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My Second Love

When I visited my old university to watch the graduate fashion show by the students from my previous pathway, I was asked if I left a career in fashion behind me because I hate it that much.  I told her that it wasn’t that, but rather the course had become too much for me.  However, I should have said that I don’t hate fashion at all.

If it all came down to me hating fashion, I would have been showing my work during the fashion show and graduating this year, because I still really love fashion.  Fashion is my second love, after writing, and I have always said that it will have a special place in my heart that can never be replaced.

I love to sit down with a good fashion magazine and I continue to keep up to date with the seasonal trends – I especially like taking a look at the couture shows.  I am all about the red carpet shows during awards season, so that I can see what the celebrities are wearing, and I really enjoy sketching fashion designs in my spare time.

Although I am focusing on my writing and working with young people, I always tell anyone who asks that I will never say never to fashion.  I still hope to open my own fashion design business one day, but I can tell you now that I will not be making the clothes.  I wouldn’t mind having a part in the design process though, because I do love sketching.

Fashion means a lot to me, and there are times when I wish that I could have completed my degree and graduated with the rest of my class.  However, things change and writing is where my heart lies, but I will always love fashion.

Overpriced

For some reason, prices continue to rise and rise, which has led to many products becoming overpriced.  I find this rather ridiculous, especially as wages don’t seem to be increasing.

As the price of designer clothing and accessories increases, the prices on the high street also continue to increase at an annoying rate.  Although the quality of products has improved and particular stores have brought out high range lines, I feel that the high street has become overpriced and that bothers me.

However, the quality of some of the products sold on the high street and by high-end designers are not good enough for the prices that they are being sold at.  Yet people continue to buy these products and buy into the hype of the trends, which enables these companies to keep their high prices.

There are a number of other products that are sold at high prices, such as healthy foods, which can make it difficult for individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle.  I don’t understand how our nation can be trying to decrease obesity and champion healthy living, yet the price of healthy living is far too high for many individuals.

It bothers me that so many products are overpriced and I know that prices are not going to fall, which means that situations will not get any easier.  It just gives this world another reason to be all about getting money, but that is another issue for another day.

Fashion Fanatic

Today I’ve decided to embrace my fashion side by getting something off my chest that has been playing on my mind for a long period of time now.  In this day and age, people are so influenced by the media and obsessed with keeping up with the latest fashions, that they follow every single trend.

These individuals become fashion fanatics, who buy any item of clothing or particular accessory that is on trend for that season or period of time.  However, the main problem with this is that not every item of clothing that is on trend suits every person who wears it.  People will wear clothes that don’t suit their height, shape or skin tone just to stay in fashion and fit in with those around them by dressing like them.

Most of the trends that are in high-street stores have trickled down from the catwalks, which showcase garments that are worn by tall, thin women who usually lack curves.  This poses another problem, as most customers who buy from high street stores are not shaped like these women, which means that the clothes will not sit the same way on them.

Yet what gets to me most is that so many females are walking around looking the same; they turn from fashion fanatics into fashion clones.  There are a lack of individuals with their own personal style, which has led to numerous females walking around in not only the same shoes and clothes, but also having the same hairstyles and accessories.  It is so bad that I keep thinking I see one of my friends who has adopted the “urban chic” look, but when I get closer I can see that the girl in front of me clearly isn’t my friend.

I am so tired of walking around and seeing individuals looking the same, it’s boring.  And I can’t stand to see people wearing clothes that don’t suit them, it’s just an annoyance.  I want there to be less fashion fanatics, less fashion clones and more fashion individuals.