About Opportunity 關於機會這件事

If I have to name one thing that’s the most entertaining in the fashion industry in the 2018, aside from the seat changing of designers among brands, definitely the rising and the take-over of celebrity kids will be my top vote!

如果要說2018年時尚界最勁爆的話題, 除了品牌設計師們玩大風吹的轉工遊戲之外, 星二代的崛起和洗版肯定是我的首選.

First comes Jenner sisters. 23-year-old Kendall Jenner is the highest-paid model on Forbes 2018 with her annual earning USD$22.5 million. She starts working in the industry at age 14, struts the global catwalk for famous designers during Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris,  appeared in Vogue countless times, having been Victoria Secret’s Angel, and becomes ambassador for Estée Lauder.

最受矚目的首當珍納姐妹花. 23歲的肯豆珍納在2018福布斯全球億萬富翁排行調查裡, 以年薪2,250萬美金, 成為全球最高收入的模特兒. 肯豆14歲在時尚界開始展露頭角, 她席捲了四大時尚週的重量級品牌秀場, 不知已經拍過幾次美版Vogue雜誌, 當過知名內衣品牌維多莉亞秘密大秀的天使, 還是知名化妝品牌雅詩蘭黛的代言人.

Her 19-year-old sister Kylie Jenner also pocketed an estimated USD$166.5 million pretax in the same time thanks to her eponymous brand Kylie Cosmetics.

肯豆19歲的妹妹凱莉也不是個省油燈. 她的同名化妝品牌在過去這一年為她帶來估計是一億六千多萬美元的稅前收入.


Their model friends Hadid sisters Gigi and Bella (daughter of  former model and reality TV show star Yolanda Hadid) are also listed as top 7 and 8 models on Forbes 2018 with their annual earning USD$9.5 and USD$8.5 million each. Even though Kaia Gerber (daughter of Cindy Crawford) is not on the list, it is impossible to ignore her high exposure on the Runway of top brands. 

她們的模特兒閨蜜哈蒂德姐妹芝芝和貝拉 (前模特兒及電視真人秀明星尤蘭達哈蒂德的女兒), 也在福布斯排名中名列第七和第八位, 年收入分別達到950萬及 850萬美元. 雖然另一位好友凱亞葛伯 (名模辛蒂克勞馥的女兒) 沒上榜, 但小小年紀她在秀場上的高曝光率已經不容小覷.


Opportunities just get too overwhelming if you have a pair of equally famous parents. 19-year-old Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Jonny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, models for Chanel at age 16 for their eyewear collection, becomes an ambassador for the brand since then and the face for their fragrance No. 5 L’eau. Karl Largerfeld is her friend and she just confirmed her relationship with the Hollywood new hottie Timothée Chalamet. 
如果爸媽都是超級名人, 那機會更是多到排隊等著. 強尼戴普和凡妮莎巴哈蒂的19歲女兒莉莉羅絲, 早在 16歲就已經代言香奈兒眼鏡廣告. 因為品牌設計師卡爾拉格斐是她忘年之交, 這幾年她更成為品牌全線代言人. 不久前她更證實和好萊塢當紅小鮮肉, 暱稱”小甜茶”的提摩西夏勒梅拍拖.


Same story in Asia: the announcement of the 15-year-old Kiko Kimura, daughter of idol Takuya Kimura and Shizuka Kudo, to start her modelling career also dominates headlines.  Quickly she has made her cover debut of Elle Japan, appeared in Chanel’s 2019 haute couture show, and has become the youngest ambassador ever for Bulgari. Obviously she’s taking the light speed toward her goal of being a top model.

同樣的故事有亞洲版: 讓我們這代在年少發過不少春夢的偶樣木村拓哉和工藤靜香, 他們15歲的次女木村光希也在過去這年宣布出道. 短短時間內, 光希妹已經拍了日版 Elle雜誌封面, 受邀參加香奈兒2019高級訂製服的大秀, 也成為珠寶品牌寶格麗有史以來最年輕的代言人, 她正搭著光速前往成為超級名模的目標飛去.

I started my Image Stylist business more than one year ago. The biggest realisation I had so far is nothing more precious than opportunity. One can work very hard to earn good money, take good care of yourself to achieve a better health. As to opportunity, if you’re not one of the lucky kids above, common people can only wait for it. Meanwhile, you still have to work very hard, keep a strong faith, yet there’s still no way to guarantee its happening. 

一年多以前, 我開始形象造型師的事業. 過去這段時間, 我最大的領悟就是, 沒什麼比機會更寶貴. 想要賺錢可以努力一點工作, 想要健康些, 可以改善飲食均衡以及養成運動習慣. 但機會這件事, 除非你咬著金湯匙出生, 尋常百姓能做的, 只能一邊努力, 一邊保持強大的信念, 一邊等待. 都說機會是給準備好的人, 但我的經驗是, 就算你準備好了, 機會可能還沒趕上.


That’s why I understand the public anger while Kendall’s interview with Love Magazine in September 2018 is released. 

那就是為何我能明白, 當肯豆接受英國Love雜誌九月的專訪曝光時, 會惹惱一眾模特兒.
結論一下肯豆這段話, 意思就是, “對工作我可是超級挑剔. 我不像那些一季走30場秀, 隨便什麼都做的女孩. 除了走秀, 還有幾百萬個工作在排隊等著, 所以我得慢下來”


The words pissed off many models immediately and triggered fight-backs via Instagram. This is one example by top model Daria Strokous.

這段話馬上惹來模特兒界的集體砲轟. 俄羅斯超模Daria Strokous第一個站出來, 直接在肯豆的IG截圖上寫到: “你所謂’那些女孩’做的事, 就是努力往上爬, 賺錢, 然後她們才能養活家人和自己. 對了, 我一季走的是70場秀, 我們他X的對每一位做到的女孩感到驕傲.”

So if you ask me what I wish for the new year. All I want is good opportunities and a little bit good luck. Let’s work hard, keep faith and pray for it to happen- to me and to everyone of you, my dear readers. Wish you a wonderful year 2019 full of opportunities!

所以如果你問我, 我的新年願望是什麼, 我會說, 我想要機會和一點好運. 讓我們一起努力工作, 保持信心, 並祈禱這會發生在我和你們身上. 我親愛的讀者們, 祝你們有個很棒並充滿機會的2019年!

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