I used to get angry when someone drew the same thing as me in Kindergarten. If you were grown up in Indonesia in 70s, you probably knew the standard kindy kids drawing back then; a mountain, with big smiley sun shines, clouds, trees along the road, a house….remember? 😛 When I was in my teenager era, I didn’t like it if someone wore the same dress/skirt as me. I was lucky my mother was a dressmaker so she always made my dress, and even my wedding gown! I always like to be a bit different than others, not eccentric but just not too main stream if you know what I mean.
We all have our celebrities crush or movie stars that we like their hair styles or dresses/bags, you name it, and we try to have it or copy it. Which is OK. That’s what TREND is right? At the moment in Australia, the trend is puffy pom pom sleeves jumper. I have one and so maybe thousand of people have it too. But some people might not like the pom pom jumper because it’s not their style, it’s not their personality wearing big pom pom sleeve and etc. Which is understandable and accepted. Because you don’t need to follow the trend just because. It shows that you have your own character, style, and personality.
I have my circle of friends who we all are into blue and white chinas and plants. We often go shopping together, hunting for our passion things. And sometimes our hunt is not always to the nice delicate gift shops, but also including rather bushy and scary neighbourhood 😂 Sometimes we may have the same plants or same ginger jar. It is OK because we all are into IT. We take care, look after our collection with pride…😆 😂 My friends and I are sometimes have the same tops or dresses, so I don’t mind, as long as we don’t wear it at the same time same place 😝
It’s a different story when someone or people trying to imitate most of whatever you wear, have, or even the places you go! I find it’s kind of sick (and scary a bit) like in the Single White Female movie. To be honest, I don’t feel flattering when I am being copied in mostly every thing I do or have. I do not hate but I am definitely not excited. I do not think it’s funny, when I go to the B shop in the morning and in the afternoon the copy cat pops in at the same shop. And it doesn’t happen just once, – because you may say it’s ” coincidentally ” – but most of the time.
I know you all probably would think I’m a bitch, over reacted, or whatever you have in your beautiful mind. But I also have the right to feel this way. I find it a n n o y i n g! Because I like to follow the trends too, I like to see my celebs crushes’ make up, dress style, home, etc, I like and follow some of the influencers on Instagram, I copied some of my friends’ stuff too. But I apply it based on my character/personality. And I don’t stalk them or visit the same shop the day after or the hours after, like….seriously??
At the end of the day, I know this is not a first world problem, it’s just my stupid ranting on useless point. There’s nothing I can do unless I want to ruin every thing. So, I guess I am winning because I am being copied 🤣 💪🏼 I am instantly an Influencer without even trying!✌🏼
How about you? Have you ever experienced the same as above story? If you do, can you please share the tips to avoid it or at least to feel less annoying but more flattering? 😍