February 19th, 2016
This post took a turn.
MY OUTFIT // Jacket: ASOS – Skirt: MARZIA BISOGNIN – Shoes: ASOS
I started off the day thinking I would snap some pictures since I was doing business meetings, and so I could bring you along with me as I have been doing all the other days so far.
I met with my manager over lunch, we went to Food For Friends which is a lovely vegan and vegetarian restaurant in The Lanes.
It went really well, the food was great, we got to catch up on work stuff, and then I was off.
Later I decided to put up on Instagram a close up of my outfit, because I came to realise that one of the items I wear the most on my closet is actually something I designed. It makes me so happy that I can wear things I create myself so I wanted to make a nice little post about it, also announcing that I’ve been working on a new collection coming this spring.
But of course people had to focus on something else, completely ignoring my words and make something positive into something bad. It’s no surprise that the internet can be a strange, negative place sometimes, and usually I deal with it just fine… but today I lost my cool.
Some people were saying that I was just showing off, because I’m wearing a Chanel bag; others even went on leaving mean comments about the skirt itself.
I opted not to put this on Instagram because I can imagine how many fights it would have started and that was not the reason why I would have done it. But I feel like here, on my blog, I can let it all out and talk about it freely.
But I don’t just notice mean comments, I really do appreciate when my marzipans get me, and make a point for me so there is no need for me to respond.
I’m lucky to have people that like me just the way I am, and don’t need me to explain every single thing, especially when it’s really not a big deal.
I own lots of designer bags. I do. I developed an interest in them through my mom: she gifted my first one when I was 18. Some were gifted to me for special occasions, others I bought myself second hand as gifts to myself; through the years. I only ever bought a new one on my own a few months ago for my birthday.
It bugs me to know that some people, no matter what, will always try to bring us down. And I say us because I know for a fact that it doesn’t only happen to me. It’s so easy to be rude when your hiding behind a screen, but I really do wish all of that would stop.
It would be such a better experience for everybody if people would focus on empowering each other, and bringing joy to others lives, instead of wasting time on the wrong kind of things.