Hello again SBS readers…
My last post on replicas caused a little frenzy. I was called “materialistic” , “superficial”, “proud” and UNISLAMIC (Something that’s not allowed in my religion -Islam). The latter made me the most angry. The UNISLAMIC bit came about from my Liebster post where I mentioned my ideal holiday destination would be New York. I was told I made no mention of visiting my religions holy lands, and I’m following a western culture. I handled it as gracefully as I could. And I brushed it off by not retaliating further.
Today I received judgemental tweets in the middle of a hot and busy work day. And my mind went on overdrive. I was told my post on replicas made me superficial and proud. That I shouldn’t show my wealth. Clearing up any misconceptions I’m not some spoilt brat who is handed things on a silver platter. I have a job, and I work hard for what I have. I like nice things (does that make me proud). On my blog I share my likes and dislikes and things I buy etc. I did a post before where one of my designer bags was featured , nobody had anything to say, but as soon as I air my views on a related topic there’s drama.
I might be against buying replicas (and there are people who agree with my reasoning) , but I’m not forcing my views on you. It’s my thoughts and my feelings. I had many people who commented , but they commented with sound judgement. I did not insist that my opinion is superior.
This person also had this misconceived notion that I want everyone to know my apparel is genuine that’s why I wouldn’t want replicas. So what about the people that pass off replicas as real? Does this not make them materialistic and everything else I was called. As they want everyone to know their arm candy or fancy feet are worth thousands. I don’t think I am better than anybody else. I don’t like replicas because I think spending money on something that’s not of the best quality (sometimes) when you can get something nicer out there for the same amount. It is just the way my mind works, logically it makes sense to me.
Here’s something that should spark your interest . My sister purchased replica bags as she liked certain brands but wasn’t willing to spend a lot . Does that make me think I’m better than my sister? Hell NO my sister knows my views and she respects my reasoning .She wouldn’t buy me them as gifts (some of my most loved designer items were purchased by her as she lives overseas)
For those who picked on my character and religious standing,here’s some food for thought…
A special thanks to loyal SBS readers who still support me in my endeavour to conquer the fashion industry.