Why Would You Even Take a Fashion Advice From a Business / Finance Girl? I know you must have asked yourself wtf* Veronika knows about fashion? She has finance and business background. She is a girl boss! Well guess what, this Brunette in the red romper and white blazer knows more about fashion than you might think. Why else you think I spent 7k in one month and even fail a course due to my poor attendance? But was it worth it? Oh yes, it sure was!
WHAT DOES BRUNETTE KNOW ABOUT FASHION?
You all know I named my business Brunette from Wall Street because I am a finance girl. But you don’t know I have some fashion background too. Well, not exactly the classic one. I didn’t go to Parsons nor Saint Martin’s. Although I did a few courses at London College of Fashion as I wanted to become a fashion designer a long time ago. Yes, a long time ago. Not quite my dream anymore as I prefer to be on the other side of the design chain. Besides, I have other priorities now. And yes, including shopping and wearing clothes. Girl needs some fun, right?
Anyway, I didn’t study fashion at university. Neither have I worked as a stylist. I know you must be asking why on earth I keep giving fashion advice then? Wait! I told you I have some fashion background. And what a fashion background that is. Expensive, for a start and très French!
Keep reading to find out how I turned into a Fashion Expert. Ps. Mother, please stop reading! I certainly don’t want you to get a heart attack while reading the second part of this post. Besides, believe me, you don’t want to know how much I spent on clothes and makeup during my study exchange in Paris.
THE LITTLE RED ROMPER
Just a little stop at the what I’m wearing this time before I finally share where I learned all the styling tricks and how come I know all the latest fashion trends before you do.
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There is a special reason why I decided to publish exactly this outfit with intel about my fashion background. Well, actually there are two reasons. Firstly this outfits represents Brunette from Wall Street, the fashion business lady that I am.
Secondly, because I bought this bag and romper at LE BON MARCHÉ, RIVE GAUCHE for my first Haute Couture week. Well the story about this bag is even more emotional for me, so let’s leave it for another time.
Fashion trends aside, now back to this red romper. And how I become a girl in the know. Not to say fashion expert. Well yes, as said this red romper has a lot to do with that.
WHERE I LEARNT ALL, I KNOW ABOUT FASHION
Finally, the part you were waiting for the most this time. Or at least as much as where to shop this gorgeous red romper that I’m wearing here. Again, I got this romper at LE BON MARCHÉ, RIVE GAUCHE. At the same place, I learned all I know about fashion. Well almost all. I do have to do a lot of research when it comes to the latest fashion trends. And take notes at the fashion shows.
Anyway back to Le Bon Marché and the fashion lessons I took there. The thing is that I spent most of my free time and all that time when I was supposed to sit in the finance class during my study exchange in Paris at Le Bon Marché. You know that famous Parisian department store.
MY PARISIAN FASHION LESSONS
So what was I doing at Le Bon Marché? Certainly not working. What I did there was shopping like crazy. And earning my points. You know, on my La Carte 24 Sèvres loyalty card. So yes, that is why I spent 7k in one month. Well, don’t look like that. It’s not that I’m one of those people who feel earning points as a competition and they just want to reach that certain number to get the black loyalty card.
My final goal was never the number of points itself. Nor that black card. But the fashion lessons I could get. I mean who wouldn’t want to learn from a Parisian stylist?
Besides I spent my money on the finest makeup and clothes. Like this red romper.
Anyway, once I reached the Status Privilégié, I got my own private styling sessions from the best French stylists. And they taught me everything they know. Well, at least it felt like that. As they gave me so many tips, showed me bad and good examples, let me see how they style the outfits for the manikins and window displays.
Moreover, they helped me understand the Parisian way of dressing. The secrets of looking chic in a simple white shirt and jeans. Unfortunately, they still haven’t brought the French flair into my step. But I have a feeling they will soon convince me to wear flats more often.
HOW I STAY IN THE KNOW
Obviously, all the valuable knowledge I get (yes, still getting my fashion lessons every time I go to Paris) from the best stylists wouldn’t be enough for me to run fashion business as such. So I make sure to do in-depth research about all the latest fashion trends and take notes during the fashion shows.
Although, truth to be told only watching the shows and taking shots of my favourite designs wouldn’t be enough. If you have had a look at my Insta stories during the last fashion week, then you must have noticed how intense fashion shows are. There is so much going on, and models walk so fast one after another, so it’s complicated to keep up with everything, share all my favourite looks on the social media, plus remembering all the promising trends.
Furthermore, I read all the fashion insider researches and news. You know, fashion is not only what you see in the glossy magazines, editorials and Instagram. The fashion business is a real deal, worth billions of dollars. And to be a legit fashionista, who can give advice on fashion and style you need to know more than just the latest fashion trends.
And to be a legit fashionista, who can give advice on fashion and style you need to know not only the latest fashion trends, but also the business behind, the story that makes clothes stand out, and of course, the mode de Vivre of the brand Parisians understand so well.
You wouldn’t take fashion advice from me if I were only a finance girl or just a girl with a passion for fashion (like everyone likes to say), would you?
MORE FASHION AND MORE STYLE
Fingers crossed my mother didn’t read how much I spent on clothes and why I missed my class. Even so, I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t be angry too much. After all, all the fashion lessons I took turned me into a fashion business girl who can now give you all these great advice on fashion and style. Ps. Let me know in the comments below if you are keen to know what fashion insider researches I read. By the way, have you ever skipped your classes for fashion too?