The Baller on a Budget

(#4) Confessions of a Shopaholic: Exploring Fast Fashion & Retail Consumerism with Diane Taha

July 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 4
The Baller on a Budget
(#4) Confessions of a Shopaholic: Exploring Fast Fashion & Retail Consumerism with Diane Taha
Chapters
1:43
How Diane began her career as a beauty & fashion influencer
3:38
What is “high-low” fashion?
7:20
Designer stuff is more of a status symbol than style
8:02
How much of Diane’s wardrobe is designer
10:56
The attainability of luxury brands
16:10
Why do we strive to consume luxury?
18:19
How online fast fashion brands were popularized by fast fashion
19:52
Diane’s main issue with fast fashion
23:18
How often do we buy clothes that don’t fit but still keep them?
24:45
The percentage of our wardrobes that we actually wear
25:45
Why fast fashion sizing is a breeding ground for eating disorders & body dysmorphia
26:54
What are capsule wardrobes?
30:39
Will our current wardrobes age along with us?
31:26
Why designer bags & shoes hold their value
34:02
Small changes consumers can make to reduce environmental impact
38:08
How retail mark-ups & sales are exploitative
40:45
Preventing buyer’s remorse & FOMO
43:16
How do we consume new items like underwear with less environmental impact?
48:20
Why class divide makes ethical consumption inaccessible to working-class people
49:06
How all levels of influence can advocate for positive change
51:13
The impermanence of canceling corporate activism
55:38
Is the real power of ethical change within consumers or corporations?
58:19
Why the majority of household consumer decisions are made by women
1:00:07
How shifting the responsibility of ethical consumption to consumers contains subtle sexism
1:02:50
The female empowerment argument vs. the male gaze
1:07:33
How Millennial & Gen Z women are less financially dependent on men
1:09:00
Do your consumer habits get in the way of your financial goals?
1:12:29
How do we identify ourselves outside of what we look like, how we produce, & how we consume?
The Baller on a Budget
(#4) Confessions of a Shopaholic: Exploring Fast Fashion & Retail Consumerism with Diane Taha
Jul 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 4

Today on The Baller on a Budget podcast, Diane Taha, influencer & host of the Channel Your Influence podcast are discussing our consumer habits & shopping sins in a tell-all fashion confessional. In this episode, Diane & I talk about the cost of building a wardrobe, the exclusionary practices of luxury brands, corporate activism, sexist marketing & much more.

Diane has been an influencer since 2013 & is a full-time social media manager. She also hosts the podcast Channel Your Influence, where she discusses the climate of influencer marketing.

 In This Episode: 

  • How Diane began her career as a beauty & fashion influencer (1:43)
  • What is “high-low” fashion? (3:38)
  • Designer brands are more of a status symbol than style (7:20)
  • How much of Diane’s wardrobe is designer (8:02)
  • The attainability of luxury brands (10:56)
  • Why do we strive to consume luxury? (16:10)
  • How online fast fashion brands were popularized by fast fashion (18:19)
  • Diane’s main issue with fast fashion (19:52)
  • How often do we buy clothes that don’t fit but still keep them? (23:18)
  • The percentage of our wardrobes that we actually wear (24:45)
  • Why fast fashion sizing is a breeding ground for eating disorders & body dysmorphia (25:45)
  • What are capsule wardrobes? (26:54)
  • Will our current wardrobes age along with us? (30:39)
  • Why designer bags & shoes hold their value (31:26)
  • Small changes consumers can make to reduce environmental impact (34:02)
  • How retail mark-ups & sales are exploitative (38:08)
  • Preventing buyer’s remorse & FOMO (40:45)
  • Consuming new items like underwear with less environmental impact (43:16)
  • Why class divide makes ethical consumption costly for working-class people (48:20)
  • Using influence to advocate for change (49:06)
  • The impermanence of canceling corporate activism (51:13)
  • Is the real power of ethical change within consumers or corporations? (55:38)
  • The majority of household consumer decisions are made by women (58:19)
  • How shifting the responsibility of ethical consumption to consumers contains subtle sexism (1:00:07)
  • The female empowerment argument vs. the male gaze (1:02:50) 
  • How Millennial & Gen Z women are financially independent of men (1:07:33)
  • Do your consumer habits sabotage your financial goals? (1:09:00)
  • How do we identify ourselves outside of what we look like, how we produce, & how we consume? (1:12:29)

Where you can find Diane Taha:

Sources:

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Today on The Baller on a Budget podcast, Diane Taha, influencer & host of the Channel Your Influence podcast are discussing our consumer habits & shopping sins in a tell-all fashion confessional. In this episode, Diane & I talk about the cost of building a wardrobe, the exclusionary practices of luxury brands, corporate activism, sexist marketing & much more.

Diane has been an influencer since 2013 & is a full-time social media manager. She also hosts the podcast Channel Your Influence, where she discusses the climate of influencer marketing.

 In This Episode: 

  • How Diane began her career as a beauty & fashion influencer (1:43)
  • What is “high-low” fashion? (3:38)
  • Designer brands are more of a status symbol than style (7:20)
  • How much of Diane’s wardrobe is designer (8:02)
  • The attainability of luxury brands (10:56)
  • Why do we strive to consume luxury? (16:10)
  • How online fast fashion brands were popularized by fast fashion (18:19)
  • Diane’s main issue with fast fashion (19:52)
  • How often do we buy clothes that don’t fit but still keep them? (23:18)
  • The percentage of our wardrobes that we actually wear (24:45)
  • Why fast fashion sizing is a breeding ground for eating disorders & body dysmorphia (25:45)
  • What are capsule wardrobes? (26:54)
  • Will our current wardrobes age along with us? (30:39)
  • Why designer bags & shoes hold their value (31:26)
  • Small changes consumers can make to reduce environmental impact (34:02)
  • How retail mark-ups & sales are exploitative (38:08)
  • Preventing buyer’s remorse & FOMO (40:45)
  • Consuming new items like underwear with less environmental impact (43:16)
  • Why class divide makes ethical consumption costly for working-class people (48:20)
  • Using influence to advocate for change (49:06)
  • The impermanence of canceling corporate activism (51:13)
  • Is the real power of ethical change within consumers or corporations? (55:38)
  • The majority of household consumer decisions are made by women (58:19)
  • How shifting the responsibility of ethical consumption to consumers contains subtle sexism (1:00:07)
  • The female empowerment argument vs. the male gaze (1:02:50) 
  • How Millennial & Gen Z women are financially independent of men (1:07:33)
  • Do your consumer habits sabotage your financial goals? (1:09:00)
  • How do we identify ourselves outside of what we look like, how we produce, & how we consume? (1:12:29)

Where you can find Diane Taha:

Sources:

How Diane began her career as a beauty & fashion influencer
What is “high-low” fashion?
Designer stuff is more of a status symbol than style
How much of Diane’s wardrobe is designer
The attainability of luxury brands
Why do we strive to consume luxury?
How online fast fashion brands were popularized by fast fashion
Diane’s main issue with fast fashion
How often do we buy clothes that don’t fit but still keep them?
The percentage of our wardrobes that we actually wear
Why fast fashion sizing is a breeding ground for eating disorders & body dysmorphia
What are capsule wardrobes?
Will our current wardrobes age along with us?
Why designer bags & shoes hold their value
Small changes consumers can make to reduce environmental impact
How retail mark-ups & sales are exploitative
Preventing buyer’s remorse & FOMO
How do we consume new items like underwear with less environmental impact?
Why class divide makes ethical consumption inaccessible to working-class people
How all levels of influence can advocate for positive change
The impermanence of canceling corporate activism
Is the real power of ethical change within consumers or corporations?
Why the majority of household consumer decisions are made by women
How shifting the responsibility of ethical consumption to consumers contains subtle sexism
The female empowerment argument vs. the male gaze
How Millennial & Gen Z women are less financially dependent on men
Do your consumer habits get in the way of your financial goals?
How do we identify ourselves outside of what we look like, how we produce, & how we consume?