I felt offended!
I met this cocky arrogant CEO guy last weekend. I told him I’m here in Shanghai to study fashion business and he asked me which school I’m going to. I told him IFA, and he started saying ‘oh why study fashion in Shanghai’.. ‘oh Parsons is definitely the best’.. blah blah blah. And I thought ‘GOD! I don’t wanna talk to this guy!’ Then after a while, he said to me in front of everyone, saying that I didn’t dress like a fashion student to him (fyi, I was wearing a white shirt with skinny jeans and flats). OH MY GOD THANK YOU. I was super embarrassed and MAD. It’s like a critical hit! And he couldn’t shut his mouth, he turned to my friend and said she’s not like a banker either. Then he came back to me, he just couldn’t stop, saying fashion people are like this and that…! I didn’t know what to say but I was fuming, I told him not everyone in the fashion industry is like what he thought and asked him to look at the fashion designers, a lot of them don’t dress up in the fashionista kind of style. Yeah I know this is lame, I just couldn’t think of what to say at that moment. My friends told me he’s no one and just don’t care about what he said. But it hurts. It hurts because he said something which I have always lacked confidence in. It hurts because I care too much about how people look at me. Sometimes I don’t even have the courage or confidence to tell people that I’m studying fashion business.
But, I have to thank him. He made me understand what fashion is to me. Fashion is very personal. It reflects your personality, it gives you confidence and it makes you happy. Sometimes (well actually most of the time, because I’m very lazy) I just feel like dressing down a bit, wearing shorts and flip-flops and with no make-up on. Of course to a certain extent, there are some kind of do’s & don’ts. But there is no definite answers to what fashion really is. He also made me realize how important self-confidence is. If I was confident enough, I would have told him how good I felt about myself and it’s not him to judge me. Or I should have said to him ‘Hmm you don’t look like a CEO either’ HA-HA! THANK YOU MR CEO.
Anyway, I’m going back home this Thursday, and I’m gonna bring back a suitcase of nice clothes and shoes and handbags. I’m not changing my style, I am who I am, I’m still gonna wear flip-flops a lot a lot. But I guess I’ll have to dress up more often to build up my confidence 🙂
Hope this entry would not be tooooo boring for you to read 😛 I was too pissed lol.