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10 Things I Hate About......Fashion: A Tribute To The Movie, with A Twist on What Really Makes Girls Weak in the Knees

10 Things I Hate About......Fashion: A Tribute To The Movie, with A Twist on What Really Makes Girls Weak in the Knees

  1. I hate the way some brands now lack originality, and how they strayed away from their core. 

  2. I hate the way people follow the ridiculous trends. 

  3. I hate how it makes me poor. 

  4. I hate the Balenciaga sock sneakers and the way it looks on my mom. 

  5. I hate how people get upset reading Diet Prada when I think it’s what keeps me calm. 

  6. I hate it -- I hate the way it portrays beauty in the media.  

  7. I hate it when people can be so ruthless.

  8. I hate how Instagram determines your status, even worse, half of everybody’s photos are truthless. 

  9. I hate how no one helps you when you fall.

  10. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you — not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

Whether you’re a 90s baby or not, 10 Things I Hate About You is a movie you have either watched at least 27 times or have heard about from your older siblings. Regardless, it’s a classic. 

If you read my poem in Julia Stiles’ voice, you already made me so proud. If not, I will let it go but you should definitely watch the movie right after reading this list. 

Fashion has truly evolved throughout the years and it has been something I have been following since I was maybe 9 or 10. However, some aspects of the industry has become quite alarming to me and I would like to point out just how much and why I hate them.

  1. I hate the way some brands now lack originality, and how they strayed away from their core.

Left to right: Chanel Slingbacks, Stuart Weitzman ‘Loraina’ Slingbacks, via  Pinterest  &  Lane Crawford

Left to right: Chanel Slingbacks, Stuart Weitzman ‘Loraina’ Slingbacks, via Pinterest & Lane Crawford

It’s sad when you see designer brands copy one another and gets to the point where it seems like no one can come up with the next best thing anymore. The Chanel Slingbacks made its debut in 1957 where it “captured the height of elegance”. Now brands like Stuart Weitzman and even fast-fashion brands like Zara have come out with a VERY similar heel and believe it or not -- it’s totally legal (which is still not ok!). Stuart Weitzman has designed many recognizable styles throughout the years but it all started with the Stari, the kitten-heel that he worked on with his father. Now seeing that the brand has come out with several other styles that look very similar to other brands is quite alarming. Like other brands, Zara, is definitely known for getting away for ripping off luxury brands. Whether it’s the jackets or the shoes, Zara has copied many styles from brands like Balenciaga. The transition of the brand copying other brands did not occur until the recent years. Zara was known for its immaculate well-priced blazers and basic tees in 2015 and now it’s just disappointing to go and see how they have the exact same shoe that Marni released last year.

2. I hate the way people follow the ridiculous trends.

via  Pinterest

So we all know and love the latest fashion trends, but do we really…? Like the pouf ball keychain on our purses or keys in 2016 because we wanted to be look like we could afford Fendi? Or the transparent handbag that Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton sell for over $2000? Yes, why do we do it, people? Why do you need such an obnoxious keychain to dangle off your purse when all it does it capture the dust and germs you gather throughout your day? Why do you want to purchase a handbag that everyone can see right through? Do you want the whole world to see how many tampons you shove in your bag because it’s that time of the month? Absolutely not. But sadly, these are the latest happenings in the fashion world, and like it or not -- we still succumb to all of it.

3. I hate how it makes me poor.

I’m going to keep this one short and just let it explain itself. I love splurging on luxury brands, but here and there, I am unable to finance some of those items; which leaves me to eating microwave food for the next couple of days because I just bought myself a new Ferragamo wallet.

4. I hate the Balenciaga sock sneakers and the way it looks on my mom.

It’s definitely not for everybody, but it’s for somebody out there. I just hate how they look and especially that one time I went to Rodeo Drive with my mother and she insisted they were the “coolest” shoes ever and decided to buy them and actually wear them. Nope, I refuse to support.

5. I hate how people get upset reading Diet Prada when I think it’s what keeps me calm.

via  WWD

via WWD

There is no better fashion-related Instagram out there except Diet Prada. To keep up with the fashion happenings, I can’t help but read the daily posts for these lovely ladies who run this brutal, yet truthful forum. Many people and brands (the ones who are the victims of the current post) will call out Diet Prada for producing and fabricating news. However, I for one, believe these girls do their research on a daily because these methods are plain and simple -- presented to the followers are images of new designs juxtaposed with older, VERY similar work of other designs. Their feed is amazing and I find nothing more peaceful and intriguing but to lay in my bed and read their latests posts.

6. I hate it -- I hate the way it portrays beauty in the media. 

7. I hate it when people can be so ruthless.

via  WWD

via WWD

So these go pretty hand-in-hand. We all know that beauty today is absolutely misconstrued in the fashion world. Not everyone can look like Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid. It’s sad to see how the media only portrays beauty as the runway models or Victoria Secret models. Models are real human beings, yes; however, just because one is not a model does not make them any less attractive. Fashion can be so shallow sometimes and the people in it feel pressured to act upon it. I’ve experienced some fashion influencers I have met in person who believe they are better than most people and do not feel the need to be nice to others who do not look like them. That’s just not a way of life, period.


8. I hate how Instagram determines your status, even worse, half of everybody’s photos are truthless.

 
via  Demilked
 

If you have over 100k followers, you’re a “legit blogger”. If you have anything less, you’re not. I hate how the statistics determine your eligibility and legitimacy. People can buy their followers and likes, so anybody can have that many followers if they have that much money. I know amazing fashion bloggers who have created impeccable and unique content who have not so high of a following as many others. The following shouldn’t determine one’s status. As if that is not a problem in itself already. The Kardashians are not the only ones being called out for Photoshop and Facetune. Most fashion influencers today use an intense amount of editing on their photos -- whether it’s to reshape their body or their faces. It’s sad and should not even be an idea in the first place.

9. I hate how no one helps you when you fall.

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This one is speaking from personal experiences. I have been working in fashion for almost 5 years now. Whether it’s retail, an internship or even a full-time job. The moment you fall down, no one really wants to be there to help you up. I realize that it’s an “all for one, one for all” type of business and you have to just simply watch out for yourself.

10. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you — not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

Finally, we have hit the most pivotal moment of this entire list. Although fashion bugs me, although it can be terrible at times, I can’t say I hate it, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.


cover image via Hello Giggles

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