Or the day when redlipstickmama became Soumountha
When I started this blog, I can say this now: I was not well. I was a little lonely not because I had no friends but it was a weird loneliness. I was lonely because I was freaking lost. Too many thoughts, very few outlets, no clairvoyance. The blog started like an extended Facebook like rant, turned into a full self-administered therapy and somewhat transformed into the release of something strange and beautiful: the courage to explore things I had no idea were buried deep inside of me.
Things like writing because I just have to do it, entrepreneurial cravings, the boldness to say things the way I just want to say them and the hope that I can somehow touch other women out there.
This would have not been possible without being inspired, supported and sometimes challenged (I dare you to do it) by some amazing women I met through blogging. It was just easier to come out with strangers first like it was always easier for me to be naked in front of strangers than my own sisters – note:I still don’t really do it very often #anotherreasonIDONOTgotothegym
Anyway, more than two years later, these women are still galvanizing me. I am beyond flattered to be interviewed by uber stylish and atta mom-creative-blogger Kate from Maison Bentley about the launch of Another Garde. Her questions were so insightful that it actually made me think hard about what I do and why I do it. You can read the full interview Another Garde by Maison Bentley. I also for the first time say it here: my name is Soumountha 🙂
I hope you will like it and do check out Kate’s blog on a regular basis. She has an amazing eye for elegant and relatable and yet ‘you have never seen it quite like this before’ pieces.
Love you Kate xoxo
#feelinghumbledthismorning #love #determination #womenbehindwomen
Photography by Kate Bentley
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Happy to hear that you´ve learnt things about yourself through blogging!!!
Thanks Ellen – hope all is well on your side!!! xoxo
Right back at ya! Let me know when European sales start.. xxx
I started to ship internationally a couple of weeks ago. Had a couple of orders from France and Singapore – yeah!!! I am in the process of planning a Made in NY pop up store in London this summer. Crazy idea? Maybe we could finally ‘meet’ then! Big hugs from snowed in New York.
That is fabulous! I think that needs another update post…and please, please do that pop up shop – I’ll help any way I can! Thinking of you in the white out… xxxxxxx
Another update post would be great 🙂 I can tell stories about the pop ups i did in New York or whatever you think could be interesting. I will tell you more about plans for London soon because I want to do Geneva, Zurich and Paris too so LOGISTICS, LOGISTICS. xoxo
You’re so right! I’ve always written, but was always a bit concerned with sharing it. I had taken a break from teaching, and it dawned me how much I enjoy writing for may reasons. I had just started my blog using tumblr a year ago, and it worked so well. Now I’ve dedicated myself to having a legit website for everyone to look into my struggles as a mom, wife and individual. Thanks for sharing! — imommy
Congratulations! Will look forward to your posts!!