A personal message from Hadari, CEO of Xehar
Hadari Oshri, CEO of Xehar
If you’ve been following us for a while, or if you recently discovered Xehar, you’ll notice that our message has always been about building #AConfidentYou. We believe that everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and as Hadari learned from her classmates at a young age, the clothes you wear can greatly impact how you feel about yourself. There comes a time when we become extremely aware of our identities and want to begin taking control of the person we are or whoever we want to become. We want to take the monumental step from being a kid and wearing what our parents want us to wear to choosing our own clothes.
Growing up, Hadari asked her mom time and time again to let her choose her own clothes for school and every time she would be shut down with a “No.” Instead of letting this obstacle stop her in her tracks, Hadari decided to take action into her own hands…literally.
“When I was in grade school, I took all the money I earned washing dishes at a restaurant near my house and bought clothes. I simply went to the store and bought all the clothes that I liked! A week later when someone in our class threw a birthday party, for the first time I stepped out wearing the clothes I bought, and I could just tell that everyone was looking at me differently. It was life changing! Everyone was like, “Oh, Hadari, you look good! You have a great sense of style” So right there and then I recognized how clothes can impact the way people treat you just from the way you look and I noticed how I felt differently about myself. I noticed how I was more confident when I was in clothes that I liked.”
Xehar Curvy & Arabella by Xehar
While many people are quick to trivialize fashion, it’s easy to forget that fashion is multidimensional. Meaning that while one aspect of fashion is making the decision to wear what you want to wear and styling it however you see fit, there are other roles that clothes play in our lives other than just being pieces of fabric to dress ourselves in. What we choose to wear allows us to communicate so much about ourselves, from our interests, to our personality, as well as to how we want to be perceived.
“Fashion allowed me to be myself. I bought what I wanted. It was special.”
When looking back at her sense of style as a girl, Hadari admits, “Looking back at what my mom dressed me in as a kid, now I think the clothes were beautiful, but back when I was 12 I didn’t think it was cool.” We all go through this struggle of wanting to fit in but also wanting to maintain our sense of individuality, especially as the new school year approaches. We don’t want to be the person that people point out for not being on trend or for dressing the way we do due to circumstances. While it’s unfortunate that some go out of their way to treat someone poorly due to what they’re wearing, Hadari believes that it’s important to block the negativity and even more important to find a mentor.
Diana by Xehar Collection
“Find yourself a good mentor who is at least a few years older than you. It doesn’t have to be a family member, it can be a friend or someone who is currently working or has experience in your field of interest. This will help you zero in on your passions, motivate you, and offer you support in order to pursue your interests.”
Being able to connect with someone who has been in your shoes, who understands exactly what you’re going through, and who knows first hand what the road to success looks like is invaluable. When you begin to surround yourself with people who have the same interests as you, who are supportive, and who will work with you to reach your goals (and set new ones!) it begins to build an unshakable sense of confidence and enables you to achieve objectives you would have never imagined possible for yourself. Out of all the kids from her class, who would have thought that Hadari would one day own and run her own inclusive and progressive fashion company? Probably no one. But what your classmates think and what they say about you should never play a role in deciding who you are. Only you get to decide what your life is going to be like, who you want to be, and how you want to present yourself to the world.
Xehar was created with the idea that everyone deserves to be included in fashion. From day one, Hadari’s goal has been to provide women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds with stylish and affordable clothes which is why we’ve always offered sizes small to 3XL. Since we’ve always wanted to make fashion accessible to everyone, we took things a step further in creating pre-selected outfits so that all women have the ability to look and feel confident! On top of having accessible clothes for all women, Xehar also strives to build confidence in women through our blog posts, our events, and everything else we do on our social media platforms. From interviews, to sneak peeks of our upcoming collections, to choosing and working with international body positive mentors to create a brand where body positivity and confidence come first, everything we do here is with you in mind. As long as Xehar is up and running, Hadari and her team will continue to make it our goal to help build #AConfidentYou because everyone deserves to look good and feel good about themselves no matter what.