A new day and a new blog, i previously owned Lulabelle in Fashion Wonderland but that was in a different time and i never quite kept up to date with it so this is my fresh start. Yes i know, i know, EVERYONE has a fashion blog these days...but then what harm is one more, really?
The title of this new blog is due to me inevitably quitting my BA fashion degree to go out into the world alone. It was a difficult decision that caused many a sleepless night but i knew it was the right one. I love fashion and i loved my ideas and the work that i produced but i didn't feel that i had the support that i was entitled to, nor that my tutors really cared what i wanted. It felt like if it wasn't to their tastes then it was wrong. What a suffocating idea to have to work with right? Exactly. So i took it up with my head of course, because at this point i'd stopped going in, and even the idea of going near the front door made me anxious. My head of course, as helpful as she tried to be, told me that 'most of the people who do this course don't even get to be designers anyway'. Wow. Let me stay on your obviously fantastic and opportunity packed course!
So i quit (well technically i took a gap year and i still need to send in withdrawal letter) to pursue a more mentally soothing approach into my chosen career, which i'm not even sure on yet. I currently work within the finance industry, it's a mind numbing (what was that about mentally soothing?) job but it pays very nicely into my savings and i am hoping to go travelling. Still, i keep proactive by taking pictures, drawing, painting, thinking, writing and buying clothes.
And whilst i was thinking about the fact that all my friends will have a degree in fashion by October and probably a platform into the industry i also thought about the people that never completed their fashion education. I also started researching this brand new blog name and that is when i came across this article from business insider about Michael Kors - here.
A man that now has a billionaire company and yet surprise surprise he left his fashion design course!!! Though i do have to add that he did go bankrupt along the way but what does that matter because that man did not let anything stop him from becoming who he wanted to be! That's more inspiring than anything i learnt at university, more than the dead beat tutors who clearly had no career promises of their own or the ridiculous way they tell you that you are doing it wrong no matter what you do. I can't say i am particularly a fan of his designs but i am definitely a fan of that work ethic. So here i am going it alone and hopefully getting somewhere one day.
This is only a quick introductory blog entry - be prepared for drawings, pictures, outfits, designs and ramblings. Lots of ramblings.