December 22, 2016

Fashion is Freedom by Tala Raassi


Fashion is Freedom by Tala Raassi

I was sent this book by Raassi’s Australian publisher to read and review and I’m so happy I was.

This book! Amazing.

About the author:

Tala Raassi, an Iranian-American fashion designer, was born in Maryland, USA and raised in Tehran, Iran. Raassi, termed “One of the Most Fearless Women in the World” by Newsweek Magazine, impressed the fashion world with her talent in exclusive swimwear. She is devoted to “celebrating the beauty of a women’s body through her designs and empower women all around the world to follow their dreams.” For Raassi, “fashion is freedom.”

If there is one book that you need to read during your lifetime, it is Fashion is Freedom by Tala Raassi. It’s a true story based on Tala’s own life and is really well written.

This book takes you on a journey with Tala. I found myself rooting for Tala throughout, her bravery, her determination, hoping that she would eventually find success and she does. This is one smart woman and most definitely a force to be reckoned with.

I found myself transported to Iran and the USA during the course of the book which is no easy task, fighting alongside Tala for the dream she believes in. Fashion is how we present ourselves to the world. Our opportunity to style our personalities and present to the world. It is freedom.


This book is so inspiring as Tala had the courage to chase her dreams and found hope even when she was faced with losing her freedom. So often, we give up on dreams and settle for everyday mundane life. Throughout this book, I found myself listing things that I want to do which is pretty cool as I was inspired by someone else’s words. Tala makes many mistakes through her own quest for her fashion line. I found it refreshing that each is documented and not just the final success story. The book gives plenty of insight and guidance into the do’s and don’t of starting a new business – a must read for any entrepreneur.

I 100% recommend this book. Read it and be inspired to follow your own dreams!