Honest Al keeps it sharp
‘We all have our fears, but I try to face them rather than run away.’
Nominations, awards, international success and an impressive following – Fanny Lyckman may be only 28 years old, but she has all these under her belt! Originally from Uddevalla, Sweden, the acclaimed fashion blogger is constantly trotting the globe. She has creative marketing as her second-nature, along with designing a clothing line for major UK brand Missguided and doing campaigns for Steve Maden, GUESS, Uber, among countless others. How does she do it? Confidence, resilience and following her own path no matter what others say or think.
But don’t be fooled, we all have our fears! It’s more about how we overcome them, and Fanny has proven a winner over them again and again. “I just try to face my fears rather than run away. I lectured 3 times for a big audience about my life and about building your own business, just because I wanted to overcome my fear of being on stage. Not sure I got over it, but I do feel empowered by the fact that I pushed through.” A truly bold personality, she simply does her own thing, “no matter what people think or say. I honestly believe that the sky is the limit and that you can have it all – I never feel like anything is impossible.”
Making sure she keeps herself excited and motivated at all times, Fanny also admits that any time of the day holds some special magic for her, and that she’s also very impulsive by nature: “I recently booked a spontaneous flight ticket. I’ve been doing that a lot lately…”.
Her success as a blogger and clothing designer more evident than ever, Fanny is someone whose style opinion we trust. When we ask her if she believes a “classic” can also be considered “modern”, she’s quick to note that “a classic design is often minimalistic, and minimalism is always modern. You just have to tweet the design, so that it feels fresh for its time.” And while it’s true that she’s always on-the-go and achieving bigger and bigger goals, Fanny would define her most cherished moments as those spent with “my family and friends on a white beach.”