Tuesday, 31 August 2010

You can take the girl out of Manchester…

Well I have finally done it folks…I am taking the plunge and heading to the fashion capital of the UK…LONDON baby!  I have finally managed to get that elusive ‘lucky break’ and I am on my way…into the unknown.  This could be the making of me or the breaking of me…who knows!  But one thing is for sure, exciting and interesting times lie ahead.

It’s been seven years since I set out on my fashion journey and it’s been a long, hard and very interesting road.  I have made many sacrifices and encountered a great deal of negativity from people who told me I would never make it.  I’ve been at the point where I have wanted to give up, and join the 9 to 5 drill that countless people set out on everyday.  But I never gave up, I kept going, despite the setbacks, knock-backs and numerous opportunities that seemed to have leverage but turned out to be nothing but disappointments.

You might be sitting there asking yourself why I am writing this on my blog???  Well  the answer is very simple.  My sacrifices, tears and hard work are starting to pay off.  I never gave up, even when I was down to my last fiver and neither should anyone reading this.  I have loved fashion from the age of five, and I was determined to work in the industry despite the hurdles that I knew I would face.  I have now been given an opportunity that could set me on my path to greatness and what’s even better, is that I have had some fantastic support along the way, from some truly amazing people who I am blessed to have in my life.  There are far too many people to name here, but you know who you are and to all of you, I wish to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Words could never express my gratitude and love for all the people who have supported me on this journey and who will no doubt, continue to support me.  I only hope that I can offer you the same kindness, generosity and support that you have all shown to me.

However, there is one person whom I would like to mention and that is my mum, who over the years, has made many sacrifices for both myself and my sister.  I would not be sitting on this train to London without her and could never thank her enough.  So if you ever read this mum (she has a serious phobia of anything remotely technical), all I can say is…I love you…and thank you.

Stay tuned for further blog posts on my adventures in London…and thank you for reading my blog posts and supporting me.  I am living proof that if you are prepared to put in the hard work required, make the necessary sacrifices and take a risk, then dreams really can come true!

Stay Stylish and stay tuned,

Lisa (aka STYLISA)


  1. I'm so happy for you and can relate to every word that you're saying! It's fantastic that you have made it this far and long may your success and prosperity continue xx

    Shabana (aka Ms Sublime)

  2. Hi Lisa

    Only been following you recently & on twitter, dont know your story yet, but hope to know you better from now on. my heart is warm when I read this, as I understand the burning desire to make a success of your passion in difficult times.

    all the best and please keep us updated, would love to know what ahead for you!

  3. Best of luck to you my dear! I will follow your adventures... :)

  4. Welcome to the capital! Can't wait to meet you and find out more about your fabulous plans. :)

    Sarah Betty xx

  5. London won't know what's hit it

    Good luck Lisa :-)