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How can I convince my parents that I want to be a fashion designer?

They only worry since they don't think that its a very good job and want me to become a lawyer or doctor instead. I know that many designers don't get paid that much and go through a lot but I really love designing.I really want to be a designer since I've been sewing since a young age and its been a big dream of mine. I know that its really hard to get to be a big known fashion designer but even if I get as close as being able to own a little botique I'd be happy. How can I convince them that this is something that i'd be happy with?

Asked By: letseat - 4/19/2006
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Let me tell you something. I am 26 years old and I have wanted to be a hairdresser since 2nd grade. My parents told me when I was young, hairdressers are a dime a dozen and don't make much money... More
Answered By: katisadiva - 4/19/2006
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A good way to convince them is to go to college and start studying the fashion designing, that may convince them. Sides, they have no right to tell you what you wanna be.
Answered By: Red - 4/19/2006
 
Have a good arguement. Show them that it isn't just a whim and you haven't made a big mistake. Do some research on design courses, apprenticeships and work experience. Show them that it is something you wish to do and tell them how you will fund your ambition i.e. scholarships, part-time job etc. Make sure you do not... More
Answered By: baby_gizmo87 - 4/19/2006
 
Show them how much that you like it and i mean show them what work you have done and how good you are at this
Answered By: ladietee_001 - 4/19/2006
 
Just start hooking up with some people in the buzz. Get a job for a designer. Good luck, live your own Life.
Answered By: GreatNeck - 4/19/2006
 
well im a designer and i was lucky i hit it off quick and i get paid a 6 digit salary...but if u have the talent and ambition u can definately make more than a doctor or lawyer...and you can also open up boutiques and grow into a franchize...whcih would require a business degree.
Answered By: mee! - 4/19/2006
 
My parents always wanted me to become a lawyer or doctor too. But i've always had a passion for acting and singing. They know that you can make a lot of money in acting but only if you're really succesfull. So they worry that if i become an actress but not succesfull enough, i might not make a lot of money. But i've... More
Answered By: dolphinlover - 4/19/2006
 
Really, you dont need your parents permition to be what ever you want to be, dont let them change what you want (or you wil haft to deal with it the rest of your life).
Answered By: marina_363 - 4/19/2006
 
dang cant they see how much you want to be a designer?? after all you said that you have beed sewing almost all your life and you seem really serious about it. oohh try designing some clothes: draw an outfit or 2 on a piece of paper and ask your parent's opinion. and what is wrong with a small boutique?? dang if you... More
Answered By: eastsidegirl - 4/19/2006
 
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