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Thursday, June 10, 2010


The thing I find about blogging is the personal vs the professional. How many of your own opinions do you share and at what times is it better to simply present facts and be objective? I struggle in writing a lot about myself, not because I'm shy or anything but I know you is reading them in some cases and others, I don’t know at all. It’s much easier to write and have any old person read it, as opposed to sharing your opinion and letting people who may know you from a distance get a real insight into your life.

Also how much are you entitled to say? I find myself somewhat restricted in what my real opinion is, as blogging is just as powerful media outlet as a newspaper or any other avenue. How much should you say before you offend someone or cause defamation?

Perhaps we should be approaching it much like a food critic would, look for the positive and comment on both side, both good and bad. Or like a teacher when grading reports “If they applied themselves, they would go far”. Which is basically saying they’re a slacker and are getting bad grades. Of course anyone could do better if they tried, what kind of compliment is that!

My opinion on ‘fashion’ as a whole is very personal. As much as I have spent many countless hours rolled up in PJ’s and trackies in front of fashion tv all weekend, I live in Perth, WA. So far (if we’re being honest) from that couture world of fashion, we’re not even a capital city of Australia and even our capital city isn’t right up there. Don’t get me wrong, Australian fashion as a whole has a multitude of talents and I'm  a huge fan of many local and interstate designers.

However, my ‘fashion’ is really in surrounding, I sit on buses and watch people get on and off, assessing what they are wearing and how they have done their haoir, what age they are and what job they are going to. It says so much about and that I find fashion so important. Presentation is such an enormous communication tool.

Recently when interviewing (not myself) people for a new job at my workplace, girls trundled in and out, and from the way they presented themselves alone, I could determine a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. For someone who received a ‘No’ straight off the bat, they would have to try very hard through what they had to say coupled with an impressive resume to move forward or I would just have to frown and shake my head a day “no I just didn’t really like her, something about her, I think we could find someone better”.

I think people underestimate the power of an outfit and what it says about you. Maybe think about that next time you get dressed, what do I look like? What would people think about me if they didn’t know me? What first impression would I make in this? Who would I not want to see me in this outfit right now and why?

Anyway, if you bothered reading all this, thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Piece, I very much agree with you.

    I definitely find myself editing what I say/post on the internet, compared to my actual feelings. Don’t get me wrong, all my opinions are true and my own, but I’ll maybe just talk a couple of facets, I might leave a few points out. Either wanting to keep them to myself or as you said not wanting people who know me to gain that much in-site into my personal thoughts. Its much easyer to be frank with randoms!

    I love your idea of constructed criticism, and I always try to encourage it in my blog, whether it be "No don’t like those colours together" or "I don’t think that post is very interesting you should do more outfit posts!"
    But people seem very reluctant to give constructive criticism, even me while reading blogs will come across something that doesn’t make sense or just looks horrible and I’ll want to comment, but I don’t. Mainly because many times I feel there is no benefit from being negative, that and I was always brought up with that saying - “If you can’t say anything nice don’t say it at all”... but on the other paw, I can see how helpful it can be, especially now I have my own blog.

    I love people watching and imagining the person behind the outfit. I am very much the same as well and will judge a lot of people by their outfits, admittedly more so in a professional capacity than a social one, more often than not I've found truly beautiful people who have no idea what so ever how to present themselves.

    P.S – I’m going to take this opportunity to give my first piece of constructive criticism! (I really hope you don’t mind and if you do totally delete this comment!)

    I absolutely loved this post; I thought it was wonderful that it really gave me something to think about and something to relate to! So I hope you do more posts like this. But when reading it I did have trouble with a few of the sentences not making sense. Not many at all, actually now reading back over it I can only find one! So it may have been me going crazy! I really enjoyed reading this and writing a reply too!

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