Category: Fashion

Originality

Posted by October 3, 2016

A new fashion brand launches. A band or a solo artist release a new album or single. An artist reveals their latest works. These things happen many times over, every single day, all over the world. How much of the output will be original? Nothing is truly original. Everyone has their influences whether they admit it or not. The sheer number of people creating something new at…

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Value and Cost

Posted by September 3, 2016

Two different things that are easily confused because of the way we use them. First the definitions. Cost: (Of an object or action) require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done Value: The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something We often say that something costs too much. The reality is that is…

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Fitting In

Posted by August 17, 2016

I’m going to take some cues from writers such as Chris Guillebeau and Seth Godin here. Fitting in is massively overrated. Instinctively people try to fit in, especially growing up. In the world of business, the arts or fashion however, fitting in is setting you up for failure. Making something great is half the battle; making something great and standing out, that’s where the fun…

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The title makes little sense, let me explain it a little. My argument is that High Fashion took the tenets of Streetwear and used them incredibly effectively. Depending on who you ask, Streetwear is about a lot of different things. It takes pop culture references and reinterprets them. It flips recognisable designs and mocks the established brands. It’s a counter-culture built on a DIY attitude and a…

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Hype vs Substance

Posted by August 1, 2016

Hype vs Substance Sizzle vs Steak Hype is great when you can back it up. Lebron James deserves the hype as the best player in the NBA today. He has proven time and again that he is the best on the court at any given moment. Hype is often necessary. Great products deserve to be discovered by a larger audience. Apple had the hype machine…

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Something for Everyone

Posted by July 28, 2016

Before anything else let’s just take a second to appreciate how awesome lego is.   Today’s post is primarily inspired by Seth Godin’s book Tribes. The idea is simple. Making something for everyone is impossible. Instead it’s best to make things for some people. I, like most people, find Insane Clown Posse to be very weird and not enjoyable to listen to at all. But…

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If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. John Wooden Okay so today I sit down to write and I really, really don’t feel like it. But a promise is a promise. I had no ideas. No motivation. No clue where to start. Mark Twain is quoted as saying “write what you know” and today I…

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7 Dream Interview Guests

Posted by July 23, 2016

As part of my commitment to create daily, I have been working on a new project that will get underway very soon. All of the details aren’t finalised yet but I will be interviewing people who I find inspiring in the form of a podcast. I feel like it was only a matter of time given my addiction to The Tim Ferriss Show, Freakonomics Radio and The James…

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5 Things I Read vol.1

Posted by June 28, 2016

Today marks the official launch of justfraserg.com and I have to admit I am excited and also a little nervous as to how this will all go. I am committed to putting out content regularly in one place covering a range of topics and interests. Let me kick things off with a post about some interesting things I read last week in the worlds of…

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