When you walk into a boutique or some haute-as-sh*t little designer shop and the snooty shop assistant gives you that look and just sits there behind their tiny little desk and watch you in contempt, it kinda spoils the experience doesn't it? You turn into this nervous schoolchild, trying to act as casual as possible while hurrying through the shop just to get away from all the judgement. And you leave there feeling small and poor and very uncool (You're just wearing a t-shirt and jeans? How very unfabulous, duh!) And so, you turn to Facebook and you rant. Quite rightly so. You rant about the bad service you just received, how you could have bought something if you really wanted to (but probably won't) and how all fashion people are such bitches.
Hold it right there.
Are we, though? Sure, we all suffer from the condition called "Resting Bitch Face". And yes, sometimes when we're pressed for time, running from deadline to deadline with only one cup of coffee sustaining our fragile being, we might come across a bit snappy.
But those shop assistants, they just work in the very fashionable shop. That's it. At most they might have studied fashion, which makes their mood worse actually, cause now they have all that talent and knowledge but they're stuck working horrible retail hours and have to deal with rude customers all day long.
In any industry you will come across some really cruel people who think that being rude and proud is the same as being assertive and confident, but those people don't actually get very far, 'cause nobody likes a bitch. I have worked with some of the most loving, talented and humble people you will find; people like ex-editor of Elle magazine Jackie Burger, fashion fairy godmother and founder of A Fashion Friend, Robynne Kahn and, of course, the biggest gentlemen you'll ever meet, Mr Neil Doveton creator and curator of MrDoveton.com.
So were not all bitches, we just look mean cause we're disappointed by your outfit. ;)
Author | Annamé Kleynscheldt