The Top of the Mountain…. Yasmin Sewell, FBC Interview, London



Looking at someone else’s success is a curious thing. What one sees is the finished product, the outcome, the achievement. It is easy to mistakenly believe that the “someone else” simply woke up one day and just decided to be where they are today. This is why one of my favourite quotes is “the man at the top of the mountain did not fall there.”



If there is one woman who embodies the spirit of this quote, it is Yasmin Sewell. The road that her career has followed has not been a nice and easy journery, but what is clear from her experience is that focus, hard work, making mistakes and learning from them, determination and humility are some of the essential ingredients that go into attaining whatever it is on which you have set your sights. Sure, there may be the odd lucky break, but even then, an effort must be made to make the most of them.



Yasmin shared many important, bite-sized lessons and home truths about the current age of seemingly microwavable success. Β I think we all are very much aware of the trend towards pursuing fifteen minutes of fame, generally without actually are contributing anything useful or tangible to the table.



It is easy to forget that the only reason why people such as Yasmin Sewell are a part of our general consciousness is because they have achieved some level of celebrity as a result of what they do/have been doing for a while. Most of us knew nothing about them during their anonymous years, the years when they were laying the foundation of and building their own castle. There are those that see their figurative castle on the hill and decide that they want one, too, without realising (or wanting to accept) that it did not just appear there one fine day – the proverbial blood, sweat and tears, setbacks, and triumphs all went into its creation.



Yasmin has a blog, which you can find in the Vogue.com (UK) blog hub.

22 Responses to “The Top of the Mountain…. Yasmin Sewell, FBC Interview, London”

  1. Her smile is beautiful! I'll definitely be reading more about her, thank you for sharing.

  2. Her smile is beautiful! I'll definitely be reading more about her, thank you for sharing.

  3. This collection of images of her is stunning and I love the words you've written to go along with it. I absolutely love her simple outfit. That top… those old school looking levis. She is such a natural beauty. Really great post. xx

  4. This collection of images of her is stunning and I love the words you've written to go along with it. I absolutely love her simple outfit. That top… those old school looking levis. She is such a natural beauty. Really great post. xx

  5. Brigadeiro says:

    I am a huge fan of Yasmin's, so it was great to read this brilliant post πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!
    xx

  6. Brigadeiro says:

    I am a huge fan of Yasmin's, so it was great to read this brilliant post πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!
    xx

  7. *sunday* says:

    her story is great, just proves that so much of it also fate and that you can never give up because (i know how cheesy this sounds)when God closes the door he opens a window…

  8. *sunday* says:

    her story is great, just proves that so much of it also fate and that you can never give up because (i know how cheesy this sounds)when God closes the door he opens a window…

  9. Beautifully written! Thank you, Michelle Bobb-Parris (have to say the whole name – it's too fabulous not too)! – so glad you could come to FBC. Hope to see you at the next one in January xx

  10. Beautifully written! Thank you, Michelle Bobb-Parris (have to say the whole name – it's too fabulous not too)! – so glad you could come to FBC. Hope to see you at the next one in January xx

  11. Adorngirl says:

    It's a shame I didn't get to meet you I was probably sitting right behind you as well. You are so right it can be easy to think can I have all that success now, and not be patient, the talk was really inspiring, and made me think about how hard I need to continue to work.

  12. Adorngirl says:

    It's a shame I didn't get to meet you I was probably sitting right behind you as well. You are so right it can be easy to think can I have all that success now, and not be patient, the talk was really inspiring, and made me think about how hard I need to continue to work.

  13. Camille says:

    what a nice saying about the mountain, and a great post…

    also i was wondering: in marian's post, are you wearing audrey cantwell leather panel leggings? i've been coveting a pair myself and wondering what your feedback on them is. they certainly LOOK amazing! πŸ™‚

  14. Camille says:

    what a nice saying about the mountain, and a great post…

    also i was wondering: in marian's post, are you wearing audrey cantwell leather panel leggings? i've been coveting a pair myself and wondering what your feedback on them is. they certainly LOOK amazing! πŸ™‚

  15. @Camilou – they are actually from Zara! I'm going to check out those Audrey Cantwell ones now that you mention them πŸ™‚

    Thank you all for such lovely comments, and yes, Yasmin is indeed inspiring.

    @Adorngirl – Yes, I think you were sitting just behind me!

  16. @Camilou – they are actually from Zara! I'm going to check out those Audrey Cantwell ones now that you mention them πŸ™‚

    Thank you all for such lovely comments, and yes, Yasmin is indeed inspiring.

    @Adorngirl – Yes, I think you were sitting just behind me!

  17. @Courtney – Ha πŸ™‚ Love that you love saying it πŸ™‚ Glad I could make it too, and looking forward to January!

    @*sunday* – It may be cheesy, but SO true! I say it all the time πŸ™‚

  18. @Courtney – Ha πŸ™‚ Love that you love saying it πŸ™‚ Glad I could make it too, and looking forward to January!

    @*sunday* – It may be cheesy, but SO true! I say it all the time πŸ™‚

  19. she is one of those people that is always a reminder that dedication, discipline and hard work always pay off.

    great pictures too.

  20. she is one of those people that is always a reminder that dedication, discipline and hard work always pay off.

    great pictures too.

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