Colourful Expressions

"I have always been kooky, creative, and a little bit different. My mum told me as a kid growing up I was unique; she knew this from my art exhibition at Montessori. After passing paintings from all the other children in the class with similar circle faces, straight hair, and stick figure bodies she came over to mine to discover that I had drawn myself as the little mermaid.

My mother told me I used to really struggle with my identity growing up, but I have reached that point in life where I don’t want to conform or pretend to be someone I’m not just to fit in. So I express myself through my fashion choices - wearing bold colours and taking a few (ok more than a few) risks is just part of me being me."

Conversation with fashion consumer Zahara Idris.