As women, we are all designed with such strength and made so fierce – every single one of us! Knowing this, imagine a world where every woman is able to live out their fierceness, do you see it? AMAZING, I KNOW! For us to reach this place of seeing one another thrive, cheering one another on; it plays such a big role in bringing out confidence to own it! Did you know your words are so, so powerful?
We believe that we have all been called to be an inspiration and to do that you need be inspired! Inspire women in your world to straighten their crowns and rule! In retrospect, this therefore, means that you will be a role model; someone who aspiring lady bosses can look up to and oh, what a honour, because in return they will become that exact person. It’s a pretty spectacular cycle!
With that being said, our inspiring woman for this month – that definitely can be yours too – is. . .
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Fashion blogger, photographer, business mogul and so much more. She has an amazing heart and we had the pleasure of interviewing her!
Check it out below we hope it inspires you:
Taylored Heart: How did you start your blog and how long did it take you to get to where you are today?
Zanita: Well firstly, I just want to say I am 1000% behind the whole series and everything – even the feminism stand point. There are so many great stories about women achieving amazing things out there and they’re just not being told. The more their stories get out there the more they can just go out and slay the game.
I started my blog about 8 or 9 years ago and I never started out thinking that I could be a business owner, I just did it because I was interested in fashion and wanted to be apart of a community, but I think that my blog taught me that I could have something more. So I started in Sydney and was modeling at the time and it really was humble beginnings for me, I had no ambitions to be a boss lady or anything like that.
Taylored Heart: So at the end of the day you started your blog just for the love of it?
Zanita: Yeah, Thats exactly it. It was all about a passion that I had and a manic desire to improve my content. At the beginning my content was pretty bad and embarrassing but I just put it out there and I learnt and improved. Another lesson I learnt is – and applied without really being aware of it, was that you don’t start with this idea that your content is going to be perfect; the important part is that you just get your message out there and you improve it as you go along. If you wait until it is perfect then you are going to miss your chance.
Taylored Heart: That is such a great answer! So what are your dreams and goals going forward for Zanita Studio?
Zanita: I think that we have a pretty good synergy with my goals and the message that you girls want to get out there. I want to find positive stories that inspire women and with Zanita Studios I still want to use that as my outlet for creativity. There is something else I am working on and that’s called Azalle, it is online courses by women who have achieved amazing things so very excited about that.
Taylored Heart: You get asked questions often about blogging and how to start your own online business and you put such valuable content on your site about just that, what would you say is the best advice you have given to the aspiring blogger or business woman?
Zanita: The best advice I can give is be yourself but also just as importantly, if you want to be successful as a blogger and make it a business you need to have something really unique and strong. You can’t just talk about your day and how you had a cappuccino with your mate, that story has been told a thousand times before. I just think the stronger your niche and the stronger your identity, the better. If you are a little piece of everyone then you are a piece of no one. The best thing to do is to just nail exactly who you are and have a consistent message.
Taylored heart: We really believe that remembering the WHY behind what you start keeps you going in the tough times. So why did you start blogging and why have you kept going when it got tough?
Zanita: I feel like I have built a great audience and I really do not want to let anyone down and my motivation is that I want to keep communicating. I think it is a combination of a lot of things but the thing that motivates me the most now is probably the same thing that motivates you girls too; I want to share a message. I have a passion and have learnt a lot of lessons along the way and want to share those lessons, because every time I do I get a comment from someone saying thanks for talking about this and wow just hearing that from one person feels so so good.
Taylored Heart: In a world where insecurity, comparison and judgemental comments are made on social media etc, how do you tackle those situations? What advice would you give a girl who is battling with this type of issue?
Zanita: I have been very lucky and fortunate to not really have any negative comments come my way. However, if I did start getting those comments I would just choose to rise up. I think that the people who make those type of comments only make them because they aren’t actually getting fulfillment out of their life and they are probably insecure and unhappy. So, essentially the best thing to do would be to just let those comments dissipate and just move on.
Taylored Heart: What up and coming fashion bloggers should people be looking out for – who are owning it?
Zanita: Well she isn’t really that new but I think that Natasha Ndlovu we wrote about it recently, I think she is going to kill it.
We played the “Would You Rather Game” with Zanita just to end it off on a fun note 🙂
Taylored Heart: Insta stories or Snapchat?
Zanita: Insta Stories
Taylored Heart: Gym or Chocolate and series?
Zanita: I want to say Gym haha but more often than not its chocolate and series.
Taylored heart: have your own clothing line or beauty products line?
Zanita: beauty products 100%
Taylored Heart: Netflix or movie theatre?
Zanita: Movie theatre it’s more special
Taylored Heart: Country or city?
Zanita: Maybe when I’m 40 I would say country but right now I would say city.
Taylored Heart: Selfie stick or no selfie stick
Zanita: No selfie stick
Taylored Heart: Samsung or iphone?