“It has been my life long dream to work with this particular fashion house but since there weren’t any openings, I got into styling. I’d been working as a stylist since 5 years, when I heard about an opening at this fashion house…and of course I jumped at the opportunity. Ever since I knew I wanted to be a designer, I wanted to work with this brand because I loved their work and how they built a name for themselves. I was so excited that I was finally living my dream, but the experience was completely different.
I wasn’t referred to by my name, they looked down upon everyone and I’ve even been subjected to abusive words for absolutely no reason. They look like something else when you see them in magazines or television, but they're so badly behaved with all their employees--they almost look down upon them.
I stuck around for sometime thinking that it will get better…but it only got worse. Finally, I took the difficult decision of quitting my dream job — because it wasn’t worth my self respect and my dignity. I was really heart broken at the time, but as I got back into styling I realised that this was just a small hurdle in the longer picture. I know that if I had stayed there would be lesser chances of me being the designer I want to be and in 5 years I see myself there — working in the market, besides the big names and proving my worth."