Michael Kors Summer 2014 Catalog
Just hours ago I received a catalog from Michael Kors about their Summer 2014 collection. As much as I would want to say that I had no interest of reading it I perused through it like it’s a book from George Orwell . Maybe because I told myself I’m one of the first ones who will be knowing what to watch out for. (Although I know most of us have seen the collection from New York Fashion Week) I’ve seen the collection ones or twice and to have a copy of a magazine type catalog gives me the opportunity to talk about it. (Maybe not as thorough as I think I would)
The collection is surely colourful, with Yellow, Gold, Blue, Brown, Pink and White. The bags from the pictures are surely simplistic but at the same time elegant. Yes, the catalog features womenswear that intends to keep the women on trend and keep them chic. As I go through the prices they are quite affordable and reasonably priced. Also, if you are a fan of watches or any arm candy Michael Kors have beautiful colourful watches that will surely take your breathe away. Now, are you giddy to know what products I’m talking about? If you are you better visit Michael Kors to see and salivate.
Dressing to Cover Interview Anxiety
Every now and then a person will come across that time of their life where they are expected to find a job. (whether it be part-time or full time) And we can all say that finding a job is hard enough but to go through an interview is worse. Not because you don’t want to talk to the hiring manager and get picked but because you want to get that job and impress them. First of all you want to give them that right impression. The right impression maybe judged depending on how you handle yourself and how you answer their questions. (avoid the Uhhh and the You Know) However, most of the time, it also has something to do with how you dress. This time most of you will probably agree with me, whether you are applying for a part-time job or a full-time dressing up the right way is a must.
Then how will we know how to dress up or what types of clothing will we wear? The answer is simple, know the environment of the job that you are going to be applying for. If you tend to apply for retail jobs they tend to require you to wear clothing that are fashionable but at the same time not too casual which is different when you apply for an office job which requires you to stay in a suit or in any professional clothing that you may have in your closet.
Dressing up for a job interview does not only imply that you want that job but also covers some traces of anxiety that you have been experiencing ever since you got that call saying that we would want you to come over for a job interview. Dressing up gives you the power to cover that feeling and give you confidence. A man once told me “A good suite makes a good man” this might not be true, but the fact that most people respect you when you are well dressed and look as professional as you can gives you a boost of self confidence. So the next time you are hailed for a job interview remember to put on that best suit and walk on the right shoe.
JUST A THOUGHT: The Consequences of Loving Fashion
Most of the time when a person declares his/her love for fashion people expect something more from that person. This means that the standard set for that person goes higher. The fact that he/she publicly declares that fashion is one of their romanticized relationship places them on the spotlight to always look prim and proper. I myself is a victim of this love affair. Ever Since I started this blog (tracing back to high school) I famously told all of my friends and classmates that fashion is my “longest romantic relationship ever”. Uttering such words in a school filed with artistic people (most of them in Theatre, and some are cooler in the Arts) is like swimming in a fish tank filled with sharks and you are the clown fish. (scary? or maybe just reacting too much) Everyday I try to beat my first look and search up on the internet what seems to be a scrumptious (yeah, thats right I said it) street style that I can copy or manipulate through the help of my wardrobe. It seemed to work for a couple of years (two years that is) until I find myself loosing my own sense of style. I realized that most of the time I felt pressured by the fact that people around me would pick on what am I wearing that I started being scared and conscious about fashion. I started regretting having such a beautiful love affair with fashion and even told myself to give up on it.
The whole era of keeping up to a standard set for you is a never ending era. The fact that loving fashion sometimes ends up to be one reason for you to be placed on a cold hard spotlight is as cruel as it gets. During my first year of college, I one time came to school on sweats and an oversized shirt and a nike running shoes. I was so comfortable with my outfit that time that I didn’t care what the people would say. Then, I got one comment from a friend who never seem to notice what ever I’m wearing (not that I try that they all notice me) he told me that he “never saw me wearing sweats before” I actually felt good when he uttered those words. It wasn’t the fact that he told me he never saw me in sweatpants but the fact that I wasn’t judged hard that I was suppose to be wearing clothing that only I can digest. I came to the realization that sometimes we ourselves put a standard to how we should look on a daily basis and forget that we have the power to play with our own fashion.
Loving fashion has no consequences, there are people who will be judging you the same time you might deliver such phrase of love for your clothes, but they certainly has no right of keep track of how many times you might have stumbled down that catwalk. Fashion is a love affair for everyone and it is a celebrated affair. It helps us distinguish ourselves from other people and create that sense of uniqueness in us. If style was a subject in school that we are oblige to take then we will all then pass.
Fashion Inspiration: Brad Goreski
Fashion is really a tough industry there are lots of things for you to know and remember. Also, it is one of the most colourful industry that people such as Brad Goreski exist. When it comes to glamour, A-List clients, and a colourful attitude Brad surely has everything. He is best known as that stylish guy from “The Rachel Zoe Project” or that funny one who styles Celebrities from “It’s a Brad Brad World”. I did follow Brad Goreski through both shows and had the share of that time when he left team Zoe. But, I do get his reason. Each of us need to fly away from our comfort space to be able to grow and mature and be successful. I have read Brad’s book “Born To Be Brad” where he talks about his life as a young kid in Port Perry to his glitzy life in Big Ol’ Toronto until he met Gary and flew to L.A.
Reading his book was such an inspiration, growing up with a support system to what you want to do is really a key to success. Although, he experienced a lot of hardships growing up and finding himself was a bit tough, he still managed to step up and rule his own life. Now, he is running fashion through the palm of his hand. Working with Kate Spade New York ( one of my favourite Brands for women) Styling Celebs and just being an inspiration to other people. His fashion sense is also as colourful as his personality. Sporting clothes from Versace pour H&M to Jil Sander Jackets (that has velvet lapels ) he deserves every success he is having right now.
Now, Why am I writing or labeling Brad Goreski as one of my Fashion Inspiration? This is because he is not afraid of what others will say. He will wear an orange pant to complement a pink jacket is he should. I believe that a good sense of fashion will bring you somewhere, but the passion for fashion brings you on Top. And hey, we won’t have uber glamorous celebs if we don’t have Brad.