In my most recent article with Manik Mag, I addressed the topic of 'Brand Bullying' and how we as a society need to be a tad more open minded about what it means to be stylish. Below are a few of my favorite excerpts:
"I don’t know about you, but I'm tired of the whole "Mean Girl" mentality and way of being. I'm tired of people mistreating, disrespecting, and ostracizing each other based on "Who" each other is wearing."
"By no means am I trying to downplay anyone’s existence, I'm just trying to let people know that Humble Pie is on the menu and they shouldn't be afraid to have a slice."
"News flash: Just because you paid $1000 on a pair of socks...doesn't make you stylish; it also most certainty doesn't make you too school for cool. (In that order)"
"Style is so many things to me, but the best explanation I could come up with is; style’s a creative minds pantomime, or like Morris code with Shoes & Clothes & Accessories , Oh My!!! "
"Like I've said so many times before, young Assholes end up being old Assholes. If you teach your kid to judge others through foolishness then they will take those lessons with them into adulthood. If you judge your child and make them feel inadequate, this too is a lesson they will take with them into adulthood."
"If style is something you care about, I'm asking you to please take a moment and really think about what style really means, I'm asking you to think about being unique and what not following the crowd means, I need for you to think about how you plan to express yourself from here on out..."
"I'm addressing this not just in hopes of improving your style perspective, but to create awareness and improve your overall perspective on human interaction."
And an excerpt from me on our twitter chat #Hautiestalk: "