Alexa Curtis: My Big Problem With The Fashion Industry
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Let me first get the average question out of the way when it comes to the fashion industry and my position: "So you get to play with pretty clothes all day, right?" Or, "Waiittttt, you must be soo rich from all this." No. Nor do we (models, bloggers, whatever you wish to call us) get paid (majority of the time), keep the clothes (again, majority of the time), or have any real recognition unless you happen to be BFFs with the editor of (insert teen magazine here with heartthrob boy on the cover).
Fashion is not an easy industry. Competitive, cut-throat and nonstop? Yes, yes and yes. Whether it be modeling, blogging, social media, magazines, sales... most likely, you're going to be underpaid, overworked, and in way above your head. That doesn't mean this isn't the place for you, but unless you have that certain je ne sais quoi (cue Carrie Bradshaw), a traditional path can sometimes be more rewarding.
This article isn't one that is supposed to turn anyone away from becomi
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