I feel like I am naturally conservative and casual when it comes to my fashion style these days. As a
stay at home mum, much of my days are spent either at home, the in laws house or at the supermarket
oh how exciting my life has become! I do absolute love being a mum, don’t get me wrong and getting
dressed up and playing with fashion trends and makeup is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. Gone
are the days pre-motherhood when my husband and I would regularly go out most nights and go on
various adventures where there were plenty of opportunities to wear more formal and fun
(and sometimes uncomfortable) clothing! Don’t feel sorry for me yet. I am just grateful to be able to
wear what I like everyday and not be conformed to try to make a uniform to look good on me! I feel
for those people. I used to be one of them, for many years!
In saying all of that, I have always had a passion for fashion and design, often drawing up sketches
during math class at school. Doodles of my art often replaced any actual work I was meant to be
doing. I think I may still have some stashed away somewhere, so I will see if I can dig one up and
place it below…
It is no wonder I am useless when it comes to math, I am sure my teacher must have hated me…
Getting on with telling you about his absolute eye opening and inspiring read by Tala Raassi. This
novel is so good, even if you’re not into fashion I would recommend picking it up and giving it a
chance. Yes, it is a story about fashion, freedom, women and so much more! This is the kind of
novel I love to read because it is real, teaches me so many things about the world we live in and
encourages me to aim higher, believe stronger and keep on persisting my goals.
In short – This is a true story, Tala’s story. She grew up in Iran where the world as we know it here in
Australia is so very different! At just 16 years old she wore a mini shirt. What’s the big deal right?
Wrong! In Iran this is considered breaking the law for women and she was sentenced to 5 days in jail
which included a whopping 40 lashes! Like seriously, WTF? This in my mind is completely crazy
and OTT on behalf of the Iran religious police! Absolutely ludicrous in my mind when there are soo
many more important issues and other serious crimes which should be attended to and save the cells
for the murderers and rapists, not a young innocent women simply expressing her love of fashion!
Fashion Is Freedom is available now for purchase from Amazon.com for RRP: $29.99
I am so happy for Tala for being brave and moving to the US after her ordeal to not only escape the
chains of her country but to then become incredibly successful in pursuing her passion and creativity
eventually creating her label “Dar Be Dar” which was even the sponsor of the Miss Universe pageant
in the Swimwear category back in 2010!
Tala’s swimwear designs are for every women to feel comfortable and proud in her own skin.
She has collections of both one and two piece sets which consist of a rainbow of trendy colours,
patterns, cut outs, frills and features.
If you’re on the market for a statement option for the up coming Summer months then you are sure
to find something to love from her designs. Her prices are also very affordable with each piece RRP
around the $100 mark which is very conservative for designer swimwear!