September 26, 2006
looking back, looking forward… need corrective lenses
Finally I’m relaxed and full of coffee… mucking about on my coat project. It is beginning to get cold and I’m already dreading wearing my woefully inadequate winter wardrobe for another year. So it’s time to get cracking – I’ll take some pictures once I have the first draft cut out.
After a rocky transition I am looking back on what was a pretty great summer. I lived lean and had enough projects to keep me going. I discovered that the traditional resume-and-interview route did not get me where I wanted to go. I realized that I really have no idea what I want to do yet. So far I’ve had a mixed bag of experiences both great and ridiculous… but they’ve all been apparel-industry related. The trend has been on the up and up. Though I don’t have anything much to brag about, I feel like I’m getting closer to what I was meant to be, whatever that is.
Now I have taken on a full-time position and I’m back in black as far as living in the city with a student loan goes. That am-I-going-to-make-it and what-do-I-really-want post-university stress is gone. It hasn’t been an easy transition, especially because the challenge is unusual – but I can’t talk about work stuff on the blog. I will let it be known that I am not a fashion designer – I am a production assistant.
Capital-F Fashion isn’t concerning me as much as it used to. This season’s runways were a blur – rather than catching them the minute they dropped as in the past, I figure I’ve got all season to catch up on what everyone is doing. None of it really seems that remarkable anymore.
I do need clothes though… I have to fix my wintertime urban uniform problem. I can afford to spend a little but I really don’t have the time to shop… and I don’t covet as much as I used to either. There is one thing I really need – new glasses. My old ones are all scratched and damaged. Glasses are pretty important – I have to wear them every day. It’s so difficult to choose a pair. I’d like something distinctive without being weird. Okay, maybe a little bit odd.