Listening to: Put Your Records On - Corrine Baile Raey
Reading: Law Notes (Exam time, yay~)
Playing: Halo 3
How come designer pieces are so damn expensive??? A Burberry Prorsum pencil skirt is selling for US$908. How much of that value is in the actual material? And how much is attributed to the creativity of the designer? And then finally, to the brand? I highly doubt the material takes up that much of the cost. So then is creativity really that expensive or are we just paying for a stupid name?
I admire brands, the attention to detail is immaculate, definitely stands out from the normal high street pieces... but then there are also some really basic designer pieces like a god damn white shirt selling for a few hundred dollars... seriously??!!
I will never become one of those Instagram/Blogger chics who are adorned head to toe in designer pieces. I've got better places to spend my money on, whether I'm rich or not. Diamonds, nice cars, big houses... not a skirt. That Burberry Prorsum skirt I can find a similar one, the only special detail is this one crease that goes diagonally along it. Heck I'll make it myself than spend US$908 on that sh*t. This is ridiculous!!
I am beginning to get tired of all these designer obsessions. I like them, I even love some pieces, but I'm not obsessed. Materialism is one thing, designer materialism is a totally different thing. It's senseless at this level.
byiNeedChemicalX I made the biggest discovery of my life that changed its direction forever...
I know a girl who all she's ever worked towards was to find a man and be a wife. I was like her once, not too long ago. I tried to be a kind sweet girl so I could be lovable and I worried about my appearance for the sake of attracting a guy. I even studied for the sole purpose of being smart so that I could hopefully attract a smart partner. But after my first love last year, I realised it was scary how that now I have found, what I thought at the time to be, the one, there was no longer that excitement of wondering what laid ahead. My whole childhood and teenage year revolved around finding love. And now that I've found it, life was no longer so exciting.
That's one of the reasons why we didn't last, because from him, I understood that there is more to life than finding love. And all he would be to me is a distraction, a poor excuse to settle and rely on him. I'm a traditional girl and I prefer if I don't out-power my man. So if I am to stick to someone so early, he would have created a bound, a limit, to how high I can reach. Now that I am single I seek to improve myself without holding back, so when the opportunity comes I can build an empire that I can call my own masterpiece. And after that, I can find someone who's empire can match our exceed mine.
And to be honest. I don't want to be in the same field as him. If he exceeds me, I will feel like I am incompetent, that my empire is no masterpiece at all. I would be in competition with him, something I would not want. So I would prefer if he was in one industry and I was in another and we ruled each of our own.