Guest Blogger Ricardo Smith from YRH - CATFISH!

17 June 2014

Hello Virgos & Kisses readers... I'm Riccardo Smith, I have a blog titled... Young, Rich & Homeless but I'll be sharing my views with you guys on this fine day...


Here we go...

Have you lost your identity lately?

Looked in the mirror & seen someone else?

Dressed in a way in which you feel comfortable & others claim you're trying to be someone else?

If so please call 0800... Joking!

LOL

You just can't win in this world can you?...

Well you can but that's entirely up to you...

Opinions can impact us all so much but the ultimate decision in regards to how much we allow these things to get to us is up to us?

LOL

Seems logical and self-explanatory.

People do their utmost to make such an easy thing (life) complex.

Do what makes you happy.

Dress in a way in which you're comfortable.

Do you.

What I've done in this opening passage of writing is repeat what I've said all the way through.

Understanding is important & repetition reinforces.

Example... If you constantly do something, it then becomes a habit.

Positive or negative, so be careful!

Anyway...

I'm a 27-year-old male, from Afro- Caribbean lineage, born & raised in South west London.

I wear skinny jeans, statement jackets and footwear. I can't stand people who wear baggy clothes & designer brands just because of the price on the tag!!!

LOL

Can you believe wearing skinny jeans or fitted clothing can lead to your sexuality being questioned?

I have no problem at all with homosexuality. I have male and female friends in same sex relationships. It works for them.

Happy days but as for people being categorised based on how they dress is obscene.

I'm heterosexual for the record & love women. It's not for everyone.

I get that.

Thought I would just put that out there lol

The world we live in never ceases to amaze me.

Naive, narrow minded people everywhere!

Anyway I'm sorry to tell you but....

Aqua couture... played out!

True religion... played out!

Gucci... Played out! (Especially the wooly hat, scarf & belt combo)

Louboutin... PLAYED out!!!

I hope I don't get sued for this by the way or offend anyone who loves the brands listed above LOL

But I'm bored of it all...

Been there. Done that. Worn the T-shirt. Literally!

But these trends every one is following lately...

Would someone care to explain?

This obsession we've developed with buying everything every one else has, just to post a pic on Instagram or Twitter in order to keep up with the Jones’ is really pissing me off!

Can't anyone be him or herself?

Buy clothes that no one else is wearing?

Shoes no one else has...

It's so annoying that these high street brands such as Zara & Topshop mass-produce good quality items in an attempt to make profits because they're a business & every one else sees me wearing it, likes it, then makes the purchase!

LOL

I should write a complaint to the management there to ensure they don't sell anything to anyone else except for me because I'm the reason they're a global and a well-respected company.

Honestly...

Someone asked me what my pet hates are the other day...

My response...

"People who talk shit!... I can't stand that!"...

That's number one... Top of my list, people talking absolute rubbish!

Who am I or who are you to complain about what people wear or spend their money on?

I'm a walking contradiction aren’t I?

A hypocrite?

Based on all that I've written above?...

Opinions aren’t facts... Bare that in mind...

Moving on...

In some cases I do sympathise...

Nothing worse than going out and seeing a girl in the same dress from Topshop as you is there? LOL

Be honest ladies...

And the same shoes from Zara that compliment the dress so well...

Every girl’s worst nightmare...

Spending hours getting ready, turning up to the club & across the room you see someone wearing the exact same thing as you :(

But...

These things are bound to happen...

I don't see what all the fuss is about to be totally honest.

Just accept that people may have similar taste to you and may have been inspired enough to replicate the look you went for... In addition to:

Hairstyle...

Nail colour...

Accessories...

Handbag...

LOL

Anyway...

Can I let you in on a secret?

I haven't always dressed in the way in which I do now.

Not to say I wasn't well put together or when called upon to make the effort, I couldn't.

Don't be silly LOL

I'm comfortable in a ripped up pair of old track suit bottoms, vintage T & dirty chucks to be honest.

Dressing up everyday isn’t my portion and to be quite frank, what reason do I have to dress up everyday?

My birthdays only once a year and I wear what I want to work within reason, so I'm cool.

Anyway...

I got older, saw what was happening around me and the way people were dressing...

People being labelled...

People going to jail...

Sounds extreme but its the truth...

When you live a certain way of life, the risks of getting into trouble with the law becomes high & when the authorities come knocking, they want to know how you amassed enough to be able to afford certain things including: the designer nudie or prps jeans and dsquared T shirts that cost the average persons weekly wage, in some cases more...

So look at it from that perspective...

& I didn't want to go to jail due to drawing attention to myself wearing certain things.

Didn't make sense...

I've never really gravitated towards designer labels to be fair...

Once my partner bought me a Louis Vuitton Belt for my birthday.

Over £300 for a belt!!!

I laughed, took it back the next day and got her a pair of trainers from the same brand, which were stolen at our friends’ party a few years later.

Crazy what people are willing to do to acquire material items... Steal a pair of worn trainers!

Bizarre!

Some people even have sex... Male and female... In exchange for designer things...

Which is technically prostitution.

Sad state of affairs...

We'll discuss that another time...

Where are my manners? & Please accept my apology...

I may "LOL" a lot within the blogs I write but I think it's owing to the confused space I find myself in, regarding very serious situations.

I'm generally like this in life... Laugh a lot & don't appear to take much serious.

I'm like this because I accept that some things cannot be changed.

Crazy!

Back to them LV pumps quickly...

If they were a pair of Nikes would we still have them?

Debatable...

Now let's bring this all together...

The Catfish or my understanding of what a person who partakes in this kind of activity, is that they put on a pretense or facade in an attempt to get the attention of others for reasons beyond explanation...

Sounds bewildering.

The reality is that we live in a world full of lost identities...

Some people may appear to be lost due to what we believe is normal...

In both the physical & psychological forms...

Perspective & outlook play such huge roles in today's society.

As humans I think we are always growing, growth comes with experience.

You will be judged, there's no doubt about that...

Are you willing to let the opinions of others define your life?

Being comfortable in your own skin is imperative.

You need to stand firm and close what you believe in...

Some conform out of fear of not being accepted by the cool crowds, whilst some don't give a fuck & do what they feel is right for them...

I respect the latter. I feel fashion gives us an opportunity to express ourselves.

To be who you truly are...

Is the way you dress reflective of the person you truly are?

Do you like what you're wearing?

Have a think...

Be honest with yourself...

I'll wear skinny jeans until I don't like them anymore; not because of the banter I get from my mates.

LOL

It sounds so petulant but it's the little things like that, which can have a huge bearing on the decisions we make in life, not only in fashion.


Thanks for having me!

"Don't shoot the messenger!"...


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