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In recent years, showbusiness has seen the rise in the hiring of stylists to assure that a celebrity will not have to worry about what to wear and how to look in his/her guestings, photoshoots, and appearances. When celebrities are praised for their taste and appearance, the stylist sometimes gets part credit. Thus, some stylists have become as famous as some of their clients, which translates to gaining a reputation and good business on their part. With a good name and the roster of celebrity clients, a high profile stylist can easily gain the trust of designers, clothing brands, accessory suppliers, among others.
Unfortunately, not all stylists have lived up to their reputation and to their end of the bargain. When fashion designer (FD) entrusted his gown to noted stylist (NS), FD did not realize that NS would take him and his reputation for granted. NS borrowed a gown from FD for the concert of most-talked about performer (MP). NS promised to pay FD for the gown, and the waiting began. The concert was over and so much has happened between then and now, and still, no word was heard from NS.
When MP contacted FD to borrow a gown for her big hosting event, FD turned her down. FD told MP that the gown she used for her shows, was neither paid nor returned. Embarrassed, MP had no recourse, as she did not know what transpired between FD and NS. Even if MP might have had her faux pas in the past, she has never been known to be in any incident that would question her word of honor, especially when dealing with her sponsors and high profile persons.
Then, from out of the blue, FD received a call from NS, but he did not bother with the call. It was not so much of the money that FD was after, as he would not have mind if NS only returned the gown after MP's event. It was the lack of respect that NS that disappointed FD. Another incident that showed how much NS disrespects designers was when she returned a gown a young actress used in a network’s big formal event. The gown was sent through a friend - bundled in a paper bag.
As NS dabbles in the high profile social circles, such behavior tarnishes her reputation. The question is if she could do that to FD, what more for the lesser-known designers and suppliers? What if her clients actually paid for the use of gowns, but payment never reached the designers? Then, that would be worse.
The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard
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