* WELCOME TO THIS BLOG! *
Dear friend, make yourself comfortable because this space is for you. I've created The Hidden Seed with the purpose of celebrating self-expression and communication through personal style. My name is Elsa Mora and I'm happy that you're here.
I believe that style has to do with a sense of purpose in whatever we do and also in the way in which we project ourselves to the world. We are not born with any particular style, we rather develop one over the years as we get to know ourselves better and as we become more self-confident about what we want to do with our lives.
Now, regarding this blog and in order to make a long story short, take a look at these photographs. I was supposed to destroy them, but I decided to kept them laminated under my typing board instead, as a reminder of one of the darkest periods of my life. I took this photos of myself in 2005 using a simple camera with a self timer.
The photos already tell you a story. Around that time I felt sad, I didn't like the way I looked and I had zero motivation to improve my situation. Becoming a Mom for the second time, finding myself with no space to do the things that I was used to do as an artist, being a wife, a daughter, a friend, a woman, it all became overwhelming.
The day I took these pictures I decided to push myself a little bit in order to accept that I needed to do something positive for myself. It was the very first step of many that I had to take to move forward. I always thought and I still do, that the best way to see how you are doing is by looking at yourself from the outside. I literally did that by taking the pictures. I needed to look at myself as if I was another person. The other me told me that Elsa could be in a much better place physically and emotionally and in order to get there she needed to be nice to herself and she needed to take tiny steps, one at a time.
That's exactly what I did with lots of will and the unconditional support of my husband Bill. He has been the most amazing, accepting and loving partner that I could ever ask for and thanks to him and thanks to me I am today in a much happier place. Life is as busy as ever, even more than it was around the time when I took those photos, but the big difference is that today I am taking care of that little hidden seed that we all need to nourish and protect everyday, the seed of love that starts with loving ourselves. It is not easy at times, because the demands from life are too many, but we need to keep finding new ways to keep ourselves excited and motivated.
I never thought that I was going to publish this part of my life but I am happy to do it because if this blog can reach a single woman out there who needs support, understanding and inspiration to move forward to a better place, then I will feel that I have done something useful.
From this space I am inviting you to celebrate life with me, I am inviting you to love yourself and to be excited about being who you are. As women, we give so much to other people! That's our nature, but sometimes we forget about ourselves, we forget that life is not only about doing but also about being. Let's be the best version of ourselves that we can be because that will make of life a much more enjoyable experience.
Lots of love from the bottom of my heart.
Top: Ambassador Roberta (A tiny store here in LA)
Pants: Guess (got them from second-hand store)
Beret: Ambasador Roberta
Bracelet: Made by myself