What I'm Wearing: Blazer: Saks , Sweater: Calvin Klein, Scarf: Apt 9, Pants David Beckham for H&M, Shoes: Giorgio Brutini
Hello Everyone! Happy March & Happy Lent! Can you believe winter is almost over? Just 2 and a half more weeks and i'll be retiring my winter clothing for the next few months. As the months go by faster and the seasons change there is always some sort of darkness before we reach the light hearted Spring. There has been an insane amount of rain, snow, and flooding these past few weeks. It's been hard for me to find some time shoot with the dangerous weather outside. But luckily I found a Sunday morning to shoot before it started raining hard. Let's get into the details of this outfit, then let's talk about handling the contrast of the darkness and the rise of the light in our lives.
I chose to wear 2 layers of clothing because let's face it, it's too cold outside. I am wearing a blazer from Saks 5th Ave and a sweater from Calvin Klein. I love how the color of the blazer blends with the color of the sweater! This whole outfit just blends perfectly together color and style wise. This Saks blazer and CK sweater is one of my fave combos, I truly love both pieces so much and I wear the blazer often. Next up is pair of dress pants from the David Beckham collection at H&M. I love these pants and the great design on them. You can use these pants in many different ways throughout all the seasons of the year! That's one great thing about them, you don't have to retire them after a season ends. Lastly my shoes are from Giorgio Brutini. Sticking with the color of this look, the shoes are black and blue. I love the beautiful design of these shoes, it really ties together this whole look.
I hope you like my 2nd to last winter outfit here on mrdombaza.com. I wanted to make sure I highlight the dark weather we have been getting. When I put this outfit together I thought of the dark and how sometimes we have to go through dark phases of our lives to reach the beautiful light waiting for us at the end of the tunnel. Last week I had a really shitty week, excuse my language but it honestly was really bad. It's storming, my phone broke, I wasn't able to get a new phone, my passport was denied, my plans to go overseas canceled, my personal life was put into jeopardy , and I reached the 3 year mark since I lost part of my eyesight in my right eye on February 24, 2013. As I reached the 24th of February I was fed up, emotional, and just a mess. Reflecting on the bad week I had, plus the 3 years of clouded hell with this disease was very overwhelming for me. As I looked back on that Friday night, I thought a lot about the darkness. I thought about the bad week I had, and I said myself, I had a shitty week, a difficult 3 years, but look at me, look at Dom Baza, who is he now? After getting diagnosed with a disease with no cure, after loosing the things I worked for in a career I still yearn and thrive for, after loosing the people I thought would be there for me at the end of the day, who am I? I am Dom Baza; I am still a singer, I am a passionate songwriter, I have a passion for fashion and expressing how I feel through my outfits, I have a disease that can tear me down on some days, I have family and loved ones that still loves me regardless of a disease and who I am, I still have my fans aka my domanators who have stuck by me on this journey, I still have my voice that I will some how find a way to make it be heard, I still have my drive and passion that will shape the rest of my life and careers, I still have all control of my heart and soul, and I still have the hope and will to fight so I can reach my light at the end of the tunnel. With all the reflecting I did I wrote a song called "Fall Into Place". It's basically every emotion and thought I've had through the darkest parts of my life. I believe in fairytales and happy endings. I believe you have to work for your fairytale, I believe you have to hope and have faith, I believe you have to fight through every page aka every day so you can get that happy ending. In the song I wrote a lyric, "Every fairytale has darkness in some way". And as the winter ends the darkness can take over, but once spring comes that little bit of light is waiting to shine down so we can keep turning the pages of the story until we reach our happy ending. Every fairytale may have darkness in some way, but theres always room for a happy ending.
Thank you all for stopping by to read what I have to say and reflect with me. I hope you like this outfit and everything I have to say. I'll see you guys in a few days. Never stop fighting and never give up hope. Don't let the darkness win and define who you are and the life you live. The sun will always find a way to come out, tomorrow.
Photographer: Joanna Wheeler