Today we’d like to introduce you to Paris Fields.
Paris, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started my fashion blog Parisysatis.com in the Summer of 2017. Before stepping my foot into the fashion industry, I was well into pursuing my previous major of Criminal Justice. I made a scholarly shift and decided that I was going to pursue what I always felt strongly about – fashion. I switched majors at California State University, Long Beach and became a Communication Studies major which led me to pursue four internships (back to back) with reputable companies in the fashion industry. Right before my first internship experience, I decided that I wanted to create a platform for myself, where I could express my love for fashion and my sense of style.
Throughout this journey, I have learned so much. My fashion blog has held me accountable and has given me the opportunity to show that I am serious about my career choice. Throughout this blog journey, I have been blessed to land a merchandising position for a men’s apparel and footwear company, which has been such a great experience. This position has taught me SO much about the fashion industry that I know will benefit my career in the long run. More recently, I have been inspired to combine my faith and passion for fashion to help others do the same and rely on their faith to pursue their passion. Again, this blog journey has been so rewarding. Earlier this year (before COVID) in February 2020, I hosted my first event called “Passion & Faith.” There were a few fashion-filled testimonies, a style challenge, and some time dedicated to 2020 style projections. This event gave me the courage and motivation to not only just “blog,” but to actually put my experience to use and inspire others to walk with their faith, hone in on their passion, all while slaying their favorite outfits!
Has it been a smooth road?
This blogging road has not always been the smoothest. The biggest challenge has been in staying consistent and not always exuding confidence in what I brought to the table. Up until 2019…I juggled school, internships, and work seven days straight which caused me to be an inconsistent blogger. In the past, I’ve hindered my potential and talked myself into thinking that no one really cared about what I had to blog about. Let’s be honest, we live in such a fast-paced world. People read more headlines than they do the actual article. Since fashion is such a saturated industry, I have often asked myself questions like – “How was my fashion blog any different than the next?” I would even question if my style was inspiring enough for people to try new trends and also question whatever I was blogging about at the moment. When you realize your gifts and skill set is meant to touch people in ways others can’t, you have to begin to believe in yourself and boss up. This is something I still work at daily – understanding that my gift is solely MY gift and not anyone else’s.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Parisysatis.com is my personal fashion blog and it promotes fashion, fashion tips, faith, passion, and inspiration for others. What sets me apart from others is my ability to be who I am, my strong eye for fashion (I really don’t have a set style), and being confident with what I can bring to the table in this industry. I feel that my vision is different with how I want to continuously pursue fashion; I not only want to promote a sense of style but also want to make an impact within my community. I am currently working on ways to expand my fashion blog, my creativity, as well as gathering my ideas for my next fashion/faith-filled event post COVID! I feel that I haven’t reached my fullest potential, yet I am very proud with how I’ve been able to use my blog as a positive platform to inspire others, be transparent, and even start my own personal trend of curating special events that correlate to my blog.
Where do you see your industry going over the next 5-10 years? Any big shifts, changes, trends, etc?
I plan to keep blogging but also start my own personal brand – a limited edition seasonal line – in the next five years. I also plan to continue on with hosting fashion/faith-filled events that capture and amplify Black creative’s voices and testimonies as a way to give back and inspire the upcoming generations within our communities. Jerry Lorenzo is a well-known designer and owner of “Fear of God.” He inspires me to pursue my own brand with my faith in God backing it at all times. I would like to one day be able to say that my fashion blog was the starting point of all of my success.
- Website: parisysatis.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: paris_ysatis
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