I’d like to think that with every passing year, EKD is all the wiser and this year, I actually feel I am. Well when I say wiser, perhaps I mean happier? or content? or maybe this is just how one feels when the notion Gucci is life is finally realised? This year, I began to feel like myself – Yes I know, what a peculiar idea. But it’s true, I’ve never felt more like myself than I do now and I believe this has somewhat contributed to the overall success of my 21st year.
I spent too much time on trains this year however, I refined the art of clutching my handbag in my lap whilst snoozing ungracefully on a 7am commute. I also ate more Italian food than ever and found myself eagerly planning all the trips I intend to take in 2017. My list is as follows (in no particular order) Rome, Florence, Milan and Paris. This list, which is constantly being added to, will be completed by next Christmas and I can’t wait!
2016 was the year I finally got a new job! It was the year I bought everything Christian Dior and it was the year I met my best friend for life. I’d call twenty sixteen a great and chic success!
In January, I fell in love with Christian Dior, my love of a lifetime.
In March, I turned 21!
In May, I started my new job!!!
In June, I became infatuated with the shoes of my dreams! #GUCCIISLIFE
In the summer, I laughed a lot.
In September, I read seven September issues back to back and found myself all consumed by fashion.
In October, I felt like myself. I’ve never felt more like me than I do right now.
And in December, I bought the party dress of dreams and continued laughing (and drinking champagne!)
Setbacks fill each year, but for one reason or another, it’s not felt all that bad. I can’t help but wonder if that’s because I am just immune now, or whether all this laughing and champagne with the greatest people I know makes the struggles wither into insignificance.
Here’s to 2017, may it be filled with more fun and laughter. May I graduate in Gucci, travel endlessly and of course, may it be #chicvibesonly.