Lately, eurotrash has been meeting more and more people, kinda like in Drake’s new song, Over, “Who the fuck are ya’ll?” and a good majority of these people are in some way or form involved in the fashion world.
What she finds most alarming is that most people involved in fashion in Toronto are all haters. They hate on our local boutiques, they hate on bloggers, writers, stylists, photographers, venues, events, brands, you name it. It’s no wonder Toronto’s fashion scene is lagging so far behind from the rest of the world. When you can’t be positive and supportive of those around you, you are in essence, hating on yourself.
All I have to do is mention that I’m interviewing a certain store or a certain personality and already the people around me start: “Oh, that place is shit”; “That person’s a washed-up loser”; “Who cares about them” etc., etc. Meanwhile, as we sit around and hate on every single fashion thing in Toronto (because clearly, I must’ve missed the memo stressing that being jaded is the only way to show your true passion for something), other cities are racing ahead of us.
Just look at the popularity and respect that fashion bloggers get in Milan, Stockholm, New York, Paris.
In Toronto, we can’t even get an invite to a fashion event and if we do, we end up fighting with half the people there over whose bag is fake and asking that stupid question “… and who are you with?” just to see if someone is worth talking to or not.
I get it, the fashion business is full of Anna Wintours, but blogs have made it possible to restore fashion to the everyday people. If we keep hating on one another we’ll not only waste the opportunity but we’ll end up having to read Vogue for the rest of our lives.
If you really love fashion then start being positive and support those around you!