I like to forget about how awkward I am. Since most days I’m around the same people I do pretty well.
But then comes along “Dino” at Kohls.
He was shopping with his mom and he saw me checking out some wedge lace up booties.. a trend that intigues me but I haven’t figured out yet. Anyway so he comments on the boots and I comment on the boots. And I start blushing and sweating iiiimmediately. I needed to get away from him. But he followed me around for a minute trying to engage something. And I continued to sweat and blush.
I broke away at last.
I tried on some overpriced j.lo brand sparkly shirts. Decided it was something I did not need right now and started to head out.
And then I heard “psst. Hey! Psst. Hey you’re my friend!”. Alas it was Dino. (Did I mention he was wearing something like size 00 washed black jeans and a tight ribbed black sweater. Hair slicked back and yet messy and big round tortoise glasses. Probably about 22 to 25 yrs old. This was the illusive suburban hipster). He told me I looked like his friend Megan from Maine and that when he goes shopping he likes to find a friend and buy her something (he couldn’t buy me anything bc he didn’t have his wallet).
I sweated. I blushed. I mumbled some uncreative responses. It was awful.
I high fived him and hightailed it out of there checking over my shoulder to make sure it wasn’t following me.
Those ads on tv about getting an education in fashion design are so bs. They always show people walking around with be rolls of fabric and dreamily draping a gown on a form and the gown is magically on a runway and blowing everyone away! plleeease theres no time for draping! There are buyers biting our faces off and deadlines and I work in an office. I have a cube just like every other bob in the world. Welcome to the GLAMOROUS world of fashion design.. here’s a fabulous example of what I have to read and decipher every morning…
"Because of the situation of Cotton price keep increase so as the below spec revised since vendor had try to working by follow your comment but because of the spec as revised was effected to the fabric consumption as it add and the bulk fabric already ordered if they have to add more fabric the fabric will not able to keep the price as confirmed so they have to increase price as follow the Market that vendor have to pay for price additional about 20-25% from original price that may effected to FOB price as well for this cause they would not want to asking for revised price that why they asking for your kind accept their option as below.Kindly review and advise ."
Yup thats one giant run-on sentence. a whole lot of bladdyblah and i cant even remember where this conversation started. Just because there was something about increasing a hem ruffle 1/2”. auggghhh.