Truth be told, in recent years when I’ve worked with the fashion industry in various capacities, I’ve come to despise what this industry represents. Which surprised me, because as a child, I would spend hours doodling designs and I was accepted to fashion school fresh out of high school — but life led me in a different direction. I had hoped the cliches about this industry were unfounded, but I quickly found that the stereotypes had roots the were deep & strong, which shattered any left over childhood love I had for the industry. So, I had very little excitement about attending Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney last week. I was extremely excited because the artist I manage, Sarsha Simone had been pegged to walk in one of the first shows and invited to a few shows, but I had no feelings about the rest of the week.
When an artist I work with is invited to anything I instantly put my feelers out to fashion PR companies to loan key pieces and see what magic we can make. Well, this led to me being extended invites to a few shows & before I knew it i was trying to figure out how to not look soooo last season in a sea of key-trend-wearing fashion bloggers & editors. Well, in the end I just did me and I learned an interesting lesson. There’s nothing more stylish than just doing you. Fashion bloggers, in all their on trend, designer threads, seemed to lack any personality in their clothes, and I found myself — dressed in my fave jeans, plain tee & fluffy heels that I bought for $10 from Glebe markets, snapped as a street style pick in British Vogue, Grazia, Broadsheet & more. Go figure. Well, I’m happy to bask in my 2 seconds of Z grade fame while it lasts and then run straight back to the comfortable unknown of the temperamental music industry.There’s nothing more stylish than just doing you. Click To Tweet
Sarsha Simone walking for Thomas Puttick at MBFWA