One about how 'up' I always am, how "enthusiastic" I am about everything (which actually annoys a lot of people too!). This was in relation to work, believing in what I do and who I work for and supporting the work and creativity of others (but I pretty much am like this across the board).
...I was taken aback to hear that this way of being is "refreshing".
The other compliment was paid* when I was describing what the 'style creed' is of the accessories brand I work for... "flamboyant elegance". I was told that it was nice to see someone "perfectly embody" what their brand represents...."for a change".
...I was taken aback at that too. And then I was chuffed of course! [read more after the jump...]
Wearing Athena Bodychain again.
...needed to 'power up' the pH7 of this shirtdress. So a DEVI ARMOUR Bodychain and leather wristbands were added. And I have pockets! I love a dress with pockets!
...it is my sincere wish that I can represent my own brand - DEVI ARMOUR - as well as I [supposedly] represent COCO LIBERACE.
I was taken aback by both compliments because they shouldn't be compliments. The reasons I received those compliments should be the norm not the exception. Yes? You agree right?
...but I did understand and recognise why the compliments were given/paid. I won't go in to the first compliment... I'm sure we all can work that one out. The second one...well... it's something I notice a lot too. People have become far too casual. In dress and in manner (but that's a different story...)
Young Australian females, especially the uber-trendy pack followers are very casual dressers. I am generalising of course. Actually I'm specialising.
I have mentioned before that I work with very young people and that I'm the resident Grandma... we work in a very public area with customers, stylists, photographers and constant traffic...so, each designer is on show, you know? Even though our space is supposed to have a relaxed marketplace ambience I feel that's more about the experience not the dress code.
...even though I recognise that it is 'in', sometimes I'm a little shocked at what some of the girls wear. Actually, I find their attire entirely inappropriate at times and I want to send them back to their room and tell them they're not to go out until they wear clothes, not the rags used to wash cars. Stand up straight. And brush your hair!
[Um...That last one was for me...I forget... ]
Anyway, now that I have completely outed myself as a dinosaur, I should explain that these girls are lovely and I adore them and they're young and I'm old enough to be their mother (which some of them don't realise) but... what do they represent?
I completely understand why I got paid the second compliment... and the first too really because they go hand in hand.
Enthusiasm and manifestation of that enthusiasm. Represent!
[Does this post make any sense at all??? It's backdated, written in the wee hours of the morn, with me seriously under the influence of lack of sleep... I write unedited and can never be bothered to come back and edit... actually this is a badly written piece and would have been the first draft but I am so behind in my posting that I just want to get them all up! but do feel free to tell me I'm a dinosaur and I should get with the program. feel free to leave your opinion too.