The Fashion Business.
I was religiously reading on runway shows before they were easily accessible on the internet for middle schoolers.
I was 13, turning 14, I remember, my favourite designers were Dolce&Gabbana and Alexander McQueen.
I couldn’t afford anything really, so I found vintage silk scarves from my mother’s closet and used them as belts. It came up on the next season’s show at D&G. I thought I was a trendsetter.
I would wrap myself around with fabric I bought in textile markets and pinned them up as dresses, imagining that’s how it would be if I work as a stylist, or even, designer.
Haute Couture is the passion of my life. Nothing else is needed to be said.
When I reached the age for numerous internships, I was eager and so luckily involved in fashion editorial, styling, fashion show production, and marketing. And oh boy, it was the most fun I have ever had.
So, I get asked a lot now. Why aren’t you going to that direction?
As I engage in challenging philosophical thoughts that my education bestowed upon me, I realized that we, at least I, ought to do something I am best at, not merely something I love. I ought to utilize my (hopefully) growing ability and curiosity to its exhaustion, that rewards my being more than the satisfaction of aesthetics.
Here I am, trying to balance my desire of wanting to go back to fashion styling and photoshooting.