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!