amor vincit omnia
It’s not luck.
I hope people will eventually realize that it is not luck that gets me where I am today. It’s never ending exhausting stress from constant critical thinking and consumer behavior analysis on how to run a business with little to no assistance or training. Adding full time academics on the side, it’s not luck.
Luck did not make me the youngest shop manager in Bloomingdale’s. Luck did not give me the promotion from a sales assistant doubling as a visual associate to an AllSaints concession manager in a year. Luck did not reward me the title of highest grossing sales in the company. Luck did not give me an internship at Chanel as their fashion and beauty intern, specializing in visual merchandising. Luck did not allow me to work side-by-side with Chanel’s west coast visual manager who sees great potential in me. Luck did not provide me the honor of being Chanel’s best intern, ever. Luck did not seek me out and recruit me to be the assistant store manager of Ted Baker’s west coast flagship. Luck is not the person that is potentially providing me with my ultimate dream job by the age of 23. A dream that I have been running after since I was 13. A dream that I see myself living until retirement. All before I officially receive my degree.
I have been sought after by Tory Burch, Michael Kors, The Kooples, Club Monaco, Industrie Denim, Barney’s New York, Bloomindale’s, BCBG Max Azria, Zadig & Voltaire, Amour Vert, Fillmore & 5th, Azadeh, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, etc.
This list is not to boost. I am far from being that person. This list is to prove to those who have doubted me that my move to San Francisco was for the best. It was not because I needed a change in location. I left my beloved relationship behind for this opportunity. The opportunity to further my career and to make myself known in the fashion industry.
So please, before you claim that it’s “luck” that got me where I am today… reevaluate the obstacles and challenges I had to face. I apologize for this rant, but let me get my point across: I’m not lucky. I’m a hard worker.