I recently received an opportunity to meet with someone in the fashion industry. Sadly, it did not go as planned. Upon getting there, I was given the advice to lose 20-25 pounds (I am 5 feet tall and weigh anywhere from 95-100 pounds) and was informed that even so, I may not find success because I am short, have a slightly curvy build, and am not conventionally pretty. Does everyone in the industry think this way? I feel like I've been written off because I am not blonde and blue eyed.
evachen212 said:

whoever you met with is, pardon my language, a complete dingbat. a complete dingbat. he or she has no idea what they’re talking about. first of all, I am not blonde with blue eyes either. in fact, I’d easily say 95 percent of the fashion world is not. think of the editor in chief of, oh, every single major fashion magazine in the US. I can’t think of a single stylist I know who has that Gwyneth Paltrowy look. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: success is predicated on a) your work ethic b) your ideas c) your ability to fuse the two. whoever you spoke to was projecting their own insecurities or issues onto you. don’t let their negativity derail your dreams. 

  1. pyunghwa said: love the response you gave her… its really channels girl power!
  2. glitznsparkles said: You are gorgeous! Whoever told you otherwise does not know what they are talking about!
  3. meganmcisaac said: :( ugh this makes me so sick. the same thing has happened to a handful of my girlfriends. fortunately it didnt stop any of them & they proved all of those dingbats wrong.