Bonjour mes amies! Social media can be the wild wild west. Ridiculous messages are rarely posted here because only select people take time to read a blog, versus casually scrolling online avec un intent to be mean.
For the most part, we all judge books by their covers, which is why I tend not to take those ridiculous messages that I often receive on social media to heart. People may take a quick glance at my feed (the still photos shown when someone looks at your Instagram page, pictured above) and presume that: I’m obsessed with designer logos, I’m in debt, I’m using designer items to cover an insecurity, or that I’m making boss moves.
I know that how people perceive me, is a direct reflection of themselves.
For those who believe that I wear designer items to hide insecurities, that’s something that they do. Those who think that I am in debt because I buy “so much” (relatively speaking, I don’t) designer goods perhaps are struggling with debt. For those who love and embrace me and my designer logos, they are at peace with themselves (or they keep scrolling because they are not my target market.) So when I receive messages such as “you must be poor because you try so hard to hide behind labels,” I know that is a “them” problem.
The video (shown above) that I recorded at the airport en route to Dubai (click here to watch my Dubai vlog) almost a year ago recently received the following message:
If you are on social media, you will be familiar with the “quiet luxury” movement. Essentially quiet luxury is all about having logo-less designer items. I have zero issues with the “movement” because why should I? We should all be able to wear what we want; besides, I, too, own beaucoup “quite luxury” items.
What I do have an issue with is the shaming or insinuating that those who like logos are somehow less than others.
“Five items rich people would never wear.”
“Why rich people don’t wear designer items.”
“Why wearing logos make you look poor.”
Those are just a few of the videos that I have seen.
What is most amusing about this entire movement is that NONE of the people “taking this stand” are “rich.” It’s always the person who lived in an affluent zip code (although they weren’t rich), went to a private school (on scholarship), or worked for wealthy people.
A dear mes amies @itscarajohnston shared via my “clap back” REEL (shown above) that the “Zuckerberg only wears white tees,” which many use as confirmation that rich people don’t wear designer/logos, is ridiculous because he wears $500.00 tee-shirts. And if he didn’t, so what? That still should not stop you from wearing whatever it is that you desire.
The fact is, no matter what you are wearing, people will judge and make assumptions, so why bother with trying to prove anyone wrong?
I am not (financially) rich, yet, so I cannot share what rich people do and don’t do. I can, however tell you what I have observed from some of the wealthy people I know.
Wear the logos mes amies because I can assure you, rich people are not commenting on your financial or fashion choices.
Ciao for now 💋
Links to Related Blog Post:
Luxury Shaming (there are three blogs in this series)