What is your passion or your dream? A common question a teacher in school always asks. My passion is fashion especially unique clothing, my dream is to own a lots of unique beautiful clothing and lot of unique accessories.
What clothing is considered unique? To me it is a clothing, be it a dress, a skirt or pants with distinctive style, with unique or unusual design in the form of cutting, color or fabric combination. It will always stand out among the rest of the clothing when place together. It will always make you the focus point where ever you are and guys or ladies will stop to take a glance.
My passion started very young. Since early childhood, I am already a beauty conscious girl, always wanted to look best when my parent or sibling brought me out for visiting or shopping. I will rather not go out if I am not satisfied with myself on that day. I use to look in the mirror every now and then. I will stop in front of every mirror that I walk pass in a shopping mall,
During my teenage, I am always the best dressed among my peers, I will spend hours choosing and matching my outfit the night before any outing. I spend lot of my pocket money on beauty and fashion magazine to get the latest update on the fashion trends. I have always wanted to look different from my peers, so I always get clothes that are unique and trendy that will make me unique and outstanding. To stand out among them, I always go for a new style and look.
As time pass by, friends started to approach me for help and advice, so I became their fashion consultant, teaching them how to dress and what to wear. Then they start borrowing all my precious unique clothing, which I am quite reluctant to lend them. All the clothing that went out, only half came back, which eventually leads me into starting my own boutique.
It was a dream come true, a passion turn career. Most people will be very happy to be able to have passion or hobby as their career. Yes, I am happy too, I now owned lots of unique clothing. Is a tough challenge to source for all these clothing and everyday dealing with the dust particles from these clothing had caused my face to itch with rashes. After wasting lots of money seeing beauticians, doctors and even specialists, I am still tortured by this itchiness every now and then.
Now, I no longer stop by any mirror that I walk pass and I am not so enthusiastic to dress myself up. My focus has shifted to dressing up my customer instead of dressing up myself. To a beauty conscious lady, it was a very, very big sacrificed. To fully cure my itchiness, I am advice to give up my passion and my career. At the moment, I am still trying to find a way out. I love my passion and my career and I believe there will be a way out.
P.S. Some consolation when customer come back and tells me this. “Thank you Jeneve, appreciate for dressing me up, my colleagues and friends all said my clothing is very unique, I look more beautiful and more confident now.”