women. Are they allowed to have a job? ‘Cause some groups of people think that women will just end up being a housewife, taking care of her husband and children, cooking, and cleaning at home. But really, is it what Islam told us? That a woman can’t have a job or profession? I keep thinking that as long as she gets permission from her husband (for a wife) or her father and not coming home at late night, then having a job is allowed. And this article says so.

My teacher even told us (my friends and I) that a woman should have a profession as long as the profession doesn’t disturb the obligation. ‘Cause a woman should be independent. We don’t know what will happen in the future, so we should have a profession and know how to earn money for life. My teacher suggested us to have a profession that we can do at home. So, we can do our jobs and doing our house works too, which will be so hard perhaps. The profession could be a designer, tailor, entrepreneur, etc. Heard that suggestion, I’m motivated to be a designer, especially fashion (I’m studying architecture though). But realizing that I don’t have enough skill to be a fashion designer, I want to be an entrepreneur. I don’t know how to be a good entrepreneur, but I think selling and buying and business are skills all humans basically get and just need to be trained. As from 10 doors of livelihood, 9 are from trades.

So, yeah, my dream job is a fashionpreneur. Being an entrepreneur, who has a business in fashion. I’m actually interested in any job about fashion (include fashion stylist, fashion editor, fashion designer, etc.), but an entrepreneur is a profession I don’t need to have any certificate. Since I just learn fashion from internet and don’t get any certificate even if I browsed about fashion 24 hours a day.
Alhamdulillah nowadays, there are a lot of Muslimah who has their own business in fashion. Some took formal education in fashion and some didn’t. Both of them inspire me to be one of Muslim fashionpreneur in Indonesia and supporting for economy in Indonesia. The point is how much you can do efforts for reaching your dream.

inspiration from fashionpreneurs

I get a lot of inspirations from many Muslimah fashion designers. But currently, I like to learn from Ghaida Tsurayya, Ria Miranda, and Fitri Aulia.

I think I can learn a lot about how to be a fashionpreneur from Ghaida. Like me, she didn’t take Fashion major for her formal education, but Physics instead. Her life as a fashionpreneur begun after her marriage. Even before her marriage, she loves drawing clothes and wearing cute clothes. But unfortunately at that time, finding good Muslimah clothes is not as easy as nowadays. That’s why she had some of her clothes tailored. Knowing this, her husband motivated her to sell her creations. With the fund from the money people gave her for her wedding, she began selling her own product. She also took a sewing course to increase her knowledge in clothing. Now, she’s a famous Muslimah fashion designer in Indonesia. I love how she can do business from what she loves, and even doing da’wah too.

Like Ghaida, Ria Miranda was at first not taking Fashion major, but Economy instead. Although, she had a desire to study fashion until she finally took a formal education in Fashion after having her economy degree. She began her fashion business by selling her own design. With her own money, she bought some garment and tailored them. Then, she sold it through BBM and blog. Now, she’s the top fashion designer in Indonesia, famous as the queen of pastel.

What I learn from Fitri Aulia is the process of producing fashion collection. She studied fashion and I think I’ll get much knowledge about fashion from her blog. I found her blog post about the process of making her Lady Vanguard collection. It’s so useful for a girl who’s so curious and doesn’t have enough knowledge about fashion, like me. Starting from picking the theme, making moodboard, picking garments, designing, producing, and marketing, everything must be seriously and professionally prepared. And the most important is you shouldn’t work alone. You can be a person who builds the concept, a designer, but you need other people who know better how to sell products. Some people are so good in designing but don’t know how to sell products or how to manage the money. In this case, you need other people. Or actually we can do it all alone at first, or by family’s help. But, when our business gets bigger, we’ll need to manage bigger amount of money and sell more amount of products, so we’ll need to hire some people. I learn how to be professional fashionpreneur from her.

I really hope I could be like them. I’m on fire to attend fashion seminars or talk shows or any fashion events to motivate me to start my fashion business soon. Inspired from Ghaida and Ria Miranda, currently I want to make some clothes gradually and then sell them. I really hope I can start my fashion business soon and be a fashionpreneur, so that I can be an independent woman in economy. Wish me luck.

By the way, this post is for IHB March Blog Post Challenge with the theme is about Profession Inspiration. Hope it will be useful for you. Keep inspired and inspiring. Wassalamualaikum.


xoxo,
Wardah

7 comments:

  1. Semangat, dalam meraih impian dan cita2 memang nggak bisa setengah2 butuh perjuangan dan kerja keras luar biasa., Sukses buat Wardah dan salam kenal ^^

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    1. Makasih semangatnya bunda...
      Salam kenal juga :)

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  2. Indeed, one of my fave fashionpreuneur/blogger is Fitri Aulia too, She wrote a lot in her blog, fulfilled our curiosity abt her work. I'm interested in fashion, but maybe more into writing/journalism path since I'm not good at drawing. G'luck Wardah!
    Salam kenal yaa :))

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    1. Thank you... salam kenal juga. Aku juga suka fashion tapi nggak trllu bisa gambar juga. Makanya pengen jadi fashionpreneur krn di situ kita nggak murni jadi designer.

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  3. Nice post.. I follow one of them through IG. TFS yaa

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    2. You're welcome :)
      Thanks for reading

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