by Jessica Gaertner - September 13, 2019 Fashion News
There is no doubt that the fashion industry is one of the most desired work paths out there. Most little girls dream of living the fashionable life from the first moment they slipped on their mom’s heels as a toddler.
However, it’s important to note that there are a lot of aspects of the job that you are probably unaware of and it’s essential to know what you’re getting yourself into before writing off that corporate lifestyle your parents were praying for.
a) If I don’t go to gym that day, then sure
b) If it gets the job done, then sure, I don’t mind
c) Not a fan if I have just got my acrylic done for a press event
a) Phoebe Buffay
b) Rachel Green
c) Chandler Bing
a) When people change their mind a million times
b) When people ask me how to spell things (Ain’t nobody got time for that)
c) Touching other people’s dirty socks
a) Making sure everything always looks flawless
b) Ensuring all my emails are answered and read
c) Sticking to my meal times
a) My gym schedule
b) My 8 hours of beauty sleep
a) When people are unnecessarily loud in the office
b) When people are above and beyond careless
c) When people insist on calling me when they could just email or text
a) I make sure to buy a new item at least once a week to stay on trend
b) Who doesn’t love it? I do it whenever I can afford it
c) Love it. Need it. Always do it. No Exceptions.
a) No, I like staying in and catching up on my Zs whenever possible
b) Yes, but I also know how to prioritise
c) Yes, nothing should stand in the way of my social life
a) I love making sure people stay happy and satisfied
b) I will be your friend if you get the job done
c) If I like you, you’ll know it. If I don’t … don’t talk to me
a) My sport bras
b) My sneakers
c) My cutest heels
YOU DEFINITELY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO EXCEL IN THIS INDUSTRY
According to your score I’d say you’ve got about 80% of the right stuff. You’re confident, friendly and know when to put your head down and work your ass off. Just be prepared to grow a slightly thicker skin and try not to get irritated quite so easily. People in this industry can be indecisive and rude and its up to you to deal with all that while keeping a smile on your face and getting the job done. With that being said, there is a fine balance between being polite and being a push over, so be reasonable and patient but also stay strong.
YOU’VE GOT THIS!
You’re tough, efficient and aren’t afraid of the dirty work. The fashion industry needs more people like you! You understand that manual labour will be part of the job and are prepared to put up with it for a few years. Trust the process and know that your dedication and hard work will make you stand out from the rest and will most definitely pay off!
MAYBE YOU SHOULD RETHINK THINGS
Look, I get it. You want to go into fashion for the glitz the glam and all things fabulous. But be warned, unless you’re the editor, you are not going to be experiencing much of that for quite some time. You will be in charge of invoices, packing and unpacking boxes, and pulling socks off and on models. So yes, in a couple of years you will start reaping the benefits of the industry, and maybe even before then getting to go to a press event or two and receive the occasional gift. But, like your parents have probably told you, it isn’t all paparazzi and parties. So be prepared to get your hands dirty, work hard and not earn much of a pay check.