Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Ugly Side of Fashion

Fashion. It can be a very inspiring and creative field to get into, but as we’ve seen in shows like Ugly Betty or movies like The Devil Wears Prada, fashion can be a cold, cold world. Everyone wants to look better, be dressed better, and know everything there is to know about fashion…Yes, there are some big egos at play in the fashion industry.

When you become a noted authority in the fashion industry, it’s inevitable that the claws will come out and energy vampires will try to bring you down. For whatever reason, many people don’t like to see other people become successful - and this attitude is prevalent in fashion.

Just like any business, the fashion world is full of people who have opinions. Some people are louder about their opinions than others while others don’t express their opinions and just get lost in the crowd. However, that’s just what they are - opinions - and each and every one of us has them. When it comes to fashion, no one is “right” and no one is “wrong”. The last time I checked, fashion is an expression of your personality and each and every one of us has a unique personality, right? Granted, there are some people that do need some guidance in finding their unique style and bringing out their true selves ;)

It pains me to see women try to bring other women down over jealousy and petty disputes. Criticizing someone on their style of dress makes me cringe.

Ok, I’m off my soapbox now…
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  1. Anonymous7:29 AM

    I completely see your point. Fashion world can be ugly. I myself love fashion and feel how much it does to me. But apparently, you cannot blame fashion alone for all the cold shoulders. Business world out there is the same. Survival of the fittest. Unless if you just want to work for a small local shop or maybe be a kindergarden teacher. Aiming high comes with great expectations.

  2. I always choose to think that it's THEIR problem, not mine. Love a soapbox.

  3. Yes, I do agree that the business world in general can be tough. However, if you surround yourself with positive people, it does make things easier.

    People with problems or issues try to make themselves feel better by bringing down others. If they only knew that happiness starts within.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!