INTERVIEW: REDEFINING IMPOSSIBILITY

Redefining impossibility article

Georgia Hall is a 23 years old, a Fashion Blogger, Adventurer and she is passionate about creating a world free from discrimination and poverty stricken conditions. Georgia is an Ambassador for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Board Member — Type 1 Voice, Campaigner for Australian Childhood Foundation, Million Smiles Ambassador/Backer and has recently launched World Warriors’ [Founder (2015)].

1. Humble Beginnings

Q: How did you get started and what or who inspired and empowered you to?

It all started in 2008 when aged 14 I got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I became a Youth Ambassador for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and got inspired by the stories I heard and the power of voice used to raise awareness. I then joined the Social Justice Committee in High School and became involved in numerous campaigns such as the St Vincent De Paul Society/Hutt Street Centre. As a result of my involvement in the above at the Year 12 Graduation was awarded:

  • THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA — STUDENT CITIZENSHIP AWARD — 2011 Awarded for promoting the Australian way of life in a multicultural school community. I used my communication skills to act as an advocate for Juvenile Diabetes and provided support to those in need
  • – ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY — BLESSED FREDERICK OZANAM AWARD 2011 – Awarded for ‘Outstanding Leadership; Service Promoting Social Justice Charities’
  • – ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
  • – SOCIETY — EMMANUEL BAILEY AWARD 2011 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY — BLESSED FREDERICK OZANAM AWARD 2011 For Social Justice Leadership; Action
  • – YOUTH AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR — 2010; 2012 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

I’ve always looked towards humanitarian Audrey Hepburn who was not only a Fashion Icon but a Philanthropist. Ever since, I’ve been dedicated to contributing as much as I can and with a strong interest in Fashion I created Fateful Fashion (2013) a fashion/lifestyle/travel blog. Since creation I have collaborated with International designers (Australia’s own — Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian) Ruthie Davis, Bonobos etc, as well as covering Fashion Weeks, including live attendance at the Academy Awards (2013), Melbourne Fashion Week (2015), New York Fashion Week — as an Australian Representative (2015) Adelaide Fashion Festival (2015/2016). Fateful Fashions’ collaboration with Paul Vasileff, Paolo Sebastian included Paul contributing a sketch to include on our T-shirt designs that were created and sold with partial profits donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Q: What unique and creative strategies if any did you use when you were first getting started?

I’m a big believer in staying true to yourself and your morals. The fashion industry can be quite competitive as most will know. Starting out I had a focus on collaborating rather than competing and always choose quality over quantity.

2. Mindset

Q: What mindset distinguished you from others who were doing the same thing? How did you develop it?

I think everyone has a unique vision, it’s just finding how to convey that through your mediums which can be challenging. I think the biggest piece of advice I have always kept in mind with Fateful Fashion is to do it with love or don’t do it at all! As soon as I start seeing it as something I ‘need’ to do, rather than ‘want’ I stepped back, re-assessed and changed my focus. Social media can be a world of its own that is easy to get lost in, so having a cleanse every now and then and working strategically ‘off- screen’ can be just as beneficial than reaching a certain amount of likes.

3. What is your definition of success?

Success is measured differently for everyone, for myself there’s no better feeling than achieving something you’ve worked for and having it pay off, of course it’s not always easy and the ‘reward’ can often come in a different way than you originally planned. I think it’s important to not measure success with a certain ‘thing’ such as a materialistic reward, it’s more a feeling that you get when you’re working hard and doing what you love, that to me is success and a privilege denied for many. It’s not every day you get to have something that’s yours, that you’ve created and is out there in the world, it exists in its own form and to know that and to feel that sense of creation, to share that with family and friends and other alike creatives that to me is success.

4. Failure

Q: What do you think is the main reason why some people face failure when going after their vision?

They give up. If you are passionate and determined and your heart is in the right place, dreams will come true. What I’ve learnt is that when one thing doesn’t go according to plan, it doesn’t mean it’s over, adapt and take a different approach — there’s no one road to success.

5. What is the best piece of advice you have received or came across and would like to share with everyone?

I live by the quote “nothing is impossible, the word its self says ‘I’m possible’”. (Audrey Hepburn)

OH WHAT A NIGHT

As the Year comes to an end, I thought I would incorporate an end of year message from us with my final Outfit Post of 2016.

Before I get all sentimental… the other weekend I attended my cousins Wedding which was located at Clarendon then the Reception was located at the historically beautiful Playford Hotel.

It was a warm day so I kept it simple for the Ceremony and knew I would be needing to get changed for the Reception so instead of buying two new outfits, I focused on the night time.

I had my eye on this Misguided dress for a long time, and thought what better occasion than for a wedding.

I absolutely fell in love with this dress, the fabric was light and it made me feel like Julia Roberts.

As the dress was enough of a statement, I kept everything else pretty low-key, simple black heels and clutch with loose curls and a statement red to match my dress.

It’s not often a time will come to get this dressed up, so I savoured every minute of it and had the best night.

It was one of the highlights of my year and now this dress has become a reminder of the night that was.

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2016 has been a load of fun! I know 2017 is going to be even bigger and better than ever with so much planned already I cannot see where it takes us and Fateful Fashion.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New year from us both.

May 2017 bring you all joy, love and many fashionable nights to remember

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THE DRESSMAKER

You know those meant to be moments? The ones that just happen by pure luck.  When you’re not looking, but what you wanted is right in front of you without realising.

I had that moment not to long ago.  I was on a ‘planned’ shopping spree, getting ready for Summer otherwise I binge shop and buy unnecessary and never to be worn items in a frenzy. It was the end of the day and I had just about everything on my list, with one final stop at Bardot I went straight to the sale items and chucked in this dress that usually isn’t my taste into my bag just because it was on sale. We’ve all been there.

When I got home I tried it on, hoping it would fit.  It did and I fell in love.  I instantly started rattling off some of the occasions I could wear it, not wanting to waste it’s first outing.

The occasion came last Sunday when we went to visit The Dressmaker Exhibition at Ayers House.
The Exhibition itself was amazing, the attention to detail was everywhere and you were transported to a time and place where magic happened.

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For those of you who have seen the movie or haven’t, I highly recommend checking it out, it’s displaying at Ayers House until December 10 2016.  Conveniently the movie is for sale there too so you can get your whole fix of Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth in fashions’ prime located in the outback of Australia.

I knew I would be instantly inspired when I saw the costumes so I made a conscious effort to dress for the occasion.  Thus the frst outing of the meant to be dress.  It was a beautiful crisp sunny day, so I teamed the floral layered dress that twirled with me with every turn I made, with one of my favourite accessories – my straw hat and finished it with some open boots.

Sometimes the Universe works in your favor and those last minute buys end up being your most treasured possessions.

Now to find the next occasion.

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Dress: Bardot
Boots: Rubi Shoes
Hat: Forever New

SPRING AFFAIR

I would love to say Spring has Sprung, but it hasn’t quite. The weather here has been very temperamental so it’s more like, Spring has sprung (sometimes) and that’s just a mouthful.  Despite the sever weather warnings we had issued on our State we took a chance and headed to the South Australian Countryside with our destination being the yellow fields of the Barossa.

Sometimes all you need is a spontaneous drive to a beautiful location to make your Sunday well spent and clear your head for the week to come.

For this occasion I chucked on my Denim skirt, red crop, slip on shoes and topped it off with my new spring staple – the straw hat.  Nothing says Spring more than a cute outfit and a hat.   I picked mine up Saturday from Forever New, I had, had my eye on it for a while and couldn’t resist temptation any longer, especially due to the fact that it was a beautiful Spring Day and I needed a hat.

You can just about team anything with a denim skirt and I thought red and blue would work perfectly with the countryside backdrop.

As the weather warms up, my spring/summer aim is to see more of the beautiful State of SA, there are so many hidden treasures around and I want to uncover them all.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I know I did, running through fields of flowers and greenery.

Nothing makes your soul happier than being one with nature.

G
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Skirt: Factorie
Top: Forever 21
Hat: Forever New
Shoes: Rubi

PAJAMA PARTY

One of the biggest trends this season has been the pajama look and I had been dying to try it! Every major celebrity, blogger etc. has been sporting it and each killing it in their own way.  Particularly my girl RiRi! She has made it one of her staple looks and I’m not complaining!

Earlier this year while I was thrift shopping I came across a men's blue silk pajama shirt about as tall as me but, as soon as I laid eyes on it I had to have it. I probably looked crazy when I was purchasing it but I knew exactly how I wanted to wear it!

I had been waiting for the perfect time to wear it and finally thought screw it I'll wear it out to dinner. My whole look from the get go was inspired from Rihanna down to the posing of this shoot. RiRi gives you immediate confidence ( I highly recommend it!). I wanted to keep it minimal with the accessories and shoes so I went with a simple watch band choker (yes, you read that right). The choker is a vintage watch band that I came across years ago and turned into a necklace on a whim one day and ever since has become one of my favorite pieces! For my shoes I went with black strappy heeled sandals (very RiRi-esque) a messy top knot for my hair and finished it off with a classic red lip.

I had never felt sexier! And, in a $2 thrift store find no less. Never rule out the worst it can always end up your best and that's what really matters in life. If you love it, if you feel good in it then let it be known. Confidence is sexy and confidence coming from within is even sexier!

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23

The other week I celebrated my 23 birthday.  I had an anxiety attack when I turned 21, thinking I was rapidly growing old and running out of time. This year however I felt confident, maybe it’s true, you worry less as you start getting older, and start focusing on achievements.

I am really excited about this year, I have a good feeling about it.

To ring in being 23, I decided to take my fashion back  a few era’s for my new era and took inspiration from the 70’s.

I bought my whole outfit (minus my trusty Steve Maddens’) from Naked boutique in Rundle Mall, it was there and it was lust at first sight.  I just love the bell sleeves and the skirt went perfectly, I even found a matching neck tie from Bardot.  The outfit was coming together #fatefully.

The best part about it was that I could re-wear it and it wouldn’t look like an outfit repeat if paired with different accessories, different makeup and an up-do!

I did a Carrie Bradshaw and grabbed my girls for a girls night out, girls nights are always a good idea.

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Georgia

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