“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is an unmerited privilege, a sign of that person’s socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and cosign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can self-righteously bestow DWYL as career advice to those covetous of her success.
When I was 17, I was stupid enough to give a friend of mine who was trying to lose weight this advice “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” This was stupid for a number of reasons but the three most important ones were 1) I had always been naturally skinny and had never experienced…
It’s finally post fashion week, and as usual, nobody does it better than the Parisians. Here are my favorite street style looks from this year’s Paris Fashion Week. Photos from Harper’s Bazaar:
While I’m just getting started, I realize there is so much ahead of me in the world of fashion blogging. Watch Alia Ahmed-Yahia talking about launching her website The Style Scout below.