By Calynn M. Lawrence

Many young people look to the media and the movies for their perception on real life matters. Sometimes these may be valid sources, however there are always some myths that need to be busted when it comes to these things! Because television and the cinema’s main purpose is to entertain and not to inform, sometimes actual facts can get lost or distorted in the mix of a great plot line. Therefore, this article is going to give you 5 fibs that the media portrays about a working in fashion!

1. You Can Simply Walk In And Become A Big Shot

Void. This has been seen in many outlets such as the hit 2006 chick flick,The Devil Wears Prada, and the Nickelodeon teen comedy True Jackson VP. Although this idea seems to be very appealing it is in fact the farthest thing from the truth. Many times in fashion, you ned to grind your way to the career you want. Very seldom do people actually wake up a success story. That is why there are so many internships available because it is vital that you earn your keep. Look at the biographies of some of the huge fashion business people and none of them will say it happened in a day.

2. There Are No Real Careers In Fashion

Sadly, this has to be one of the most widely believed myths about the fashion industry there is. Many people buy into the whole “starving artist” theory that any job in the creative industry has to be bound to fail. Thus, people push their children into more “secure” fields such as medicine. However, studies show that with so many careers in fashion from retail to runway, business t Barbie doll that they have a job market comparable to that of seemingly more secure avenues.

3. All Models Are Anorexic

This is sadly something that is made out to be a joke many of times when it comes to fashion models. The media makes them out to be comedicly thin and mocks the real world issue of eating disorders. All models are not dying of an eating disorder, although many are suffering from them and it should not be a point of humor to poke fun at those who are.

4. It’s All About Who You Know

Networking is indeed one of the most important things that one can do in terms of self promotion when looking for employment. However, it is commonly misunderstood that what you know and what you have done means nothing as long as you have connections. Yes, there is a large number of talented individuals and thus everyone can not be on top. But, many of times, as before mentioned those individuals climbed their way to success as opposed to looking for a hand out from an associate.

5. Fashion Is Only Meant For Women

Granted, the fashion industry is heavily dominated by women. Yet, that does not mean that men are prohibited from working in it! Some may view that because it is such a popular field amongst women that men who do work there are overly feminine. However, that should not be a matter of concern to you. Male or female, if fashion is your passion then you ought pursue it!

There you have it! These are your top 5 media myths about working in the fashion industry! Do not feed into the hype because it could mean your potential career.