A Girl’s Gotta Eat
Posted on November 19, 2012
I want to add a shopping guide feature to my blog. I would play the role of a stylist. After telling you everything you own is hideous, I’d like to offer constructive suggestions of stylish alternatives and discuss why I chose those pieces and why I like them.
After I wrote about my love of men in boots I had a friend in Canada complain to me that none of those selections were warm enough for the climate he was used to. I scoured the internet for stylish cold weather boots under $150 and sent the links his way. I’d like to be able to do the same for all my readers.
Here’s why I’m telling you all of this:
I am un-employed. After six months of unsuccessfully trying to find a job, I’ve decided to pursue a life long dream of mine because, “Hell. I’m not making any damn money anyway and at least this makes me happy.” I am trying to design clothing.
I have been researching the textbooks and curriculum at the country’s top fashion schools and slowly collecting them so I can learn about pattern making, draping, textiles, manufacturing, design, marketing, etc. I’ve been taking every sewing and serging class I can get into. For the past two months there hasn’t been a single day that I haven’t had a sewing project I’m working on.
Don’t get me wrong, I still send out resumes every day but one of the things I’m going to do to fund my new hobby has to do with the style guides. Every link I put on my blog is going to have a code in it that lets the website know that I sent you there. If you buy the pieces I recommend, I get a small advertisement fee. You don’t pay any more to cover this advertisement fee.
I know that this makes people uncomfortable because a lot of people get pissed off if artists make any money. We call them sell-outs. I realize this may make some people think my recommendations lack integrity. Ultimately, I think this is the least annoying way to monetize my blog and I need the money.
Anyway, my fearless readers, I just wanted to let both of you know I expect you to buy everything I post on my blog so that I can drive a hummer and form a healthy coke habit. High Five.