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Style Feature: Wunmi

Wunmi is a graduate from Queen Mary University. She currently splits her time between volunteering, applying for graduate roles and running her own blog.

Nickname: Wunms

Age: 21

What is one thing you’d like people to know about you?

Although I am naturally quite shy and reserved, when I’m comfortable I can be very outgoing and I love connecting with new people. Building and nurturing new relationships is fun for me.

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style has evolved in the last three years especially, but now I would say that it is simple, comfortable and clean. Whilst I like wearing patterns sometimes, majority of the time I go for plain colours – usually neutrals and pastels because they tend to match with a lot of things. I’m also really into trainers! If I could, I would wear trainers everywhere – they are both comfortable and stylish in my opinion.

Who or what has been the biggest influence on your style?

Honestly I don’t really have a style icon, I wear what I like and what flatters my body. I purposely try to avoid basing my style on another person because I don’t want to look the same as everyone else. Having said that, I love 90s fashion – denim dungarees, hoop earrings, turtlenecks, brown lipstick, trainers on skirts etc. So I guess you could say that era has influenced my style.

What is one item of clothing every young lady should have in her closet?

A coat that is capable of “dressing up” any outfit. This is for those days where you really haven’t made much effort with your outfit. But once you put on the coat with practically any outfit, you look so much more put together and expensive. Mine is my fur collared camel coat (which I only spent £5 on!).

You run a Christian lifestyle blog. What inspired or led you to start the blog?

Firstly, I started my blog because I had a passion for writing and taking photos and I needed a space to release that. Secondly, I also felt that I was sleeping on my God-given talent by not sharing my creativity. Lastly, I had just graduated and I wasn’t in full-time employment yet so I figured that it would be the best time to embark on such a self development project.

What has been the most difficult aspect of running the blog?

The most difficult thing for me about running my blog is remaining consistent! Nobody likes a blogger that rarely blogs. Ideally I would put out new content at least once a week, but sometimes life (and “writer’s block”) gets in the way of that. I’m working on improving my consistency in 2017.

Describe your relationship with God in one word. (and explain why)

Awesome!

I am constantly in awe of God’s awesomeness! Sometimes when I sit and just think about the countless times God has saved me in difficult situations or how blessed I am in general, I’m amazed by God’s love for me. I am in awe of God’s power and the beauty of His Creation. And the fact that even though I am just Wunmi, he counts me as special. These verses really resonate with me: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour.” – Psalms 8:3-5.

Why is the way you look important to you?

Whilst I do believe that nurturing your inner-self is just as important, I take care of my appearance because first impressions matter… and you never know who could be in your sphere of influence. I also understand that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and this reflects in the way that I try to carry myself. Besides – when I look good, I feel good!

What’s the long term vision for your blog?

I can’t reveal everything yet, things are still clicking into place for me in terms of where God is directing my blog and I. But I can say that I don’t just want to have masses of “subscribers” or “readers”, I want to actually build an interactive community of friends and use my blog as a form of worldwide ministry. I also want for my blog to grow with me so that I can visually track the development. Currently I am 21, in a relationship and unemployed. But in the future by God’s grace, I will be older and wiser, married with children and continuing to do God’s work in a fulfilling career. In the future, I want to be able to share these life experiences and what I learn from them on my blog.

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Ayomide Akin-Oteniya

Ayo is Editor-In-Chief of Lively Stones UK. She is a 22 year old graduate from the University of Kent. She is passionate about young people; encouraging them to live out their God-given purpose and bringing them together in order to celebrate talents and gifts. She is also a big advocate of encouraging young women to find and walk in their identities in Christ.

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