2017 has just flown by so fast, we honestly can’t believe it has already been an entire year since we started Being Her. It hasn’t been easy but in the best kind of way. We could never have imagined that this crazy journey would be so exciting.

Huge sacrifices were made, but united we started our blog together. We were inspired by a true passion for fashion, we noticed people were hungry for real inspiration. So, we set up our blog to share our journey in the hope of showing a realistic view on life, while expressing our different personalities. We want to tell the world that you should embrace your disability or flaws and not hide from them. We feel it is important to challenge the world’s attitude and views towards people with disabilities.

We love combining our great passions in life; travel and fashion. Our blog gives us the opportunity to widen our perspective. The more you see, the less you hate. Prejudice is a big part of the human condition and the more cultures you experience the more you realise they are not that different from us. Being Deaf isn’t a barrier, being scared isn’t a barrier. Be brave, be courageous and new experiences will alter your life forever.

At times it has been a little overwhelming for us because it’s our job to keep up the momentum of Being Her. What makes us feel strong and positive is taking up new challenges and fighting back from failures with determination. We have experienced many difficult experiences, but no matter how many up’s and downs we go through, our experiences have brought us closer together and made our relationship stronger because we understand each other.

We have always liked to set ourselves targets and our aim for 2017 was to travel as much as we could… We were fortunate enough to travel to Greece, Lisbon, France, Iceland and Malta. We gotta keep travelling, whenever we can and our first visit in 2018 will be to Denmark. Travelling is a passion that must be fulfilled.

One of the many highlights of 2017 was being featured in ELLE South Africa, CNN, Blavity, Konbini, Marie Claire South Africa. Travel Noire and were happy to collaborate with Daniel Wellington, Airbnb, Illicia, Nanawax, Breast Cancer Care and Happy Socks. We are also excited to be working with a new agency, The Presley Group based in Los Angeles, what an amazing opportunity. It’s been a wonderful year, one where we managed to break down many barriers. With hard work and dedication we aim to make 2018 a year to remember… we’re ready to rock and roll. Our interview with Forbes Woman Africa out now in Forbes Woman Africa Jan 2018

We absolutely love the stylish looks we have created, the boho pieces that will never go out of fashion. We love to wear tribal, colourful and free-spirited yet beautiful prints. The clothes you wear reflect your personality, making us feel bold and full of life. There are no rules when it comes to wearing a hat, it will always make an outfit never break it. Boho chic is one of our all-time favourite style vibes.

So, let’s see what adventures await us in Year Two of Being Her. From the bottom of our heart, we wanted to THANK YOU to each and every one of you!

We wish you the most magical year ahead.

Lots of love!



Hermon’s wearing:

Pretty Little Things Dress | Public Desire High Knee Boots | Lack of Color Hat (similar here)

Heroda’s wearing:

Mango Maxi Dress (similar here and here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots | Lack of Color Hat (similar here)

Follow:



Breast Cancer Care asked us to join The Big Pink Campaign, to add something PINK to help to spread the word. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Promoting awareness of this is extremely important to all women and is something that’s close to all of our hearts.

Last year we both found lumps which turned out to be the cyst at the same time. It’s very important that we check our breasts regularly. Did you know men can get breast cancer too? 1% of breast cancer cases are male.

Pink is BACK, it’s a fashionable must-have right now and the trend has been spotted on the street everywhere. We are in LOVE with the pop pink blazer from ASOS, with the most beautiful lace bodysuit. It is an oversize blazer which can be worn as a dress or with jeans. Kim Kardashian wears it too, without the hold ups hosiery. Forget those bodycon dresses, it’s all about being a girl boss in a must-have blazer dress. It’s flattering and fits like a glove.

 

Why the BIG PINK campaign is very IMPORTANT..

Every year, 62,000 people in the UK are told they have breast cancer. The diagnosis not only changes their lives forever, but also the lives of their family and friends. Breast Cancer Care understands the emotions, challenges and decisions people face every day. They know that everyone’s experience is different. That’s why they are there to offer support and information and campaign for better care.

Breast Cancer Care are the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support to people with breast cancer. Their free services include support over the phone with a nurse or someone who’s been there, welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support. They’ll help people to live life with breast cancer and beyond. From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, through their treatment and beyond, Breast Cancer Care will be there.

691,000 people in the UK are currently living with a breast cancer diagnosis. Right now, Breast Cancer Care can’t reach everyone when they need them. With support, they can be here for more people, with care, support and information.

By us and supporting Breast Cancer Care, you can be confident that you’ll be helping people through one of the most difficult challenges they will ever face.

   Fundraising ideas include holding a pink party, asking your family, friends and work to wear pink for a day and making a donation.

Help us spread the word, support ladies and raise funds for the cause.

You can donate here, please click  THE BIG PINK

And click Breast Cancer Care for more information.

Happy Pink!



Hermon’s wearing :

Asos Blazer | H&M sandals | Asos earrings

Heroda’s wearing:

Asos Blazer | H&M sandals | Asos earrings

Follow:


 


It’s always a bit sad to say goodbye to summer, we’ll miss the BBQs, summer styles, festivals and nice weather, until next year.

We always look forward to the autumn because there are so many reasons to love autumn. The cosy evenings watching TV, warm foods, and new styles! We get excited to wear our new styles for autumn, it’s all about the boots, chunky knitwear, boho dresses and lots of layers.

Heroda wears a boho dress from Asos which is on sale now, grab it before it’s too late! Boho is a very popular style, especially in Autumn. There are many ways to pull off a boho look in the autumn time.

Hermon goes for 70’s vibe with her flared dungaree with a colourful print top from Nanawax. Proving that a classic pair of denim dungarees can be so cute.

One of our favorite things about being women is empowering and supporting other women. We’re lucky to collaborate with this brand because we feel strongly to relate to the brand

“illicia is simply a reminder to us all that the choice is yours to make”

We love the styles Celina and Sofia, They are both beautiful bags, the timeless details that will work with so many of our outfits and our moods. Celina is more feminine for both a day to night look, it has an elegant round silhouette with a woven handle and detachable cross-body strap included.  Sofia is the perfect size for an everyday work bag, even a laptop would fit in. This is must a have bag

They created luxury handbags with interchangeable handles made handmade in Italy by master artisans, isn’t that amazing? We love interchangeable handles, there’s lots of colourful to choose to match your mood, which is a fantastic idea. With her quotes, she reminds us every day that we can be whatever we want to be, not to be afraid to adventure new experiences and never allow being deaf to limit our ambition. Disability doesn’t mean inability.

Her Brand

“Ilham started illicia in 2015 with a belief that women can distinguish themselves not only through the way they dress but also through the most important accessory every woman carries – handbags. The mode of self-expression, as well as her own vision to be the writer of her own narrative,  is what inspired her to start illicia.

illicia’s design philosophy is practical with a touch of personal choice, with emphasis on quality and craftsmanship. Our fine leathers are sourced from high-end tanneries in Italy and are made in Italy”

You have to have the courage to believe in yourself. If you truly want to follow your dream and make it come true. Go for it because you only live once.


 

 


Hermon’s wearing:

Zara Dungarees (similar) | Nanawax tops (sold out) | Public Desire Boots | illicia Blackberry Sophia Leather Bag

Heroda’s wearing:

Asos White Cove Dress | Public Desire Boots | illicia Celina Leather Bag

 

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

 

Collaboration with illicia

Follow:


Hello!

It’s weird being back in London after we traveled so much, London is a fast-paced city obviously and we’ve been trying to adjust back into our reality. We can’t believe that summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel and of course, you can wear a pop of colours.

We got the dresses from Boohoo and Whistles, which are both sold out, unfortunately. Boho is chic and effortless. Many may think that the tighter the better, however, boho looks embrace wearing the more comfortable free-flowing outfit yet still looking beautiful. The best thing about this look is that you can express your personality through clothing which is something not many trends allow us to do.

Hermon absolutely loved her sandals, made by Tia Handmade. It’s the perfect souvenir from Mykonos if you want something unique that you can enjoy for a long time. I highly recommend finding this gem of a shop.



 

Hermon’s wearing:

Boohoo dress (sold out) | Tia Handmade sandals

Heroda’s wearing:

Whistles Dress (old) | Senso sandals | Lack of Color hats

 

Photos by Victoria Mexatas 

 

 

 

Follow: