Fashion Isn’t Glamorous…Take It From Me.

 

 

Today I thought it necessary to express my feelings and opinions regarding the Fashion Industry. There is always a continuous misconception that fashion is full of vain, arrogant, and always fabulous people, and that may be true to some extent, but for the majority it certainly isn’t.

After moving to New York in the Spring of 2007 I had the naive mentality that many people have when they enter a field that they think they know something about. I quickly learned that there are many people in this industry who look past the glitz and apparent glamour, and have strong goals and ambition to do what they love to do. Then there are the others, and you know who I’m talking about, that always have to attend every party and love to have their photos taken and then bombard the poor bloggers with “Where will this photo be posted?” as if they are so important that god forbid their image is posted on anything but the Sartorialist. To see this with my own two eyes on many occasions made me realize that my place in this world needs to be quite and behind the scenes. If you ever want to know who the real movers and shakers of the Fashion industry are, look behind inconspicuous loft space offices and read the names under every masthead of that magazine you just brought. They rarely leave their work and could careless about attending the latest after-after party and drinking themselves silly. Not to say that there is anything wrong with that, it just shows you that some people actually have goals and dreams and are not hindered by the smoke and mirrors.

One word that I certainly feel that many people do not have in this world is “Ambition” I’ve met countless interns and aspiring something or anothers who just assume that things will fall into their lap and as long as they are “good people” and work hard, and Karma will take care of them. NO!, wake up and go make it happen, if you knew how many people are working toward the same goal as you, you’d most likely give up. But if you don’t APPLY yourself and do what you need to do to excel, you will be defeated in an instant.

I wanted to write this post just to express my frustration, thoughts and feelings toward the image of what most people believe the “Fashion World” to be. This is not to discourage anyone, but always keep a focused vision, have ambition, and always stay humble….it will take you farther than you ever dreamed.

I believe it, and I’m just like you.

J.F

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