Quick Fashion Reality Advice – Don’t Shit on Your Doorstep

Shit Happens

Quick Fashion Reality Advice – Don’t Shit on Your Doorstep, 

Or… Spontaneous combustion in the fashion industry

The Fashion Industry, perhaps more than most is filled with incredibly insecure ego starved individuals vying for acknowledgement that most did not receive when going through their formative years. I guess I would include myself in that infamous group of individuals.

However, as I have gotten older and wiser, I have attained a certain level of enlightenment in this area and can say with complete conviction, that shitting on your doorstep may give you some short term relief, but it is certainly not the way to go in the long run. So the next time someone in this industry happens to do or say something that rubs you the wrong way and you really want to say something that would probably devastate them, just remember that that asshole even though lacking any semblance of creativity, reeking of abject ignorance and probably got to where they did for all of what you consider the wrong reasons, just take a deep breath, smile to your self and think, oh well they will probably get buried by some other total asshole of a similar ilk in exactly the same way most do in this business.  Now how would that be you ask? By betrayal, subversion and opportunistic Machiavellian maneuvering.

Talent? There are a few who have some, but in most cases those that do only get recognized for it postmortem. Oh, did I just express what one might call a faux pas?  Oh well, Fuck it… Shit Happens.

Luv Yah
Ben

About Benjamin Kanarek
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Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…
  • Stewart

    Yes. A lesson well worth remembering. And also trying not to take everything so personally. 

  • Harkiran

    Super!!! thank you 🙂

  • Taona Carissa Mupanduki

    I love the honesty Ben! I agree – it’s hard being the bigger person at times – but usually worth it in the long run.