Honest to Goodness
Use your fear as an enabler.
I sat down with the homegirl Lynn the other day and with only 30 mins to catch up we got real deep real quick. Lynn is someone I met through dance but we ended up having a love for fashion in common. Although our styles are on opposite ends of the spectrum, our experiences are all too similar.
I worry that I don't have enough of what it takes to stand out. The competition gets fiercer and the sea gets bigger and people are just social climbing their way to the top. It makes me feel as if riding off other people's success is the only way to get anywhere in this industry. It's like sleeping around without taking your clothes off.
But I don't want to do that. It's dirty. It's not rewarding. It's not genuine.
The people who have done it to me have grown so much more than I have. I've honestly stopped collaborating with most people because they always want something from me. I have trust issues because everyone only wants exposure. Everyone is only looking out for themselves and it seems as if that's the only way to survive in this industry.
I hate that but I love my job that much to tolerate it.
Dress via Tobi / Jacket and shoes via Quiz