I will be leaving Fashion Nation with immediate effect.
With all the speculation on the direction of FN recently, I think that this will not come as a surprise to some of you. Having co-founded and worked on the blog for the past 3 and a half years, it is with regret when I say that it is no longer feasible for me to continue to do so.
Fashion Nation started out as an avenue for the sharing of ideas on style and fashion – it was exhilarating to find that there is a willing audience out there who wants to read about my ramblings on things as frivolous as clothes and shoes. Through the blog, we met countless like-minded individuals and were given wonderful opportunities that would otherwise not have come our way.
For that, I am grateful.
However, nothing is ever built to last and what goes up must come down. As the blog became more successful, things are bound to get more complicated. Differences in working styles and goals arose when monetizing the blog became a very real option (i.e. money is the root of all evil).
While I understand the complexity of bread and butter issues, I value honesty and trust above all else in a partnership. To my immense disappointment, it has came to my attention that things have been done without my knowledge and I have been deliberately kept in the dark.
If you are a PR contact of FN, you may have received an email similar to the one below:
I have no idea that the FN email is no longer in use. I became aware of this only when a few PR contacts, who know me personally, made the effort to confirm this change in contact details with me. I have been missing emails and events invitations since late last year, but it did not occur to me then that I have been kept out of the loop on purpose.
This is just one reason of many that have made it impossible for me to stay on at FN. I pondered the merits of a mudslinging session and came to the conclusion that there are none.
At the time that this post is published, I no longer have access right as administrator to Fashion Nation and have been locked out of ilovefasionation[at]gmail[dot]com. This is why I am unable to say a proper goodbye to the FN readers.
Ultimately, I just want to write. It will be perfect if my writing can pay my bills, but even if it cannot, there is still no two ways about it – I love it to death, its a compulsion and I cannot stop even if I want to.
So, plans are in the pipeline and I will be unveiling them soon. In the meantime, you can write me at storyofadot[at]gmail[dot]com.