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Everyday Heroes: How Do You Wear Yours?

Back by popular demand, our everyday heroes are the building blocks of your seasonal wardrobe. For AW, we’ve recruited the help of our fave style crushes to show you just how versatile these pieces are. Putting their own spin on Autumn’s major players, meet Tia, Simran and Florence…

Tia Ward

Lifestyle blogger with serious wanderlust, Tia Ward is our urban style queen. Blending inner city attitude with bold Island colour and her obvious lust for life, she gives our RI heroes a sassy energy that we, just love.

 

Tell us what you do?

I am a digital influencer & lifestyle blogger! I also have a YouTube channel.

What do you love most about what you do?

 The freedom it gives me - I can work from anywhere with an internet connection and create content from any far-flung destination.

What are you most passionate about?

Authenticity; creating content that matters. I am so bored of seeing the same content regurgitated over and over! I love people, I'm passionate about meaningful conversations that make us think.

Who/what inspires you?

Travel and conversations with people - young and old, educated by the system or the street; everyone you meet has something to teach you.

Who are your everyday heroes?

My Grandmother, she is an incredible woman! She came to this country with nothing and nurtured and supported a large family.  

Describe your style in 3 words…

Eclectic, urban, (unapologetically) me

What does personal style mean to you?

Personal style to me is just that - personal. In my opinion, you shouldn't be dictated to by trends alone. Distinguish which ones you love and suit you, and incorporate them into your wardrobe to fit your style! 

Tia’s Edit

Simran Randhawa

London gal, model and Editor of gal-dem zine, Simran is Malaysian-Indian and brings this rich heritage to her AM-PM style. Totally pro female, she mixes her strength and femininity for a fierce style that’s entirely her own.

Tell us what you do…

I'm an editor at gal-dem, check it out if you haven’t already! I model and I’m a passionate content creator. 

 What do you love most about what you do?

The variety - no two days are the same, which can be unnerving at times, but really keeps me on my toes. 

What are you most passionate about?

Empowering women and letting them know they don't need to fit into a mould to be accepted. 

Who/what inspires you?

All the women in my life! I am blessed with so many incredible women around me who are all doing incredible things. It really inspires me to see how they're killing their everyday.

Who are your everyday heroes?

My mum, my best friend and the gal-dem girls

Describe your style in 3 words…

Ethnicity inspired streetwear 

 What does personal style mean to you?

It means not being afraid to express yourself - it goes so much further than clothes, it's hair, accessories – it’s how you carry yourself. Doing whatever YOU feel comfortable doing, that represents your most authentic self. 

Simran’s Edit

Florence Rose 

Our girl-next-door (if you lived in some achingly cool East London warehouse), is a model and MUA in training, giving us major beauty and style goals! Florence has ‘I just woke up like this’ down, but she rocks glam too…

Tell us what you do…

I model, a beauty influence and aspiring makeup artist.

 What do you love most about what you do?

I love that each time I turn up for a job I get to meet new people and work with so many different creatives. It’s so inspiring and I get the opportunity to learn so much.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about art; I learn visually and work creatively so all types of art inspire me. I feel that it brings joy to the world, and without it, I would not be the person I am today.

Who/what inspires you?

I would say that my friends inspire me most of all. Each of them is so interesting and creative, they have their own individual style and are all so talented. They push me to be a better version of myself.

 Who are your everyday heroes?

Definitely RuPaul! So wise, both mentally and spiritually and is so deserving of everything he has built. He has created an empire around being and loving yourself. “Because if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?!”

Describe your style in 3 words…

Fun, comfy, vintage 

 What does personal style mean to you?

The way you dress reflects your personality, so it’s great to find your own personal style. Over time, it can change a lot and that’s cool too.

Florence’s Edit

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