first world problems

first world problems

Saturday, August 4, 2012
• 1:51 AM •

My Take on Fresh Whites and Networking

 

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Striped navy and cream bodysuit from American Apparel, white tailored cotton shorts from Zara, off-white DKNY quilted tote, gold chain necklace from BCBG, detailed cuffs from Delilah

I LOVE that white is in this summer, because it means that many stores are carrying different styles in this fresh and classic hue. 

La semaine de mode de Montréal (Montreal fashion week) is nearing and Susan and I just got our passes which give us access to the entire week! We’re so excited to see great Québec-based designers such as Martin Lim, Denis Gagnon and Tavan & Mitto.  It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait to meet people, take lots of stylish photos and party!

Speaking of meeting people, Susan just designed the hottest SA business cards yet for our networking purposes.  I’m hoping that the quality of the card will at least serve as a topic of small talk if I get too nervous in front of any big names during fashion week. My problem is that I’m the complete opposite of a suck-up.  I always got annoyed at the teacher’s pet, or that employee that was over-enthusiastic about work around the boss in order to gain some brownie points.  The sad thing is that many fall to this sort of flattery. Whether or not it is evident that a person is sucking up, many give in to this because it gives them more of a sense of authority or power.  Regardless, I am always self-conscious of how eager I appear when meeting a person. If I happen to know that someone is big shit and can help me get to where I want to be, I’ll actually end up giving him/her less attention than I would give your average person.  A self-diagnosis I’ve done to explain these actions led to idea that if I’m sucking up to someone, it means that I am admitting that this person is more important or worth more than myself.  See, I have a bit of what one might call an ego. Accepting inferiority relative to others is not quite my cup of tea.   Who else feels this way?

I wish you a great weekend.  Thanks for reading!

- D

Thursday, July 26, 2012
• 7:06 PM •

Kristen Stewart Cheated on Robert Pattinson but I’m all on this Photoshoot

Okay, so I open up this extremely sarcastic fashionista.com article today after work  about how Twilight actress Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with some director of some movie who is twice her age.  This was the featured image of the article.  First off, I didn’t even know these two were dating.  Secondly, I LOVE HER OUTFIT HERE.  I want her skirt and shoes.  Though it’s a shame that it wouldn’t look half as good in real life as it does in this photo.  That is all.

(Aren’t I a pool of information when it comes to celebrity gossip? TMZ should hire me!)

Saturday, July 21, 2012
• 5:44 PM •

Fashion Shoot – Sick of Myself

wriggly portrait

“Sick of Myself” suits the title of this fashion shoot because at the moment of its publication I am completely sick of myself – go figure.  I’ve been blogging since February of this year.  That means it’s been barely 6 months since my cousin Susan and I launched this website.  If you’re a blogger then you know exactly how I feel.  Blogging, like any business (or should I say “aspiring business?”) is tough work and it is extremely frustrating not to get the support of those you know.  It’s tough to stay rational and tell yourself that your closest friends may just not be in the right demographic for what you have to offer online, but at the same time, you become so obsessed with your work that it hurts to think that your best buddies don’t care much about its achievements.  Conversely, you hate yourself for being a spammer and feel pathetic for all this self-promotion.

Online success does not come easy which is why I think I am so obsessed with it – you’re competing with millions of people and you either step up your game or get lost in cyberspace.  There are countless ways to improve and I have acquired many skills since the start of this blog, most of which would not be worth trading for instant success.  I am confident that Snob Affair will succeed and help us reach larger goals in mind – it will probably experience many more transformations by the time we’re done with it, but I know that we have what it takes to make it.  We just have to be patient and stay focused on reaching the right crowd.

“I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution.”

- Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft 

There are few professions in this world whose success does not rely on the approval of others.  If you want to do something and you don’t have a rich daddy, a huge supporting posse or personally know a celebrity, then I would recommend putting it on the net and seeing how far that can take you.  I am not exactly a great example right now, but I can tell you that the act alone of working towards something is extremely rewarding, and I mean this in the least cheesy way possible!

Many thanks to friend and photographer Wriggly for this portrait shot.  A fashion shoot with you increases my cool factor by infinite orders of magnitude.