Louboutin studded loafers, Chanel briefcase, cool eye-wear — and the fact that he manages to pull off a 3-piece suit(which I’m not a fan of btw) really well, tells me that they probably don’t make them any more stylish than Brad Goreski.
If you try to keep up with the world of celebrity stylists, that face is probably familiar to you. He’s the star of the Bravo TV show, It’s a Brad Brad World. Well prior to that(not too long ago actually), he was known as the assistant to the the biggest celebrity stylist of them all, Rachel Zoe.
Earlier this week, I found myself watching this video on Huffington Post.
As I sat there and watched him break down with joy(or relief), I couldn’t help but ponder certain things.
Everyone has heard the saying(or some other variation of the original quote by Charles Edward Montague) “you can accomplish much if you don’t care who gets the credit” – and for the most part, I do agree with the sentiment. Speaking as someone with an MBA degree who took on a part-time retail job in order to learn a few things, I’m well aware of the importance of paying your dues. Besides, there’s nothing worse than people who make it to the top without clocking some time in the trenches(that whole function of compassion/kindness bit, but I digress)
The question of the day is: how long is too long to remain “the assistant”? How long is too long to watch someone else take credit for your genius along with theirs? A year? Two years? 5? Forever?
Branching out can be hard. Stepping out from behind the curtains(or someone’s shadow) and into the spotlight can be very scary and nerve racking. Anyone who’s ever done so can probably attest to these facts. There are no assurances…You don’t know if you’re going to make it…You don’t know how things will turn out…You may acquire a few enemies along the way…You will learn some tough life lessons…Your blood pressure may become a bit(or wildly) erratic in the early stages. I could go on for days!
However, for all it’s heartache and stress, taking a chance on yourself and moving in the direction of your dreams is much more rewarding than the status quo(whatever that may be) That’s why we’re very happy for Brad and the fact that he appears to be making some headway apart from his ex-bff/boss; We’d like to encourage you to, if need be, take a leaf out of Mr. Goreski’s book.