Fashion Bomber Britany D recently wrote in, saying, “I am debating between careers!! I really love fashion and planned on becoming a fashion buyer or working in a fashion house…but with how the economy is going and how retail stores are plummeting I’m scared that my love for fashion will be short lived.”

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“Do you think that someone trying to get into the fashion industry will still be a good idea?”
I personally feel that in life, you do your best work when you’re doing something you absolutely love. You spend most of your life working–and while the safety and security of a ho hum job is appealing, passion–doing something you’d do for free–will see you through for the long haul (i.e. a career).
Need to know the difference between a job and a career? Ask Chris Rock:

I personally don’t think fashion is going anywhere. As long as women feel the need to get dressed and look fly, there will always be a market for fashion buyers and designers. Perhaps it won’t exist in the same forms as exist now…department stores might falter only to have new ones appear in their place; you might have to intern at the new ‘Macy’s’ and work a part time job on the side; or take on an up and coming designer. Who knows? But I think if you truly have a passion, go for it!!
What advice would you offer our young Britany?
And do you think Fashion is in Danger?
PS Chris has gone a lot further pursuing his comedy career versus his Red Lobster job…