I’ve always wondered why fashion designers would take the haute couture route when you’d find that half of the collection isn’t appropriate for anything but Halloween parties. Well that’s what I thought at the time. The reason is, however, slowly but surely starting to dawn on me. There is power in individuality. The reason things like peer pressure even exist is because of the fear or lack of confidence in being an individual. The weird thing is, we are constantly working toward something that will make us stand out from the crowd. I call that the paradox of life (I just made that up). Haute couture garments defy “normal”. They go beyond what the audience expects. Experts explain haute couture as a creation that stems from highly expensive material. It is designed to be elegant but furthermore, it is designed to make the person wearing it look elegant. They say a haute couture garment is made specifically for the wearer’s measurements and body stance. When the designer seams the garment, they keep in mind that a garment such as this, will never exist again. One can never be like the next. It’s almost as if they throw away the design once the garment is finished.
God works like that. He never replica’s His work. Science will tell you why you show a close resemblance to one of your parents, but it’ll also tell you about DNA and fingerprints and how no one can be likened to another. When we turn our back on the idea of being an individual, we not only twist God’s intentions, we also undermine His ways and His work. Looking like your father doesn’t mean you have to act like him. Looking like your mother doesn’t mean you have to be her. God didn’t make a mistake when He created you. If He wanted two Beyoncé’s in the world, He would’ve performed a miracle and given Beyoncé a twin who shared the exact same DNA with her. But He didn’t. It’s time we start embracing our garments. Our society has given us standards that most of us can’t and shouldn’t even have to live up to.
I can only imagine that sometimes models get mortified at the thought of wearing a gown that looks like it is swallowing them up. Be that as it may, the job still has to be done. Keep in mind that as much as models are there to show off and eventually lead to sales of clothing, they’re also there to sell themselves to potential designers. With that, they cannot let themselves be sucked in by what they have on. They have to stand out. Don’t let your situation suck you in. Grab the bull by the horns! Be that girl that put on her garment, understood it and rocked it. Be that girl that knows how much her garment is worth. Be that girl that knows that not everyone will like what she has on but that doesn’t matter. Be that girl that shines through a haute couture. Wear it, understand it and walk it gracefully. Fix your posture, stand up tall. Sway your hips with your hands on your waist. Don’t just live life knowing that you are the apple of God’s eye, be the apple of God’s eye. Be bolder than a haute couture piece. Be extraordinary. Be you.
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