Darling readers and friends, I'm going to go a little off topic today. I started this blog a year and a half ago as a creative outlet and as a way to express my love of fashion. I certainly have a style that is all my own and love it or hate it, it is mine. I've met so many lovely people both virtually and in person as a result of blogging and even after each long workday, I look forward to my daily dose of blogging both as a reader of other blogs and a contributor to my own. But yesterday was the first time that blogging really brought me down. Someone that I'm not going to name stole a whole slew of my photos (which by the way are copyrighted), posted them on her random facebook page with mean spirited commentary about how I look and what I wear. Comments ranged from telling me I should wear spanx to the fact that they thought I look manly to making fun of my poses.
All I can say is this; it takes a lot of chutzpah to put myself out there every day. I take my own photographs and if my pose or the look on my face isn't perfect, give me a break. I'm just a person who is trying to express myself each day. This person who stole my images didn't even have the balls to identify herself by name but instead put me on her random facebook "page". I know putting myself out there means that sometimes people won't like how I look, what I wear or my style in general. And sometimes people will comment with feedback to that end, but this was over the top, unnecessary and downright rude.
At the end of the day, we are all people with real lives, real jobs, real families. It is beyond me that a group of adult women who "like" this particular facebook page all took some kind of perverse pleasure in making fun of me. It reminded me of high school mean girls and I thought that part of my life ended 25 years ago.
Thanks for putting up with my rant. I'm just back from London and Paris so we'll be back to regularly scheduled posting tomorrow.