Like most voguettes, my first impression about fashion may come from Vogue presenting glamorous clothes, and The Devil Wears Prada showing cocktails and coquettes.
However, the first time I realized fashion might actually change my life was when I watched The September Issue, a documentary film about behind-the-scenes and dramas during the production of the September 2007 issue of American Vogue magazine. Watching Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue, say “Always keep your eyes open. Never go to sleep in the car. Keep watching, because whatever you see out of the window or wherever, it can inspire you”, while having Burn It All Down as the background soundtrack, I, all of a sudden, felt clairvoyant. That was the very first moment I realized it is not just about the glamour, but how inspiring fashion could be.
Besides inspiring, it is the challenging side of fashion that I find particularly attractive. They say whoever works in fashion gets more glamour, but I say whoever works in fashion must work harder. Because unlike the rest of us, fashion never takes a vacation. That’s at least what I get after two-year exciting and challenging working in fashion.
Until now, I am still a fashion believer, full-time.
January 11, 2016