Martwayne | Power Through Fashion: August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Much Ado About "Dressing"... Help Take this Quick Survey...

Yes... a part of fashion I'm not sure I have spoken about since I started this blog.  This part is the "consulting" part in the Martwayne logo.  Not sure if many of you know but part of what we do at Martwayne is teach people how to use fashion as a tool for personal and business success.  Business Image Consulting to be precise.  ;-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"How to Make Sure Your Ideas Make Sense" - by Scott Anthony

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"Irrationality presents challenges too. It can blind innovators to real problems and to important signals telling them to do something different. Yes, perseverance may be an underappreciated skill, but when paired with passion, it often leads to fanaticism.

- Scott Anthony 

(http://blogs.hbr.org/anthony/2012/05/in_praise_of_irrational_innova.htm

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I got the following BB broadcast this morning and thought it would be great to share.  The extracts were taken from an article written by Scott Anthony:

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR IDEAS MAKE SENSE

Many a great decision has resulted from people taking risks that didn’t make logical sense at the time.  Here are three ways to seek the right amount of reason:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Debunking the Various Myths About Fashion Design & the Industry

Yes!  Another post of mine that is long overdue.  I just felt it was high time someone addressed the various fallacies people have about fashion, fashion designers and the industry as a whole because anytime I have a conversation with an aspiring designer or even the general public, I am amazed at how clueless many of them are about what fashion is really about.  

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Whilst some aspiring designers seem to think being able to sketch is good enough and being a fashion designer is the perfect escape from a busy 9 to 5 job, others think we designers are a bunch of people who couldn't really cut it in university or worse are just jobless people who will soon wake up from whatever cloud we always seem to be floating on.  And I don't really blame them, some of us who operate in the industry give them this impression because we are too busy chasing irrelevant things to realize that we are running fashion businesses.  And what happens?  We become the perfect template of why fashion designers or the industry is too unsafe a haven for potential operators or investors.

So here I am debunking the various myths people have about fashion and the industry as a whole.  Starting with:

1.  You must learn the skill or art of sewing to operate in the Fashion Industry.