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It's about time Fashion is presented in the right light, and people get a better understand of it's immense breath and depth.

When I subscribed to The British Vogue's YouTube channel, and began watching Alexa Chung's The Future of Fashion series, you can only imagine how excited I got when I find out they were addressing this subject that's quite important to me. For those who don't know her, Alexa Chung is a British model, presenter, a contributing editor to British Vogue and one of my biggest Fashion inspirations! I love everything about Alexa, from her charisma and sense of humor, to her effortless style. It's been very refreshing seeing her tell the truth about the Fashion industry from the inside out, and strive to break down stereotypes people have about it as a frivolous, vain and unprofitable industry.

Fashion is an integral part of our lifestyles and psychology, and you really don't have to be working in the Fashion industry to see this. Remember that time you put in effort to look good, and how much better you felt about yourself? It really is that simple - you dress well, you feel good. I sometimes wonder how something so fundamental to our way of living can be deemed to be shallow and irrelevant. What most people fail to realize is how much work goes into creating the experience people have when wearing that special dress that transforms their reality, even if it is for a night. Or the pair of shoes  you reserve for the days your good luck charm is needed. And that is what Fashion is - Art. It creates an experience that helps you feel something and allows you express parts of your true character. One thing I love about the series is how well Alexa breaks this down and in doing so examines the revolution of Fashion. Gone are the days where we had to wait for trends to be set in Paris before the rest of the pyramid followed suit. With the uproar of social media, it's amazing to see new talent, trends starting on the streets, and individuals having the ability to freely communicate ideas and start their own brands.

More importantly, you don't have to be sitting front row to enjoy and appreciate Fashion. It is everywhere and has the power to transform anyone's character, including yours. It has the power to impact lives and the way people view themselves differently. It has heart and soul (#deep, lol), and this is really why I can't get enough. :)

A big take away so far with the episodes I've seen is that there are so many job opportunities available in the industry that don't require the ability to sew, model or design. If you get the chance to watch a few episodes you get to see a plethora of roles, both in the limelight and behind the scenes, that you could indulge in. Here's a list I've been able to gather:

- Art Director

- Blog Editor

- Advertising Manager

- Buyers/ Buyer's Assistant

- Business Manager

- Costume Designer

- Distribution Managers

- Event Planners

- Fabric Designer

- Talent/model agent

- Event Planner

- Fashion Event Coordinator

- Fashion Illustrator

- Fashion Journalism

- Fashion Photographer

- Fashion Sales Representative

- Fashion Website Designer

- Product Developers

- Stylists/Stylist Designer

And there are so many more! Also, if you want to hear more from creative directors of big Fashion houses like Balmain and Chloe, they feature a few of them in this series. I'm always fascinated by people's stories about how they got into fashion, it's interesting to see that a number of them did by accident (story of my life!).

Anyways, I hope your week has been grreeeat so far! Happy hump day! And if you do watch an episode, leave a comment below letting me know what you think. :)

Watch the entire series here :D

Stay Smart; Stay Beautiful,

-Onivie