Pitfalls of the Fashion Industry


There are thousands of young people who want to make it in the fashion industry every year, but unfortunately many will be disappointed. Here we will identify some of the major pitfalls of the fashion industry and give tips on how to avoid them.

Being over confident

A lot of people may find themselves the most beautiful or talented in their class, and may grow up with a lot of praise, and be surrounded by people who tell them that they’re more beautiful than most of the supermodels out there. So it can be a nasty surprise when they enter the world of modelling and find that they are surrounded by beautiful people and are nothing special after all.

The solution to being overconfident

You need to be confident, of course, but you need to be realistic too, and ready to be humble. Don’t expect people to be falling over themselves to sign you – always be polite and grateful for any opportunities that are given – and expect to work hard to earn success.

Thinking it’s all glitz and glamour

Because of what we see on TV and in the movies and magazines, a lot of people get the impression that the fashion industry is all about glitz and glamour. That there’s Champagne and caviar every step of the way, and life is one long party. Unfortunately this is not the case. Of course there are perks to being in the fashion industry, but like any other industry there is serious work to be done.

The solution to having the wrong impression

If you’re attracted to the industry because you think it’s going to be fun every minute and an easy way to achieve fame and fortune, then you need to adjust your mind set. If that’s all you’re interested in, then it might not be the industry for you. However, if you’re genuinely committed to launching a career in fashion, then you just need to stay realistic and be prepared for the hard graft.

Not planning for the future

Especially in modelling, careers are very short. There are a handful of supermodels whose faces allow them to keep working into their thirties and even forties, but for the majority of catwalk and fashion models, they need to have something else lined up.

Planning for the future

Having had a successful career modelling, you’ll be in a great position to sidestep into one of the other careers, such as fashion design or event organisation. Keep your eyes open for alternative opportunities and the kinds of things that appeal to you.

I know as a hostess I love to entertain and also like to make a statement. I enjoy my guests so anything that will help me run my kitchen smoother I'm all for that. Besides that, I get to enjoy my kitchen wall decor every day moving freely throughout my kitchen without the clutter.

Decorating the walls in a kitchen with functional everyday decor can be both beneficial as far as saving on space and also making your kitchen run smoother. I can't imagine having it any other way.

Having that wrought iron hanging pot rack over my stove gives me quick and easy access to my pots and at the same time gives a warm and homey feeling to my kitchen and also saves on space. Also, those beautiful wrought iron trivets that I use to have to dig out of the back of my kitchen cabinet are now being displayed on my wall and look gorgeous and their functional. A wine rack that hangs on the wall that displays 3 or 4 bottles of my favorite wine for me or my friends to choose from. My collection of serving trays that I display above my kitchen cabinets that match my decor that is great for serving my favorite hors d'oeuvres and are on hand when needed. The wall rack with hooks hanging up next to my back door is great for fast and easy access to my incoming and outgoing mail, memo pad, pens, and keys. Let's not forget my BIG round clock that hangs in the dining area that makes a bold statement or the wall art that is grouped together on the wall.

It's such a pleasure to be able to sit in my kitchen and to look around and see how pretty it looks as well as how organized it also feels. Just know that it does take some work at designing a layout on how you want your kitchen to flow and what particular style you're looking for. You may want that French country, modern sharp sleek look or may be just traditional. So, sit back have that cup of coffee and take in your surroundings. Think about what you love about your kitchen and what you would like to do to improve on it. Look for space on the walls. Let your imagination go and keep it simple, clean, organized and functional. Remember to keep your kitchen decor within the same theme in order for it to flow together nicely.